Hard Drive questions



Ozvideo
07-10-2005, 01:31 AM
I notice that if I click on my computer that besides the hard drives there
is a colum marked comments. What is this for & where would I enter data if
I wished to do so?

I also notice that my flash/thumb drive is listed as being Fat32. Could I
or should I convert this to NTFS to make them the same as all of the other
drives & if I did this would the drive hold more or be any faster or better?
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Thanks in advance

Mark L. Ferguson
07-10-2005, 01:31 AM
Most flash drives will run ntfs. It's better.

Rightclick the file icon, and look at the Properties to edit the comments.

Rightclick the column header of any column in Details view, to see the "Columns" item. This allows adding other 'details' to the
set.

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Mark L. Ferguson
FAQ for Windows Antispy http://www.geocities.com/marfer_mvp/FAQ_MSantispy.htm
"Ozvideo" <ozvideo@optusnet.com.au> wrote in message news:eWbhKk7dFHA.3712@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
>
> I notice that if I click on my computer that besides the hard drives there is a colum marked comments. What is this for & where
> would I enter data if I wished to do so?
>
> I also notice that my flash/thumb drive is listed as being Fat32. Could I or should I convert this to NTFS to make them the same
> as all of the other drives & if I did this would the drive hold more or be any faster or better?
> --
> Thanks in advance
>

Videot
07-10-2005, 01:32 AM
I've just been given a 1GB Astone thumb drive. My computer says it's fat
32. When I try to format it the only options are fat or fat32? Is there
any other way to format as NTFS it using other software perhaps?


"Mark L. Ferguson" <marfer_mvpREMOVE@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:ug41TeAeFHA.2244@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
> Most flash drives will run ntfs. It's better.
>
> Rightclick the file icon, and look at the Properties to edit the comments.
>
> Rightclick the column header of any column in Details view, to see the
> "Columns" item. This allows adding other 'details' to the set.
>
> --
> Mark L. Ferguson
> FAQ for Windows Antispy
> http://www.geocities.com/marfer_mvp/FAQ_MSantispy.htm
> "Ozvideo" <ozvideo@optusnet.com.au> wrote in message
> news:eWbhKk7dFHA.3712@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
>>
>> I notice that if I click on my computer that besides the hard drives
>> there is a colum marked comments. What is this for & where would I enter
>> data if I wished to do so?
>>
>> I also notice that my flash/thumb drive is listed as being Fat32. Could
>> I or should I convert this to NTFS to make them the same as all of the
>> other drives & if I did this would the drive hold more or be any faster
>> or better?
>> --
>> Thanks in advance
>>
>
>

Mark L. Ferguson
07-10-2005, 01:32 AM
I'm not sure I undewrstand what you are saying. My way to format is a command line command.

start/run, type: CMD

and at the C: prompt

C:> format D: /fs:ntfs

where D: is the thumb drive.

(If the drive requires special software to format, it obviously would know what file systems it could do.)

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Mark L. Ferguson
FAQ for Windows Antispy http://www.geocities.com/marfer_mvp/FAQ_MSantispy.htm
"Videot" <notathome@optusnet.com.au> wrote in message news:Oa11LuSeFHA.2420@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> I've just been given a 1GB Astone thumb drive. My computer says it's fat 32. When I try to format it the only options are fat or
> fat32? Is there any other way to format as NTFS it using other software perhaps?
>
>
> "Mark L. Ferguson" <marfer_mvpREMOVE@hotmail.com> wrote in message news:ug41TeAeFHA.2244@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
>> Most flash drives will run ntfs. It's better.
>>
>> Rightclick the file icon, and look at the Properties to edit the comments.
>>
>> Rightclick the column header of any column in Details view, to see the "Columns" item. This allows adding other 'details' to the
>> set.
>>
>> --
>> Mark L. Ferguson
>> FAQ for Windows Antispy http://www.geocities.com/marfer_mvp/FAQ_MSantispy.htm
>> "Ozvideo" <ozvideo@optusnet.com.au> wrote in message news:eWbhKk7dFHA.3712@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
>>>
>>> I notice that if I click on my computer that besides the hard drives there is a colum marked comments. What is this for & where
>>> would I enter data if I wished to do so?
>>>
>>> I also notice that my flash/thumb drive is listed as being Fat32. Could I or should I convert this to NTFS to make them the
>>> same as all of the other drives & if I did this would the drive hold more or be any faster or better?
>>> --
>>> Thanks in advance
>>>
>>
>>
>
>

Dead Wrong
07-10-2005, 01:32 AM
I was saying that if I right click in my computer, on a drive I get the
option to format a drive. When you do this you get the choice of what sort
of formatting & when I do this on this thumb drive I don't get that option.

Mark L. Ferguson
07-10-2005, 01:32 AM
You didn't try it from the command line?

--
Mark L. Ferguson
FAQ for Windows Antispy http://www.geocities.com/marfer_mvp/FAQ_MSantispy.htm
"Dead Wrong" <videot@optusnet.com.au> wrote in message news:42be0d37$0$15763$afc38c87@news.optusnet.com.au...
>I was saying that if I right click in my computer, on a drive I get the option to format a drive. When you do this you get the
>choice of what sort of formatting & when I do this on this thumb drive I don't get that option.
>


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