A file system is the specification of how files in a computer should be stored, named and organized. This tag should be used for generic file system questions. For specific file system questions (FAT, NTFS, ext4, ...) use the appropriate tag instead.

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Is there a way to run an HTML file with default browser and a parameter?

I have an HMTL file that I would like to be opened with the user's default browser, followed by a parameter. For example, if your default browser was Google Chrome, it would open as: ...
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File sizes in Windows not making sense

Here I have this file in Windows: But isn't 62,563 bytes 62.6 KB?
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Formatting filesystem in partitioned loop file corrupts partition table

I created an approximately 3 gig file named test and partitioned it with fdisk. I then setup a loop device with that file (and an offset) in order to format an ext4 filesystem in the second partition. ...
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folder and associated files are “missing” but their size still exists

I turned on my external SSD hard drive today (64GB) to find that an entire folder was missing. It contained about 23GB of info, and none of it shows up in windows explorer. Programs trying to access ...
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File system tracker

As everybody I have gigabytes of critical files storing on my NAS which is syncing with online storage. But sync conflicts or just hard drive errors can break my solid storage system. I'd like to ...
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Mounting a unionfs hides ALL lower-layer files

I have partitions in /dev/mmcblk0p5 and /dev/mmcblk0p7. I would like to union them together such that p5 is read-only and p7 holds the changes. I'm mounting p5 on /ro-root and p7 on /root-overlay. / ...
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CentOS 6.5 blank screen after an update

I just updated my CentOS 6.5 with the following command: sudo yum update after the update it asked for a restart and I did it but than now when the loading bar finishes loading I have a totally ...
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Symlink two real directories with files in both

I have two directories, with files in both of them: ./read/pub/ |- file1 and ./write/pub/ |- dir1/ |- file2 |- file3 I need to create a symlink so that all the ...
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Chkdisk seems to have wiped a drive it shouldn't have

I had a 3TB internal drive on my system (dual Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 7) and I recently lost it's entire contents. I'm hoping that there is some way of getting it back. I'm including here the events ...
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How to fix invisible file name?

How do I fix an invisible file name? I can open it in Notepad, and it shows the filename as .gitignore, but it shows up like this: Google gives me tutorials on how to accomplish this, but I want ...
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How to protect ownership of file with nfs

I have mounted an nfs partition from remote server with ip 10.20.1.10. On my computer, when I go to mounted directory, I have seen that nobody is the user and nogroup is the group, which own all the ...
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Software updates on low permission users

What I am looking for: Allowing my software to automatically update without administrator account and keeping it to the standard methods. The software setup The software is installed at: Program ...
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partitioning and subvol strategy with btrfs

I'm new to btrfs and I'd like some advice on partitioning and subvolume strategy. The system is a light-duty web server, and assume it only has a single disk. With ext filesystems, I've always ...
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No space left on device - Centos

When i tried to scp some files to a centos machine, I am getting the error "No space left on device" I tried [root@...]# df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on ...
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Backup a big file with binary diff

Edited here is my problem: I have a file A (10GB) and a file B (10GB). File A and B are slightly different (diff is around 500MB). I want to the file A to be exactly as B as fast as possible. One ...
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An inaccessible folder with a random name has appeared in my ~/Pictures folder

Today I noticed a folder within my Pictures folder, that I did not create, and can't access even with root privileges, it is named "3TNksAEHqX" and I can't use ls on it, though I can stat it, as seen ...
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How can I keep track of what processes create files in Windows?

As my title says, how can I log which process created a file? This process/application would have just created the file and would still be running. I need to be able to do this on at least Windows ...
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Completely format and remove a hardrive

As seen in image disk1 is paritioned in 3 parts (C,E&F) I have nothing to do with it. All I need to do is format and remove all partitions from disk2 that is partitioned as D and other two ...
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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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df -h shows usedspace differnt from what reported on the wire

I created a 450G ufs64 file system, created an exported and mounted on linux. df -h show like below khawk-dev-yyan:/test # df -h /test/TC_UNITY_28940_FileAsyncOps_NFS Filesystem ...
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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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Detect symlink errors in installation

It is my understanding that the Linux Filesystem Hierarchy is supposed to be structured like this: /usr/lib/prog-ver - contains the actual installation of prog (e.g., java) version ver (e.g., ...
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Mac OS X 10.7.5 file copying, deleting takes a long time

When I try to copy/move/delete a file, even a very small file, it'll sometimes take 5 seconds. I'm wondering what the cause of the delay is and how I can fix it. Gracias!
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Can't access drive letter after successful network share mapping on Windows 8

I am trying to map a network share to a drive letter persistently on Windows 8.1 (\server\pictures to W:) and after it succeeds, it is not visible in File Explorer nor can I access it by entering the ...
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Why must all the data in a storage device be lost when its file system is changed?

I know these things about storage devices: They're separated into two parts: the file table and the file data The way these work is dictated by the file system All file systems have a file table and ...
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how to prevent users from listing folders they do not have access to on windows 2012 RDS

I have configured windows 2012 RDS and grant access to differnt users access remotely. I need to find a ways of preventing users from viewing that some folders exisits when they are not allowed to ...
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Linux - How do I make a single folder RW and the rest of the filesystem RO?

