File system, also named file management system, is used to manage file storage modes and data structure in partition. Besides the function to organize and allocate space for files, it can also help system protect and retrieve stored files. There are many kinds of file systems, and FAT, NTFS, HFS and HPFS are commonly seen ones. In Windows systems, FAT and NTFS are used most.
FAT, the acronym of File Allocation Table, is named since it adopts 12-bit file allocation table. Being an old file system, FAT has three versions including FAT 12, FAT 16 and FAT 32. The latest FAT 32 can support partition as large as 2 TB and file as large as 4 GB. Though FAT 32 improves disk utilization rate and decreases the rate of system crash, it still has disadvantages like low compatibility. With the increase of demands for disk management, FAT 32 can not satisfy users' increasing requirements.
NTFS, short for New Technology File System, is the standard file system of Windows operating systems after Windows NT. With high security and no limitation for file size, NTFS owns multiple merits. Besides the functions to calculate errors, repair disk, compress disk, NTFS can also be used to encrypt files. Since NTFS can effectively maximize disk space utilization, it has become the best choice for most Windows users.
After knowing the very difference between the two file systems, users can easily find that NTFS is the preferred one. If users want to convert their FAT to NTFS, how can they realize it? Here, we strongly recommend a piece of powerful partition magic - MiniTool Partition Wizard.
Professional partition magic
Users who are not familiar with professional knowledge of computer can resort to partition magic to covert FAT to NTFS. Professional partition magic can realize FAT to NTFS conversion while protecting data in the managed partition from damage. Users just need to download the professional partition magic - MiniTool Partition Wizard via www.partitionwizard.com and then finish FAT to NTFS conversion according to given guidance.
How to convert FAT to NTFS
After downloading professional partition magic - MiniTool Partition Wizard, users need to install it on computer and run it to enter its main interface:
The screenshot above is the main interface of professional partition magic. Users can find that besides the function to convert FAT to NTFS, the software provides other functions such as copy partition, extend partition, delete partition and align partition. If users want to accomplish FAT to NTFS conversion, they need to choose the target partition and then click "Convert FAT to NTFS". When operations are done, operate on the basis of operating prompts. After professional partition magic has completed all previous operations, users are successful to convert FAT to NTFS.