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I recently acquired a computer with XP and a FAT32 file system. I thought I was stuck with it until I found out it was just a simple command conversion - easy! :)
FAT32 file system can be used for running MSDOS programmes. Can we in NTFS? If so, how and in not why?
I REALLY HAVE TO COMMENT ON YOUR EFFORT ON THE ONLINE PROGRAM, ITS REALLY EDUCATING I MUST CONFESS THAT.
THEN, THERE IS THIS SYSTEM THAT IS FED UP WITH FILES IN THE HARD DISK BUT WAS PASS WORDED, AND THERE IS NO WAY ONE CAN GET TO THE FILES WITHOUT PASSING THROUGH THE PASS WORD.
OR IS THERE ANY OTHER WAY?
IF THERE IS, THEN HOW?
ADVICE ME PLEASE BEFORE I MAKE A MISTAKE
When I try to convert my D drive to NTFS it asks me for the "Current Volume Label for Drive D". Is there an easy way to get this?
so what does it take to convert my c drive with the operating system and all my files on it from fat32 to ntfs ?
Hi. Remember me (how to keep landlord and tenant separated from each other on the same network)?
This is a little off topic, but you mentioned CHKDSK, so... I do START - Run - cmd - chkdsk /f. Every time I do this, it states that it "cannot lock current drive" and then do you want to run after reboot (or something like that). I always answer Y and that does the trick, except the final results disappear in about half a second and then boot up completes. Is there a way to do chkdsk without restarting? I have not tried booting up into DOS. ERIC
SIR, MY ELDER BROTHER CONVERTED MY HARD DISK DRIVE FAT32 TO NTFS IN ABSENCE OF MINE I CANT OPEN LOCAL
DRIVE IN A DOUBLE CLICK PLEASE TELL ME WHAT CAN I DO NEXT
this is what i got when i tried to convert my transcend 64gb flash drive from fat 32 to ntfs.
Windows has checked the file system and found no problems.
65,527,968 KB total disk space.
608 KB in 5 hidden files.
716,512 KB in 2 files.
64,810,816 KB are available.
32,768 bytes in each allocation unit.
2,047,749 total allocation units on disk.
2,025,338 allocation units available on disk.
Determining disk space required for file system conversion..
Total disk space: 65536000 KB
Free space on volume: 64810816 KB
Space required for conversion: 133272 KB
Cannot create the elementary file system structures.
The conversion failed.
G: was not converted to NTFS
Thank you for keeping such an informative source of solutions and explanations of all these mysterious computer tricks. Here is my question:
I have a 2TB external hard drive which was factory-formatted as FAT32. I need to store large files on it (videos), and discovered after storing data on almost 3/4 of its capacity that it needs to be converted to NTFS if I am to store anything larger than 4 GB on it. So I attempted to convert it using the convert.exe utility. I got the following error message: "Cannot create the elementary file system structures." What do I do? I was hoping to avoid moving all that data elsewhere in order to reformat the volume. Is there any hope the disk can be converted with all my data left in place? Thank you,
Mr. Leo, i followed your instructions to convert my transcend 2gb thumb drive from FAT32 to NTFS. i found a small amount of space loss in the thumb drive (about 0.3gb) is it common?
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