Ntfs <-> Fat32

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by DuffMan, Apr 8, 2002.

  1. DuffMan

    DuffMan Guest

    I have installed a second hard drive. It is going to be used for data storage/back-up. My primary drive is formatted in NTFS and has winXP home installed. The back-up drive is formatted in FAT 32. Is there or could there be any conficts in swapping files between these two drives. What about installing programs on second drive(FAT 32) will they still run?
     
  2. Bytes Back

    Bytes Back Ex Police Chief

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    Conflicts = No

    Run = Yes :D
     
  3. DuffMan

    DuffMan Guest

    Thanks
    Any advantage to converting both drives to NTFS?


    Watch out there is a squirrel right behind you :D
     
  4. Bytes Back

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    Not really, the biggest selling point of fat32 is that you can access it in DOS
     
  5. DuffMan

    DuffMan Guest

    Thanks again and good luck with that squirrel (hide yer nuts)
     
  6. sin21

    sin21 Guest

    ntfs is more secure too
     
  7. DuffMan

    DuffMan Guest

    O.K. what you mean by "more secure"
    :confused:
     
  8. Bytes Back

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    Things like you can right click on a folder and password it.
     
  9. sin21

    sin21 Guest

    you can password folders encrypt files
    and also ntfs frag less
     
  10. gothic

    gothic LinuXPert

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    One point missing is that you can access NTFS from DOS using a wonderful little utility from:
    http://www.winternals.com
    called NTFS4DOS. Brilliant tool, and uses the actual drivers used from the mother OS.
    Check it out!!

    TOK;)