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RE: FAT32 to NTFS!

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Ramon :D, Aug 22, 2010.

  1. Ramon :D

    Ramon :D Flightless Bird

    "RonD" wrote:

    > My computer was set up with FAT32 on both HD!
    >
    > Is there a way to convert to NTFS with out wiping out all my data?
    > Also without Backing it up?


    I just Want Ntfs to but my prorblem is when i did E: /fs:ntfs. There is no
    acction. And when I did a Second time there was still nothing. Do you know
    how this coud happend and what I have to do?
     
  2. Peter Taylor

    Peter Taylor Flightless Bird

    On 08/22/2010 08:37 PM, Ramon :D wrote:
    >
    > "RonD" wrote:
    >
    >> My computer was set up with FAT32 on both HD!
    >>
    >> Is there a way to convert to NTFS with out wiping out all my data?
    >> Also without Backing it up?

    >
    > I just Want Ntfs to but my prorblem is when i did E: /fs:ntfs. There is no
    > acction. And when I did a Second time there was still nothing. Do you know
    > how this coud happend and what I have to do?


    Did you hit Enter after the command? Is E where your operating system is
    installed?

    --
    Peter Taylor
     
  3. VanguardLH

    VanguardLH Flightless Bird

    Ramon replies to an ancient thread:

    > RonD (and others) wrote *5 years ago* ...

    <snipped the partial quote from http://tinyurl.com/5yroldthread>
    >
    > I just Want Ntfs to but my prorblem is when i did E: /fs:ntfs. There is no
    > acction. And when I did a Second time there was still nothing. Do you know
    > how this coud happend and what I have to do?


    What did you expect the drive designator of E: to do? It's a drive
    letter, not a program! Since neither your reply nor the original post
    mentioned just HOW to do the conversion, perhaps what you want to do is
    *run* the _converter_ program, as in:

    convert.exe e: /fs:ntfs

    Run "convert.exe /?" to see how to use it. convert.exe is a
    console-mode (DOS) program, not a windowed program. That means if you
    run it from a command prompt that a console window will open for it, it
    runs, it exits, and then the console window closes. So nothing remains
    left open in a window for you to see the output (stdout) that the
    program generated. You need to run the command inside a command shell,
    so run "cmd.exe" (Start -> Run) to load a command shell which loads its
    own console window. The shell's window will remain open before and
    after you run the convert program.

    Windows has its own included help system. Use the "Start -> Help and
    Support" menu to load the help system and then search on "convert NTFS".
    It'll tell you what to do.

    Also, next time you post, don't try to hijack a *FIVE YEAR OLD* thread.
    Instead start your own new thread and provide context and details on
    YOUR situation.
     
  4. Bob I

    Bob I Flightless Bird

    click on the desktop, press F1
    enter
    convert to NTFS
    press enter
    click link.


    Ramon :D wrote:
    > "RonD" wrote:
    >
    >
    >>My computer was set up with FAT32 on both HD!
    >>
    >>Is there a way to convert to NTFS with out wiping out all my data?
    >>Also without Backing it up?

    >
    >
    > I just Want Ntfs to but my prorblem is when i did E: /fs:ntfs. There is no
    > acction. And when I did a Second time there was still nothing. Do you know
    > how this coud happend and what I have to do?
     

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