Converting NTFS-formatted RAM drive image into exFAT

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Converting NTFS-formatted RAM drive image into exFAT   08 September 2020, 08:52

I have a RAM drive that is formatted in NTFS. I don't think I really need any of the benefits associated with NTFS for my RAM drive. Is there a way to convert that drive's image into an exFAT format?
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Re: Converting NTFS-formatted RAM drive into exFAT   08 September 2020, 10:17

No, there is no way to convert an image from one file system to another. If you want to change the file system of a RAM disk that is used with an image, you can do it this way:
  1. Create a new image file of the same size formatted as exFAT.
  2. Mount that image file as a physical drive via Image - Mount Image in the main menu.
  3. Copy everything from the RAM disk to the exFAT image mounted in step 2.
  4. Unmount the image via Image - Unmount Image in the main menu.
  5. Edit the RAM disk's properties to use the new exFAT image (when a RAM disk is used with an image, its file system is sourced from the image) .
  6. After a remount or reboot, you can delete the old NTFS image.

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