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Fat16 DVD-RAM Disk on a XP Machine


I have several DVD-RAM disk which were formatted as FAT16 on a NT 4.0 machine. Is there anyway to read these FAT16 fomatted disk using a DVD-RAM drive on Microsoft XP machine?
 
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Expert4XPCommented:
This Microsoft article says that FAT16 is supported.
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/winxppro/reskit/c13621675.mspx

What happens when you try and read them?
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Mohammed HamadaSenior IT ConsultantCommented:
First of all, yes, Windows XP can read FAT16. It can read any combination of NTFS, FAT32, FAT16, and FAT12.
Second, note that although these files may have started out life as FAT16, they are not FAT16 once on the DVD. But yes they will still be readable.

You should face no problem at all with reading fat16 on xp, it does support all file types...
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steeler9Author Commented:
After taking a closer look at the MS article attached by Expert4XP; XP can read Fat16 on readable/writable disks, however my questions was regarding DVD-RAM media.

In the article it states that on CDROM and DVD media, Windows XP ONLY supports two file systems: Compact Disc File System (CDFS) and Universal Disk Format (UDF).

So, it appears XP cannot read a Fat16 formatted DVD-RAM disk. Testing serveral DVD-RAM drives and disk, the result is always the same, the disk just ejects.


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