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converting fat32 to ntfs

Discussion in 'Windows & Other Software' started by Fluffy Bunny, 13 Nov 2007.

  1. Fluffy Bunny

    Hitman

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    can I do this without looosing the data on the drive?
    Its Ndas drive and for some reason I formatted it as fat 32....dont ask as I dont know why myself. However I have over 400gig on this drive I dont want to loose and havent anymore space else where for.I know the simple answer would be to buy another drive and copy over but funds are low lol
     
  2. rpstewart

    Man of Honour

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    The convert.exe which ships with Windows allows a one time convert from FAT32 to NTFS.

    By Ndas do you mean a network attached drive? If so are you sure that it supports NTFS? Do you need to access it with anything that won't read NTFS?
     
  3. Fluffy Bunny

    Hitman

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    i only use it for storage ie divx mp3 or games.
    so I can convert and wont loose data......where do I find the convert exe?

    Many thanks
     
  4. bledd

    Don

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    it's 'lose' by the way :)



    open a cmd window

    type
    convert /?

    i'd backup the data on the drive first mind
     
  5. Fluffy Bunny

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    thanks for the grammer and spelling advice:D lol

    I havent got the space to back up the data, so is it safe to confert or not. Will I lose any data?

    Many thanks
     
  6. Fluffy Bunny

    Hitman

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    ok tried to do that and telling me it has not got exclusive rights etc..
    nothing is running from it.is it cause it is connected through a network cable?
     
  7. modo77

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    convert C: /fs:ntfs (check the drive letter ofc)
    It keeps your data intact, however its always a good idea to have a backup. Or nothing critical on that drive just in case ;)
     
  8. bledd

    Don

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    you'll need to plugged in directly to the pc, not over network cable

    it's a good idea to make a backup when meddling with partitions, let alone file systems
     
  9. Fluffy Bunny

    Hitman

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    ok will doo thanks