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    Aaron_T's Avatar A duck is watching.
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    my current hard-drive is set as FAT32 what benefits would i have by changing it to NTFS and if so how do i do it?
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    Which OS are You running?
    Dont know much about this, I've Windows XP and use FAT32.

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    Originally posted by [B][O][T]@22 December 2003 - 16:31
    Which OS are You running?
    Dont know much about this, I've Windows XP and use FAT32.

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    im also running XP i dont quite understnd the difference between FAT32 and NTFS
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    Basically if you have a hard drive over 32GB, you need NTFS. It's compression is better. FAT32 was the standard for Win 95 - 98 SE. HDD Sizes have increased and most now come with NTFS as standard.

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    ive got a 120gb hard drive and it FAT32 is that baad
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    Originally posted by Azzz@22 December 2003 - 11:51
    ive got a 120gb hard drive and it FAT32 is that baad
    yes. but ur hd won't die. just back everything up to another hdd, and format this one to ntfs. basically format an reinstall xp in ntfs

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    Are you planning on creating a partition or installing a second OS? If so, kepp FAT32, if not I'd recommend NTFS

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    NTFS has many benefits including being able to have files larger than 3.99 Gb, which is useful if you edit home made video files.
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    (NT File System) An optional file system for Windows NT, 2000 and XP operating systems. NTFS is the more advanced file system, compared to FAT32. It improves performance and is required in order to implement numerous security and administrative features in the OS. For example, NTFS supports Active Directory domain names and provides file encryption. Permissions can be set at the file level rather than by folder, and individual users can be assigned disk space quotas. NTFS is designed.

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    How to convert FAT disk to NTFS


    Edit: you can also use Partition Magic to convert file types.

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