[access-uk] Re: fat32 or ntfs

Hi Andrew,

I know there's a slight risk attached, but couldn't one use
the NTFS Convert utility here?

George. 

-----Original Message-----
From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Andrew Hodgson
Sent: 27 March 2005 13:35
To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [access-uk] Re: fat32 or ntfs

Hi,

There should be no problem - I always format external media
of this size as FAT32, as it is more portable on a larger
range of devices.

If you want to format the drive as NTFS, then you need to
copy the contents to a temporary location on the internal
drive, do the format, then copy it back over.

Thanks.
Andrew.

-----Original Message-----
From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Ali
Sent: 27 March 2005 12:08
To: access
Subject: [access-uk] fat32 or ntfs

Hi,
my internal hard drive is formatted as ntfs and the external
hard drive is fat32.  Would this cause any trouble at all?
I have nearly 9 gb of data on the external hard drive and I
am using it as a backup drive.
How would I format the external hard drive into ntfs without
losing the data on it?
Using xp home.
Thank you.
Ali

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