NTFS to FAT32


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hotgraphy

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Any freewares that i can do the convertion without losing the existing data on a notebook harddisk? Help help and TIA!
 

janzguy81

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I suppose it's possible since a FAT32 to NTFS conversion can be easilly done at msdos prompt. Try using your windows Help and Support and search for < convert fat32 to ntfs > to find out the relevant commands.
 

nightwolf75

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short of using software like partition magic, there's no way to convert NTFS back to FAT32. i encountered the same problem some mths ago when i was trying to reformat an old notebook hdd (NTFS) for my compactdrive (FAT32).

and, yep. u'll lose all data in the process.
 

tao

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what i know is that you can convert from FAT--->NTFS but not the other way round.

safest way is still to transfer out the contents of that harddisk, reformat it in FAT32 and throw back the stuff.
 

RossChang

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No you can't without using 3rd party sw... and even thou with PM, there are many that reports bug and gliches and error... be vary...
 

Ah Pao

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My recommendation is to leave it as NTFS and read off the data instead of converting it back into FAT32. If you have problems accessing an NTFS partition, do a search on the Internet for an NTFS driver - there are versions for Win98 and Linux. Without saying, WinNT, Win2K and WinXP can read/write NTFS partitions natively.

Do let us know why you want to convert NTFS -> FAT32 and we may be able to offer more solutions.
 

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hotgraphy said:
Any freewares that i can do the convertion without losing the existing data on a notebook harddisk? Help help and TIA!
Copy files to external harddisk, reformat the partition, and transfer the files back.
 

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