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Recognising, viewing and (selectively) copying files from NTFS

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by Karnivore, Sep 11, 2003.

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  1. Karnivore

    Karnivore Thread Starter

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    Well, Win2K finally got the better of me - stuck by it, for all it's faults - but, after it continually refused to reboot, via repair or anything else, I'm back - and, to be honest, happily so, on 98.

    I've installed Win98 on a clean drive, set as primary, the 'faulty' drive as secondary.

    My problem being that Win2k was installed on a 40gb drive, 36gb being NTFS, the other 4gb being FAT32.

    Win98 has recognised the drive, but (as expected) only the FAT32 portion - is there any way I can view the NTFS partition (a la file manger), thru 98, and copy selected files to one of my FAT32 partitions.

    As I said earlier, I can't boot from the NTFS partition at all - so a dual boot scenario is nigh on impossible!!

    Be as technical as you like - I'm a support technician - I simply don't know where to find the resources for this one, though - I searched first, and came accross this post - but the link's dead now.

    Any help gratefully received,

    Ta,

    Karn
     
  2. XbrvhrtX

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    I think you can use Partition Magic to covert NTFS to FAT32
     
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  4. Karnivore

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    Cheers fellas - tried Partition Magic (got a licenced copy of 6.00 here, funnily enough) - but the disk is so f*cked that it just times out - I'm gutted, cos I've lost a lot of things on there that are irreplaceable - but at least I've got my web access sorted, so who cares!!! lol
     
  5. NiteHawk

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    The basic problem is that NTFS will read a FAT32 file or partition, but NOT the other way around. I don't know any way of changing NTFS to FAT32, short or Fdisk'ing and formatting.

    IF there is a way to do it, and still preserve the data, I'd like to know it.
     
  6. XbrvhrtX

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    Just a long shot but you could try some sort of disk recovery tools
     
  7. DVOM

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    You need either w2k or XP to be able to access that NTFS partition from another partition on the same machine.

    BTW, you must have had an unusual situation to get that kind of bad experience from w2k. As long as you were willing to do a clean OS install, you really oughta give it another try.
     
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