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Re: FAQ: Andy Levy <andy.levy@gmail.com>

From: Holger Hoffstaette <holger_at_wizards.de>
Date: 2006-03-15 15:55:12 CET

On Wed, 15 Mar 2006 08:04:48 -0500, Andy Levy wrote:

> IIRC, NTFS has some journalling capabilities. You'll probably want to

"Some" would be an understatement.

> back up the drive, reformat it as NTFS, then restore the data. If you're

No need to - simply quit all running programs and run
%windir%\system32\convert.exe and you'll be able to convert
almost-on-the-fly (during the next reboot) without reformatting.

> using Win9x or ME, you're SOL though. But again, journalling really is
> only marginally helpful and will only help to protect against data loss in
> the event of an OS crash or sudden power loss. If the data is being
> corrupted because the disk is physically failing, you're hosed.

All very true and good advice.


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