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I'm doing a schoolwork assignment and I'm currently on the question: "What file systems does Windows 2008 support?"

Sounds easy but I dunno if it's a trap. It would be easy to say FAT32, NTFS etc. but I tried to google like an idiot but couldn't find a concrete answer. I'm sure it supports NTFS but what about FAT? I also read about DFS and NTFS5, what is that?

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IT'S A TRAP!!!! –  GendoIkari Mar 1 '11 at 16:07
    
@Charkel: please do not cross-post, we can migrate questions anywhere. It looks like your question was off-topic at SF... –  studiohack Mar 1 '11 at 19:26
    
Please clarify whether "supports" means "installs to" or "reads/writes to". –  Joel Coehoorn Mar 1 '11 at 20:08
    
Good point. In might install to NTFS and maybe FAT, but it also reads iso9660, UDF and you can install additional drivers for HFS or ext2. (and probably more). –  Hennes Sep 9 '13 at 14:51
    

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NTFS4, & 5, exFAT, FAT32, FAT16, FAT or FAT12

Source of information

NTFS.com does not list FAT32 or exFAT for 2008, but this is wrong according to Microsoft

and don't forget HPFS,

I have always assumed any windows version supports all previous file systems but can find no documentation to support this assumption.

This list does not include some removable media formats.

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I'm pretty sure it supports NTFS, FAT32, FAT, and exFAT. (I don't know if they consider DFS a file system but it supports that too.)

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I would like to add that windows also supports UDF.

you must use the command line as far as i know see below
format d: /fs:udf

i agree with Moab about assuming any windows version supports all previous file systems.

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Windows also has Installable File System en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Installable_File_System –  Robert Oct 6 '11 at 15:46

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