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Old 04-20-2007, 08:37 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Fat 32 HD

I have a Fat32 external Western Digital 500GB hard drive. It is my backup drive. I have 130GB's to backup to the external hard drive but when I run Windows Backup Software, it only backs-up a little over 4GB.....why isn't the whole 130GB's backing up?

How can I fix this?


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Old 04-20-2007, 09:00 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I think you have to edit your backup settings? And you should convert to ntfs unless you prefer fat32 for some reason ...should only take about 10 minutes or less I am thinking?

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Old 04-20-2007, 09:30 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Nothing wrong with FAT32. NTFS is more secure and a little faster with large volumes.
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Old 04-20-2007, 09:39 AM   #4 (permalink)
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FAT32 will not permit files to be larger than 4gb......

convert the drive to NTFS unless you are using an OS that does not support it.
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