Convert Command In Windows Server 2008

In this article I am going to explain about Convert command in Windows Server 2008 operating system and also explain it's related syntax.
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Convert command is Windows Server 2008 command line tool. This command is available in Window 7,Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, Windows XP and Windows 2000. Convert command is used to convert your partition from FAT32 to NTFS format. Convert command cannot convert the NTFS file system back to FAT or FAT32 format.

Note- NTFS is more powerful with more advanced features in performance, security, reliability than FAT.


convert [<volume>]  /fs:ntfs [/v] [/cvtarea:<File Name>] [ /nosecurity] [/x]

In above syntax

Parameter Description
<volume> Specifies the drive letter( followed by colon), mount point, or volume name to convert to NTFS.
/fs:ntfs Denotes that volume will be converted to NTFS format.
/v Specifies that files will be converted in verbose mode, all messages will be displayed during the conversion process.
/cvtarea:<File Name> Specifies that the Master File Table (MFT) and other NTFS metadata files are written to an existing, contiguous placeholder file.
/nosecurity Specifies that the security settings on the converted
files and directories allow access by all users.
/s Dismounts the volume first, if needed. Open handles to the volume will not be valid.

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