Fat32 Defrag?

Howard Coles Jr. dhcolesj at gmail.com
Fri Jun 29 15:31:01 UTC 2007

On Friday 29 June 2007 08:02:01 am Andrew M wrote:
> > Here's a sugestion: if you really need to keep the fs in fat32, it's
> > because you use it in Windows - which has a defrag. Do the defrag there.
> >
> > I suspect if you could, you would format it with a linux fs. Anyway, have
> > you checked on ext2 driver for windows?
> I suppose I could format it in Ext3, but I don't want to have to carry a
> thumb drive with Ext2FS (the Linux driver) on it everywhere I go.
> I guess Fat32 + defragging in Windows isn't the worst thing in the world
> though.

Shrink the Fat32 partition down to 5 GB or so, put the drivers (if they work) 
there, and then format the rest of the drive with a Linux filesystem.

That's what I did with my 160GB external disk.

See Ya'
Howard Coles Jr.
John 3:16!

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