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Converting from FAT32 to NTFS


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can some one give me a detailed list of instructions on how i can do this. i tried folowing a list i found on google but no luck.
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Howdy:

As per Microsoft..
To convert a volume to NTFS from the command prompt


1: Open Command Prompt. Click Start, point to All Programs, point to Accessories, and then click Command Prompt.


2: In the command prompt window, type: convert drive_letter: /fs:ntfs


For example, typing convert D: /fs:ntfs would format drive D: with the ntfs format. You can convert FAT or FAT32 volumes to NTFS with this command.

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This is what the command promt says when i try to convert:

"Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
©Copyright 1985-2001Microsoft Corp.

C:\Documents and Settings\David>convert C: /fs:ntfs
The type of the file system is FAT32.
Enter current volume label for drive C:"

what do i do from here. also thanks for the fast response.

Edited by gray786, 12 June 2005 - 06:51 PM.

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What is the name of your c: drive?? That's what it is asking!!

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hehe how do i find what i named my C drive?
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Open up Windows Explorer.. It will be right there..

Whatever you named it (c:)

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done! thanks murray. funny how something so simple can seem so complex.
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:tazz: Not a problem !! Sometimes we "can't see the forest for the trees" is all !!

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Here's a link that may help www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/pro/using/itpro/managing/convertfat.asp
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