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SIMPLE STEPS ON HOW YOU CAN CONVERT FAT32 TO NTFS FILE SYSTEM

WITHOUT LOSING DATA


File system is the way in which files and data are named, organized and placed logically in a
computer, so that it is easy to find and access them. It is also used on data storage devices such as
floppy disks, hard disk, optical disk or flash memory storage devices to maintain the location of
the files. Some file System allows multiple programs to update data in the same file at same
time.
TYPES OF FILE SYSTEM
IT IS BASICALLY OF 3 TYPES:1. Disk
2. Network
3. Special purpose
FAT32 (File Allocation Table) and NTFS (New Technology File System) are the types of Disk
file System. FAT32 was used in DOS and Windows 98 but with the launch of Windows XP a
new file system NTFS was introduced which is used widely because it provides high security
and better performance.
NTFS vs FAT32
NTFS creates the sectors in counting of 4, Suppose File size is 18, it will create 5 sectors
(4,4,4,4,2).It means that only 2 sectors will be lost. But in case of FAT32 it creates sector in
counting of 16 so for file size 18, it will create two sectors (16,2) it means 14 sectors will be lost
and this will effects your transfer rate. You can convert FAT32 to NTFS and vice versa. Here is
the step by step tutorial to convert FAT32 to NTFS.
HOW DO YOU CONVERT FAT32 TO NTFS FILE SYSTEM WITHOUT LOOSING
DATA
Open Window Explorer and memorize the drive letter of which you want to convert file system.
In search bar type CMD and right click on it, Select Run as Administrator.

Now Run chkdsk G: /f (without quotes) here G is the drive letter. This checks the drive for
errors and fixes them automatically.
Run Convert G: /FS:NTFS
Wait for some time, then a message will display on the command prompt stating Conversion
Complete
To verify, RIGHT CLICK on the drive and select PROPERTIES.