Thursday 5 April 2012

Convert FAT32 TO NTFS

File system is the way how files and data are named, organised and placed logically in a computer. So that it is easy to find and access them. Some file System allows multiple programs to update data in the same file at same time.

Types of file system

It is basically of 3 types:-
    • Disk
    • Network
    • Special purpose
FAT32 (File Allocation Table) and NTFS (New Technology File System)  are the types of Disk file System. 
FAT32  was used in DOS and Windows 98 but with the launch of Windows Xp a new file system “NTFS” was introduced which is used widely because it provides high security and better performance.


NTFS creates the sectors in counting of 4, Suppose File size is 19, it will create 5 sectors (4,4,4,4,3). It means that only 1 sectors will be lost. But in the case of FAT32 it creates sector in counting of 16 so for file size 19, it will create two sectors (16,3)  it means 13 sectors will be lost and this will effects your transfer rate.

How To Convert  FAT32 TO NTFS File System Without Loosing Data

  • Open Window Explorer and note the drive letter of which you wan to convert file system
  • In search bar type CMD and right click on it, Select Run As Administrator.
  • Now Run  “ chkdsk C: /f ”  (without quotes) here C is the drive letter. This command checks the drive for errors and fixes them automatically.
  • Run “ Convert C: /FS:NTFS ” (without quotes).
  • Wait for some time, then a message will display on the command prompt stating Conversion Complete.

This trick works on Windows 7, windows Vista, Windows XP.

Note: We recommend you to create a backup of drive before performing this task. We are not responsible for any data loss of yours during the conversion of file system.


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