You asked about converting “files” from FAT32 to NTFS. If you meant individual files, that is not possible. FAT stands for File Allocation Table and NTFS is New Technology File System. Essentially what it breaks down to is that FAT32 and NTFS are just means of storing directories of file locations, also some information surrounding the file in NTFS but if you look at the file, bit for bit on the hard disk it is exactly the same in NTFS as it is in FAT32 (If you need further info on this, please visit this site.) However, you can convert partitions from FAT32 to NTFS in Vista easily. This isn’t a Vista thing, you could also do this in Windows XP. Just open a command window by typing “cmd” in the search field of your start menu.
You should first type in the help switch to learn more about how this utility works.
Below is the command to use if you want to convert your D drive. But make sure you fully understand the implications of using this utility before you use it. To convert a different partition, you’d simply change the “d” to the applicable letter.
<pre>convert d: /fs:ntfs</pre>