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How to determine FAT16 / FAT32 from DOS command.

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I need to determine whether a hard drive is formatted with FAT16 or FAT32, prior to installing Win95 on a system where Windows is corrupted.  I fear that if I try to install a pre-OSR2 version of Windows on a drive that is formatted FAT32, that I would lose access to the files.

I know that if I had Windows, I could right-click the C: drive and go to properties.  Unfortunately I don't have Windows.

Thanks in advance.
Tony
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FDISK and select 4 - Drive Information.
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The early version of Win95 will not install onto a HD with FAT32 anyway.
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slink9:

Thanks for your help.

It was FAT16.

Tony
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by:kiranghag
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when u dont have access to fdisk, u can do it this way...

just do DIR

a fat32 drive would show free space as xxxMB whereas fat16 drive would report xxxxxxxbytes free

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