NTFS or FAT32?

  silverfox2 16:29 29 Dec 2003
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When installing Windows XP on a new drive I am offered a choice of NTFS or Fat32 file systems when formatting.What's the difference and does it matter which I choose?
Thanks

  Rayuk 16:34 29 Dec 2003

Go to Google.com and type in NTFS or FAT32 would be my advise.

ntfs is more secure system by all accounts.

  djwheeler 16:44 29 Dec 2003

You are probably better off going for NTFS. It is more reliable and supports things such as file security, compression and disk quotas.

  spuds 23:38 29 Dec 2003

I was using FAT32, but when I had a computer upgrade, the technician reinstalled XP and converted to NTFS. Told me it was better!.

  DieSse 00:40 30 Dec 2003

Article by MS click here

  DAG88 01:44 30 Dec 2003

FAT 32 does not support large partitions. go for NTFS

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