Converting FAT32 to NTFS -- New PC, HDD issues

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  1. Blazed Monkey

    Blazed Monkey It puts the lotion on its skin....

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    I just built a new PC running WinXP Pro, the main HDD is a Western Digital 250GB drive (NTFS), and I have a Maxtor 40GB drive (FAT32) that came out of my old win98 machine.

    All of my downloaded albums (about 700) are stored on the Maxtor drive, and I can play everything on them fine, but for some reason, I can't add any new folders, and I can't change any of the ID3 tags on the files. I haven't tried moving any files onto the HDD, but I'm assuming since I can't add any folders, I probably can't add any files either.


    Is this an issue with FAT32, and if so, how can I convert the drive to NTFS? If I copy the contents of the Maxtor, and transfer the files over the the WD, the reformat the Maxtor to NTFS and move the files back, will that work?


    I'm just worried I'm going to lose my albums :hs:
     
  2. OmniFire

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    start>>run>>cmd>>convert D: /fs:ntfs /v

    change D to whatever letter
     
  3. Blazed Monkey

    Blazed Monkey It puts the lotion on its skin....

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    Thanks!!! :bigthumb:
     
  4. Blazed Monkey

    Blazed Monkey It puts the lotion on its skin....

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    So I ran that, and this is what I end up with after it checks the file structure:

     
  5. Dragen

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    backup the stuff on the new drive, and try format the old one
     
  6. 5Gen_Prelude

    5Gen_Prelude There might not be an "I" in the word "Team", but

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    Yeah, you should backup anyway, this can and has failed in the past. I don't see any reason why you can't add and remove folders though - I still use FAT32 drives for some items on NTFS systems.
     

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