Fat32 to NTFS

  JACC 16:45 17 Jul 2006
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I have an external HDD and i've just noticed that it is Fat32 file system , my other two internal drives are both NTFS .I've already transfered some files over to the external drive for backup , can i convert the external drive to NTFS to keep eveything the same and how do i go about this task .

  johndrew 16:50 17 Jul 2006

I think you will find your answer part way through this post click here

  JACC 16:59 17 Jul 2006

It mentions go to the "command prompt" how do i that ?

  SANTOS7 17:03 17 Jul 2006

A: Standard Windows utility that is called CONVERT serves this purpose

Just go to the Command Prompt and execute the command:

C:\> CONVERT C: /fs:ntfs

Where C: is a name of the drive you want to convert.

After machine re-boot conversion process will start and you'll have your FAT32 converted to NTFS without data loss.

  johndrew 17:03 17 Jul 2006

Click on `Start` then `Run` and enter the command (C:\> CONVERT C: /fs:ntfs) in the space and click `OK`.

  JACC 17:22 17 Jul 2006

sorry guys , it's not working , i'm just getting a window saying "cannot find G:\CONVERT "

  SANTOS7 17:32 17 Jul 2006

Put back the files you have already transfered and format the drive that will give you the option to use NTFS as your file system...

  JACC 19:02 17 Jul 2006

SANTOS7 , thankyou very much , your tip did the trick .Thankyou.

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