Which of these is not a file system?

June 1, 2009



The hard drive in a computer must be formatted with a file system type before it can be used by the operating system. Which of the following is not a file system type?

A) FAT32

B) NTFS

C) FAT

D) NTFS32

E) HPFS


The answer: D) NTFS32

The FAT and FAT32 file types are common across many operating systems. NTFS is the newest file system type available in Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, and Windows 7. The HPFS file system was seen primarily in a legacy operating system called OS/2.

Want to know more? Watch “Working with Disk Partitions and File Systems.”


Before you can use a disk in Windows, it must first be partitioned and formatted with an appropriate file system. In this video, you’ll learn how to partition a disk and understand which file systems are available for use in Windows.

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