|Definition||:||File Allocation Table|
|Category||:||Computing » Data Storage|
What does FAT mean?
File Allocation Table (FAT) is a computer file system architecture now widely used on many computer systems and most memory cards. The File Allocation Table of contents of a computer disk which tells what sectors are used for what file. The File Allocation Table ( also know as FAT, FAT16, and FAT32 ), is located in the master boot sector of a bootable disk, floppy or hard disk.