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Changing Drive to NTFS


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I know that you can cahnge a FAT32 drive to a NTFS drive simply by doing this:

C:\> CONVERT D: /fs:ntfs

In Command Prompr, but it isn't working for me! :angry:

This is the message I get:

'CONVERT' is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file.

I have the program and I do not what what else to do.

I know about this web page from microsoft: http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=307881

But it still doesn't help.

I've also read stuff about this elsewhere but with no luck of solving anything.

Does anyone know what is wrong here?

There's a screenshot of the command window if that helps.



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So your trying to convert drive D from FAT32 to NTFS so that you can download files >4GB.

First of all this only works for windows 2000/XP

Something looks wrong with your screenshot

If you notice from your screenshot it says

C>convert D: /fs:ntfs

When it should look like this

C:\>convert d: /fs:ntfs

Here are the steps you should follow

Open up the command prompt by clicking Start -> Run -> type cmd and hit enter

Now type this exactly --> convert d: /fs:ntfs

It should look something like this --> C:\Documents and Settings\username>convert d: /fs:ntfs

Then just hit enter and wait for it to say complete

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It is not finding your convert.exe program

Look in C:\WINDOWS\system32 and make sure you have it

If its not there then try using windows Search function, and make sure it looks in hidden folders

Once you locate it then try specifying exactly where it is in the command prompt

For example it should look like this:

C:\Documents and Settings\username>c:\windows\system32\convert d: /fs:ntfs

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It didn't find it because it wasn't in your path.

from the cmd prompt first type this (just to eliminate the clutter on the line): cd \

then type: path

There displays the path list of where to search.

Don't mess with it without learning a lot more about it.

Certainly there is no need to modify it for the rare special use such as you were just doing.

If, instead of just cd \ to switch to the root directory and unclutter your line, you had typed:

cd \windows\system32

You would be in the directory your missing file is in, and then, just typing the command as you had originally tried it should work even though that directory was not in your path. This might be handier if there were multiple things you had to do in that directory.

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