Because NTFS has owners and permissions where FAT32 had none.
This area of networking gets to some since not only must we get the networking open (firewalls), the workgroup name but what about the user accounts in use?
I recently used Partition Wizard to convert my k drive from FAT32 to NTFS.
Before this conversion i used to share this drive on the wireless network in my house.
The k drive is on a computer wired to the router and all conection laptops are wireless. All systems use vista.
Since i have done the simple fat32-ntfs conversion my laptop wont access the k drive. I havent changed any settings but when i try i get the following:
WINDOWS CANT ACCESS \\COMP NAME\K
Check the spelling of the name. Otherwise, there might be a problem with your network.......... blah... , click diagnose
Ive tried renaming the drive and accessing it again through 'startmenu/Network/computer/k' and i keep getting the same message no matter what i do.
Does anyone have any suggestions, as i cant see why it would stop just because of the different drive format.