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Is it safe to convert NTFS to ext2 with anyconvertfs?

I want to convert an NTFS filesystem (never used with Windows, and no use of any special features - just a bunch of files. Not even any hard links / symlinks / etc. I know it's possible to make the ...
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Is there a way to convert FAT32 to exFAT without data loss?

Windows' convert command is able to convert FAT filesystems to NTFS non-destructively. Similarly, fstransform is a Linux utility that is capable of doing this - calling it an "in-place" filesystem ...
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How is CMD's convert command able to convert FAT to NTFS without data loss?

Something I've been wondering a while. On Windows, the convert command is able to convert a FAT16 or FAT32 disk to NTFS non-destructively (i.e. without the loss of any data): convert X: /fs:ntfs ...
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