converting to NTFS


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Shenan T. Stanley

dgarr said:
How do you convert to NTFS
The answer was in the Help and Support of your own computer:

To convert a volume to NTFS from the command prompt
Open Command Prompt.
In the command prompt window, type
convert drive_letter: /fs:ntfs

For example, typing convert D: /fs:ntfs would format drive D: with the ntfs
format.

Notes

To open command prompt, click Start, point to Programs, point to
Accessories, and then click Command Prompt.
You can convert FAT or FAT32 volumes to NTFS with this command.


C:\>convert /?
Converts FAT volumes to NTFS.

CONVERT volume /FS:NTFS [/V] [/CvtArea:filename] [/NoSecurity] [/X]

volume Specifies the drive letter (followed by a colon),
mount point, or volume name.
/FS:NTFS Specifies that the volume is to be converted to NTFS.
/V Specifies that Convert should be run in verbose mode.
/CvtArea:filename
Specifies a contiguous file in the root directory to be
the place holder for NTFS system files.
/NoSecurity Specifies the converted files and directories security
settings to be accessible by everyone.
/X Forces the volume to dismount first if necessary.
All opened handles to the volume would then be invalid.
 
K

Kent_dieGo

How do you convert to NTFS

I have done this and have systems with both. I feel you are better off with
FAT32 unless file system security/privacy is a major issue. NTFS can be a
pain when things go wrong and need repair or when you want to clone to new
larger hard drive. FAT32 is marginally faster too.

-Kent
 
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Clem Vogler

To convert a volume to NTFS from the command prompt

1.. Open Command Prompt.
2.. In the command prompt window, type
convert drive_letter: /fs:ntfs

For example, typing convert D: /fs:ntfs would format drive D: with the
ntfs format.

Notes

a.. To open command prompt, click Start, point to Programs, point to
Accessories, and then click Command Prompt.
b.. You can convert FAT or FAT32 volumes to NTFS with this command
 

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