convert fat32 to ntfs?

Discussion in 'backup, imaging & disk mgmt' started by lodore, Aug 27, 2007.

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  1. lodore

    lodore Registered Member

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    Hello,
    on my sisters laptop there is two partitions.
    C: and D:
    both are fat32.
    I would like to convert them both to ntfs since analysing the partitions with diskeeper trial takes ages.
    also ntfs is a better file system.
    so if i open up cmd and type convert D: /fs:ntfs
    would this convert the fat32 file system to ntfs without losing any data on that partision?
    I have moved the paging file from C: to D: since there is hardly anything on D:
    i was just gonna do it but just wanted to check quickly first.
    thanks in advance
    lodore
     
  2. wilbertnl

    wilbertnl Registered Member

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    That is correct.
    The disadvantage of a conversion from FAT32 is that the cluster size won't be 4k, like when you format a partition with NTFS. The result of a conversion is actually not efficient.
    (I know you are going to ask: ) Paragon Hard Disk Manager is an example of software that is able to modify the cluster size.
     
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