In computers, file system is a set of various logical constructs, which indicate how the hard drive space has to be used. Every operating system has a set of file systems, such as FAT and NTFS in Windows, HFS, HFS+, HFSX, and HFS Wrapper in Macintosh. In some situations, you may need to change hard drive partition/volume from one file system to another. It could be due to performance improvement, system security, and system recover capabilities. Modern file system use journaling concepts to recover your operating system from system crash like situations and prevent need of Data Recovery solutions.
You can convert your current file system to its successor, such as from FAT16 to FAT32 and HFS to HFS+. If you convert from FAT to HFS or Ext3, you may need to have commercial third-party utilities to effectively complete the process. There are two most common reasons behind the file system conversion. First one is the slack reduction and the other one is to enable a hard drive partition to be elaborated in size after upgrading.
In order to convert the file system type of a hard drive partitions, you can either use built-in tools of your particular operating system or go for an effective third-party partition management tool. The in-built utilities, such as FDISK in Windows and Disk Utility in Mac OS X, works in a number of such cases, however they may not have advanced features like the third-party tools have.
Inbuilt file system conversion tools have a number of limitations. For example you can not undo the conversion process and you can not uninstall the operating system if you have performed an upgrade install.
All the hard drive partition modification operations come equipped with some risks of the data loss, particularly if the process gets terminated or interrupted due to power failure or system crash. You must create a valid backup of your data to prevent data loss situations, or else you need to go for Data Recovery Software to get your precious data recovered.
The Data Recovery applications are powerful enough to carry out in-depth scan of the affected hard drive and extract all lost, missing, and inaccessible data from it. Data Recovery Software enable you to perform recovery on your own as they have simple graphical user interface and do not demand sound technical skills.
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