This article describes how to convert FAT disks to NTFS. But first you should understand why we need to convert FAT to NTFS.
Choosing Between NTFS, FAT, and FAT32
You can choose between three file systems for disk partitions on a computer running Windows XP: NTFS, FAT, and FAT32. NTFS is the recommended file system because it's is more powerful than FAT or FAT32, and includes features required for hosting Active Directory as well as other important security features. You can use features such as Active Directory and domain-based security only by choosing NTFS as your file system.
Convert FAT to NTFS System by Formatting
You must back up your data and then reformat the volume using the new file system. However, this will take a long time to before you perform formatting. Meanwhile, the risk of converting FAT to NTFS by formatting is much higher than other methods.
Convert FAT to NTFS Using Command Prompt.
Using this method, open the command prompt and click on "start" button. Go to "All Programs", then to Accessories and then click on Command prompt. Type the following on the command prompt window; convert C: /fs:ntfs. The above command, for instance, can be used to convert drive C. it is important to remember that this is a one way process and once converted, you cannot then convert back to the earlier file system.
Convert FAT Partition Using EaseUS Partition Master
An easy to use partition software help you to convert FAT to NTFS, named EaseUS Partition Master. As a magic partition software, this partition software is a comprehensive disk management tool with a range of powerful functions, such as resize, copy, create, format, convert, delete and explore partition, etc. Converting FAT to NTFS by this partition software is very simple. It can be finished with just right clicks. You don't have to keep in mind the complex command nor bear the risk of losing data. Following is the screenshot of converting FAT to NTFS by this partition software:
And a good news is that its Free Edition is totally free for home users and works with Windows 2000/XP/Vista/Windows 7 and Windows 8 32 bit and 64 bit. You can convert FAT to NTFS by this partition software without any payment. In fact, convert partition is just a small part of this freeware. The most shining point is resizing & moving partition without data loss.
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