How to convert a FAT32 volume to an NTFS file system.

How to convert a FAT32 volume to an NTFS file system.

Post by QnJhbmRvbi » Sun, 31 Oct 2004 13:01:02


I have recently upgraded from WinME to Win2k and upon installation it only
prompted me to upgrade the file system of my C: drive, leaving my second,
HDD, D:, formatted in FAT32. I would like to update the file system to NTFS
but I cannot figure out how.
 
 
 

How to convert a FAT32 volume to an NTFS file system.

Post by Mike » Sun, 31 Oct 2004 13:26:07

go to start > run and type cmd
make sure your in c:\winnt\sysem32 dir and type this:
convert d: /fs:ntfs /v
then hit enter jey. It should convert on next boot. If not let me know via
e-mail and I'll walk you through another way.
Mike D

 
 
 

How to convert a FAT32 volume to an NTFS file system.

Post by QnJhbmRvbi » Sun, 31 Oct 2004 14:51:01

Hey, thanks for the information. I had tried using the "convert d: /fs:nfts
/v" command line but I was in C:\My Documents\ for some reason.
 
 
 

How to convert a FAT32 volume to an NTFS file system.

Post by MV » Sun, 31 Oct 2004 16:18:25

Mike's advice was only partially correct. In a properly configured
system there is no need to change into the c:\winnt\system32 folder.
The command "convert.exe" can be executed from anywhere.

I also suggest you ignore Mike's invitation to contact him via
EMail, for these reasons:
- Any advice he gives via EMail is beyond the peer review
that you get in newsgroups. This is a worrying thought.
- Your EMail address might end up with spammers.




/fs:nfts

via
message

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second,
 
 
 

How to convert a FAT32 volume to an NTFS file system.

Post by Rob Sto » Sun, 31 Oct 2004 23:48:00


Above all do a thorough backup before trying to
convert a partition that holds any data you care
about.

The results can be *very* messy if the convert
operation fails before completion - such as if
the power dies or someone turns off the computer.








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