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3. Components > FAT to NTFS Conversion Utility

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FAT to NTFS Conversion Utility — \windows\system32\convert.exe

Synopsis

The filesystem is the invisible mechanism on any drive that is responsible for keeping track of all the data stored on the drive. This tool converts a drive using the FAT (File Allocation Table) filesystem to the more robust NTFS (NT File System) without damaging the data stored on it. Among other things, NTFS provides much more sophisticated security than FAT or FAT32 (used in most previous versions of Windows), as well as encryption and compression. The syntax is as follows:

convert volume /fs:ntfs [/v] [/cvtarea:fn] [/nosecurity] [/x]

To convert drive c:, for example, type convert c: /fs:ntfs. The following options are also available:


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