Convert a volume: FAT32 to NTFS without Formatting or losing data. Windows Server 2008 R2.

TECHIE >> Software
6/23/2013 7:27:14 PM

 



1) Go to Start


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2) Choose "RUN"

 

3) Type in "CMD.EXE" - Make sure you run this as administrator

 

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4) Back-up processes


1. Make a back-up of all data on the volume converting to FAT32 to NTFS


2. Run - chkdsk k: /f. This will allow you to check for drive errors and fix corruption.

 

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5) Once back-up procedures have been implemented, implement the following command


 CONVERT K: /FS:NTFS               - with k being the letter of the drive we are converting from FAT32 to NTFS.

 

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6) After executing the convert process - it will then proccede to ask you for a volume label. Name the drive accurately to what you previously had it named.

 

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In this example, I will be naming the volume "HELLOKITTY"


7) Allow the process to complete. After executing the conversion process it will show you a variety of information such as total disk space on the volume, volume serial number, when the volume was created, and the actual conversion process.

 

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8) Verify that the process completed successfully.
1. Go to Start
2. Right Click on "Computer"
3. Choose "Manage"

 

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4. On the Server Manager, open up storage, and choose "Disk Management"

 

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5. Locate the Disk or Volume that you converted from FAT32 to NTFS


6. You can Verify that it successfully converted by right clicking on the volume and choosing properties

 

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7. View that it converted successfully under the File System information.


 


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