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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HDD filesystem suddenly changed to RAW and testdisk show Filesystem seems damaged

One old PC which my dad uses suddenly didn't boot into Windows XP. So I get HDDs from it and put them into external HDD box. One of them is shown in Explorer but can't access it, it shows message: You ...
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What is the other alternative technique of RAID? [on hold]

I've been searching about this topic but I keep getting RAID only. I was told that there is another technique for data recovery and redundancy that replaces RAID. Kindly, can someone enlighten me. ...
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How much data storage will be lost converting a 4 GB Compact Flash from FAT32 to FAT16?

i would need to know how to calculate the space still available after formatting if had been lost. I will use a device for collecting physiological data that requires FAT16, on the other hand i would ...
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External hard drive is not seen in computer but it can be seen in devices computer management [duplicate]

I have 1TB WD My Passport portable hard disk. I was using it with both Windows 7 and Linux. However something is wrong with it. Both OS do not recognize it and I can see my external disk is ...
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Copy files mentioned in List one by one only after completion

I have a list of file names in a text file files.txt which are listed one by one in next line ie. file1.txt file2.txt file3.txt file4.txt ... ... ... I have to execute the following command for ...
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Develop proper 'path' to an image file inside javascript

In a Sencha Touch app I have two lines in a Login.js file as this: src: Ext.Viewport.getOrientation() == 'portrait' ? '../images/login_small.png' : '../images/login_small.png', ...
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Android can read my MicrosSD card but Windows cannot

I have recently bought this MicroSD card. The disk was working nicely with my both Android device and Windows PC (through its built-in MemoryCard reader). This is what I have done to cause the ...
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Using 16 TB volumes with the ext3 filesystem on a Drobo Pro

There seems to be a limit to the usable volume size on the Drobo Pro disk array that only applies when using the ext3 file system. On other file systems, volumes can be 16 TB, but for ext3, Drobo ...
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How to automount in ChromeOS? Biggest partition not mounting at startup on my Chromebook

I was pretty excited to realize there's a Chromebook tag on here on SuperUser, very cool! Not finding this answer on SO or SU or after a lot of Googling. Question is: My biggest partition (9Gb) ...
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Is it possible to delete, let alone see, a file called “␀” on Windows 8?

There is a file on my Mac called ␀, which is literally impossible to delete in OS X. I got access to Windows 8 and thought I could delete the file from there, but it's not even visible. So are you ...
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Can an operating system access a network drive that is formatted with an unsupported file system?

I've recently installed Windows Server 2012 and am planning to format my 2tb hard drive with the REFS file format. Afterwards, I would like to set it up as a network drive. I understand that there are ...
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What happens if I edit a folder while copying it?

Suppose I have a large folder and copy it. The copy takes a couple hours. While it's copying, I add some sub-folders and files to it. Does this pose any risk to confusing the OS and corrupting the ...
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Why does ls -al suddenly take a very long time?

Suddenly ls -al takes an irritating long time, a normal ls is as quick as usual. What can the problem be?
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How to manually mount an encrypted filesystem under Linux Mint

I have a problem on Linux Mint. It seems that the partition containing my home folder is full. This partition is encrypted... This prevents me from starting Cinnamon (because it tries to write in a ...
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How to allow a user to have read&write access to his files on a SAN from two servers?

I'm sorry if the following sounds like a naive question, but I know nothing about SAN. We have a SAN that is connected to two servers. Now, I would like to know if it is possible for a user to be ...
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Windows 10 system files taking 190GB [duplicate]

I have a Samsung SSD 840 EVO of 250GB as my main drive with Windows 10 Pro N and it shows up as being almost full, although I don't have too much stuff in it, but when I took a look to the storage use ...
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How can I format a VeraCrypt partition with ExtFS from MacOS?

