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Windows 7: Cannot get permissions to convert a drive to NTFS

29 Aug 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home premium x64
 
 
Cannot get permissions to convert a drive to NTFS

Im trying to convert a drive on my laptop from FAT32 to NTFS as recommended by Microsoft baseline security analyzer. When I type in convert E: /fs:ntfs command in the cmd prompt I get a message that I dont have permissions to do so. How, on my own machine do I get permissions or what do I type in to get to root? I know that on Linux machines you type in su to enter password to get to root user but Im not sure how on my own windows machine. I am a 1st year IT student and am learning. I thought I had all the permissions since I am logged into my machine as administrator.

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29 Aug 2012   #2

Windows 7 x64 (SP1)
 
 

windows key > type "cmd" > right-click "cmd" > Run as adminstrator
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30 Aug 2012   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Yes, running the CMD as an administrator should do the job.
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30 Aug 2012   #4

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x86 Service Pack 1 - Linux Mint Mate 14 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
windows key > type "cmd" > right-click "cmd" > Run as adminstrator
I was just going to mention that :P
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30 Aug 2012   #5

Windows 7 Home premium x64
 
 

Thank you....command was accepted but that that particular drive couldnt be changed from FAT32 to NTSF but still nice to know how to get to admin.
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30 Aug 2012   #6
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Please post back a screenshot of your maximized Disk Management drive map and listings:

1. Type Disk Management in Start Search box.
2. Open Disk Mgmt. window and maximize it.
3. Type Snipping Tool in Start Search box.
4. Open Snipping Tool, choose Rectangular Snip, draw a box around full map and all listings.
5, Save Snip, attach using paper clip in Reply Box.

Tell us what is on each partition.
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