Change a FAT32 partition to NTFS

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How can change a FAT32 partition to NTFS, without the use of a third-party software?


The conversion of FAT32 to NTFS using a simple MS-DOS command.
  • Open a command prompt (Go to Start > Programs > Accessories > Command prompt:
  • Type the following command:
  • convert x: /fs:ntfs
  • Where "x" must be replaced by the letter corresponding to the drive you want to change.
  • Then press "Enter". If the drive contains the installation of Windows, a confirmation message will be displayed.
  • Confirm and proceed.

Thanks to dph for this tip.
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