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fat32 4gb files limit

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by sidi, Sep 17, 2004.

  1. sidi

    sidi Member

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    Hi
    My computer has 3 hard disks (fat32), when I decided to work with videos, a face the trouble of fat32 big files(4gb limit). So now I want to convert one of the hard disks to ntfs. The questions is: can I work at the same time with 1hard disk with ntfs and the 2 others fat32? The other computer in the network(fat32) has to be changed to ntfs?
    Sincerely thanks. sidi
     
  2. CJC

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    Hey

    What Operating System do you have ?

    If you have Windows 2000/XP, you can format the HDD, but if ur running 98/ME you cannot.


    To Covert it to NTFS, click Start -> Run -> and type CMD and press enter.

    now type CONVERT X: /fs:ntfs
    X being the drive you want to convert, so if you want to convert C: change X: to C:

    CJC

     
  3. sidi

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    CJC thanks for you help.
    answering your question:
    the Operating System of main computer is winxp,but the computer in the network is winme.
    if i convert the main main computer to ntfs, will i be able to access datas in the network computer winme fat32?
    Sincerely thanks. sidi
     
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    sly_61019 Senior member

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    your me computer can NOT read ntfs hard drives.
     
  5. sidi

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    thanks too much sly_61019
    to me its important that winxp ntfs can read winme fat32.
     
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    Hey

    Your NTFS drive will be read-able through the network on the WinME Computer.

    CJC
     
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    thanks too much CJC.
    Sincerely thanks. sidi
     
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    lol, missed that little point. Yeah, the me computer can read the xp hd over the network.
     
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    sly_61019 i did not get it. are you sure, that me computer can read the xp hd over the network?
    if it is true so i wont have any trouble at all.
    thanks for this hot tip.
    Sincerely thanks. sidi
     
  10. CJC

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    Yes it is true sidi.

    I have a network here, with Nix, XP, 2000 and 98 boxes, and they can all read each other's HDDs.
    Being Fat32 and NTFS drives..

    CJC
     
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    thanks too much CJC.
    Sincerely thanks. sidi
     

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