FAT32 v NTFS

  [DELETED] 09:34 04 Nov 2003
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Hi

can anyone please explain the difference between fat32 & ntfs, and offer any reasons or benefits for changing to NTFS

thanks

keith

  recap 09:40 04 Nov 2003

click here and click here hopefully these two threads will help you.

  [DELETED] 09:52 04 Nov 2003

click here Advantages of NTFS.

  [DELETED] 10:39 04 Nov 2003

ntfs is hidden, so your whole drive is not on display to hackers, only the software is at risk, where as fat does not hide the drive, so malicious programs can write files on your hdd without having to take controll of windows to do it.
ntfs is safer.

  [DELETED] 11:38 04 Nov 2003

thanks folks i have read the links and it seems that although ntfs is better, i think i will wait till i have to format/re-install xp (probably wont be long) before converting.

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