Convert FAT32 to NTFS file system without losing data

The way in which the files are arranged, named and organized is known as file system. The same system is used on removable drives and storage devices to maintain the location of drives. Some file System allows multiple programs to update data in the same file at same time.  FAT32 (File Allocation Table) and NTFS (New Technology File System) are the types of Disk file System.

FAT32 was previously used in DOS and windows98. Windows XP introduced NTFS which is widely used as NTFS and has several improvements over FAT and HPFS (High Performance File System) such as improved support for metadata and the use of advanced data structures for improved performance, reliability, and disk space utilization, plus additional extensions as it provides high security. Continue reading “Convert FAT32 to NTFS file system without losing data”

Free Giveaway: Convert File System of a Drive between NTFS and FAT/FAT32

Windows have two main types of File Systems being used in the disk storage namely, FAT/FAT32 and NTFS. Both of these have their own advantages and disadvantages over other. So in case you want to convert your drive’s file system from one format to another, then you can do that easily without any data loss.

With the help of this tool called NTFS to FAT32 Converter Pro Edition, you can convert between the FAT and NTFS file systems easily. Continue reading “Free Giveaway: Convert File System of a Drive between NTFS and FAT/FAT32”

Convert NTFS Partition to FAT, FAT32 File System

With reference to the post mentioned today that describes how to convert FAT file system to NTFS; the following article will let you know the steps to convert NTFS to FAT system.

Steps to convert NTFS to FAT and FAT32 system:

1.    The important point that I would like to mention here is that Windows can not convert NTFS file system to any other by default and without use of any software. Continue reading “Convert NTFS Partition to FAT, FAT32 File System”

Convert FAT, FAT32 Partition to NTFS File System

Windows supports few File Systems only like FAT, FAT32 and NTFS each having its own advantages and disadvantages. So if you wish to convert from one file system to another then you can surely do that.

What is FAT and NTFS File System?

FAT was a file system developed by Microsoft in 1977. The file system is still under use in removable media like USB Drives and floppy disks. FAT operates as three versions FAT 12, FAT16 and FAT32.
With the launch of Windows NT 3.1 in 1993 by Microsoft, the NTFS File System came into existence.

FAT vs. NTFS

NTFS has serious improvements over FAT like improved access speed, performance, reliability, fault tolerance, recoverability, complicity, security, as well as support for long file names, large volumes. Continue reading “Convert FAT, FAT32 Partition to NTFS File System”

What is Recycler Folder and How to remove it

If you have used Windows for quite some time now then you must have seen this folder called RECYCLER. But many people don’t know what this folder is and what is it doing in the drive?

What is Recycler folder?

The Recycler folder is used only on NTFS partitions and is referred to as a location where all the deleted files go after they have been deleted by the user. Now you may be wondering if it contains the deleted files then why we have the Recycle Bin.

When a file is deleted it goes to the Recycle Bin but when the Recycle Bin is emptied, the files are stored in this Recycler folder. This is the reason why we can still restore the deleted data in the Windows. Continue reading “What is Recycler Folder and How to remove it”

4 Windows Tricks You Must Know – Part 1

Windows is full of unknown features some of which are known to us but most of them are unexplored. There are many features that I think one should know about so here is a two-phased article that gives you insight about some unknown Windows Tricks.

4 Windows Tricks

1.    Remove Shortcut Arrows from Desktop Icons

•    Open regedit and navigate to the following entry Continue reading “4 Windows Tricks You Must Know – Part 1”

Password Protect Files and Folders with Free Folder Lock

Worried about the important and confidential files? Whatever is the partition type whether NTFS or FAT32 of Windows, you can easily protect your sensitive files and folders with a password.

There may be many tools available on the net to secure the files but most of them are trial versions. Here is the free software called Folder Lock which, though being an unregistered version, can easily safeguard your sensitive or private files Continue reading “Password Protect Files and Folders with Free Folder Lock”

Solution to Missing Security Tab in File Properties

I wanted to change some file permissions to a file in windows and required to see the “Securitytab in the file properties dialog. Tried many things as it was missing from my system and thought it would be worthwhile sharing with you.

The security tab is quite important when using Windows XP as it allows the Admin to change or allocate the permissions to some files or folders for some user or a group. But if you are also not getting this tab when you click on folder properties, then here is the solution. Continue reading “Solution to Missing Security Tab in File Properties”

Steps to do at Windows was Unable to Complete the Format problem

I wonder what is going with my PC right now but the truth is that my system is displaying this error message “Windows was unable to complete the format” every alternate time when I try to format my USB Pen drive. It is certainly a PC problem as this is happening with all drives i have.

This is a strange problem I have started facing recently and what it does is:

•    Doesn’t format the drive once every two tries.
•    Renames the drive to “Removable disk” thereby removing our set names. Continue reading “Steps to do at Windows was Unable to Complete the Format problem”