Win 98 and NTFS access

  Simsy 17:36 09 Oct 2006
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Folks,

I now that win 98 can't, normally access files on a HDD that is formatted NTFS...

However, whatabout if the HDD is in an external enclosure an is connected to the PC via USB.

In this instance would a Win98 machine be able to see the contents, as it's getting it via USB rather than the internal EIDE cable?

Thanks in anticipation,

Regards,

Simsy

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 17:39 09 Oct 2006

NO

  Simsy 17:43 09 Oct 2006

Thanks. That seems rather unequivocal and definite!

Regards,

Simsy

  Confab 17:58 09 Oct 2006

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  Simsy 21:45 09 Oct 2006

The reason I asked is slightly complicated...

I'm just helping a mate get setup with his first PC, a laptop. I'm also setting him up with an external HDD, (actualy a normal eide HDD and an enclosure), for backup purposes...

There's been a problem with this extenal setup, which has now been resolved by the shop supplying it, but in the process they have formatted the HDD as NTFS...

That wouldn't normally be a problem, but I think the user intends to share this with his folks, who I'm pretty sure have an older machine running 98 or Me.

I'm going to try to reformat the disc as FAT32 in the morning, but if I'm unsucessful then what you've suggested may be a help.

Thanks,

Regards,

Simsy

  Simsy 09:24 10 Oct 2006

I managed to reformat the drive as FAT32 using Partiton Manager.

Regards,

Simsy

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