• What’s the difference between FAT32, FAT16 and NTFS?

    FAT16 is the original file system used in DOS and Windows 3.x, and was originally only designed for use on relatively small partitions. It's been revised so that it's possible to make a FAT16 partition up to 4GB in size, but no more than that. FAT32 is a revised version of FAT16 that can be used to...

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  • Admin Know-IT-All Question #21

    As most of us know, access control lists, or ACLs, are collections of metadata that are attached to files, folders and objects stored using the NTFS file system. Modify an object's ACL and you can restrict or allow access to that object by users or groups of users. However, ACLs don't work on any...

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  • Setting NTFS security via group policies

    User-submitted shortcut that uses plug-ins to help you increase security on system drives and the registry.

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  • How do I create an MS-DOS boot partition with HPFS or NTFS?

    How do I create an MS-DOS boot partition with HPFS or NTFS? You'll need to do one of a few things: 1) You can create a new partition on the disk. If you still have room left for a partition, mark that as bootable, and install the boot files there. I'd recommend using a third-party boot manager for...

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  • How can I migrate from an NT4 NTFS file system to Win2k NTFS?

    I have about 50 Windows NT 4.0 file and print servers that I need to migrate to Windows 2000.

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  • How do I change my Win2k/Win98 dual-boot system into a pure Win2k environment with a backup storage

    I have a dual boot Win2000/Win98 system on disks C and D (both FAT32). I want to boot straight to Win2000 (C drive) leaving the other drive (D) as backup or as secure storage (NTFS). What is the best method of doing this? And what is the best use of the second drive?

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  • After a restore, how do I get compatible drivers onto a machine so it will boot?

    When doing a full restore to a machine which is not identical to the original backed-up machine, the disk, video and NIC drivers in the backup are not likely to be compatible. The computer may not boot properly after the restore, especially if the disk driver is wrong. What is the best way, after a...

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  • Optimizing NTFS file system performance

    The hard disk can sometimes become a bottleneck in overall system performance. While not much can be done to overcome hardware-related limitations, admins can optimize the NTFS file system for better performance.

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  • Can you format a drive larger than 30 G bytes as FAT32?

    Regarding formatting a drive in XP: Even with the /FS:FAT32 switch turned on, can you format a drive larger than 30 gigs as FAT32? I believe it is going to do NTFS anyway.

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  • Diminishing access to a drive

    After changing a users group, some areas of a Win2k NTFS volume become inaccessible. The fix for this is fairly simple.

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