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I want to turn my External 1TB Hard drive to NTFS without formating the whole thing....
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its the only way,it formats itself to ntfs.
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its the only way,it formats itself to ntfs.
What?
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post #4 of 11
Right click the drive in my computer and click format. Select NTFS from the drop down box and uncheck quick format.
post #5 of 11
See here.

Basically, from command prompt type VOL C: (or your drive letter), then press enter, then type CONVERT C: /FS:NTFS and press enter.
Edited by TheSchlaf - 2/23/11 at 7:32am
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Will it erase all my data in the process?
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The CONVERT C: /FS:NTFS command will not format your drive. You should always backup tho...
    
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I need a Fail-Safe way..
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post #9 of 11
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307881

Try this out, should not erase any data. FAT32 to NTFS doesn't result in data loss but NTFS to FAT32/FAT is not possible w/o data loss.
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post #10 of 11
Take a read here

and you can keep your files. but i still recommend doing some back ups

Edit: oh i was beat to it!

well you know what they say, great minds think alike
Edited by Dorianime - 2/23/11 at 8:06am
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