What is the difference between FAT and NTFS?

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Can anyone explain the difference between FAT and NTFS?

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  • Brijesh
    FAT and NTFS are file systems that a computer uses to organize data on the hard disk. Before you can make a hard disk available to store data or application you need to partition the hard drive using any of these file systems.

    FAT (File Access Table) is developed by Microsoft, NCR, SCP, IBM, Compaq, Digital Research, Novell, Caldera
    NTFS (New Technology File System) is a Microsoft's proprietary file system

    The following Microsoft link will help you understand the differences between FAT and NTFS file systems
    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-vista/comparing-ntfs-and-fat-file-systems

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