Windows 98 and NTFS DRive

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by bigdingding, Sep 2, 2003.

  1. bigdingding

    bigdingding Guest

    is there anyway for windows 98 to read a NTFS drive the i allready have 98 installed and have another drive in my compter and its a NTFS drive is there any way thanks
  2. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

    Melbourne Australia
    Maybe convert the NTFS to fat32.
  3. Daviepants

    Daviepants Guest

    I think NTFS can only be used by NT based OSes.
  4. Un4gIvEn1

    Un4gIvEn1 Moderator

    Can not be done. There are a few programs such as the one posted by Enyo that will let you read and write to them, but converting from NTFS to FAT can not be done.
  5. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

    New York City
    Ever heard of Partition Magic?
  6. Daviepants

    Daviepants Guest

    Yes, Partition Magic can do the conversion. That program saved my computer from certain death.
  7. CJC

    CJC Guest

    off topic: what if ntfs? and what does it stand for?
  8. j79zlr

    j79zlr Glaanies script monkey Political User

    NTFS = NT File System, FAT32 or FAT16 = File Allocation Table; They are different File systems.
  9. Shamus MacNoob

    Shamus MacNoob Moderator Political User

    L'Ile Perrot Quebec
    Partition magic but it can fail with a bit of luck it will do it , but it dont always work make sure there are no compressed files or folders on the drive. good luck
  10. lechtard

    lechtard Guest

    NTFS is New Technology File System - It is M$'s way of trying to make the system more secure ..

    DOS can not see NTFS, NTFS can see DOS though - Also You have to be carefull with converting a drive from NTFS to DOS if it has data on it, it is more than likely you can lose what is there - if you use a prog like Acronis Partition Expert you can convert drives without any data loss ..