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Old 02-11-2003, 12:48 AM   #1
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File System Q's Please

1. Can I convert a fat32 to NTFS and not loose any data?

2. If I convert to NTFS, will Ghost 2002 work with NTFS HDD's?

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Old 02-11-2003, 08:53 PM   #2
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you can convert a fat32 partition to NTFS as long as the partition is not the boot or system partitions. Otherwise, you are going to need to backup and reinstall the OS to have those as NTFS. As for ghost 2002, no problems with NTFS drives.

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Old 02-13-2003, 12:26 AM   #3
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Thanks, it is the boot partition. Can I do a convert, then a repair by any chance....
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Old 02-13-2003, 01:40 PM   #4
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you can convert a fat32 partition to NTFS as long as the partition is not the boot or system partitions. Otherwise, you are going to need to backup and reinstall the OS to have those as NTFS.
Unnecessary: See Microsft Knowledge Base article HOW TO: Convert a FAT16 or FAT32 Volume to NTFS in Windows XP.

<http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;en-us;307881>

All you do is open a command prompt and type

convert c: /fs:ntfs
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Old 02-21-2003, 09:55 AM   #6
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you can convert a fat32 partition to NTFS as long as the partition is not the boot or system partitions. Otherwise, you are going to need to backup and reinstall the OS to have those as NTFS. As for ghost 2002, no problems with NTFS drives.

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this is an incorrect statement, you can convert a fat 16 or fat 32 on the boot partition but using the convert command, it reboots a couple of time but it does work, it has worked since the NT4 days.
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I have a ghosted copy of this drive on another drive. After a conversion, can I access the backed up version? It is FAT32...Thanks.
(I don't want to loose any data.)

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