Acronis Secure zone is now FAT32. Why?

Discussion in 'Acronis True Image Product Line' started by Peter Mac, Oct 15, 2005.

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  1. Peter Mac

    Peter Mac Registered Member

    Oct 7, 2005
    I just told Acronis to resize my Acronis TI 7 secure zone

    it is making the file system FAT32 and converting my clusters from 16 kb to 8 kb.

    I have NO Option to make it NTFS.

    is this normal?
  2. bodgy

    bodgy Registered Member

    Sep 22, 2005
    From a recovery point of view, this is a good idea - Any old file manager or disk utility will be able to work on a FAT system with ease and also as the security manager of NTFS will not work on a FAT system, it is easier to get to your files if something horrific goes wrong - though of course until it the image or files are back on a NTFS system - all files are open to all who want to play.

  3. pilandes

    pilandes Guest


    I have a few questions related to that topic...I just bought a 250 G external HDD to back up my 60G HDD (running XP Home SP2). Is it really necessary to create a secure zone on the HDD? I was thinking partitioning the external HDD in three : 1)60 G in FAT 32 for backups 2) 120 g NTFS for the (exponentially) growing collection of digital pics and videos (thinking that if the 60 G partition becomes corrupted the pics will be safe?) 3) 70 G NTFS partition of MP3.

    One more question...if one day I want to extend the 60G FAT 32 partition (because I bought a new computer with a bigger HDD) will it be possible since it is FAT32 and the rest will be NTFS. Can that be done with WIN XP or should I consider buying Partition Magic?

    Thanks in advance
  4. Menorcaman

    Menorcaman Retired Moderator

    Aug 19, 2004
    Menorca (Balearic Islands) Spain
    Answer provided to pilandes via my reply to his post in this <other thread>.

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