ntfs or fat32 - cant recall

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i think i originally formatted this computer to ntfs but i cant recall how do i tell?

i guess fdisk would be the obvious answer but one wrong press of a button and bam! you up *plum* creek!
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Not too hard. Goto My Computer and then right click on one of your hard drives and goto Properties. Then look at the top of that page where it says File System. That is what the type of partition is :wink:
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THANKS! 8)
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if you're using WIN2K or XP, you can right-click My Computer, Manage, then
Disk Management. It will give you full analysis of the entire hd, including
disk format, drive letters, use of space etc. It's quite a useful and
complete tool. It looks nice too.

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UNFLUX wrote:
if you're using WIN2K or XP, you can right-click My Computer, Manage, then
Disk Management. It will give you full analysis of the entire hd, including
disk format, drive letters, use of space etc. It's quite a useful and
complete tool. It looks nice too.

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Oh very nice! Says my hard disks are healthy so that must be a good thing hehe :lol:
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Cool! i never even noticed the manage on the right click before... i have right clicked for "properties" a million times too... thanks for the cool tip...
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np - not an MCSE for nuthin'! :P

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Hey guys, I was referred by unflux. (ICQ nick:Tracy)
If you run the win2k professional on FAT32 fomatted disk, you can change the format to NTFS without losing any data on the volume. But once you've done that, that can't be reversible.(NTFS -> FAT32 : Impossible, it's possible if you format the volume and reinstall OS. :) Of course, you'll lose whole data on it.
Just a tip! If you already know about this, never mind.
Have a good weekend!
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Thanks for the tip :D
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yeah, good point. :!:

Also, if you noticed he said 'volume' and not partition. Microsoft has gotten away
from using that term because of the confusion with unix/linux using it.

So, in the Win2k/XP world, what used to be known as a partition is now a volume.

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UNFLUX wrote:
yeah, good point. :!:

Also, if you noticed he said 'volume' and not partition. Microsoft has gotten away
from using that term because of the confusion with unix/linux using it.

So, in the Win2k/XP world, what used to be known as a partition is now a volume.


That is interesting too, I did not know that.
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Hey Gadget Guru

All you need to do if you want to use fdisk. Just bring fdisk and i beleive you would hit #4 to view all your partitions. I never screw up with fdisk. fdisk is the easiest manually utility i can use. Hope that helps Gadget Guru. Be sure don't delete out any partitions using fdisk. I mean by that don't hit #3 at the prompt.
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UNFLUX wrote:
if you're using WIN2K or XP, you can right-click My Computer, Manage, then
Disk Management. It will give you full analysis of the entire hd, including
disk format, drive letters, use of space etc. It's quite a useful and
complete tool. It looks nice too.

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read my quote dsantamassino12. sorry, but this answer is what he
needed, not fdisk. Fdisk is a remedial program at best, and should be
avoided any more past win98.
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I alreay read your qoute. Well i use Longhorn and i still use fdisk. I just put in the Windows ME floppy and run fdisk from there. I'm way past Win98 and ME.
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what I am saying is that Windows has it's own console and
administrative tools to handle disk management within Windows. Fdisk
requires you to boot into DOS first.

Your way will work, but we offered him alternatives and better
solutions. In all honestly, no one in the professional world of IT that I
know of, ever use fdisk. It's a dinosaur program and not nearly as
powerful, flexible, or efficient as Disk Management Console.

Just so you are aware, I am certified with Windows 2000, and have a lot
of knowledge and experience. :wink:
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I would have to agree with Unflux on this one.

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