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NTFS conversion

By walleys
May 23, 2002
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  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: 5,899

    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 Newcomer, in training Posts: 6,504

    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 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 18

    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: 6,304   +52 Staff Member

    Type in

    chkdsk D:

    This will check and repair your disk for errors.
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