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Hard Drive Partitions?

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8y, 5m agoPosted 8 years, 5 months ago
I have c: with xp on and its FAT32 and D: with nothing on and its NTFS.
Ihave tried converting D: to FAT32 but I still couldnt merge them with Norton PARTITIONMAGIC.
Should I convert C: to NTFS?
Will it delete all my files?
Thanks
Jack :)
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8y, 5m agoPosted 8 years, 5 months ago
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#1
yes, AFAIK
whay dont you back it up first?
you can also try use the default windows disk management
#2
AFAIK?
so it will delete them?
#3
i don't think it will delete the files. however you still want to make sure and backup important data.
#4
Hmm :s
#5
why do you want to merge them. usually quite prudent to have data on one partition (in your case 'D') and the O.S on a different partition (i.e. 'C'). That way, when windows goes belly up, you can reinstall it without having to worry about transferring/baking up your data....
#6
That is true :)
Cheers lol never thought of that!
#7
spikeyjacko
AFAIK?
so it will delete them?


lol ... As Far As I Know

i think it'll delete the data as its kinda formatting the drive
#8
You should be quite safe CONVERTING C: to NTFS.
It is not supposed to delete your files.
Obviously if you format to NTFS then you will lose your files.

But before you do anything.....BACKUP your C: drive.
:thumbsup:
#9
I'd make a good backup before even considering to attempt to merge the partitions to be honest, I've had PM crash once before mid-process and it pretty much FUBARed what was on the hard disc.
#10
Not doing it now but thanks everyone!

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