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

    Jun 22, 2006
    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
  2. wilbertnl

    wilbertnl Registered Member

    Dec 29, 2004
    Tulsa, Oklahoma
    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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