Converting to NTFS

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Samantha, Jun 3, 2002.

  1. Samantha

    Samantha Guest


    Question, does converting a drive to NTFS works like formating it? I mean does it erase everything that is stored on that drive in order to switch to NTFS file system?

    thank you...

  2. Dirk Diggler

    Dirk Diggler Guest

    No it doesn't, the information will remain untouched by converting. It alters the file system, not the files.
  3. Samantha

    Samantha Guest

    One more thing, the reason why I'm asking about it, is that I want to be able to use some folders on that drive as NTFS compressed folders. The thing is that when I created compressed folder on FAT32 with 'compressed (zipped) folders', those where treated by the system not as directories but rather as files (sort of like ZIP files). I need to be able to use them as directories and I want to know if NTFS type of compression allows that.
  4. gonaads

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