NTFS conversion

By walleys
May 23, 2002
  1. I recently upgraded a system from WinME (no snickering!) to XP. In the upgrade (from XP Pro Full version CD) my drive formatting was maintained as FAT32. I understand this, if I had done a fresh install NTFS would have been an option, but I wanted to hang on to my old ME system files until I was sure the upgrade was going to work. Now that I've decided to keep XP on this system is there a way to convert to NTFS without starting over and reformatting this drive?
  2. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 4,274

    Hi there walleys,

    Here's a thread on the subject on the old forums -> Changing my FAT32 drive in XP

    Have a nice read & a nice stay on the forums.:)
  3. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Posts: 5,734   +7

    open command prompt

    convert c: /FS:NTFS

    (where c: is the drive to be converted)

    will do the trick!

    Best of luck from the Sith!
  4. walleys

    walleys TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Great! Thanks for the help. It worked perfectly. Now my C: drive is NTFS. New question: My D: partition is still FAT32 and I can't seem to get the command prompt to convert it to NTFS as well without an error or bad command message. Any ideas?
  5. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 4,573   +65

    Type in

    chkdsk D:

    This will check and repair your disk for errors.
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