FAT File System Registry Settings

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

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


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


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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