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What is the windows command for changing the file system?


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November 25, 2008 9:29PM

For changing(Converting) file system, for example from FAT or FAT32 to NTFS,Click start, Run, Type cmd, press ok. At the command prompt, type the following, where drive letter is the drive that you want to convert: convert drive letter: /fs:ntfs For example, type the following command to convert drive E to NTFS: convert e: /fs:ntfs If the operating system is on the drive to be converted, you will be prompted to schedule the task when you restart the computer, because convertion can not be completed while the operating system is running. When you receive the following message at the command prompt, type the volume label of the drive that you are converting, and then press ENTER: The type of the file system is FAT.

Enter the current volume label for drive drive letter. On completion of convertion, message is displayed saying, Convertion complete.