Convert File System Without Formatting on Windows

If you use older file systems and your harddisk filled with full of data, and there’s no space to back-up, there’s a way to convert FAT file system to NTFS without getting any program except Windows has. A simple command will get you to success.

How to Convert FAT file system to NTFS file system?

First of all, we need to open console prompt. If you don’t know how to open this, go to Start menu or type “cmd”. After that, we will use CONVERT command to start process.

CONVERT usage

CONVERT volume /FS:NTFS [/V] [/CvtArea:filename] [/NoSecurity] [/X]

volume: Specifies the drive letter (followed by a colon), mount point, or volume name.
/FS:NTFS: Specifies that the volume will be converted to NTFS.
/V: Specifies that Convert will be run in verbose mode.
/CvtArea:filename: Specifies a contiguous file in the root directory that will be the place holder for NTFS system files.
/NoSecurity: Specifies that the security settings on the converted files and directories allow access by all users.
/X: Forces the volume to dismount first if necessary. All open handles to the volume will not be valid.

So, if you want to change driver D:’s file system to NTFS, type and enter:

CONVERT D: /FS:NTFS

It’s so that easy!

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