Originally Posted by Tenshin
hello everyone, I have purchased the TM 8200 for about half a year now and until now I have had no need to change my drives from FAT32 to NTFS. I know I can use the command line to change my drives quickly, but I was wondering will it somehow mess up my laptop? Or should I acquire Partition Magic and convert my drives that way? Of course, my intentions are to convert my 2 partitions into NTFS without losing my current data.
Thank you for your time.
Converting to NTFS will not mess up your data, unless you have favorite apps that are strictly FAT32, which is very unlikely. It's quick and usually painless. I don't know why Acer insist on their drives being FAT32 still.
Just close out all your apps- wouldnt' hurt to defrag, then run the command prompt, etc:
To convert a volume to NTFS from the command prompt
Open the Command Prompt window.
In the command prompt window, type
convert drive_letter: /fs:ntfs
For example, typing convert D: /fs:ntfs would format drive D: with the ntfs format.