[access-uk] Re: fat32 or ntfs

Hi,

Yes this will work on a USB disk fine.  I have just read several posts
from some people who work in storage, and they have said there should be
no problem with using FAT and NTFS partitions on different media etc.
The only thing we could come up with is is the Maxtor using any special
software that is trying to do something weird to the drive?

I am trying to find an online version of the manual for reference.

Thanks.
Andrew.

-----Original Message-----
From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] 
Sent: 28 March 2005 14:16
To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [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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