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program compablyity when converting from fat32 to ntfs

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Anonymous
April 27, 2004 8:35:23 PM

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I need to know wether when i convert my FAT32 hard drive
to NTFS, that all my programs won't be effected by the
file system change? and if they will still execute
properly?
Anonymous
April 27, 2004 10:26:07 PM

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ok thanks for the info.
Anonymous
April 28, 2004 2:05:23 PM

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Yes, no, yes. Your programs don't know and don't care what the file system is.

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"alterslash" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:512101c42cb0$4facfde0$a401280a@phx.gbl...
> I need to know wether when i convert my FAT32 hard drive
> to NTFS, that all my programs won't be effected by the
> file system change? and if they will still execute
> properly?
Anonymous
April 28, 2004 2:05:24 PM

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> I need to know whether when I convert my FAT32 hard drive
> to NTFS, that all my programs won't be effected by the
> file system change? and if they will still execute
> properly?

David Candy wrote:
> Yes, no, yes. Your programs don't know and don't care what the file
> system is.

What David said with a caveat, imo.

You installed applications could care less what the file system is.
They worked before, they should work afterwards.
The caveat? If you converted to NTFS and the user in question does not have
file/directory permissions to the files/folders the program(s) occupy, then
it will seem like the new file system is preventing you from using the
application when it is actually the end-user's naivety with file/directory
permissions and usually quickly repaired.

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