Windows® 7 Supported File Systems
What are the files systems supported by Windows 7? Also discuss the benefits of the file systems.
The file systems could be easily accessed by using the notebook. The file systems help in formatting the hard drive of the computer. The common types of file systems used in Windows 7 are FAT 32, NTFS etc. Compression and improved security are guaranteed in Windows 7. Files and folders could be protected from unauthorized access using the NTFS file system. The amount of disk space used by individual users could be monitored by using the disk quotas available in the Windows 7. Maximum volume size that NTFS support is greater than the FAT file system. Recovery logging of disk activities also allows recovering the files and events happening in the computer. The FAT 32 is gradually being replaced by NTFS file system.
The following are the benefits of FAT 32 and NTFS file system:
- Commonly used file system
- Support for large space
Commonly used file system
The FAT 32 file system is the commonly used file system. The FAT 32 file system is simple and does not support encryption. The data can’t be encrypted using a FAT 32 file system. The FAT 32 file system is commonly used in thumb drives, external hard drives, Windows partition etc. When a disk make use of FAT 32 file system, then it is easy to recover the files.
The data encryption is offered by the Windows 7 file system. Various security permissions could be set with the NTFS file system. Access to your sensitive data could be restricted using the NTFS file system. Linux operating system is compatible with the NTFS file system. The administrator password could be removed using third-party tools. So the NTFS file system is very secure.
The storage space for the file systems make use of FAT 32 and NTFS file systems. The space for the formatting of a particular file system is up to a certain limit. The NTFS might be used if the disk space is more. Apart from FAT 32, you might be able to format large disk space using the file system. The formatting of the drives depends on the disk space and whether encryption is necessary.
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