Convert NTFS to exFAT?

Discussion in 'SSDs & Data Storage' started by gobnu1, Feb 7, 2019.

  1. gobnu1

    gobnu1 [H]Lite

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    What would be the best way to do this without losing data on my C drive?
     
  2. kirbyrj

    kirbyrj [H]ard as it Gets

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    Get a second drive and copy the data.
     
  3. gobnu1

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    Sorry if I didn't explain it in full. If I copy all of the Windows stuff and then format it won't Windows no longer work? If so I couldn't copy my C drive back over
     
  4. Blue Fox

    Blue Fox [H]ardForum Junkie

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    Why are you wanting to convert your boot drive to exFAT? It's best suited to removable flash media. NTFS is still the only way to go for Windows.
     
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  5. mnewxcv

    mnewxcv [H]ardness Supreme

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    Yeah, why would you want exfat on a boot drive?
     
  6. Chas

    Chas [H]ardness Supreme

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    Very simple.

    YOU DO NOT.

    ExFAT has no place on your OS drive.
    It's meant for removable media, period.
     
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  7. rtangwai

    rtangwai [H]ard|Gawd

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    OP, are you worried about ADS in NTFS and that's why you want to go exFAT on your boot drive?