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Solved: NTFS or FAT32 ???

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Money Pit, Feb 3, 2007.

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  1. Money Pit

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    Does anyone know how I find out which file system I have?, NTFS or FAT32? Thanks :) Dave
     
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    with xp, ntfs.

    right click my computer > properties > general tab > file system, near the top, under 'type'.
     
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    If you got to Start>All Programs>Accessories>System Tools>Disk Defragmenter it will open the disk defragmenter and it will show in the list of drives, next to your hard drive the file system. But usually if your hard drive is quite small (under about 30Gb) is would be a FAT32 file system
     
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    if it is a fat32 on windows 2000 there is a 32Gb limit on a partition i had got confused:rolleyes: :rolleyes: it says at Microsoft that the fat32 drives are usually found on windows 95,98,200 and ME versions of windows. unless you probably upgraded to XP.
     
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    Thanks Billy, I was aware there was a way to convert to NTFS, just wasn't sure which one I had LOL. I'll be replacing my hard drive in another year or so and that will mean a 'reformat' so I'm thinking I'll switch to NTFS then. Thanks :) Dave
     
  8. Money Pit

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    I'm not sure exactly what your saying chazshep but I am running XP and it's not an upgrade. It is a full OEM copy that was installed on this computer when it was built 2 1/2 years ago. Thanks :) Dave
     
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