I am using Windows 7 and my hard drive has four partitions. One of the partition, F, contains all my source code of projects. Over time, this partition has become fragmented and slow. This partition is FAT-32 whereas other three partitions are NTFS.
When I open any IDE and load the projects located in this partition (F), I feel it loads slow since Windows indexing is not available on FAT-32 partitions.
I want to know whether to converting this partition to NTFS will speed up file loads or not. If yes, how to convert this partition to NTFS while keeping the data intact?