Store NTFS files in a flash dive.

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May 15, 2011 at 10:47:01
Specs: Windows 7 , Intel T6600 800 MHz FSB, RAM 4GB
I have two USB flash drives, one has FAT file system and the other has FAT32 file system. Both are formated and do not contain any files or folders. Can I store NTSF files in both flash drives? The OS is Win7 Home Premium edition. CPU: Intel duo T6600 (2.2 GHz, 800MHz FSB), RAM: 4 GB. How can I do this?

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May 15, 2011 at 11:00:47
FAT12, FAT16 and FAT32 have some file size limitations and possibly file name character limitations which may or may not come into play.

Other than that your files can be kept on any of those file systems.

Look at the chart in the link below.

All that said, using flash drives for storage purposes is a bad idea, IMO. They are the least reliable of any modern media. Possibly a close second are memory cards.

All storage media can and will fail, break, get lost or stolen, etc. you should maintain at least two copies of any data you wish to keep.

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May 16, 2011 at 12:37:58
There really isn't such a thing as a ntfs file.

You simply reformat either or both to a ntfs file system. Then you may be able to keep some of the metadata associated with a file.

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