fat to ntfs

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by sparky, Dec 22, 2002.

  1. sparky

    sparky OSNN Addict

    hi all,
    how do i change my drives to ntfs without losing the info on the drives, got 60 gigs split into 10 gig parts 2 of em are fat 32 rest are ntfs xp is on ntfs

    cheers sparky:happy:
  2. Mr Dead

    Mr Dead Guest

    Im sure I read somewhere sometime that if you convert a fat32 system to ntfs it causes a serious slowdown. Its far better to a clean install using the ntfs filesystem.

    Dont know if its true but its what I read!!!
  3. Tinker

    Tinker Guest

    First I would back up the files from the two FAT32 parts to the NTFS parts. Now change the FAT32 to NTFS. Put the files back onto the new NTFS parts.

    :) :)
  4. jumpy

    jumpy Guest

    I've converted the fat filesystem to ntfs and didn't notice a slowdown. In fact it greatly increased speeds for me. Just back up your files like I should have (I didn't need to in the end though).
  5. allan

    allan Guest

    There is no reason not to convert - there will be NO slowdown (where did that come from?) and you need not back up anything first. It's a simple straightforward process. Just type:


    in the command line (or substitute the C: with whatever partition is being converted) and press ENTER.