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8:38 PMConvert FAT or FAT32 Volume to NTFS
Steps To Follow:1. To Use a Elevated Command Prompt in Windows
A) Open a Elevated command prompt.2. To Use a Command Prompt at Boot
A) Open a command prompt at boot.3. In the command prompt, type convert drive letter: /fs:ntfs and press Enter. (See screenshot below)
NOTE: Substitute drive letter for the drive letter of the FAT or FAT32 drive or partition that you want to convert to NTFS. For example, I want to convert my USB flash key with the drive letter G: , so I would type convert g: /fs:ntfs and press enter.
4. If prompted to Enter current volume label for drive (drive letter) (ex: G: ), then enter the name (ex: NEW VOLUME) of this drive letter as it is displayed in the Computer window and press Enter.
5. When the conversion to NTFS is complete, you receive the Conversion complete message.
NOTE: This may take a while to convert depending on full and large the drive is. It may also seem like it has hung at points, but be patient and let it finish.
6. Close the command prompt.
NOTE: If you used a command prompt at boot, then also close the System Recovery Options window and restart the computer.
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