I want to move my TrueCrypt partition to VeraCrypt. It is currently formatted with NTFS and because I switched to MacOS (for now) I want to move to ExtFS. How can I format a VeraCrypt partition with ...
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In Windows, Is there a way to determine a notepad files path from an open Notepad file?

This happens to me often enough , that I would like to figure it out. I'll have a code file open in Notepad, but I don't recall what directory it's located in. Sometimes, when I navigate to File ...
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mounting specific directory from zfs share mounted on other server

I have two servers in LAN. Server "A" contains one ZFS share mounted as /u01. Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on 172.8.1.1:/export/Server1/Store1 100G ...
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how to enable Android apps to browse user mount points in /mnt [migrated]

I want to access and work on my remote documents (such as .docx, .xlsx, etc... and pdfs) from within my apps. For this, I have created a cifs mount point from a network sdcard (NTFS v3.1) to my ...
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ext4 partition got damaged after I increased the size

The file system got damaged, so it´s unreadable. Tried with GParted, the terminal (fsck, e2fsck) but nothing. I had Windows next to Linux and deleted Windows and extended Linux but don´t know why, the ...
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What is the fastest way to select the even files in a Windows folder?

I have a Windows Explorer folder that contains files that are named file0001, file0002 etc. I would like to select and open only the files with an even number in the name. My approach is the ...
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Which is the real size of a file in disk in Windows? [duplicate]

When I create a .txt file with just one character, I found that the explorer check the size in 1KB but when I check in properties they said 1bytes and size from disk 4KB, so wich is the real size on ...
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Will transfering a file between two different file systems incur generation loss?

I want to transfer few hundred GBs of .mkv files from my Linux ext4 file system to a NTFS formatted external hard drive and since I'm a multimedia major, I can't really afford to have any quality loss ...
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filesystem conversion from fat32 to ntfs on external hard drive

i'm currently having problems with a filesystem conversion on a 1TB external usb hard drive. The drive is filled with about 300GB and attached to a windows 7 system. The conversion was started using ...
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What is the purpose of the /cdrom directory in Ubuntu-based Linux?

A quick one... I noticed this folder in / on Kubuntu 15.10: drwxrwxr-x 2 root root 4.0K Dec 12 02:33 cdrom Why is it there and how is it used? Shouldn't CD-ROMs be (auto-)mounted in /media by ...
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How to check if windows accesses a file

I want to check whether or when windows (7) accesses a specific file. There's a program that reads a certain file of which I want to replace the content right before windows reads it. Is this ...
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Conditional folder redirect on windows

I trying to find a way to conditionally redirect a path based on process location. The rule would be something like this: if process path begins with "U:\apps_to_redirect\" then ...
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Determine type of drive format (file system) using Multi Commander

Is there a way to determine the partition/drive type, ie the filesystem (FAT32, NTFS, etc), of a partition using Multi Commander?
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best way to copy content of NTFS partition to ext4 partition

I have a 263 GiB NTFS partition (with no free space) and want to copy all its files to a ext4 partition, that can't be larger than 294 GiB. I also need to copy NTFS Junctions as some kind of link. ...
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Where should non MS command line tools be placed in Windows? [duplicate]

I recently needed some of the really useful nirsoft tools. Many are command line tools and they need a location in the path to run from. I dumped them somewhere to get things done but I want to know ...
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How do I process extracted number files from Windows EasyArchive .mig file?

I am trying to recover data from an old XP computer that was placed in a migrate file using "Windows Easy Transfer" but after initial extraction I just have a bunch of number files. I used TN ...
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Should i use ReFS instead of NTFS?

