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fat 32 to ntfs

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big mick

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i have two hard drives (40 gig + 120 gig slave) all are dynamic simple drives. but the 40 gig hdd is two partitions boot and storage and are both fat 32 i wasnt to change to ntfs same as the 120 gig hdd, can i do this without losing data as i have lots of files on the smaller drive and could do with out backing up 40 gigs. thanks in advance for any help. mick
 
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Vector_One

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#2
You can convert to NTFS without losing anything. Just open the command prompt and type:

CONVERT X: /fs:ntfs

where X is the drive letter you're converting.
 
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lechtard

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You could also use Acronis Partition Expert for this .. But the best way to do it would be to use a floppy boot disk and do the dos prompt like mentioned above, then you won't have any probs with files running and such ..
 

cpugeniusmv

Computer Genius
#4
Originally posted by lechtard
You could also use Acronis Partition Expert for this .. But the best way to do it would be to use a floppy boot disk and do the dos prompt like mentioned above, then you won't have any probs with files running and such ..
as far as i know, neither acronis or partition magic support dynamic disks. so the only way to do it would be with the convert command in the command prompt as previously mentioned.
 

JJB6486

Retired Mod
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#5
Running CONVERT X: /fs:ntfs on a system drive or a drive that is in use automatically reboots the computer and converts it during boot time, so don't worry about files in use.

JJB
 
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Vector_One

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Originally posted by JJB6486
Running CONVERT X: /fs:ntfs on a system drive or a drive that is in use automatically reboots the computer and converts it during boot time, so don't worry about files in use.

JJB
That's right. There's no need for a bootdisk. You can run this command from the XP command prompt.
 

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