ntfs/fat32

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by [CpK]Bastid, Jul 2, 2002.

  1. [CpK]Bastid

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    Is there any problem using fat32 on my primary hard drive(20gb) and the using ntfs on my secondary(40gb)?Any conflicts i might run into?...secondary drive used solely for mp3,videos, not running any programs from that drive.

    ok thanks
     
  2. sboulema

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    This is one of your one word answers :D
     
  3. [CpK]Bastid

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    no there shouldnt be a problem
    or no i shouldnt do that:)


    explanation NEEDED!!!!lol:)
     
  4. Ice-Freezer

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    fat32 cannot read ntfs. ntfs can read fat32 through fat32 u want be able to access your mp3 files on ntfs
     
  5. Dick Johnson

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    fat32 cannot read ntfs. ntfs can read fat32 through fat32 u want be able to access your mp3 files on ntfs



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    THIS IS WRONG!!!!! Fat32 doesn't read anything---period. The operating system XP reads/writes Fat16/Fat32/NTFS. Just partition the exact way you started and it will be fine.
     
  6. 2z

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    <<<<< similar setup win98se on C & the final partition F containing XP on NTFS the advantage being if I suffer HDD failure I can still gain access to my HDD through DOS were as if NTFS is the primary partition I would lose access to everything.
     
  7. mbunny

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    NTFS is a good file system.


    the only issue is if you don't have a good recovery method. The WinXP cd has plenty of functionality to fix NTFS boot problems.

    If you see yourself in the foreseeable future using Linux then i recommend you use FAT32. Linux can read/write to it where as you can only read NTFS under linux and even then you are required to have root access. (if someone knows how to read/write NTFS please tell me)

    FAT32 is still good but as ur HDD gets bigger consider using NTFS
     
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    Re: Re: Re: ntfs/fat32

    :rolleyes: thanks for that catch23 dunno what I'd do without you
    ;)
     
  9. 2z

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    :D ok NTFS is on the last partition all my good stuff is stored on the previous FAT32 partition. Now when the hdd has a funny turn I can gain access to the first three FAT32 partitions using good old DOS
    ;)