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 is more powerful than FAT or FAT32, and includes features required for shared web hosting Active Directory as well as other important security features. You can use features such as Active Directory and domain-based security by choosing NTFS as your file system.
If your choice is not NTFS, and you want to make your file system to be NTFS, how to do? You should convert your present file system into NTFS. You can do it through the following ways:
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.
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.
Convert FAT Partition to NTFS with Fat32 Formatter
A Professional Partitioning Manager can help you to convert FAT partition to NTFS, and Fat32 Formatter has powerful functions in partition management. As a Partitioning Manager, this partitioning software is a comprehensive disk management tool with a range of powerful functions, such as resize, create, format, convert, delete and explore partition, etc. Converting FAT to NTFS by this partitioning software is very simple. It can be finished with just a few clicks. You don’t have to keep in mind the complex command nor bear the risk of losing data.
The following is the screenshot of converting FAT to NTFS by this partitioning software:
And the good news is that Fat32 Formatter Home Edition is totally free for home 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.