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... File Allocation Table Prof In the late 1970's and early 1980's, Microsoft Corporation developed the FAT (File Allocation Table). Initially, the FAT is just an ordinary file system for smaller size floppy disk but it was improve to sustain bigger and larger media. There are, at this time, three types of file system: FAT12, FAT16, and FAT32 with a fundamental distinction of sizes of entries in bits in a table in the actual FAT structure on a disk.
The function of this table is to keep track of which areas of the disk are free and which are in use or already allocated. All FAT types contain a Boot Record, which is located in an area of reserved sectors. While formatting with DOS, one sector is reserve ...