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Windows 7: FAT32 Flash drive can store files with more than 8.3 characters?

14 Aug 2010   #1

Windows 7 Pro
 
 
FAT32 Flash drive can store files with more than 8.3 characters?

For some reason, FAT32 flash drive can store files with more than 8.3 characters?
I thought FAT formatted drives can only have files with names that are no longer than 8.3 characters?

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14 Aug 2010   #2
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Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 64 bit
 
 

Dos was restricted to the 8.3 file name convention but I don't believe its a restriction for fat 32. I pretty sure on windows 2000 and XP if you had a fat 32 drive it saved both the long and the short (8.3) filenames in the file allocation table.
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