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How to change a FAT16 label without reformatting

This concerns FreeDOS specifically. When formatting a drive FAT16, the label can be specified. That label ends up (in uppercase) at offset 0x7ff8002b of the partition superblock (the partition begins ...
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How do I format my USB flash to FAT 16 on windows? [duplicate]

This question has been asked before. I think it deserves a simpler, more direct answer. Edit: - Please post answers specific to Windows platform. No one wants to install Ubuntu just to format a ...
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How much data storage will be lost converting a 4 GB Compact Flash from FAT32 to FAT16?

i would need to know how to calculate the space still available after formatting if had been lost. I will use a device for collecting physiological data that requires FAT16, on the other hand i would ...
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Creating a FAT(16) partition at maximum size on a flash drive

Got a copy of AR MAX for use with now very antiquated PS2, but it doesn't recognize my flash drive because it isn't FAT format apparently. It's a 32 gb drive and there's no option to format it to FAT. ...
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Recovering data from USB flash drive that has been formatted to Mac HFS format from FAT

I have accidentally formatted a USB stick (8gb previously formatted as Fat) to a mac HFS format. Is there any way to recover the data that was lost? The stick was disconnected immediately after ...
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Why is FAT32 limited to just under 2^28 clusters?

With FAT16 the maximum partition size is 2GB when your maximum cluster size is 32K. This is calculated by multiplying the number of addressable units by the cluster size. (216 Allocation units) * ...
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Linux returns “No space left on device” while copying data to a non-full USB flash drive

I'm trying to copy a file to a USB flash drive. The drive does not have a write-protect switch. df gives the following: $ df -h . Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/sde1 1....
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Program to format external drive to FAT16 in Windows 8.1 [closed]

As the title says, I need a program to format my USB as FAT16. The default windows format option has only FAT, FAT32 and NTFS options. I'm using Windows 8.1 Thanks in advance.
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Copying to a FAT16 storage device on Windows 7 (x64)

I recently configured an ARM development board (LPC2148) using a bootloader (this one) so that my laptop recognizes it as a USB mass storage device and I can drag-and-drop the binary files directly ...
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How do I tell between FAT16 and FAT32 USB? (Windows)

How can I tell if my USB stick is formatted as FAT16? Windows 7 Disk Management says that my USB stick is a FAT volume. But it doesn't say whether it's FAT16 or FAT32. I opened the Property window ...
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Should I format USB sticks and SD cards to FAT, FAT32, exFAT or NTFS? (Windows files, live Linux distors)

Does it depend on the media size which one to chose or on some other parameters? In Windows 7 FAT16 is the default. In pendrivelinux.com's Universal USB Installer FAT32. Which one to chose? How about ...
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Is there a way to store a slash in a filename?

Is there a way to have a slash "/" in a filename? The "real" slash, not some other Unicode symbol. The file system should be FAT16/32 and Ext4.
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How FAT (File Allocation Table) works?

I got the following description of FAT from a powerpoint slide: Partition boot record(1 sector) ------------------------------- Main FAT (size is up to 2 clusters) ------------------------------- ...
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In FAT12/16 on DOS and Windows, what extensions are used for directories?

In a FAT entry, among other things, we have the extension field. What values are commonly used in the extension fields for directories? Google fails me.
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WinXP cannot access FAT/FAT32 Drives

One of my systems, running WinXP SP3, can no longer access FAT and FAT32 formatted drives. When I insert a USB flash drive, it is recognized and assigned a drive letter, but when I try to access it I ...
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iRiver T30 inaccessible (has a FAT16 partition)

I have an iriver T30 mp3 recording device that I cannot access from any Windows XP/2k3 computer (I don't have other computers to test with). When I plug it in, windows installs it, but it does not ...
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renaming a fat16 volume

What's the easiest way to rename (change the volume label of) a fat16 volume (e.g. on a USB drive) from linux? It seems like mlabel from the mtools package is meant to do this, but the documentation ...
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How do I format my 8 GB USB drive to FAT/FAT16 in Windows 7?

I already tried FORMAT /FS:FAT, diskpart, Disk Management and HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool. Do I really need to buy a smaller capacity drive? Can't a formatting tool ignore the area beyond 2 ...
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Format 4GB USB flashdisk to 2GB FAT16

I need FAT16 partition for Computer recovery process - (be able to access it form DOS) and I have only 2 pieces of 4GB flash. I can't format 4GB to FAT16 with 512 B allocation unit (and with more it ...
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Formatting a USB to FAT16 on Moblin or Ubuntu NBR

Trying to format a USB to FAT16 on Moblin or Ubuntu NBR Why? FAT16 apparently needed while following this tutorial on creating a Parted Magic LiveUSB http://partedmagic.com/documentation/130-...
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Mac OS X - rmdir fails with “Operation not permitted” for a folder created by a PC on a removable drive

I have a problem (using Mac OS X 10.5.8) with the access rights of a folder that was presumably created by a virus on a disk-on-key drive when I used it with a PC. I can't remove the folder or change ...
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Flash drive doesn't mount on mac

I've got two different USB flash drives which are formatted MS-DOS(FAT-16). When I plug each into my MacBook Pro (running MacOS 10.6 - Snow Leopard), they don't mount. I can see them using Disk ...
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Minimum volume size for FAT16

What are the theoretical and practical minimum sizes for a FAT16 volume? I'm trying to determine the smallest Flash-chip size that can handle a FAT16 FS.
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Can Windows XP or Windows Vista Read and Write FAT16?

As title states, can Windows Vista or Windows XP read/write FAT16 filesystems. Are there any special tricks to being able to do this without much trouble? I'm designing a hobby project and I'm trying ...