WINDOWS SYSTEMS

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FAT
Microsoft Windows
NTFS
What is the difference between FAT and NTFS?

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WINDOWS 7

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  • TomLiotta
    School or Google would be appropriate places for that question. If you had a problem with FAT or NTFS that you needed help with, this would be a place to ask. -- Tom
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  • Harisheldon
    AndreaF, I agree with your answer, but, NTFS is the way to go in today's IT world, especially when you have to consider security.  With FAT, there is NO security, unless you put something in front of your system.
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  • Brijesh
    FAT32
    Maximum file name support 8.3 characters
    You cannot store file size greater than 4GB
    Do not support File/Foler encryption
    Security or share permission applicable only on network
    Do not allow file folder compression
    You can convert to NTFS at any time
    Is not compatible with new OS such after Windows 7

    NTFS
    Maximum file name support 255 characters
    You can store file size up to 16TB
    NTFS supports file / folder encryption
    Security or share permission applicable on local as well as on the network
    Allows file folder compression
    Once in NTFS you cannot revert back to FAT without formatting the hard disk
    Is compatible with Windows NT onwards up to the latest Windows OS
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