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The conversion process must be initiated in the command prompt so:
* Click Start -> Programs -> Accessories -> Command Prompt.
* Click Start -> Run -> Type cmd in the box -> Press enter.convert fat32 to ntfs How to Convert FAT32 to NTFS
By now the command prompt should have opened up. In case you didn't know, the command prompt is the black screen with white text.
Now type vol followed by the name of the drive you wish to convert
* Example : For D drive type vol d:
A name and a serial number will be displayed on the screen. Note down the name as you will need it later.
Now type convert (drive letter) /fs:ntfs.
* Example : To convert D drive to ntfs type convert d: /fs:ntfs
In the case that your operating system is on the drive you want to convert, the program will ask whether you would like to schedule the conversion for when the system is restarting. If you would like to do so, Click Yes.
Next, the system will prompt you for the label name of the drive you wish to convert. It will appear as follows :
The type of file system is FAT.
Enter the current volume label for drive d: (or whichever drive you chose)
Enter the volume name you noted down earlier and press ENTER.
Once the conversion process is complete you can quit command prompt by typing exit and pressing enter.
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