How to Change FILE SYSTEM from DOS

Posted on 2004-11-25
Last Modified: 2013-12-04
  can anybody tell me the command for changing the FILE SYSTEM from DOS.
 i wana change the Filesystem ntfs to fat32 from DOS is there any Command ? which can be used..
Question by:table910
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    by:Lee W, MVP

    You cannot change from NTFS to FAT32 without using third party software such as Partition Magic.  You may have run "CONVERT C: /FS:NTFS" to convert to NTFS, but this is typically a ONE WAY conversion (without the use of the third party tools)
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    Hello table910 =)

    You can only change a FAT32 to NTFS from comamnd.... cannot to FAT32 from NTFS!
    use a third party tool, like these ones,

    Download Partition Magic:

    Ranish Partition Manager:
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    by:Lee W, MVP
    Is there a problem you are having with NTFS?
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    ? I would not normally reccomend switching from NTFS back to FAT32 as you will loose your ability to secure files and folders.  I presume there is a reason for this?
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    Just in case you decide to do it whatever the outcome, take a look at this mini article:


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