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file system

  flaz1984 16:47 19 Aug 03

hi, i was wondering if anyone kno's how to change the type of file system that my hard drive is, as i am currently using FAT, and would like to change that to NTFS so that i can have files which are bigger than 4gb.

i am using windows xp on my computer


  AndySD 16:54 19 Aug 03

Go Start then All Programs then Accessories and click on command prompt. Type in

convert c: /fs:ntfs

and hit enter. (if C is the drive you want to convert)

  flaz1984 16:55 19 Aug 03

will i lose all of the files that are on my pc?

  alcudia 16:59 19 Aug 03

You must have XP Professional. if you have click Start\Run and type cmd and click ok. At the command prompt type CONVERT drive letter: /FS:NTFS You will probably get a series of messages telling you first that the drive is in use. Choose to convert at the next restart. You may get other messages relating to the volume etc. I usually say yes to all.
Hope all goes well. I have had minor problems with some apps after running this, but nothing major.

  .dave 16:59 19 Aug 03

No, the convert process keeps everything intact

  AndySD 16:59 19 Aug 03

No this kind of conversion keeps your files intact.

  alcudia 17:00 19 Aug 03

Sorry AndySD, you were a bit quicker off the mark than me.

  flaz1984 17:04 19 Aug 03

ive just typed that in, then it says " The type of file system is FAT32. Enter current volume label for drive C:"

what should i do next?

  .dave 17:16 19 Aug 03

Type what you have called your C drive. If you haven't named it then leave it blank

  alcudia 08:21 20 Aug 03

Sorry, by the time you posted your request I was on my way home. I did say you would get a message about the volume. .dave is right, but you could have just said yes and it would have worked. Hope all went ok.

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