Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 7th Jul 2017 14:51 UTC

OneDrive users around the world have been upset to discover that with its latest update, Microsoft's cloud file syncing and storage system no longer works with anything other than disks formatted with the NTFS file system. Both older file systems, such as FAT32 and exFAT, and newer ones, such as ReFS, will now provoke an error message when OneDrive starts up.

While it's understandable that FAT-based filesystems are left behind - FAT needs to die a quick but horrible death - it seems weird that Microsoft's new ReFS isn't supported.

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A lot of new hardware for retro computers (floppy emulators, IDE adapters, etc) depend on FAT file system being supported, as it is one of easiest to implement for micro controllers, enabling data exchange between that hardware and PC.

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