Storage of NTFS files on a FAT32 Hard drive

Hello all,
            I'm wondering if I can slave a Win98 OS Hard Drive to an NTFS XP OS Hard Drive and copy files from the WinXP Hard Drive to the Win98 Hard Drive for temp storage only.
 I want to save some files from the WinXP OS and return them after a re-format.

Thanks and regards,
                              bill
ntfsbillAsked:
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magus123Commented:
its possible , the only thing to remember is all their permission will be lost , as ntfs uses security and fat32 doesnt.

also please keep in mind to save it more than 1 type of back up , as i have had occaisons of curroptions and even
failed cdr disks , even after they verifed success . more than 1 backup will save you in the long run.

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ntfsbillAuthor Commented:
What effect will losing "permissions" have on this procedure??

Thanks,
            bill
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illogikCommented:
If you're not on a network then permissions won't be an issue.  Sounds like your doing this just for a personal computer right?
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ntfsbillAuthor Commented:
Correct,
            I'm not networked and it's for a PC.
I was thinking the same thing!!

Thanks,
           bill
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illogikCommented:
I've heard of an issue in which Windows 98 does not recognize NTFS drives, so as long as you don't boot up in 98 then you should be fine.
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ntfsbillAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the usual help everybody. This was a rather urgent issue and I really appreciated the fast replies.
 My back-up performed great!!

Many thanks and regards,
                             bill
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