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Old 2005-05-18, 08:47 PM
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Re: HD problem, all files read only

Originally Posted by jcrab66
...isnt it also true that you can go from fat 32 to ntfs but not the other way? Perhaps that has something to do with it...
That is true, but it has nothing to do with transferring files. What you're referring to is when you convert one type of file system to another. You can convert a FAT32 to NTFS, but not the other way around. Files will transfer between the two systems with no problems at all - except of course, the file size limit, as elmerbumpkin sort of touched on. It's a file size limitation, not transfer limitation, though they sort of go hand in hand - when you copy/move, you must be sure the destination file system is able to handle the file size coming from the source.

farmstar - if your destination drive is FAT32 and the source drive is NTFS and the file size is over 4GB, then you will not be able to transfer the file(s). You'll have to format the destination as NTFS. There are tricks to getting Linux to see an NTFS partition, but I'm not sure how it's done. That's something you'll have to Google to learn about.
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