NTFS to FAT32?

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by _DM_, Jun 30, 2002.

  1. _DM_

    _DM_ OSNN Senior Addict

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    Ok, how do I switch from NTFS to FAT32?
     
  2. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    Not really

    Not necessarily!
    You can use third-party partitioning software like Partition Magic.

    Partition Magic 7 is an indispensable piece of software ... you can do just about anything with partitions ... INCLUDING converting an NTFS partition to FAT32.

    _DM_, just make sure you turn off all NTFS "features" like compression, encryption etc. before you try to convert.
     
  3. soldierforce

    soldierforce Guest

    Use partition magic 7.0

    Use partition magic 7.0
     
  4. _DM_

    _DM_ OSNN Senior Addict

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    Alright thnxs:)
     
  5. [CpK]Bastid

    [CpK]Bastid Guest

    Re: Not really


    third party.......formatting more simple:)
     
  6. [CpK]Bastid

    [CpK]Bastid Guest

    yup cleener:)........but im not as much a format freek as you catch:)
     
  7. NetRyder

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    Re: Re: Re: Not really

    Not a very good idea when there's a lot of data on the disk though ... :rolleyes:
     
  8. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    I've set my partition to NTFS. Will I be able to boot using a 98 boot disk & use the partition magic floppies (A:\pqmagic) to manage my hard drive? I did not think of that when I changed over. :confused:
     
  9. [CpK]Bastid

    [CpK]Bastid Guest

    backups backups backups.....20 min later all my programs up and runnin again:)

    tho i dont use that many:)
     
  10. Brad

    Brad Moderator Political User Folding Team

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    Re: Not really

    was this a freakin commercial or something?

    Brad
     
  11. scriptasylum

    scriptasylum Moderator

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    lol.

    I'll have to agree with XPMagic though, Partition Magic 7 is really nice. I went from NTFS to FAT32 easily and resized the partitions to make room for Linux too.
     
  12. NetRyder

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    Re: Re: Not really

    Not really ...
    I meant what I said ... PM is a really good piece of software!

    At least I offered a bit of help and provided a solution :rolleyes: ... BRAD!
     
  13. NetRyder

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    Well, I guess there never will be a consensus!
    Each one has his own opinion ... :)
     
  14. NetRyder

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    AND notice the first post. _DM_ asked how he can SWITCH from NTFS to FAT32 ... :rolleyes: