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Windows 7: Convert FAT or FAT32 Volume to NTFS

25 Jan 2011   #100
pimiimip

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Thank you for the awesome tutorial! I got my external hard drive converted to NTFS pretty smoothly, except for getting that inconsistency error. Keep up the good work!!


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25 Jan 2011   #101
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

That's great news Pimiimip. You're most welcome.
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27 Feb 2011   #102
seanosaur

Windows 7 (64-bit)
 
 
How Long?

How long of a process is this, normally? My 8GB cruzer has been running for HOURS but I don't want to stop it in fear of bricking the drive...
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27 Feb 2011   #103
SledgeDG

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

8GB ??? No idea but my 1TB external Hard drive was done in less than 10 minutes
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27 Feb 2011   #104
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seanosaur View Post
How long of a process is this, normally? My 8GB cruzer has been running for HOURS but I don't want to stop it in fear of bricking the drive...
Hello Sean, and welcome to Seven Forums.

A USB flash drive would be slower than a internal HDD since it is connect via USB, but that is a long time for even that. Was the USB drive encrypted or compressed? If so, that would take a while for it to finish.
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27 Feb 2011   #105
seanosaur

Windows 7 (64-bit)
 
 

No, there was no encryption or compression on the drive. I got fed up with waiting so I closed the command prompt and, luckily, the disk management screen showed NTFS!
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27 Feb 2011   #106
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

That's great news.
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11 Apr 2011   #107
pwner591

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

omg!!! you know what it worked .. thank you so much... that thing was a pain in my arse, i wasn't able to copy huge files in my hdd.. but you made it possible. thank you ...

ps: it took ten mins to convert 500gb hdd with 435gb of data.. :P
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11 Apr 2011   #108
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're welcome Pwner, and welcome to Seven Forums. Thank you for posting back your results.
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22 Jun 2011   #109
gerry81

xp
 
 

Apologies for dragging up an old thread but found it on google and it seems an appropriate place for my question/problem. I used convert.exe to convert a 1TB external drive from fat32 to ntfs, had no problems or errors and had a message in the command prompt stating that the conversion had completed. However when I select the drive in my computer or using the drive management utility it still states that the format is FAT32. Any ideas?
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