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Questions tagged [fat32]

FAT32 is a filesystem format that is used on flash drives and older systems. It is the only filesystem that is fully supported by all three major operating systems (Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux).

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Acer Laptop with two disks: secind ntfs harddisk become “ESP” Fat32 disk, data gone

I have an Acer A715-71G-706B, two disk ssd+hdd. Recently I needed to connect diffrent hdd in place of laptop's to check it's data. After returning to orginial 1TB hdd I've noticed that my disk ...
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Linux USB problems on Ubuntu/Mint

After some updates (4.4.0 kernel, Linux Mint 18) I realized that older USB memory sticks are having troubles while new highspeed USB sticks, e.g. 32GB work well. Using one of my older USB sticks (...
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Windows says I need to format FAT32 parition

I was recently trying to move some of my files on my USB drive (Kingston DT Elite G2) from NTFS ot FAT32 using a Linux Mint 19 system. What I did was: make a FAT32 partition copy some files from the ...
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windows 10 installation creates partitions in wrong order and fails because it thinks EFI system partition formatted as NTFS

I'm clean installing windows 10 on a dell laptop (this is my third time installing windows on this machine; previously I had windows and ubuntu dual booting in EFI mode) using a USB installation drive,...
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Potential Error with MBR on disk image

I am concerned that the disk image I am looking at has been corrupted or created in error some how. (more specifically the formatting of the disk that the image captured) The highlighted section in ...
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Why the maximum file size of a FAT32 formatted volume is 4GB in windows OS?

The size of File Allocation Table(FAT) depends on the number of clusters, the version used, the size of volume used. For example, a volume with size 8GB and formatted as FAT32 with 4096 bytes sized ...
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Text Editors Appending Text on Save When Characters Deleted

When I delete text from a text file on a Windows PC with a most text editors, extra bytes get appended to the file. This happens when I edit a file on my FAT32 thumb drive or on a spinning-disk USB ...
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Could flash memory erase page size be other than 2^n

Whilst checking the original, factory, partitioning and FAT32 formating on a Kingston DT 32GB flash (usb stick) drive, I have noticed that: partition has been aligned on 8064 sectors FAT32 parameters ...
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What is FAT's maximum file size?

From what I understand, FAT32 uses a 32 bit number for each file to store its file size (and thus FAT32 is limited at ~4GiB files). In FAT each file has a root directory entry, and these entries are ...
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What does FAT reserve clusters for?

Based on the information I can see from this page: FAT12 uses a maximum of 4086 clusters (2^12 - 10) FAT16 uses 65526 (2^16 - 10) FAT32 uses ~268435456 (2^28) I understand that FAT32 uses 28 bits ...
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Why can't windows boot from fat32 formatted USB on BIOS computer?

I have tried to search for this question and found no answer. So, from what I understand is, the boot process works as following: POST BIOS BIOS calls MBR of selected bootable disk MBR calls Volume ...
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how to unzip same file name without override (capitalization differ)

I have 2 files named xt_DSCP.h and xt_dscp.h in the same directory, in a zip file. I am trying to unzip them on my pendrive but I only have 2 options: skip or override. I was searching for a ...
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Can't rename DLL file on Windows

I downloaded the PicoScope SDK, and I am trying to rename one of the DLLs (according to their programmer's guide p.5). However, Windows 10 won't let me do this. I'm trying to change the file name ...
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Which filesystems are compatible with both Mac and PC and support extended file attributes

I have an external hard drive that I'd like to use with both Mac and Windows. I want to avoid the ._ file issue (see Removing ._ Files from Non-Mac OS File System In Dropbox) What filesystem can I ...
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How do filesystems support “legacy” style booting?

I am in the process of writing a simple OS bootloader (first booting in legacy mode). After understanding the boot process (MBR loading the VBR, etc) I began looking into the specifications for ...

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