I have just installed Windows 10 and I am adding in a 4TB Storage drive. Should I use ReFS on instead of NTFS? I have heard it is more reliable to use - are there any drawbacks to using this ...
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how to modify the “time offset from UTC” of files

I use stat to get information of files, I notice Access: 2013-12-28 13:12:11.244573123 +0100 Modify: 2013-11-12 22:54:42.274460079 +0200 Change: 2013-12-13 12:45:08.164394887 +0100 the +0100 +0200 ...
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Windows 10 Photos App Won't Work (-2143326208)

I've had quite a few problems with my computer lately, but after I installed updates, there was a problem with the Photos app. It's impossible for me to open an image with the app - it will open for a ...
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After pvmove, logical volume's filesystem corrupt

After moving a logical volume using pvmove, the logical volume's filesystem is corrupt. I'm in systemd emergency mode right now. I can't remember exactly from what blocks, but it was supposed to move ...
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How can I monitor file system actions in real time?

I'm currently trying to research exactly what files a game opens and modifies during execution. Is there any program out there that can monitor and log file system events in real time?
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Is file creation date visible and NTFS ADS metadata preserved on an EXT4 partition accessed via SMB?

I want to build a small backup server for my essential data. I'm interested in not losing any of the features that Windows/NTFS offers, like: File Creation Date ADS metadata(comments, tags, etc) ...
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How do I view a LDB File on Windows?

I need help viewing a LDB file on Windows that I pulled from iOS. Any help is appreciated! Picture of the files I am trying to open: Here is a picture to the LDB files I am trying to access. These ...
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How do I time copy to a davfs2 filesystem?

I copied a file to a remote davfs2 filesystem and was surprised at how fast it copied over. I then realized that davfs2 caches (in /var/cache/davfs2/ by default), and that I hadn't actually measured ...
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How to recover files from infected. Vvv extention [duplicate]

Can any one help for how can remove this virus. Our all computer's files infected from this (.vvv) virus. We are using windows 7 Plz give me strong methods. If you need remote screen i will provide ...
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How to get rid of folder containing just three dots […] (pointing to its parent folder)

On a (German) Server 2008 we found a folder with the name G:\Daten\Büro_GL\... When entering the folder ... in windows explorer it just points back to its parent folder (G:\Daten\Büro_GL). The ...
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what do +0100 +0200 mean in linux command `stat` results

I use stat to get information of files, I notice Modify: 2011-03-02 14:23:33.489430232 +0100 Modify: 2012-11-15 10:13:26.534178635 +0200 what do +0100 +0200 mean?
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start and search menu no longer working after windows 10 explorer behaves badly, menus broken

My brother handed me this nice little problem: after updating to windows 10 his laptop stopped having a functional search and start menu, while looking at this I asked him if he had a backup (of ...
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Write times for large files on NTFS

I am trying to benchmark the performance of sequential writes (I know that writes are buffered, but that doesn't matter for the scope of my experiment - I'm not looking to measure raw disk speed) on ...
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Where to put ssfs startup script to fuse filesystem OpenSuse Tumbleweed

I fuse a server filesystem to my desktop on startup. This is on Linux OpenSuse. I run the script sshfs -o nonempty user@server:/home/serveruser/data /home/localdata This fuses the serveruser/data ...
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Is it possible to avoid using this terrible file browser in Windows 7?

When I'm saving or opening files in certain programs in Windows 7, such as when using Save for Web in Photoshop, or Open Animation in FCheck; I'm only able to use a ridiculously basic and inefficient ...
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How to 'install' my own file system into my USB?

If I write my own file system (some basic), How do I 'install' it to my USB?, Let's say that I've written a hash table and I want to format on my USB.. How do I that? My OS is Ubuntu x86_64.
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How can I change the “last modified” (or “last changed”) time of files on Linux?

I tried touch -t, but its precision is only one second: when I use stat, I see there are 9 digits all zero after the decimal (.): Access: 2013-10-10 15:12:00.000000000 +0200 Modify: 2013-10-10 ...
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Unable to mount external drive or sshfs

I'm running Linux Mint 17.2. Here's what happens when I try to mount an external USB drive: Error mounting system-managed device /dev/sdc1: Command-line `mount "/media/nick/MyPassportRed"' exited ...