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FAT32 file: How can I open a .FAT32 file?

The table below provides useful information about the .fat32 file extension. It answers questions such as:

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✅ FAT32 Filesystem Image

FAT32 Filesystem Image .fat32 file icon
The FAT32 file is a FAT32 Filesystem Image. FAT32 is a derivative of the File Allocation Table (FAT) file system that supports drives with over 2GB of storage.
The FAT32 format description is not yet available
Category: Disk Image files
Application: Microsoft Windows
Mime-type: application/octet-stream
Magic number: -
Magic string: -
Sample: -
FAT32 aliases:
FAT32 related links:
FAT32 related extensions:
EXT2 Filesystem Image

EXT3 Filesystem Image

EXT4 Filesystem Image

UBI Filesystem Image

exFAT Filesystem Image

⚠ Be careful with .fat32 files.

It's important to know that the .fat32 file extension can be used by various programs, not just the ones you expect. This includes potentially harmful software or malware that might create .fat32 files. Be cautious when dealing with .fat32 files from unknown sources.

🔴 Can't open a .fat32 file?

When you double-click a file to open it, Windows examines the filename extension. If Windows recognizes the filename extension, it opens the file in the program that is associated with that filename extension. When Windows does not recognize a filename extension, you receive the following message:

Select an app to open this .fat32 file

It means that the operating system does not have a default app associated with the .fat32 file type. To resolve this issue and open the file, you can take the following steps:

If you don't know how to change the default app for the .fat32 file, check the FAQ.

🔴 Can I change the extension of files?

Changing the filename extension of a file is not a good idea. The extension of a file serves as a hint to the operating system and various software programs about the type of data contained within the file. When you alter a file's extension, you essentially modify how software applications interpret and handle that file. Every file has a specific format, also known as its file type or file format. The problem is, changing the file extension does not change the file format.

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