NTFS FILE SYSTEM

  twin 12:20 20 Oct 2004
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HI
please advise. I have windows xp and i want to
change from FAT32 To NTFS. What i need to know
is if i want to have an extra drive just for
file storage with no operating system on it will
i still be able to see and use the extra drive

Thanks

  Muzzsjm 12:24 20 Oct 2004

If windows is instal already on a FAT32 partition you can convert to NTFS by doing this:

START>RUN>CMD>CONVERT C: /FS:NTFS

You will still be able to see the drive.

  Muzzsjm 12:25 20 Oct 2004

If windows is installed already on a FAT32 partition you can convert to NTFS by doing this:

START>RUN>CMD>CONVERT C: /FS:NTFS

Just change C: to the drive you want.

You will still be able to see the drive. If not there is a tool in Windows to convert other drivers connected.

  twin 12:33 20 Oct 2004

Thanks for the fast response. What if i have done a reformat then installed windows xp with NTFS.
Would i still be able to use the other drive.
The other drive is in a caddy.

Thanks

  Muzzsjm 12:35 20 Oct 2004

Yes you can... Windows XP will read FAT16,32 and NTFS.

  woodchip 12:37 20 Oct 2004

You will still see the drive. My Laptop is setup with 3 Partitions C an D is NTFS E is Fat32

  Salinger 12:39 20 Oct 2004

Just FYI I have XP on one drive which has been converted to NTFS. Two other drives, one internal, one external, are still on FAT32. both are fully visible and useable

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