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FAT32 -> NTFS

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I wanted to update the filessytem on my Win2K box from FAT32 -> NTFS.  I read that using the CONVERT utility is not the best way to go since it uses 512B clusters, as opposed to 4KB.  Is there a way to update the filesystem w/o formatting the drive or losing any data?

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CS
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by:sqwasi
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You could try using Partition Magic and I think you can specify a specific size you want the blocks to be.
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the best way to do this is through a 3rd party product such as Partition Magic (version 7.0 or later). This lets you do everything from within the GUI. Without Partition Magic, this is a one-way process which cannot then be undone..
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you might want to read this too..

http://aumha.org/win5/a/ntfscvt.php
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Also, check these solution, other options offered if you do not want to use convert..

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Operating_Systems/WinXP/Q_20856809.html
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by:smye-solutions
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all you have to do is go to the command prompt and type in

convert c: /fs:NTFS

reboot the machine and the OS should convert the file system for you?

Hope this help

-Shaq-
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sorry didnt read the question properly!!
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