[11.04]-Convert HDD From EXT4 To NTFS Without Data Lose ???

Rashkae ubuntu at tigershaunt.com
Wed Jul 27 19:30:26 UTC 2011

On 07/27/2011 08:57 AM, Jesse Palser wrote:
> [11.04]-Convert HDD From EXT4 To NTFS Without Data Lose ???
> Hi,
> How would I convert a hard drive
> from EXT4 to Microsoft NTFS
> without data lose and formatting?
> Thanks!
> Jesse

If you were crazy and desperate enough, and have more than 50% free 
space on the drive, you can shrink the ext4, create an NTFS drive in the 
vacant space, move your data from ext4 partition to ntfs, reformat ext4 
partition as ntfs, move data from the original ntfs to the new one at 
the start of the drive, delete the second ntfs partition, then expand 
the first ntfs partition to fill the drive space.

Sounds like a great way to tempt Murphy into total disaster, however.  I 
only mention it for laughs.

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