Converting to ntfs

I am about to format my main drive in ntfs (Win XP). I have another drive that is using fat32.
Is it possible to convert that drive to ntfs without losing all the data?

Ok so I’ve backed it up and done it anyway. What I don’t understand is that my fat32 windows install actually reads it although it’s now ntfs. I thought it wouldn’t be able to???:confused:

A utility called CONVERT will do this. Go to the Command Prompt and execute the command:

C:\> CONVERT  C:  /fs:ntfs

Where C: is a name of the drive you want to convert.

After machine re-boot conversion process will start and you’ll have your FAT32 converted to NTFS without of data loss. The reverse, NTFS to FAT32, is not possible without a special program such as Powerquest’s Partation Magic.

Originally posted by DaneR
Ok so I’ve backed it up and done it anyway. What I don’t understand is that my fat32 windows install actually reads it although it’s now ntfs. I thought it wouldn’t be able to???:confused:

XP will always read NTFS as it is Windows NT 5.1 :slight_smile:

Originally posted by audiocopy
XP will always read NTFS as it is Windows NT 5.1 :slight_smile:

:smiley: will change a few more now then.