[PLUG] Converting FAT32 partition to NTFS without data loss ?

gauravs joshi gaurav291 at gmail.com
Tue Apr 3 21:12:57 PDT 2012


1. Do NOT convert your Linux partition to FAT32. Do NOT convert it to NTFS.
Don't do it! It won't work! For Linux to run, it needs to be run on a file
system capable of handling Unix style file permissions. Neither FAT32 nor
NTFS support them.

2. Try using QTParted instead of Partition Magic to resize your partitions.
Your real problem seems to be that you're wanting to resize your Linux
partition.



But if u want try do it by using windows follow these steps..
1) Go to Computer, and note the name of the drive whose file system you
wish to convert.
2) Click on Start.
3) Type cmd in the search bar if you use Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows
Vista. If you use Windows XP, click on Run and then execute *cmd*.
4) Execute "*chkdsk h: /f *" (without quotes) where H is the letter of the
drive to undergo conversion. This checks the drive for errors and fixes
them automatically.
5) Execute "*Convert H: /FS:NTFS*" (without quotes). H is again the letter
of the drive to be converted.
6) The command prompt<http://www.tweakandtrick.com/2011/09/command-prompt-tricks-hacks-codes.html>
will
start the conversion process and after a few minutes, CMD will say that
conversion was successful.
7) You can check it in the properties of the drive through right
click<Properties.


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