Reformatting a FAT to NTFS drive

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How can you reformat a drive from FAT to NTFS without losing all the data?

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The MFT is created in a different location than on a volume originally formatted with NTFS, so volume performance might not be as good as on volumes originally formatted with NTFS. For optimal performance, consider recreating these volumes and formatting them with the NTFS file system. Volume conversion from FAT or FAT32 to NTFS leaves the files intact, but the volume might lack some performance benefits compared to volumes initially formatted with NTFS. For example, the MFT might become fragmented on converted volumes. In addition, on converted boot volumes, convert applies the same default security that is applied during Windows Setup

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  • CharlieBrowne
    You would need to backup the data and then restore it.
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  • jinteik
    no you cant, like Charlie mention, backup your data and restore it
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  • Subhendu Sen
    The Q is to conversion without losing data ! So, U can use this command:
    convert x: /fs:ntfs
    if u r using Windows OS.... (if Linux/Mac, command totally different) while x is the drive letter no which u want to convert. This helps to intact ur data without losing any. However, safer method is to take backups 1st then do this job. There r also 3rd party tools/utilities (free) which u can use for this issue.
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