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Security Tab on FAT local Drives

Hello, i'm using a NT workstation 4.0 sp5. My loca C:drive is FAT  and i notice that there is no Security tab on the properties dialog box. Is this because it is FAT? Or can this be enabled? If ever it can't be enabled because it is FAT, can it be changed to NTFS? What are the difference of the FAT and NTFS? My system files and NT is on the C:drive(FAT). Please comments. Thanks.
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ringoroberts
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ringoroberts
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benstockCommented:
Fat does not provide local file security so you will have to convert it to ntfs if you want this feature.

At a command line type in:

convert /fs:ntfs c:

you will then have to reboot as the page file (and others) will prevent the utility from exclusively locking the drive so it will convert at boot time.  Shoudl back up first (but should be fine).

NTFS benefits:

Can use better implementation of long file names.  More efficient oin partitions over 200MB.  Can have a maximum partition size of 18 Exabytes. Can use security and auditing.  Suppoorts POSIX naming and file linking.

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