Different computer operating systems support different file systems, Windows OS typically uses for example FAT32 , FAT 64 and NTFS , Mac-formatted drives typically use HFS+, and Linux has its own file systems etc .
Different file systems are simply different ways of organizing and storing files on a hard drive, flash drive, or any other storage device. Each storage device has one or more partitions, and each partition is “formatted” with a file system. The formatting process simply creates an empty file system of that type on the device.
A file system provides a way of separating the data on the drive into individual pieces, which are the files. It also provides a way to store data about these files — for example, their filenames, permissions, and other attributes. The file system also provides an index — a list of the files on the drive and where they’re located on the drive, so the operating system can see what’s on the drive in one place rather than combing through the entire drive to find a file.
Your operating system needs to understand a file system so it can display its contents, open files, and save files to it. If your operating system doesn’t understand a file system, you may be able to install a file system driver that provides support — or you just can’t use that file system with that operating system.
When File System code is corrupted your computer OS will not access the data stored on the hard drive . Datlabs are able to repair corrupt file systems and restore access to your data files and folders.