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convert NTFS to FAT 32?

By jazzbo54 ·
I have a 40 gig HD, as NTFS, now due to it?s ?disk write errors? etc,have bought a new 60 gig HD to replace it, now have a dilemma:


-I sucessfully created dual boot W98 & wins 2000 pro Operating systems on new 60gig HD, left it as fat 32, so data can be shared


-but my old HD is NTFS,so I have no way for new HD-as fat 32-to see old data ,I want to copy

can you convert NTFS to FAT 32 in Windows 2000?


Without having to buy PartitionMagic 7 update?

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by Joseph Moore In reply to convert NTFS to FAT 32?

Nope.
There are no conversion tools in Windows to convert from NTFS to FAT32.

Partiton Magic is what you need to get.

Sorry for the bad news.

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by Joseph Moore In reply to convert NTFS to FAT 32?

Yeah, if you put your NTFS drive in a system with a FAT32 primary partition, and you get the system to recognize the NTFS drive as an additional drive (like E: drive), then yes, you can copy data from the NTFS drive to the FAT32 drive.

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by dmiles In reply to convert NTFS to FAT 32?

No,there is no way to convert NTFS to Fat32 without using a third party software
Software suggestions included that may be considered
Paragon Partition Manager and PartitionMagic

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by jazzbo54 In reply to convert NTFS to FAT 32?

someone told me about NTFS Reader for DOS and put it on a 9X boot disk. It will copy files from a NTFS drive to FAT32.
http://www.majorgeeks.com/article.php?sid=2036

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by BobHo In reply to convert NTFS to FAT 32?

You cannot convert the ntfs to fat32 without reformatting and loosing all of the data. You can, however, go to the following website and get a free utility to read the ntfs volume in win98 (or there is a version available to purchase which will allow you read/write capability):

http://www.sysinternals.com/ntw2k/freeware/ntfswin98.shtml

Those guys at SysInternals are good!

Enjoy,

DrBob:&gt

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by jazzbo54 In reply to convert NTFS to FAT 32?

If its true , Windows 2000 supports FAT, FAT32 and NTFS, then since I have Windows 2000 pro,installed on new HD, and set up old (NTFS only)as slave,I should be able see & copy data from old to new HD(which is fat 32)
correct?

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by TheChas In reply to convert NTFS to FAT 32?

Since you are looking to shelf or re-format the NTSF drive, yes you can install it as a slave drive (make sure to set all drive jumpers correctly) boot into W2K, and copy the files you need off of the drive.

Chas

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