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jakesp

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Hi

I want to convert my FAT32 hard drive to ntfs from Windows XP. When I go to the command prompt to enter the command it says C:\Documents and Settings\ followed by my name. I have tried entering C:\ and the full convert instruction but it says " 'c:\' is not recognised as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file. "

I have carried out this process before without problem, but can't remember doing anything different, so if anyone could let me know what I'm doing wrong this time, I'd be vey grateful. :)

Thanks, Jake
 

Bryan

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You don't want to use the slash after the drive letter. On the Start Menu click on "Help and Support" and then search for Convert FAT32 and you'll see a help article listing the correct command syntax.
 

Bryan

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In case you still can't find it,

convert c: /fs:ntfs

There's a space after the "c:" ...
 

jakesp

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Thanks Bryan - I knew it would be something small I'd missed. I was trying to get the prompt to just say C:\ - without the documents and settings bit - before entering the convert instruction.

Thanks again, Jake
 
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