A question about file systems on C drive partitions


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    A question about file systems on C drive partitions


    A while back I was surprised to see 13 partitions on the C drive of my small hybrid device, but I was devised it was not uncommon or a problem. I have just noticed (using Speccy) that some partitions have NTFS while others have FAT and FAT 32. I was expecting them to be all NTFS. Is there anything significant in this? One effect I guess is that my excellent search app, Everything, which only works with NTFS is in fact not displaying everything on the drive, as it will be omitting whatever is on the FAT partitions.
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    Seeing extra partitions on a drive is not unusual but it frequently will number about 4 or 5. I haven't had to work with a hybrid drive yet. Many of us do not recommend messing with the extra partitions as they usually are created by the initial Windows installation, or a reinstall. FAT formatting hasn't been used in awhile and FAT32 can be necessary to the bootup/startup of the OS/Operating System and those partitions usually don't have a drive letter assigned which in turn limits what programs can or need to use them so that shouldn't be a worry. All the programs I've used didn't care about FAT32 or NTFS except when needing to work with a file size of 4GB or more, FAT32 has a limit of 4GB minus about 1 or 2 Bytes.
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    I can also see 13 partitions on a computer that can boot into Windows & Android.

    Most of the partitions are created by & used by Android.

    Your Windows applications cannot see the Android partitions anyway [with the exception of such things as Speccy & partition managers] so your search application would not find anything on the Android partitions whichever file system they used.

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    clayto said: View Post
    A while back I was surprised to see 13 partitions on the C drive of my small hybrid device, but I was devised it was not uncommon or a problem. I have just noticed (using Speccy) that some partitions have NTFS while others have FAT and FAT 32. I was expecting them to be all NTFS. Is there anything significant in this? One effect I guess is that my excellent search app, Everything, which only works with NTFS is in fact not displaying everything on the drive, as it will be omitting whatever is on the FAT partitions.
    Just to clear it up. C: is not a drive but just one of partitions on a physical drive where OS is located.
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