NTFS vs fat32

By therealdeal329
Nov 10, 2003
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  1. im using fat32 on win xp pro, does it matter? and is ntfs better for XP?
  2. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 5,899

  3. therealdeal329

    therealdeal329 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 77

    thank, i'll be sure to check the search feature more often...
  4. acidosmosis

    acidosmosis TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,574

    The number of disadvantages just aren't large enough to not use NTFS for any reason (other than on an OS that doesn't support it). My advice would be, if you can use it then use it because it is a newer, better file system with more features and capabilities.
  5. therealdeal329

    therealdeal329 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 77

    cool. thanks for the reply
  6. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,197   +228

    Plus - if you've never used it then it will be a valuable learning experience if you ever plan to do any work in the IT field. NTFS is great with very few drawbacks when compared to FAT32.
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