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Does Windows 8 have to be installed on NTFS?

Does Windows 8 need to be installed on an NTFS partition or does it just like to be on one? If I installed it on NTFS and then copied all its files on to a FAT32 partition would it work or would it ...
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94MB file is too large to be uploaded on FAT32 file system

Everything is in the title : I've got a smb share with write access on a FAT32 file system (I'm aware of the 4GB limit). I've got 426 GB free of 736 GB shown on the network drive. Still if I try ...
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How do I save 4 GB+ files on a FAT32 flash drive? [duplicate]

I have a 6 GB file that I want to move to my flash drive. The only problem is that the limitations of FAT32 prevent me. I would like to avoid NTFS. I also can't use exFAT because I would then have ...
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Benefits of converting Data partition from NTFS to FAT32

Desktop PC with internal SSD is running Windows XP SP3 and partitioned as below. Over time I've come to learn that NTFS does many more read/write operations than FAT32 thus possibly reducing the ...
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FAT32 Structure

Is there any tool available which can provide some form of dump of the physical locations of files on a FAT32 filesystem ? I am investigating a corruption issue with an embedded system and a ...
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176 views

testdisk to recover formatted external

I accidentally reformatted a 1TB external hard drive from FAT32 to HFS+ Journaled (Mac OSX Extended Journaled). I've been looking at data recovery programs such as VirtualLab's Data Recovery and ...
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1answer
452 views

How to resolve daylight saving time discrepancy when copying files from camera to HDD?

When copying files from the SDHC card of the camera to a local HDD for storage, I find that sometimes the modified time of files is a hour different. I believe this is because the SDHC card uses ...
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Linux command to get FAT32 sectors of a file

I'd like to find an equivalent command to debugfs but for FAT32 partitions within Linux. I need to list all the sectors corresponding to a specific file (I'm working on a disk imaged with dd). If ...
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SSD that doesn't need to utilize OS TRIM support to minimize degredation?

There has been a lot of development towards improving TRIM integration for OS's but I am in need of a solution to SSD integrated TRIM. I've looked through pages of SSD's on newegg.com and some ...
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Linux - Convert FAT32 to NTFS without loss data

I have an external USB hard disk (300GB) in FAT32. The question is how can I convert the type FAT32 to NTFS without loss my data. I have 250 GB of data stored in my disk. I was trying to do that in ...
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If FAT32 has a 4 GB file size limit how was I able to copy my 13 GB iPhoto Library file onto this drive?

It's a 32 GB FAT32 USB thumb drive, and it seems to be having no trouble with my 13 GB iPhoto Library file. I thought there was a 4 GB file size limitation on this file system format?
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How Much Space Do Empty Files Consume?

Windows reports both, empty files and folders, as taking up 0 bytes. Surely it takes something to store the file name, attributes, date [created/modified/accessed] etc. How is this weighted?
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(How) does deleting open files on Linux and a FAT file system work?

It's clear to me how deleting open files works on filesystems that use inodes - unlink() just decreases the link count to zero, and when the last file handle to the file is closed, the inode will be ...
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1answer
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Difference between “bit-number” in filesystem and that in OS (like 32,64 bit)? [closed]

I encountered 2 terms ,"FAT32", a file system and "Windows Vista 32 bit". I found that the meaning of a 32 bit OS is that that the OS deals with data in chunks of minimum size 32 bits. I don't quite ...
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Make a file non-deletable in USB

Somebody used my USB drive and upon returning it to me, I found a autorun.inf that is undeletable. I tried changing it's file attribute which is only H (not even set as a system file) but it keeps on ...
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Drive system file size

When i made a new drive it take some space for system file FAT32 take the less space, then NTFS, then ext4 my question how to know the space will be taken for the system before make the drive, if the ...
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How can I format an SD card with a more robust Linux-usable filesystem with a specific cluster size for better write performace?

Goal: microSD card formatted... for best write performance for use only with embedded Linux for better reliability (random power failures may occur) using an 64kB cluster size I'm using an 8GB ...
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1answer
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Need information on a filesystem error:

I have console access to an embedded linux device. This device has flash memory part of which is partitioned as a FAT filesystem. Its running linux-2.6.31. However I am seeing these errors on the ...
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Criteria for low disk space warning on XP?

According to this article, it says the low disk space warning appears when there is less than 200MB of disk space. However, I find this not to be the case. Two test examples: 1) I create a 3GB ...
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1answer
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WinXP: Is NTFS appropriate for SSDs?

I've just bought an SSD (SLC 32GB PATA) for my old laptop and now I have to decide which file system to use for each partition. I'm goint to need two partitions: one for the OS installation and the ...
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1answer
112 views

Is it possible to install a distro using a DVD image and a pendrive?

I have a 8 GB flash drive and a 4.3 GB DVD iso (openSUSE-11.3) Is it possible to use the flash drive to install the linux? Pendrive linux universal USB installer formats it to Fat32 which limits the ...
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Aligning NTFS to 4kB boundaries

I have an old laptop and I need to convert FAT32 partition to NTFS format. I've read two articles about formatting to NTFS and then about aligning partitions to 4kB boundaries (see links below). My ...
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1answer
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How to recover a file using the FAT cluster chain instead of using the stored length in the FAT table?

