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    It's the format file system that ya use. Most Win9x oses use FAT32 but 2K and XP can either use FAT32 or the more secure NTFS. So what os do ya use or are plan on usin? :?:

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    But hey Wiggo, if ya usin' Fat32 on ya partions (I assume they are bigger than like 30 gb) wouldn't that slow em' down..:?:

    I run NTFS straight through on my machines because i've read and learned that it gives the best performance and is more safe..

    Fat 32 is faster on smaller partions below 30 gb.
    NTFS is faster on bigger ones over 30 gb.

    Is this wrong..:?:

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    Well I don't use partitions myself larger than 25GB but I did state it as a warning incase security settings were turned on. ;)

    Now will ya read ya PM? :?:

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    Hey Wiggo I just read it, and I replyed to it to. Hope ya get it cause I keep getting those error messages when sending pm's.

    /THX

    :cheers:

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    How do you find out which one my computer uses?! What would i use if i have a mixture of partitions?

    ta ta

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    there should be no problems having different file systems on different partitions but it is highly recommended that you use NTFS.
    As tweaker said, it is faster and it is more stable!
    to check which file system you have, just right click on your drive icon in explorer and chose properties. see for file system under general tab.
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    Yeah i checked it out and Microsoft recommend the NTFS rather than the FAT and FAT32 security systems. The FAT systems shuold be used when using more than one OS in your partitions or using older versions of windows. Now im going to have to sort out my files to see if its worth conducting the partition it seems to have got a good response from this forum :thumb: and will help backing up my files as i have to many to use other means :(

    ta ta

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    NTFS is more secure than FAT 16 or 32 and i think its much more reliable file system than the other two aswell
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