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Windows 7: Backup Partition - NTFS vs FAT32

19 Oct 2009   #11
kreesdqban

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Why is it that portable hard drives use FAT32 and not NTFS?


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23 Oct 2009   #12
quenoteam

win7 x64 spanish
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kreesdqban View Post
Why is it that portable hard drives use FAT32 and not NTFS?
For use in WINXP-VISTA-7 and Mac OS X
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23 Oct 2009   #13
kreesdqban

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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Why is it that portable hard drives use FAT32 and not NTFS?
For use in WINXP-VISTA-7 and Mac OS X
Would it be wise to convert a portable hdd to NTFS for use with Windows PC's only?
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23 Oct 2009   #14
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kreesdqban View Post
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kreesdqban View Post
Why is it that portable hard drives use FAT32 and not NTFS?
For use in WINXP-VISTA-7 and Mac OS X
Would it be wise to convert a portable hdd to NTFS for use with Windows PC's only?
Sure. Sides NTFS is already getting great support on Mac and Linux thanks to ntfs-3g
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19 Jan 2010   #15
SanityKills

Windows 7/XP
 
 

I am attempting to configure the same setup. I have an NTFS partition that I hide from Windows while it's booted, however, this also hides the drive from the Windows 7 image backup process so it is not listed as a backup option. Is it safe to assume that I would have to show the partition with a drive letter then manually hide it after each backup routine as opposed to somehow enabling the Windows 7 image backup process to see a partition that does not have a drive letter assigned?

I prefer to hide the partition to eliminate any possibility of accidentally deleting any contents within the restore partition--as is my current setup with Acronis True Image Home with Acronis Secure Zone. With the F8 boot option it would be nice to go completely native Windows for backup/restore but I'm kinda hung up on having a hidden partition.
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19 Jan 2010   #16
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SanityKills View Post
I prefer to hide the partition to eliminate any possibility of accidentally deleting any contents within the restore partition....but I'm kinda hung up on having a hidden partition.
Then simply deny the permission to delete contents from the drive for your user account. A hidden partition is no longer required from there on.
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