Fat 16-Fat 32 compatibility?

  Simsy 12:15 08 Sep 2003

hi folks,

My sister is about to take delivey of a new PC. I've said I'll recover the files she wants from her old hard drive.

I'm intending to put her old HDD in my PC as a slave, then copy the wanted files onto CD, via my HDD.

Now the PC being replaced is very old.... she was given it as old and knackered by a friend about 6 years ago! It currently runs, (sort of!), Win 95. Now, not withstanding the possibility that the HDD is knackered and may give problems for that reason, I assume, (as it's Win 95), that the HDD is formatted as FAT16. Is this likely to give me any problem transferring the files to my PC, which is FAT32, or am I worrying about a "problem" that doesn't exist?

Thanks in anticipation,



  Jester2K II 12:19 08 Sep 2003

Nope. FAT16 drives can copy to FAT32 and visa versa.

  Smiler 12:19 08 Sep 2003

Don't forget to change the jumper on the back of the disk to slave. Don't think you will have a prob withreading FAT16 the problem is usually with trying to rean NTFS

  Simsy 12:22 08 Sep 2003

I suspected as much, but wanted to be sure before committing myself.



  Simsy 12:24 08 Sep 2003

Posted, solved and ticked in 7 minutes!

Thanks again,



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