Fat32 and cluster tips


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I am running win98 with a FAT32 file system. Found this in the help file:

If you have not disabled the option to erase cluster tip area (generally, there is no reason why you should disable this option unless the drive uses FAT file system and is compressed; see Overwriting Properly), Eraser will start by clearing this unused space from each file on the selected drive.

Are FAT32 file systems automatically compressed? Other than converting to another type of file system,(I have no idea how to do that) is there a way to erase the cluster tips? Thanks


quote:Originally posted by herbalist
Are FAT32 file systems automatically compressed?No, this only applies if you use third-party compression software. Most people dont.