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Geek advice please.

Discussion in 'TRIBE Main Forum' started by OTIS, Mar 30, 2002.

  1. OTIS

    OTIS TRIBE Member

    I need to change the filesystem of a secondary partition from FAT32 to NTFS..

    There are files on the FAT32 drive that can't really be backed up efficiently But i'd like to convert the drive to NTFS.

    Does WIN2K come with any utility to convert the drive without formatting it, or do I have to use 3rd party software to make this happen?
  2. Silverback

    Silverback TRIBE Member

    "convert" is a command line tool that comes with Win2k/XP that will convert a FAT/FAT32 filesystem to NTFS.

    eg. "convert D: /FS:NTFS"
  3. OTIS

    OTIS TRIBE Member

    will this delete files on the drive to be converted?
  4. Silverback

    Silverback TRIBE Member

    Nope, converts the volume and everything in it, no deleting takes place.
  5. deep

    deep TRIBE Member

    what the ape said
  6. OTIS

    OTIS TRIBE Member

    danke guys.. never knew it was that quick & easy
  7. Bass-Invader

    Bass-Invader TRIBE Member

    microsoft is always quick to support ways to make files as inaccessible as possible to linux.
  8. OTIS

    OTIS TRIBE Member

    Oh it's like that?

    well FAT32 is ass when it comes to stability.. so that's reason enuff for me to convert.

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