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that now I can control access to this file. I can assign specific permissions to specific users. I can allow some users full control. I can allow other users just read permissions to the file and so on. Generally speaking, if you're going to be creating a volume on a Windows system, unless there's a really good reason to do so, you should create that volume usingthe NTFS file system. The only time you'll probably want to create a FAT32 file system, is if you're dealing with a removable drive, like a USB flash drive. The problem here is that any corruption could occur on that removable drive if it's been formatted with NTFS and you don't properly stop the devicewhich a lot of users don't do. In addition, the permissions could cause problems when you move the device between systems because if I have permission assigned to a particular user on this system and I move that drive over to the other system and that user doesn't exist on that system then nobody's going to be able to access the files. So it kind of defeats the purpose of having a removable flash drive in the first place. Now because we have created BAT32 file system on our F drive, right here. And because it's an internal drive it's not going to be moved between systems. We probably don't want to use FAT32. There's too many security risks with using FAT32 over NTFS. Convert Command 7:27-9:58 So to end this demonstration we're going to use the convert command to convert this volume from FAT32 to NTFS. Go ahead and minimize disk management. Go back to command prompt. Now one option for converting the F drive from FAT32 to NTFS would be to simply reformat it. Hit the up arrow key and we can change the volume from G to F and we'll preserve the original volume name which was Data. The Data volume would then be formatted with the NTFS file system. However, we do have data on this volume and if I run this command it's going to blow away that data. So unless that volume is empty or unless you've already backed up that volume somewhere else and you don't mind restoring it all again this really isn't the most elegant solution. A better option is to use the convert command. The convert command take a FAT32 file system and convert it to an NTFS file system without damaging any of the data that's currently on that volume. So that's the best choice for what we need today. So let's convert F. And we want to specify file system of NTFS. Hit Enter. Now just to confirm that we're doing things the right way, we have to enter the current volume label for drive F which is Data.Enter. Okay, the conversion is complete. If I go back over to file explorer, click on the Data volume now. In fact if I right click on Data volume and go to properties, notice that the file system is now NTFS where it was FAT32 previously. And if I right- click on my document and go to its properties, notice that I now have the features associated with the NTFS file system.
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