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Convert FAT32 to NTFS

By mwalch111 ·

I wish to convert my partition containing Windows and all other programs to NTFS. Could someone please talk me through this process what I need to do? Also, can I convert my other partition containing all my data files to NTFS format as well? The reason I am doing this is to improve my performance with my machine. I am currently running Windows XP Professional.

Thank you!

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by Mr.Wiz In reply to Convert FAT32 to NTFS

To convert a volume to NTFS from the command prompt
Open the Command Prompt window.
In the command prompt window, type
convert drive_letter: /fs:ntfs

For example, typing convert /fs:ntfs would format drive with the ntfs format.

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by ctrservices In reply to

And yes, you can convert any partition by substituting in the correct letter of the partition in the command.

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by dmiles In reply to Convert FAT32 to NTFS

To change from FAT 32 to NTFS file system for more stability, security and less fragmentation, open the command prompt and type:

Convert C: /FS:NTFS

"C" being the drive you wish to convert. Make sure there is a space between the C: and the foward slash (/). Once you press enter it will ask you for confirmation and press Y. Then press Y and enter once more to reboot.. This also works for windows XP Home.

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