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fat 32 to ntfs ?

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ninja geezer

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#1
how can i convert my file system from fat 32 to ntfs easily without formatting my drive?.
i know there is a way beacause i have done it before but i cannot remember how.
thanks.:confused:
 
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ninja geezer

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#3
mmmmmmmm tried that it comes up with invalid all the time ?
how exactly should i type it to do c drive ?
thanks.
 
#10
Actually converting Fat32 to NTFS is a bad idea. You end up with the wrong cluster size (512b instead of 4k). Which leads to sluggish performance and a constant need to defragment.
 
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allan

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#12
While it's true that a format in ntfs is better than a conversion to ntfs, saying it's a "bad idea" is a bit of a stretch. NTFS still provides advantages in certain areas for those who need them and (especially security) and a conversion will work just fine. Wrong cluster size? Maybe - but maybe not - depends on what's on that partition / disk (file types & sizes). Higher level of fragmentation? Oh, I don't know. But even if that does happen so what? That's what disk optimizers / defraggers are for.

I just think that statement is a bit too general, that's all.
 

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