I have successfully configured my Debian Linux's file system to be read-only. I made several changes, however the file relevant to this question is /etc/fstab: proc /proc proc ...
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Difference in opening a file in Python in Linux versus Windows

What are the differences, if any, in how Python deals with opening/closing a file in Windows versus doing the same in Linux? I understand that in Linux the kernel acts as an interface between the ...
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Hard Drive Connected to Router Randomly Loses Files Or Turns Them Into Empty Folders

Several months ago, I decided to replace my network storage device with a standard external hard drive that hooked up to the USB connection on my Linksys EA3500 SMART WiFi Wireless Router. The ...
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Virus effect on flash drive filesystem (FAT)

I've found viruses on my flash drive, but curing with antivirus didn't solved the consequences. All files and directories on the drive became links (*.lnk files) pointing to a not existing executable ...
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Recover Partition Table After Remove Partition (parted)

I deleted a partition using (parted) rm 3, so I could extend my ext4 partition. Here was my partition table before I removed it: Disk /dev/sda: 250GB Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B ...
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Linux suitable filesystem with large metadata

I got know here the following: Most unices do not have a concept of file creation time. You can't make ls print it because the information is not recorded. If you need creation time, use a version ...
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Difficulty removing corrupt directory

I have two disks in raid 0. I ran fsck on them and long story short, didn't fix it completely. I found it is all in a single directory. I dont mind losing this dir completely so i tried to rm it. I ...
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Union filesystem with “versioned” filenames?

Do you know if there is a unioned fs for GNU/Linux that shows also "shadowed" files with slightly different names? I.E. if I have two fs like: root1 +dir1 +dir2 +file1 +file2 +file3 root2 +dir1 ...
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Ntfs on freebsd not working, other solution

I am using FreeBSD 10. I want to share an external hdd formatted in ntfs with both FeeBSD and Windows. Fusefs-ntfs is refusing to cooperate, so I can't manage to mount ntfs disk to FreeBSD, though I ...
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chmod: WARNING: Circular directory structure

I can't delete or change permissions in a partition. I tried to delete some files through the command line, the result: rm: cannot remove 'path-to-files' : Read-only file system Next thing: sudo ...
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Does `dd` work on physical level or on filesystem level?

When you delete a file from a device, let's say an USB stick, then (without doing any further stuff) only the entry in the filesystem is deleted, the raw bytes of this file are still on the device ...
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Ext4 allocation pattern with random writes in sparse file

If I create a large (a few GB) sparse file in ext4, and then write randomly throughout the length until all 4k blocks have been "touched", in the absence of other heavy write load, can I expect that ...
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How to find a very latest created file in current directory on linux machine?

How do I find a the last created file in the current directory on a Linux machine? Note: I don't know the mtime.
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Can I create a “symlink-esque” file to “merge” two files together?

I'm dealing with an application that reads a config file, config.yml, from the current directory. This config file contains both secret information (API keys) that shouldn't be checked in to source ...
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Main disk have strange filesystem

I have my data disk (hdd, 1,5TB), that I'm using in windows just fine (ntfs). When I look at it with MiniTool Partition Wizard, I get 2 partitions, both simple ntfs, with same letter. Strange, but ...
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Integrity check for the backup

I thought of different ways of integrity check for the backup and look for the fastest approach to start programming. in all these approaches randomness is used. I would appreciate if someone give ...
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Unknown Filesystem Type vboxsf

I am trying to run the command sudo mount -t vboxsf SharedUbuntuWindows SharedUbuntuWindows but I get the error unknown filesystem type 'vboxsf' on my guest Ubuntu machine. I am following these ...
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Improve SSD reliability with NTFS but no TRIM support

I have an SSD with a single NTFS partition, but I access it through an external USB interface and there is no TRIM support. My question is: Does NTFS attempt to reuse previously used sectors when ...
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How does Windows use an ext4 filesystem in a VirtualBox?

I run Windows XP in a Virtual Box on my Ubuntu 14.04 laptop. I've set the shared folder access so I can access (read and write) the files on my ext4 /home partition. However, I've often wondered ...
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What is the default expected behavior when Windows encounters two files with the same name but different capitalization in an NTFS partition?

It's easy to write two files to an NTFS partition from Linux, and have both of those files contain the same letters but with different case, e.g. some_file.txt and Some_File.txt. Linux distinguishes ...
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Linux - conserving a partition through installation

When installing Linux, how can I preserve one drive (or a partition, or any area of the storage space on my machine) and all it's contents? Coming from Windows, all I had to do was to format the C:\ ...
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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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Can Windows 7 be installed on Mac OS X Extended filesystem?

I want to create a VM that is encrypted using TrueCrypt. To do this I create a TrueCrypt volume. I noticed the options are FAT32 or Mac OSX extended. Since I'm planning on installing Windows 7 with ...
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Where to install programs in Arch Linux?

I am virtually new to the Linux scene altogether. I recently downloaded Matlab for installation. I unpacked the files and ran ./install to start the wizard. As I was stepping through it asked me for ...