Converting to NTFS


N

Nina

Hello,

I have a Toshiba Satellite 3000-514 laptop, running WinXP Home, FAT 32 file
system.

There is a folder on the desktop - "convert to NTFS" - I think I'd like to
do this, as I've read it's a more efficient file system. Will I lose any
data at all? Has anyone else done this? Just wondering what to expect.

Many thanks.
Nina
 
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Guest

A folder prompting you to do this ???? To convert,go to run,type:cmd
In cmd type:CONVERT C: /FS:ntfs Thiers no other way to convert FAT32 to
ntfs other than running this cmd,unless the folder contains the exact same
script.You wont loose any data,however you need to defrag after,and should
run in cmd:CHKDSK C: /F
 
J

Joe

However, backup all you data first just in case. It's just smart.

Joe
 
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D

Dr Teeth

I think I'd like to
do this, as I've read it's a more efficient file system.
It depends what you mean by 'efficient'. In general, it will be faster
on >60 Gb partitions, the larger the partition, the faster than a
FAT32 partition of the same size. <60Gb partitions will be slower than
FAT 32.

Don't forget, you won't be able to (in general) access an NTFS
partition with a boot disk. I keep a CD based version of Linux handy
for that.
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Cheers,

Guy

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