Question about PC Desktops

1 Answer

Reformat western digital passport from FAT to NTFS ID 2007

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Sergeant:

    An expert that has over 500 points.

  • Expert
  • 349 Answers

This is an excellent site to view ,to obtain the info you need

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb456984.aspx

good luck
Terry

Posted on Apr 01, 2008

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Gateway Desktop


Might want to use the Windows software to reformat. It should be about the first thing you do when you put in your Windows OS DVD.

Mar 13, 2013 | Gateway GT5028 PC Desktop

2 Answers

I need to replace the (failed) HD with a Seagate 80GB which is currently formatted FAT32. Is this OK or do I need to reformat as NTFS? Using WinXP


I'd use NTFS but you can make up your own mind here....

http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/windows/xp/all/proddocs/en-us/choosing_between_ntfs_fat_and_fat32.mspx?mfr=true

If you have old computers that need to access files on yours go FAT or FAT32. If you intend to or would like to add huge hard drives in the future (over 2 TB) go NTFS.

Regards

TickMagnet

Aug 19, 2011 | Dell Dimension 2400 PC Desktop

1 Answer

It renamed most files by adding a dot & five digit number (.12345) after the file name which I don't like. Why did it do that? How can I get the numbers removed? What can I do so that backups in the f


use different software to back up your files, and as to the (.12345) you would have to go through and rename each one, and yes it can take a very long time, been there done that

Apr 16, 2009 | PC Desktops

1 Answer

Can't copy files to drive. Says disk is full and it is not.


what filing systems do the passport drives use and how large are each of the files ?

If they are fat 32 and the files are each larger then 4gb then that is why it will not work as fat32 does not support or allow more then 4gb per file due to the filing system so you would need to format it as NTFS if you want to store files larger then 4 gigs

Apr 14, 2009 | PC Desktops

1 Answer

2000 or XP does not see Western Digital 160 GB Ide


Hi,

Seems that the Hard disk is formatted with MAC format and not Dos/Windows.

Connect the hard disk to Mac machine and check the type of filesystem of drives. If they are not NTFS/FAT then it will not be read by windows operating systems.

You need to format the drives with FAT32 or NTFS to get it read by Windows OS, you can do this in MAC machine as well.

Hope it resolves your issue.
Thanks.

Mar 16, 2009 | Dell PC Desktops

2 Answers

Phillips 1TB HDD problem, playing movies hrough DVD player (USB)


My question would be are the movies in the right format. Just because they play on your computer does not mean they will play on you DVD.NTFS or FAT 32 would have no bearing on this. They are simply data per sector protocols and are related to magnetic storage devices.You may need the proper codec for you computer so it can make a DVD you player can play.

Dec 14, 2008 | PC Desktops

1 Answer

System restore


no a system restore can take the computer back to an earlier time, windows is usually installed to do this, a reformat has a double meaning 1st format in FAT, FAT32, NTFS and leave (these are mostly used as storage drives) 2nd reformat: this is when a new windows or linux intallation is done, hence "i had to completely reformat my drive"

regards 

Nov 23, 2008 | Acer Aspire M1641-U1521A PC Desktop

1 Answer

How do I re format my Western Digital 500GB My Book so it will accept files greater then 4GB?


The only requirement for file sizes that large is that you format the drive using NTFS. FAT or FAT32 will not support files that large, so make sure you format NTFS :)

Hope this helps!

Sep 28, 2008 | PC Desktops

1 Answer

File format is ntfs need to be fat 32


You need to reformat the HDD if you want to change the file system from NTFS to FAT 32.

Sep 18, 2008 | PC Desktops

Not finding what you are looking for?
PC Desktops Logo

Related Topics:

35 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top PC Desktops Experts

joecoolvette
joecoolvette

Level 3 Expert

5660 Answers

Brian Sullivan
Brian Sullivan

Level 3 Expert

27725 Answers

Les Dickinson
Les Dickinson

Level 3 Expert

18299 Answers

Are you a PC Desktop Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...