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FAT File System Registry Settings

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Windows Mobile Not SupportedWindows Embedded CE Supported
8/28/2008

The file allocation table (FAT) file system retrieves driver specific settings from the registry.

You can place settings for FAT, exFAT, and TFAT at

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\StorageManager\FATFS

- or -

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\StorageManager\Profile\<MyProfileName>\FATFS.

In addition to settings that can be made at these levels, you can set formatting options for FAT, TFAT, and exFAT at

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\StorageManager\FATFS\FormatOptions

For information about specific types of settings you can make to control and customize FAT file systems, see the following topics:

For Windows Embedded CE 6.0 and later, some FAT registry settings have been deprecated. For more information, see Deprecated FAT Registry Settings.

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