FAT16 in Windows® 7
Learn about FAT16 File system and FAT16 supported by Windows 7
FAT16 is a file system used in Microsoft Operating System. The FAT16 file system is the predecessor of the most of the file system. The FAT 16 is employed in previous versions of computer. The FAT16 file system was the firstly introduced file system. You need to use older versions of Windows Operating Systems if you want to use the FAT16 file system. FAT16 file system is not very convenient in the latest OS. The disadvantage of the file system is that you might not be able to use encryption. It is convenient to use small storage spaces. The FAT16 could be used in the floppy discs. Make sure that the Operating system support FAT16.
The benefits of FAT16 file system in FAT16 are the following:
- Easy data recovery
- Bootable floppy disc
- Efficient for small storage
Easy data recovery
The data recovery in the FAT16 file system is extremely easy. You might be able to recover data from the computer easily. The data in the hard drive or the floppy drive might get damaged easily. By using the data recovery software, all the data could be restored back to the computer. The FAT16 file system does not support encryption.
Bootable floppy disc
A bootable floppy disc could be easily created by using the FAT16 file system. You need to check that the floppy disc is in good condition before creating a boot disc. Using FAT16 file system, the floppy disc could be created easily. You might need to use a boot media creator for creating the boot image.
The FAT16 file system is extremely user friendly and it acts as a convenient file system to store small amount of data. You might need to use Windows 95, Windows 98 for the FAT16 file system. The floppy drive is a small disk that could be used for creating the storage space. The FAT16 is the file system used in the floppy disc.
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