What's the safest way to change cluster size

February 24, 2010 at 16:12:53
Specs: windows xp sp1, 784MB
Hi, simple question.

What's the safest way to change cluster size non-destructively on a ntfs partition? Doesn't have to be free as long as it does a good job.


Note: I'd rather not use partition magic, as that's partially why I got into this mess in the first place.

thank you


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#1
February 24, 2010 at 16:22:42
I believe 4k is the default cluster size for NTFS, I don't know why you would have changed it?

Reformat & reinstall.


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#2
February 24, 2010 at 16:25:59
Non-destructively.

Meaning, I'm not trying to wipe the drive in the process. I'm trying to keep what's on it.


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#3
February 24, 2010 at 16:39:08
"Non-destructively"

Yes, I know what you asked. You apparently made a boneheaded mistake & my recommendation to fix it is to reformat & reinstall.


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#4
February 24, 2010 at 16:58:30
Jam, please find another thread to troll in.

I'm asking politely.


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#5
February 24, 2010 at 17:52:10
I'll troll in and suggest that you listen to Jam. He is one of the most knowledgeable helpers on this forum.

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#6
February 24, 2010 at 18:08:45
Better yet, I'll just move the question to a forum that has grownups.

Sorry, I'm not gonna play your "He's a respected member" game. Like I care who's who on here. I just asked a question. I can see that even if you did know the answer, you would rather argue than be helpful.


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#7
February 24, 2010 at 18:31:21
You got your answer Default. If you don't like it, we are very sorry. :-)

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#8
February 25, 2010 at 00:37:40
The safest way is to backup the drive then try any reclustering
software. I prefer Partition Magic. I too would reformat then
reinstall.

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