I'm trying to recover movie files from my TNT receiver hard drive but it corrupts its FAT32 allocation table (crappy cheap device...) Using dosfsck is useless because the correct file length is the ...
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1answer
335 views

What is the tool for GNU/Linux to edit order of directory entries on FAT filesystem?

It is needed because of my portable audio player does not order entries and just leaves it as in FAT directory. Current way of handling this is only moving files around and re-creating directories ...
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Will I suffer any major drawback(s) if I have the drive formatted as FAT-32

Is there any disadvantage(s) of using a 500GB external hard drive formatted as FAT-32 or is it simply a choice? I am asking this because I am an owner of a PS3 and it only recognizes FAT-32 formatted ...
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FAT32: Unable to use the whole partition size

I recently bought a 8GB USB flash disk. I created a fat32 filesystem (using mkfs.vfat) on the whole drive (/dev/sdb1). df -h shows approximately 8GB available, but when I try to extract an archive on ...
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How to convert NTFS to FAT32 in windows XP?

Currently all my 4 partitions are NTFS, how to convert one of them to FAT32 ?
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1answer
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Boot From USB Stick

I formatted a 16 GB USB Stick today so I could boot from it and that works great. The problem I have is it won't let me copy a 7GB Ghost image over to USB, it says there isn't enough space. When I ...
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1answer
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Is there good FAT driver for FUSE? (Lightweight, not mountlo)

FUSE filesystem list show some FuseFat and FatFuse. Both are old, FatFuse is read-only , FuseFat is non-buildable and probably depends on glib. Now I'm using mountlo for the task (mounting USB drives ...
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3answers
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How to convert exFAT to FAT32?

How to convert an exFAT-formatted USB flash drive to FAT32?
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4answers
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Setting a mixed-case volume label for a FAT32 drive on Windows

When I try to set the volume label for my FAT32 USB drive the normal way (using Windows Explorer or Disk Management), the filesystem just makes the label uppercase when applying it. Is it possible at ...
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Best alternatives to recover lost directories in FAT32 external hard drive?

I have an 320 GB ADATA CH91 external hard drive. I guess it has some problems with the connector of the USB jack. The point is that in certain occasions it fails in write operations generating data ...
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How to create a filesystem mountable by windows in linux?

I have attached an external USB disk to my debian gnu/linux system. The disk showed up as device /dev/sdc, and I prepared it like this: created a single partition with fdisk /dev/sdc (and some more ...
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1answer
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Into which file system should I format my flash drive? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Cross-platform filesystem I want to reformat a my 2 Gb flash drive for cross-platform compatibility, but I don't know the difference between all the file systems. I know ...
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1answer
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Are flash drives and hard drives thought of as “an ocean of bytes”?

Why can a USB Flash drive be formatted as NTFS or FAT32? Is the USB Flash Drive and Hard Drive just to be thought of as "an ocean of bytes"? I get very used to hearing formatting a hard drive as ...
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Which file system to choose from when formatting 1.5TB hard drive (hdd)

I plan to buy a 1.5TB hard drive soon. I would like to know which file system to choose from when I'm gonna format it. With FAT32, there is a limitation concerning the maximum file size (4GB) that ...
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2answers
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Partitioning Ipod Classic 160gb

I want to make some partitions on my ipod,but i have been unable to. This is what i tried: Using windows 7 disk managment didnt allow Diskpart command line said :"File system doesnt support ...
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1answer
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File inconsistency.. doesn't appear in 'ls -a' but it exists!

I'm really frustrated with this.. I run rsync 3.0.6 on OSX Snow Leopard to backup a folder form an external hdd (FAT32) to another external hdd (FAT32). Somehow certain files (and at times they ...
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2answers
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Maximum number of files in a FAT system

Is it true that in FAT filesystems the maximum number of files per filesystem equals the number of entries in the FAT table. And is it also true that in indexed filesystems the maximum number of files ...
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1answer
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FAT filesystem analysis tool

I have a dump a FAT file system. Is there a windows tool I can use to analyse it, including: Provide basic information (sector size etc.) Validate the file system, basic corruption checking Allow ...
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3answers
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Why can't I copy a 7 GB file to an external USB HD with 120 GB free?

Yes, why can't I? I was stashing away some old photography backup zips last night. I could copy 4 of my > 1 GB backup zips to my external USB connected hard-drive when I got the error message "Cannot ...
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1answer
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Can you create multiple FAT partitions with Boot Camp?

Can you create multiple FAT partitions with Boot Camp? We have a single partition but it is filling up with data and we want to create a second partition. The first is the max size for FAT ...
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What filesystem to have on my USB-harddrive; FAT32 or NTFS?

This is a spin-off from another question I have regarding backup. I'm encountering trouble copying large files (above 4GB) to my USB HDD (same in english). I believe that this is a limitation with the ...