Converts FAT and FAT32 volumes to NTFS
convert [volume] /fs:ntfs [/v] [/cvtarea:FileName] [/nosecurity] [/x]
volume Specifies the drive letter (followed by a colon), mount point, or volume name to convert to NTFS. /fs:ntfs Required. Converts the volume to NTFS. /v Specifies verbose mode, that is, all messages will be displayed during conversion. /cvtarea:FileName For advanced users only. Specifies that the Master File Table (MFT) and other NTFS metadata files are written to an existing, contiguous placeholder file. This file must be in the root directory of the file system to be converted. Use of the /CVTAREA parameter can result in a less fragmented file system after conversion. For best results, the size of this file should be 1 KB multiplied by the number of files and directories in the file system, however, the convert utility accepts files of any size.
For more information about using the /cvtarea parameter, see "File Systems" at the Microsoft Windows XP Resource Kits Web site.
/nosecurity Specifies that the converted files and directory security settings are accessible by everyone. /x Dismounts the volume, if necessary, before it is converted. Any open handles to the volume will no longer be valid.
To convert the volume on drive E to NTFS and display all messages, type:
convert e: /fs:ntfs /v