A version of the file allocation table (FAT) available in Windows 95 OSR 2 and Windows 98. FAT32 increases the number of bits used to address clusters and also reduces the size of each cluster. The result is that it can support larger disks (up to 2 terabytes) and better storage efficiency (less slack space).
Consequently, where is file allocation table stored?
A file allocation table (FAT) is a table that an operating system maintains on a hard disk that provides a map of the clusters (the basic units of logical storage on a hard disk) that a file has been stored in.
What is the purpose of the file allocation table?
A file allocation table (FAT) is a file system developed for hard drives that originally used 12 or 16 bits for each cluster entry into the file allocation table. It is used by the operating system (OS) to manage files on hard drives and other computer systems.
What is the difference between NTFS and FAT file system?
When people say that their disk is NTFS or FAT, it actually refers to the file system that's being used by the computer or more appropriately, the operating system. Today we'll tell you about the differences between FAT32 and NTFS file systems used by Windows operating systems.