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Old 22-07-2010
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Trying to convert external drive from Fat32 to NTFS

I have an external hard drive which is formatted in Fat32 and i wan to know what can i do to format it to NTFS. My system is running on windows Vista Home Premium w/SP1, thanks in advance.

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Re: Trying to convert external drive from Fat32 to NTFS

To convert an external drive to NTFS

1. Log on to your computer as an administrator.

2. Click Start, right-click My Computer.

3. In the My Computer window, make a note of the drive letter and label assigned to your external drive. Usually, the drive letter will be E or F. The drive letter will not be C (that?s the hard drive inside your computer). The
label is the word between the drive picture and the drive letter. Some
drives may not have a label.

4. Click Start, click Run, and then type convert drive_letter: /fs:ntfs

5. A command window appears. Type the label for your external drive, and
then press ENTER. If your drive does not have a label, just press ENTER.

6. If a message warns you that the volume is in use by another process, close any other open windows. Then, press Y and then ENTER.
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