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FAT-32: A Windows filesystem which overcomes the limitations of the FAT-16 filesystem at the expense of compatibility with MS-Dos.

The FAT-16 filesystems was limited (IIRC) to 8.3 filenames, 2 GB partitions, and 65k clusters per partition. I'm not sure what the limits are on FAT-32 -- I think filenames might be limited to 64 characters with a 256 character limit on the full path, clusters are 4096 bytes, a partition is limited to 8 GB, which, by inference, means that there are a maximum of 2,000,000 clusters per partition.

See FAT-16 and FAT-12.


  • RandyKramer - 06 Feb 2002
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