the xp os should be able to read fat32. What kind of indication are you getting?
Hi all, Great forum! I may have made a terrible mistake recently when, in an effort to help a friend, I backed up her old drive which I believe was fat32, to a brand new Maxtor 200 gigabite drive. Of course, we were in a hurry, so I did not format the new drive..... I am assuming that the new drive right out of the box would already BE ntfs, but I'm not sure. Now that I have upgraded her old drive to xp-pro, her computer will not read ANY of the files that we backed up on the maxtor. I'm ASSUMING the problem is that the backed-up data is Fat32 and since the new o.s. is ntfs, it cannot read it? I am also assuming that all I have to do is CONVERT the files on the back-up from Fat32 to ntsf, and all will be well.......Any thoughts? MUCH appreciated! CM