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Converting drive from FAT32 to NTFS

By EStreetJerseyGirl ·
Hi! I recently installed Windows XP, but never converted my drive from FAT32 to NTFS. I now want to do this, but don't want to lose any of my data.

When I tried to do the conversion (the sectors are aligned properly and the disk is defragmented), I went to the command prompt and typed "VOL C:" - got the name of the drive and the volume serial #. When I typed "convert c: /fs:ntfs" I got the following error:

'convert' is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file.

I searched my C drive for "convert" and it showed up as an .exe file in c:\windows\system32. I tried clicking on that, but it just brought up the Command Prompt window for a second and disappeared.


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by joematus In reply to Converting drive from FAT ...

It can't find the command in your search path. Try using the absolute path for the command from a DOS shell:

c:\windows\system32\convert c: /fs:ntfs

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by EStreetJerseyGirl In reply to

Thanx!! I'm surprised that I didn't notice it was in the wrong directory - the command prompt automatically goes to my documents and settings folder.
I swear sometimes, if my head wasn't attached ...

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