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Converting Western Digital HD From FAT32 To NTFS

Posted by fillzephyr on February 8, 2009


Go to>Start>Run>type Cmd in “Open” (Hit enter).

Type  cd\ (hit enter )

Type the below command :

C:\>convert I:/fs:NTFS  (hit enter)

[Above I is the drivers location]

This displays the following instruction in command window
The type of the file system is FAT32.
Enter current volume label for drive I: (“it should be the name of external HD in my case it is “MyPassport“)

MyPassport  (hit enter)
Volume MYPASSPORT created 2/8/2009 4:47 PM
Volume Serial Number is 2EE3-6FF1
Windows is verifying files and folders…
File and folder verification is complete.
Windows has checked the file system and found no problems.
488,264,736 KB total disk space.
974,560 KB in 1,374 hidden files.
143,712 KB in 4,486 folders.
75,431,552 KB in 19,240 files.
411,714,880 KB are available.

32,768 bytes in each allocation unit.
15,258,273 total allocation units on disk.
12,866,090 allocation units available on disk.

Determining disk space required for file system conversion…
Total disk space:              488384001 KB
Free space on volume:          411714880 KB
Space required for conversion:   600391 KB

Converting file system

Conversion complete

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2 Responses to “Converting Western Digital HD From FAT32 To NTFS”

  1. Spot on with this write-up, I honestly think this website needs far more attention.

    I’ll probably be back again to read through more, thanks for the info!

  2. Hey,

    Your article is very useful and I just convert my new 1 TB hard disk from FAT to NTFS with article help…

    Thanks a lot,
    Sanket Shah

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