ntfs files to fat 32

  picklsey 07:15 25 Jun 2005

i am going through to a friends later to get her pc up and running,now to save me time i have downloaded a load of stuff onto my external harddrive will i have a problem doing it this way as my file system is ntfs and hers is fat 32.hers is a tiny pc so i think if i was to change it to ntfs her recovery disc would,nt work.if i was to change it to ntfs how would i do this.thanks

  Diodorus Siculus 08:11 25 Jun 2005

Can you burn the files to CD/DVD?

What OS has your friend? If xp / 2k it should see the NTFS partition.

Can you change your disk to fat32 until finished?

  bremner 09:13 25 Jun 2005

So long as her machine is XP or 2000 it will have no problems seeing the NTFS partition.

If her machine is 95/98/ME it will not see the NTFS partition.

  simar 09:45 25 Jun 2005

You can only convert fat 32 to ntfs not ntfs to fat 32.

Just go to the Command Prompt and execute the command:

C:\> CONVERT C: /fs:ntfs

Depending on what the drive letter is.

  simar 09:49 25 Jun 2005

Hmmm... maybe not to clear above just cut and paste this in at the run command:

CONVERT C: /fs:ntfs

  HondaMan 09:57 25 Jun 2005

I think I'm right in saying that PM will convert both ways

  bremner 10:05 25 Jun 2005

Partition Magic can convert but there are so many problems it is very rarely successful and data loss is very very likely.

  TomJerry 10:42 25 Jun 2005

never have any problem, but make sure you have latest version and NO power cut

  picklsey 04:25 26 Jun 2005

first of all my apologies for not saying both the pc,s are xp.well i got her pc up and running,i used the my external hard/d. to transfer everything didn,t have to convert the file system.iput on avg,zonealarm,spybot,adaware,ccleaner,regseeker,spywareblaster and showed her how to use them,so hopefully that should be the end of her problems.thanks to everyone for your help on this.

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