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    Post FAT32 to NTFS file system

    I am running windows xp pro with SP 2. I want to change my HD file system FAT 32 to NTFS You think it will make my system better and for this what softwares do i use

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    Default Re: FAT32 to NTFS file system

    To convert it:
    1. Go Start -> Run
    2. Type cmd and press enter
    3. type convert C: /fs:NTFS and press enter
    4. Follow the prompts
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    Default Re: FAT32 to NTFS file system

    Go to Accessories / command prompt.

    Type convert /? in the window.

    It shows u how to do it after u type that in.

    Don't think it'll make things faster. NTFS just gives u a few security features, that FAT32, hasnt got.

    Don't do it if u use 98 on the same hdd tho.

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    Default Re: FAT32 to NTFS file system

    Stick with Fat32, it is much easier to repair & has a vast range of tools. NTFS is good when it works, but wastes quite a lot of drive space & is only visible to Windows XP & NT.

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    Default Re: FAT32 to NTFS file system

    Im with mzee.

    Unless you _specificall_ require the encryption/permissions/quotas that NTFS entails, you're safer with FAT32.
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    Hi Polo,
    Don't listen to the guys above. NTFS lets you have files larger then 2Gb (DVD Image is 4.xGb, DVD-DL is 9GB). Also NTFS lets you have larger partition sizes too.
    FAT32 is for the old skool DOS people, good for win 9x as well.

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    Default Re: FAT32 to NTFS file system

    If you run Windows 9x or ME; converting to NTFS is not a good idea.

    Unless you _specificall_ require the encryption/permissions/quotas that NTFS entails, you're safer with FAT32.
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    NT,2000, and XP prefer NTFS, but will run happily with FAT32 as far as Im aware.
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    Default Re: FAT32 to NTFS file system

    Fat32 may be easier to repair, but it's also easier to corrupt as well in my experience, and you get the annoying scandisk/chkdsk when you have restarted unexpectedly. go with the features (for me thats the file sizes) and get NTFS.

    unless of course, you run windows 9x or ME.
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    Default Re: FAT32 to NTFS file system

    Meh... Thats what you get for posting so close to midnight after you've been up since 6am.

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