FAT

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The FAT allocation system is primarly concerned with a descrete method of organizing files. In order to protect the file system, two copies are stored: FAT1 and FAT2. With two copies available redundancy is achieved in case one fails. The partition Boot Sector stores information critical to the file system. This information includes the number of sectors, and number of clustors, the number of sectors per cluster and more. The Root Folder contains a small piece of information for each file and directory in the system. Unlike other files in the system the Root Folder has a fixed size.


  • FAT Partition Boot Sector
  • FAT File System
  • FAT Root Folder
  • FAT Folder Structure
  • FAT32 Features


References: ntfs.com