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From FATS to NTFS

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Alexander P, Feb 7, 2007.

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  1. Alexander P

    Alexander P Thread Starter

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    My "C" Drive is NTFS, but when i do a backup, i am informed that my external hard drive "E" is FATS. When i click on RUN cmd and enter convert E: /FS:NTFS it then asks me for the volume label. Where do i find this information, without which i cannot proceed?:eek: :confused: Thanks to anyone out there who can help!!!!!!
     
  2. bernardus

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    The label is the name that you reserved or entered for that patition or drive.
    For instance: DATA. You give it a label as you like

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  3. bonk

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    Welcome,

    Have you given the external drive a Name like backup or something?
     
  4. Alexander P

    Alexander P Thread Starter

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    I just don't know what to enter, as every time i do it says the wrong label has been entered, any suggestions as to what i should type in for volume label info?
     
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    The volume label is just the name that you or someone else chose for the drive. It is the name of the drive in My Computer. If it has no assigned name, try leaving the box blank or type "None".
     
  6. Alexander P

    Alexander P Thread Starter

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    O.K Bernardus i will try that, thankyou!
     
  7. Alexander P

    Alexander P Thread Starter

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    Thanking you all, beginning to comprehend where you're coming from!
     
  8. bernardus

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    As far as I can remember you can give it any name. As long as you select the proper drive.
    But since you can read the drive you can read in explorer wht the label is. That label is all you need nothing mysterious. If you only convert and will save data? If you want to format the partition you may do what you wish. If in doubt, copy the info to another drive and format the partition, give it a name and restore the info later. Peace of cake.

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    You're Welcome
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