fat 32 to ntfs

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by big mick, Oct 23, 2003.

  1. big mick

    big mick Guest

    i have two hard drives (40 gig + 120 gig slave) all are dynamic simple drives. but the 40 gig hdd is two partitions boot and storage and are both fat 32 i wasnt to change to ntfs same as the 120 gig hdd, can i do this without losing data as i have lots of files on the smaller drive and could do with out backing up 40 gigs. thanks in advance for any help. mick
  2. Vector_One

    Vector_One Guest

    You can convert to NTFS without losing anything. Just open the command prompt and type:

    CONVERT X: /fs:ntfs

    where X is the drive letter you're converting.
  3. lechtard

    lechtard Guest

    You could also use Acronis Partition Expert for this .. But the best way to do it would be to use a floppy boot disk and do the dos prompt like mentioned above, then you won't have any probs with files running and such ..
  4. cpugeniusmv

    cpugeniusmv Computer Genius

    as far as i know, neither acronis or partition magic support dynamic disks. so the only way to do it would be with the convert command in the command prompt as previously mentioned.
  5. JJB6486

    JJB6486 Retired Mod Political User

    West Lafayette, IN, USA
    Running CONVERT X: /fs:ntfs on a system drive or a drive that is in use automatically reboots the computer and converts it during boot time, so don't worry about files in use.

  6. Vector_One

    Vector_One Guest

    That's right. There's no need for a bootdisk. You can run this command from the XP command prompt.