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File Allocation Table.

FAT (File Allocation Table) is a disk operating system developed by Microsoft. It was originally developed for DOS and was then used for early versions of Windows.

FAT is more commonly referred to as FAT16 following the advent of FAT32. FAT uses ses 16-bit addressing. DOS and Windows 3.x machines commonly use FAT16.

Although FAT is still in use, it is generally seen as having been superseded by NTFS.

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