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I believe there it is a problem for NTFS reading FAT32, or is it the other way around? Is it a problem only up to NT4?
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Hi nickwoolley,
Over a network there is no problem providing the files are shared (and rights assigned), the problem is if the hard drives are in the same machine, IE win 9x/ME cant read NTFS partitions.

Remember FAT only gives share level security, and NTFS gives a more secure NTFS permissions system

Cheers!
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nickwoolley,
the IE above should read i.e
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>NTFS reading FAT32

OK, the terminology is off here - one filesystem cannot have problems reading another - it is the job of the OS to "read" the filesystem, not other filesystems.  NT/w2k has no problem with FAT32.  

>win 9x/ME cant read NTFS partitions

Sure they can, just not natively - you'll likely need 3rd party software to do it.

None of the OS's will have problems reading each other's filesystems over the network via netbios if properly configured (no 3rd party software required if this is the case).

Cheers,
-Jon
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Thanks for the comments.
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ThanQ
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