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exFAT
Developer Microsoft
Full name Extended File Allocation Table
Introduced March 2008 (Windows Vista SP1)
Partition identifier
Structures
Directory contents Table
File allocation Linked list
Bad blocks Cluster tagging
Limits
Max file size 16 Exabytes
Max number of files
Max filename size
Max volume size
Allowed characters in filenames {{{filename_character_set}}}
Features
Dates recorded
Date range January 1, 1980 - December 31, 2107
Date resolution
Forks
Attributes Read-only, hidden, system, volume label, subdirectory, archive
File system permissions No
Transparent compression
Transparent encryption
Supported operating systems Windows Embedded CE 6.0
Windows Vista SP1

exFAT (Extended File Allocation Table, aka FAT64) is a proprietary file system suited especially for flash drives, introduced by Microsoft in Windows Embedded CE 6.0. exFAT can be used where the NTFS file system is not a feasible solution, due to data structure overhead. Windows Vista Service Pack 1 also adds support for exFAT.[1] For other uses, see Software developer (disambiguation). ... Microsoft Corporation, (NASDAQ: MSFT, HKSE: 4338) is a multinational computer technology corporation with global annual revenue of US$44. ... 2008 (MMVIII) will be a leap year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Windows Vista is a line of graphical operating systems used on personal computers, including home and business desktops, notebook computers, Tablet PCs, and media centers. ... In computer engineering, hard disk drive partitioning is the creation of logical divisions upon a hard disk that allows one to apply operating system-specific logical formatting. ... In computer science, a linked list is one of the fundamental data structures, and can be used to implement other data structures. ... An exabyte (derived from the SI prefix exa-) is a unit of information or computer storage equal to approximately one quintillion bytes. ... is the 1st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 365th day of the year (366th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... (Redirected from 2107) (21st century - 22nd century - 23rd century - other centuries) The twenty-second century comprises the years 2101 to 2200. ... In computer file systems, a fork is additional data associated with a file system object. ... Most modern file systems have methods of administering permissions or access rights to specific users and groups of users. ... Filesystem-level encryption, is a form of disk encryption where individual files or directories are encrypted by the file system, in contrast to full disk encryption where the entire partition or disk, where the file system resides, is encrypted. ... An operating system (OS) is the software that manages the sharing of the resources of a computer and provides programmers with an interface used to access those resources. ... Windows Embedded CE 6. ... Windows Vista is a line of graphical operating systems used on personal computers, including home and business desktops, notebook computers, Tablet PCs, and media centers. ... For library and office filing systems, see Library classification. ... A flash drive, related to a solid state drive, is a storage device that uses flash memory rather than conventional spinning platters to store data. ... Microsoft Corporation, (NASDAQ: MSFT, HKSE: 4338) is a multinational computer technology corporation with global annual revenue of US$44. ... Windows Embedded CE 6. ... NTFS is the standard file system of Windows NT, including its later versions Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, and Windows Vista. ... Jessica is the BEST!!! Windows Vista Service Pack 1 (SP1), codename Fiji,[1] is the first service pack that Microsoft will release for Windows Vista. ...


The advantages over previous File Allocation Table (FAT) file system versions include: File Allocation Table (FAT) is a partially patented file system developed by Microsoft for MS-DOS and was the primary file system for consumer versions of Microsoft Windows up to and including Windows Me. ...

  • theoretical file size limit of 264 bytes (16 Exabytes), limit lifted from 232 bytes (4 Gigabytes)
  • cluster size of up to 225 bytes, implementation limit of 32MB
  • free space allocation performance improved due to introduction of a free space bitmap
  • support for more than 1000 files in a single directory
  • support for access control lists (not supported yet in Windows Vista SP1) [2]
  • support for Transaction-Safe FAT File System (TFAT) (optionally WinCE activated function)

The disadvantages compared to previous FAT versions include: This article refers to the unit of binary information. ... An exabyte (derived from the SI prefix exa-) is a unit of information or computer storage equal to approximately one quintillion bytes. ... A gigabyte (symbol GB) is a unit of measurement in computers of one thousand million bytes (the same as one billion bytes in the short scale usage). ... This article refers to the unit of binary information. ... Look up directory in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... The access control list (ACL) is a concept in computer security, used to enforce privilege separation. ... Windows CE (sometimes abbreviated WinCE) is a variation of Microsofts Windows operating system for minimalistic computers and embedded systems. ...

Windows Vista is a line of graphical operating systems used on personal computers, including home and business desktops, notebook computers, Tablet PCs, and media centers. ... ReadyBoost is a disk caching technology first included with Microsofts Windows Vista operating system. ... File Allocation Table (FAT) is a file system that was developed for MS-DOS and used in consumer versions of Microsoft Windows up to and including Windows Me. ... Windows redirects here. ... Open source refers to projects that are open to the public and which draw on other projects that are freely available to the general public. ...

See also

Other file systems designed for flash drives:

The Journaled Flash File System (or JFFS) is a log-structured file system for use on NOR flash memory devices. ... The Journalling Flash File System version 2 or JFFS2 is a log-structured file system for use in flash memory devices. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... The following lists identify, characterise and link to more thorough information on computer file systems. ...

References

  1. ^ Brandon LeBlanc (2007-08-28). Vista SP1 Whitepaper. Microsoft. Retrieved on 2007-08-28.
  2. ^ Anandtech - Second Shot: Windows Vista SP1
  3. ^ Elizabeth Montalbano (2006-01-11). Microsoft FAT patents upheld. Computerworld. Retrieved on 2008-02-22.
  4. ^ Personal Storage: Opportunities and challenges�for pocket-sized storage devices in the Windows world

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External links

  • Personal Storage: Opportunities and challenges for pocket-sized storage devices in the Windows world (Microsoft PowerPoint presentation)
  • TFAT Overview
  • Extended FAT File System
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