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A standard developed by Microsoft to enable long file names on standard FAT partitions. VFAT suffers from all the drawbacks of FAT and adds more problems but moving to it is very easy.
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VFAT(Virtual File Allocation Table) The file system used in Windows for Workgroups and Windows 95/98. It provided 32-bit Protected Mode access for file manipulation. VFAT was faster than, but also compatible with, the DOS 16-bit File Allocation Table (FAT). In Windows for Workgroups, VFAT was called "32-bit file access." In Windows 95/98, it supported long file names up to 255 characters.
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