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    upon attempting to convert my external hard drive to NTFS as per sugestion (mandate) of one care the conversion started and then failed. 

     

    I have a new western digital passport drive and was unable to convert it manually at the CMD

     

    I have not attempted to delete the partition and reinstal yet because I am worried about data loss

     

    any suggestions?

    Tuesday, February 5, 2008 6:49 PM

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  • My recommendation is: if there is any data on the drive, copy it to another location temporarily. Then, format the drive as NTFS and copy the data back to the drive.

    I'm not comfortable with the conversion of a file system with data in place. Although it can work, and usually does, there is risk associated with this procedure.

    -steve

     

    Tuesday, February 5, 2008 9:44 PM
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