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    2000 Professional

    Hi,

    If I convert a FAT Hard Disk to NTFS, it won't affect any of the data, will it?

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    m.q.

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    Re: 2000 Professional

    ..not if you do it properly and succeed. However, the advice is always to back up essential software first. If anything goes wrong in the middle, such as an interrupted power supply, you're scotched.
    Not sure why you want to do it, though.

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    Re: 2000 Professional

    Addint to Merc's comments - any low-level disk software (defragmenters etc) will cease to work. I am strongly against using NTFS in a home situation because if something goes awry, you can't access your system with a boot disk. And the only thing that can read NTFS formatted volumes is some version of NT - 200 and XP included - so any other operating systems would also cease to operate if you have them installed.
    -Mark

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