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November 3, 2008 / technocrawl

Convert FAT/FAT32 to NTFS without Formatting

Here is a Trick that you can use to convert the file system from FAT or FAT32 directly to NTFS without even formatting it, Since NTFS Includes a lot more features than that of the FAT or FAT32.

All you have to do is, just enter into the command prompt and input the command given below, or just type the command in the RUN prompt.

Convert C: /FS:NTFS

Where,
Convert – Command
C:      – Drive that you want to convert
/FS     – Switch stating the File System
NTFS    – NTFS ( New Technology File System )

Just by using the above command, you can easily convert any Drive from FAT or FAT32 to an NTFS Partition, even without formatting. Remember that this is a One way process, you can change from FAT/FAT32 to NTFS and you can’t revert back from NTFS to FAT/FAT32. NTFS includes a lot of features like compression and encryption providing both security and optimizing memory, also includes fast indexing and can use features such as Active Directory.

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