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How to convert FAT disks to NTFS?

You may have thought about converting FAT disk to NTFS. First, you should understand why you should convert FAT to NTFS.
You are asked to 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. It is an advanced file system that provides advanced features in performance, security, reliability and all these cannot be found in any version of FAT.

Following are the advantages of NTFS compared with FAT:
  • NTFS supports file compression. FAT does not.
  • Improved recoverability.
  • Improved file and folder security.
  • Improved performance on large volumes.
  • Improved efficiency in disk space utilization.
  • Improved fault tolerance.
  • Support large file sizes.
  • NTFS supports disk quotas, allowing you to control the amount of disk usage on a per user basis.
  • The boot sector is backed up to a sector at the end of the volume.
  • Fragmentation does not influence the system performance.
  • Faster access speed. NTFS minimizes the number of disk accesses required to find a file.
  • NTFS supports a native encryption system called Encrypting File System (EFS), using public-key security to prevent unauthorized access to file contents.
  • NTFS is much more flexible than FAT. Its system areas are almost all files instead of the fixed structures used in FAT.
  • The built-in Disk Management in Windows Vista/2008 can extend/shrink NTFS partition only.
  • Windows Vista, Windows 2008 can only be installed in NTFS partition.
There are three methods to convert FAT disks to NTFS as follows:
  1. 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. Meanwhile, the risk of data loss when converting FAT to NTFS by formatting is much higher than other methods.
  2. Convert FAT to NTFS Using Command Prompt
    Using this method, open the command prompt by clicking 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.
  3. Convert FAT Partition to NTFS with Partition Wizard Server Edition

    convert FAT disks to NTFS.

    1. Select a FAT12/16/32 partition.

      convert FAT disks to NTFS.

    2. Click Partitions -> Convert FAT to NTFS.

      convert FAT disks to NTFS.

    3. The pop-up dialog box will show the source and destination file system, click "start" to continue.

      convert FAT disks to NTFS.

      Then the process of converting FAT disks to NTFS will start soon.

      Notes:This operation will not be added to pending operations, once you click start, Partition Wizard will carry out the conversion task for the selected partitions immediately.

      convert FAT disks to NTFS.

      When the convertion completes, just click the "close" button, and you will get the NTFS disk instead of FAT.

      convert FAT disks to NTFS.

    Tips: The good news is that Partition Wizard Home Edition and Business Edition are totally free for home users and business users. You can convert FAT to NTFS with this partition software without any payment. In fact, convert partition is just a small part of this freeware.

    You can free download this partition software for free to have a try.

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