Monday, April 27, 2009

exFAT on Windows XP

exFAT (Extended File Allocation Table) is a "proprietary file system suited especially for flash drives, introduced by Microsoft for embedded devices in Windows Embedded CE 6.0 and in their desktop operating system, starting with Windows Vista Service Pack 1" To get it work not only for Vista you can download and upgrade your Windows XP with official update.
Have a note If you have flash disk smaller 4Gb the FAT32 is OK, but if you have a big flash like 8Gb or 16Gb and want write there the big ISO or Video files - the exFAT (aka FAT64) is a good solution.
*Note: Linux has been planned to have support exFAT in kernel (read only mode). Regarding MAC no information yet.

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