Wednesday, February 8, 2012

How to convert FAT to NTFS without data loss?

With the unceasing development of computer technology, our demands for computers become higher and higher, among which demand for storage is the main representation. As the biggest size FAT supports is 4GB, FAT can not meet our demands for storing large files in this information era where information content becomes larger and larger. However, NTFS released by Microsoft can break through this limitation effectively. The biggest size of single file NTFS supports reaches 64GB which is enough to meet different storage demands for huge files. As the standard file system of Windows NT and later operating system, NTFS enhances much performance compared with FAT. Hence, converting FAT to NTFS is an inevitable choice for most computer users. When we upgrade file system, what we care about most is data safety. Although there are many methods for converting FAT to NTFS, these methods have big difference in safety.

Methods for converting FAT to NTFS and influences on data safety
When some users plan to convert FAT to NTFS, what they think about first is to format partition. Indeed, this method can help us convert FAT to NTFS. However, there is a big disadvantage using this method that formatting may lead to data loss. Therefore, I do not recommend this method. The other method is to use the third-party partition magic with the function of converting FAT to NTFS. Here, I recommend MiniTool Partition Wizard. This partition magic can help us covert FAT to NTFS easily without data loss or data damage. Next, let me introduce this powerful partition magic.

Partition magic MiniTool Partition Wizard
This multifunctional partition magic is developed by MiniTool Solution Ltd.. In order to meet different demands of different users', MiniTool Partition Wizard provides various editions, such as Partition Wizard Home Edition, Partition Wizard Bootable CD, Partition Wizard Server Edition, and Partition Wizard Professional Edition. All the above editions are developed for different users. It is worth emphasizing that the Home Edition of this partition magic is completely free for individual and home users, and it also supports 32-bit and 64-bit operating systems including Windows 2000, Windows XP, and Windows7. Moreover, every edition of this partition magic supports the current mainstream file systems, such as FAT32, NTFS, Ext2, Ext3, and Ext4. If you want to know more detailed information about MiniTool Partition Wizard or download this partition magic, you can visit its official website http://www.partitionwizard.com/. Next, I will introduce how to convert FAT to NTFS without data loss with MiniTool Partition Wizard.

Convert FAT to NTFS without data loss with MiniTool Partition Wizard
If we want to use this powerful partition magic, we need to download it from its official website. After owning it, we should install it on the partition where we do not do any operation, and then run it to open the following interface:

This is the main interface of MiniTool Partition Wizard, and it provides us with many functional buttons. As we will convert the selected partition from FAT partition to NTFS partition, we need to click "Partition" in the menu bar and select "Convert FAT to NTFS" in the pull-down menu. Then, the next interface appears:

We click "Start" functional button in the above interface, and this partition magic will convert the selected FAT partition to NTFS partition. After this partition magic finishes converting, please click "Close" to close this interface.


From this interface, we can see the selected E: partition has been converted to NTFS partition. When we check files stored in this partition, we will be surprised to find all files are not influenced by converting file system.

It is so easy to convert FAT to NTFS with MiniTool Partition Wizard. Besides, it will not bring us any influence on data. Most importantly, this so powerful partition magic is even free for individual and home users. Hurry to download this partition magic from its official website. 

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