Three hours of the family at the Grand Canyon

Which of these file systems limit the maximum size of a file to 4 gigabytes?

A) FAT32




E) That’s a big vacation video

The answer: A) FAT32

The FAT32 file system provides for compatibility between different operating systems, but there are some file system limitations in FAT32 that cause problems with today’s applications. For example, many video and audio editing systems use files with sizes that exceed 4 gigabytes, making FAT32 a poor choice for those apps.

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