FAT32 to NTFS volume label

April 5, 2010 at 10:06:32
Specs: window xp home

When trying the Command prompt

convert c: /fs:ntfs

I get the following:

The type of the file system is FAT32.
Enter current volume label for drive c:

Where can I get this info? Thanks


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#1
April 5, 2010 at 10:10:21

Maybe info in this ----
http://support.microsoft.com/defaul...
How to Use Convert.exe to Convert a Partition to the NTFS File System

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http://www.data.scec.org/recenteqs....

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#2
April 5, 2010 at 10:12:31

Just press Enter

id10t


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#3
April 5, 2010 at 10:42:26

If FAT32 is working for you, why convert to NTFS? There's always some risk when doing a conversion.

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#4
April 5, 2010 at 10:54:13

I agree with Jam. The only reason for a 'home' user to convert to NTFS, is access to files greater than 4GB on that drive.

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#5
April 5, 2010 at 12:35:03

But with DVD etc nowadays files are going to be bigger than 4GB so maybe that's why he wants to change.

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#6
April 5, 2010 at 12:44:23

The volume name is what is shown in my computer or explorer. If you named it that is. You may have edited it. Otherwise it should be no name.

Playing to the angels
Les Paul (1915-2009)


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#7
April 5, 2010 at 15:25:51

"But with DVD etc nowadays files are going to be bigger than 4GB so maybe that's why he wants to change"

We have no idea why he wants to change, that's why we asked.

And although a DVD can hold over 4GB of data, rarely is it a single 4GB+ file. I just popped in a retail movie DVD I had nearby & the disc contains 7.57GB. I opened explorer, sorted by size & the largest file on the disc is 0.99GB.



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#8
April 5, 2010 at 17:40:57

NTFS is a better file system except that it does run slower. It is more robust and can provide a bit more security.

Playing to the angels
Les Paul (1915-2009)


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#9
April 5, 2010 at 20:11:15

how about something simple;
type "label" at the cmd prompt
Hit enter and n for no when asked.
Note the label

Then do the convert providing the needed information.

The rest above doesn't matter for you.


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#10
April 6, 2010 at 01:50:39

But first it may be "wise" to ensure there are copies of all important data/files elesewhere - just in-case things go amiss?

Usually it goes OK - but then not always...


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#11
April 6, 2010 at 02:49:23

Thanks for the replies, I'm changing from FAT32 to NTFS because I'm changing from XP to Windows 7 so I have no choice.

The correct answer was, in command prompt I had to type:
vol c:

The volume label was: ACER

I didn't label the volume myself it was already labeled when I bought the PC.

Thanks again.


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