File system

Question

Does Win XT come with the file type as FAT or NTFS? If you convert the file system from FAT to NTFS do you lose any data?

Answer

This question was answered on September 21, 2003. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

If you change your file system to ntfs you will not lose any data ntfs is a very good file system

Kawal Dirpal

JORGE TORRES

KATHARINE GIBBS SCHOOL

NTFS - New Technology File System

NTFS is a high-performance and self-healing file system which Windows XP, 2000, and NT use NTFS supports file-level security, compression and auditing It also supports large volumes and powerful storage but the most important new feature of NTFS is the ability to encrypt files and folders to protect your sensitive data.

FAT= File Allocation Table

File Allocation Table (FAT) file system is a simple file system designed for small disks and simple folder structures To protect the volume, two copies of the table are kept, in case one becomes damaged In addition, the file allocation tables and the root folder must be stored in a fixed location so that the files needed to start the system can be correctly located

There's 3 kinds of FAT file systems:

FAT32

FAT16

FAT12

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Posted by Student of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on September 21, 2003