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Windows 7: Convert FAT or FAT32 Volume to NTFS

27 Oct 2010   #70
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Need4steer,

It may be related to your other post from the link below since it's not a elevated command prompt in your screenshots.

Elevated Command Prompt


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27 Oct 2010   #71
need4steer

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Thanks for your fast response.
Do you think that one or more of my actions should have done in an elevated mode?
If so, don't you think I should have getting some message or indication saying so?
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27 Oct 2010   #72
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Well, the problem is that you disabled UAC. Usually it will work perfectly fine running elevated items like this, but every once in a while you may get one that just will not run properly unless UAC is enabled and you have allowed it to run elevated. It would be worth a try to enabled UAC for now, then try again to see how it goes.
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27 Oct 2010   #73
need4steer

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Thanks a lot.
I'll try it and will post back.
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28 Oct 2010   #74
asura8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hello Brink! Love this thread, as it has recently become relevant due to a game requiring an NTFS format external over a FAT32 format.

So. I've followed your tutorial exactly, and attempted this both in an elevated command prompt and on a safe mode with command prompt boot. Both times, I reach the following result:

"The conversion failed.
E: was not converted to NTFS."

I'm not sure where to go from here, without any errors given. Any advice on what to check? I can't afford to format my E: completely, as it carries most of my important files.

Edit: I realized my UAC was off and turned it to its highest settings, gave another attempt. No dice there either.
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28 Oct 2010   #75
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Asura,

You might see if running the chkdsk E: /F /R /X command on the drive may help if it had any bad sectors causing the failure. Afterwards, try converting it to NTFS again.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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29 Oct 2010   #76
asura8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Just ran through the command, no problems were found by chkdsk.

Took a LONG time.

Regardless, still receive that the conversion failed and E: was not converted to NTFS.
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29 Oct 2010   #77
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You might give the free program Partition Manager (Home Edition) a try to see if it may be able to convert it for you instead.
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29 Oct 2010   #78
asura8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Downloaded the program, gave it a run through. I let it run into the option to "close" comes up after converting file system runs for a while, but no actual conversion happens. not sure if I'm using the program wrong in some form, or if it is just failing, though I suspect the latter since it seems to be just running the command prompt lines.
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29 Oct 2010   #79
need4steer

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by need4steer View Post
Thanks a lot.
I'll try it and will post back.
Well now that I know that I ran it in elevated mode (note 1) it seems that my DOK is problematic - I cant format it only to exfat unless I'm using a 3'rd party utility.

(note 1) - https://www.sevenforums.com/1037016-post10.html


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by asura8 View Post
Downloaded the program, gave it a run through. I let it run into the option to "close" comes up after converting file system runs for a while, but no actual conversion happens. not sure if I'm using the program wrong in some form, or if it is just failing, though I suspect the latter since it seems to be just running the command prompt lines.
I think I would start over with removing all the data on the disk. I'll do so with the "clean all" command via diskpart. Look at this great tutorial, also from Brink - Disk - Clean and Clean All with Diskpart Command
Please note that if you have any information on volume e: you must backup it before performing the "clean all" command!.

BTW you wrote that this subject became relevant due to a game requiring an NTFS format external over a FAT32 format. How come? Do you want to copy it's installation image which size is larger than 4GB?
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