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File Transfer Fat32 To Ntfs


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#1 phantazy

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Posted 04 March 2006 - 05:08 AM

I'm new to Fat32, and at work have been asked to transfer 400Mb audio files in mp3 format from old Dell Optiplex Pentium 3 with XP pro in Fat32 to new IBM Thinkpad with XP pro in NTFS. Neither on a network apart from internet dial-up. I imagine this won't work, even setting up ethernet crossover, without doing the extra onto Cd-rom. Am I right? Thanks for your help.

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Posted 04 March 2006 - 12:37 PM

If you have USB ports, you can use a thumb drive. Those are pretty big files. But it doesn't matter which format they're in. You can copy files from an NTFS to a Fat32 or vice-versa. If you don't have a large thumb drive (I use a 512mb) you can burn them to CD. I don't know why you couldn't use a crossover cable and share the files. If you have access to cable-making equipment, it's a simple matter to make a crossover cable. I always tape a label on the cable to make sure no one tries to use it as a patch cable. Otherwise, you can buy crossover cables.

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Posted 04 March 2006 - 01:37 PM

Ah Herk says, file system is not a concern if you are tranferring files using a network connection or a removable device.

And from what I understand, since XP is installed in both systems, you could also take the hard disk out of the old system or vice-versa (although it's not advisable) and you'll have no problems reading your files because XP can "understand" both file systems.

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Posted 04 March 2006 - 11:49 PM

Thanks for tthe replies. I have got a crossover cable and will try with Files and Settings Transfer, enabling 'share this folder'.




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