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Fat32 To Ntfs

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Posted 26 May 2008 - 04:22 PM

Should I switch from FAT32 to NTFS in my 2000NT operating system? Thanks.

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Posted 26 May 2008 - 05:16 PM

Is using FAT32 causing you any problems? If you don't need any of the extra features of NTFS (eg not having a 4GB filesize limit) then it's probably best left alone. There is always a small risk of something going wrong with a conversion, and if the FAT32 partition has not been prepared with NTFS compatability, an NTFS filesystem with 512-byte clusters may result, giving poor results.

In the past I've tended to set a drive up with a FAT32 partition and an NTFS one, to get the "best of both worlds".
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Posted 26 May 2008 - 05:19 PM

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