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TGFS vs FAT32


NoLaLady

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In learning to manage giant files, like a 1.5 hour 19 GB video tape, I bought a 500 GB hard drive (Western Digital) as, like, an emergency - from CompUsa - and cthen could not move a 19GB AVI file onto it (error message Drive C didn't have enought space to copy) and have tried everything to increase free space on my C: drive by moving stuff to the new E: drive and discovered that it is FAT32. What do I do now?? Help!!! Move everything back and re-format the drive?? There was no option to choose when I installed this thing and it didn't even occur to me!! Advice, please!!

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Have no idea what TGFS is, but if you have WinXP or Vista, changing the file system to NTFS is fairly easy.

 

Click Start and then RUN

type in cmd and hit enter

then type:

CONVERT C: /FS:NTFS

 

Where C: is the drive that you want to convert. This does not damage any data on the drive. Ideally, you would move any data back and then format the drive correctly. That would assure the proper size cluster. Using the Convert command may not set the clusters at optimum size due to the data.

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