Wtf? Hard drive went from Fat32 to Ntfs

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by n8236, Nov 28, 2006.

  1. n8236 macrumors 65816

    Mar 1, 2006
    Something strange just happened.

    I bought an ext. HD a month ago, had it split equally among two partitions. One Extended Journal (backup purposes) and the remaining Fat32 (as storage).

    I don't know what happened, but suddenly I find myself not being able to write onto the Fat32 partition with read only permission. And the same thing has happened to my Bootcamp partition on my MBP's hard drive.

    Help is appreciated, thanks :D
  2. CanadaRAM macrumors G5


    Oct 11, 2004
    On the Left Coast - Victoria BC Canada
    Well, whatever happened it's NOT a spontaneous reformatting of the drive to NTFS. How have you determined it's NTFS, other than circumstantially by not being able to write?

    There is a FAT32 to NTFS one-way conversion utility called CONVERT.EXE, however this would have to be run on purpose, from withing Windows.

    Have you done Repair Permissions in Disk Utility already?
  3. treblah macrumors 65816


    Oct 28, 2003
    Did you install Vista on the BC partition?
  4. n8236 thread starter macrumors 65816

    Mar 1, 2006
    My bootcamp partition is running XP.

    I'm pretty certain I had those partitions to be Fat32 because I needed them to be written into. Those Fat32 partitions used to be named, but now they're called "untitled." I'm trying to recall what I did.

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