backup requires conversion to NTFS then can't do it RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have an external drive, 160 g, when I go to back up live insists on converting it to NTFS . It will not let me leave it in FAT. When it goes through the conversion process it fails, but it won't let me back up unless it converts. Catch 22!, can't save my back up plan.
    Sunday, April 20, 2008 3:57 PM


  • Try formatting using Windows Explorer. Go to My Computer, right click the external drive and select format on the context menu. If you have data on the drive that you wish to preserve, from a command prompt run this command - convert drive_letter: /fs:ntfs 

    You may have to run the command window as an administrator.

    Sunday, April 20, 2008 4:46 PM