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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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Windows 10 corrupts FAT partition checksum

I have a FAT16 partition (primary) that takes a total of 10.00MB of a standard USB drive. The rest of the space on the USB drive is unallocated so this is the only parttion I have there. When I plug ...
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Create a FAT16 filesystem with DiskPart

I need to create a FAT16 image via a batch script. I am trying to get DiskPart on Windows 10 to create a FAT16 image and am running into some issues. How I am attempting to create the image diskpart ...
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How to Format USB Stick to a Low Level Format Fat16 Fat32 File System to Record Rescue Disk for Antivirus Software [closed]

I would like to know how or which app/software can I use to format a USB stick to FAT 16 or FAT 32 low level format thank you in advance.
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Windows delays writing FAT table on small USB drive despite “Quick removal”

I am seeing delayed writes to the FAT on a small-capacity FAT(FAT12)-formatted USB flash drive even though the policy for the drive is set to "Quick Removal". (I believe this means the ...
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Why would some folders be copied with the wrong timestamp?

When copying folders from a FAT16-formatted microSD card onto an NTFS volume, why would some (but not all) of the folders have a modified timestamp of the current date/time on the destination? Some ...
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Resizing a FAT-based filesystem

Is it possible to grow or shrink a FAT filesystem like it is possible to resize ext2/ext3/ext4 filesystems? I am NOT talking about resizing partitions.
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How do I copy files onto a microSD card FAT16 partition using Windows7?

I have a microSD card with a FAT16 file partition and I'd like to add some files to it. How can I put files onto the FAT16 partition of a microSD card with Windows 7? Unfortunately my windows box ...
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How do I format my USB flash to FAT 16 on windows? [duplicate]

This question has been asked before. I think it deserves a simpler, more direct answer. Edit: - Please post answers specific to Windows platform. No one wants to install Ubuntu just to format a ...
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How much data storage will be lost converting a 4 GB Compact Flash from FAT32 to FAT16?

i would need to know how to calculate the space still available after formatting if had been lost. I will use a device for collecting physiological data that requires FAT16, on the other hand i would ...
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Creating a FAT(16) partition at maximum size on a flash drive

Got a copy of AR MAX for use with now very antiquated PS2, but it doesn't recognize my flash drive because it isn't FAT format apparently. It's a 32 gb drive and there's no option to format it to FAT. ...
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Recovering data from USB flash drive that has been formatted to Mac HFS format from FAT

I have accidentally formatted a USB stick (8gb previously formatted as Fat) to a mac HFS format. Is there any way to recover the data that was lost? The stick was disconnected immediately after ...
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Why is FAT32 limited to just under 2^28 clusters?

With FAT16 the maximum partition size is 2GB when your maximum cluster size is 32K. This is calculated by multiplying the number of addressable units by the cluster size. (216 Allocation units) * (...
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Linux returns “No space left on device” while copying data to a non-full USB flash drive

I'm trying to copy a file to a USB flash drive. The drive does not have a write-protect switch. df gives the following: $ df -h . Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/sde1 1....

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