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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Solution for file store needing large number of simultaneous connections [on hold]

So I'm fairly new to large-scale architectures. We're currently using linode instances for our project, but we're brainstorming about scaling. We need a file store system than can deliver ~50mb ...
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All of the NTFS hard links damaged, where are those 0kb hardlinks stored and how to recover them?

This is Windows 7 x64 sp1 on a NTFS file system. All hardlinks within C:\Windows\System32 folder disappear, and the Windows can't boot, because even the osloader, C:\Windows\System32\boot\Winload.exe ...
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Files listed by bash but unaccessible

What would cause the following behavior on an Ubuntu 12.04 system? I've SSHed into a machine as the "ubuntu" user. Running ls -lah /data/* shows dozens of non-empty files (e.g. file1.txt, file2.txt, ...
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How to map a symbolic directory link to different directories based on user id

Is there any way to a map a symbolic link directory to different directories based on the user id in Linux. For instance if a user X executes cd /var/www/html/ then his/her directory gets changed to ...
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Cross Platform Encrypted File Server / NAS?

I have a desktop computer running Windows and two Mac laptops. The desktop computer has two internal hard drives, both NTFS and both encrypted with TrueCrypt (yes, I know TrueCrypt is supposedly not ...
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Windows 7 make C drive read-only

Is it possible to run Windows 7 from a read-only hard disk? I know that you can move the users folder to another drive, so you could in theory run Windows 7 in Read-Only mode, which would make it much ...
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Possible SMB issue after server migration [migrated]

im troubleshooting a performance issue with one of our applications after a server upgrade. We have moved from server 2003 SP2 to 2008 R2 for our file/print. The application is installed locally on ...
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How to snapshot a btrfs root file system (snapshot of /)?

I have Fedora 20 and when I installed it I choose to go with btrfs as file system, by many reasons but mainly to have snapshots available. But I can't seem to create a snapshot of /. I can snapshot ...
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Empty Ext4 Filesystem Using Too Much Space

I have 3 primary partitions on my main drive (2 are primary, 1 is extended and has 3 logical partitions in it). The drive has a legacy BIOS/MBR partition table. The first 2 primaries have OSes in them ...
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Windows 8.0 unable to display FAT32 external hard disk in “Computer”

My Windows 8.0 is unable to display my external hard disk which has important files and works well on Mac. I know Windows uses the NTFS file system which is "more secure". I need to format it as ...
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Which filesystem to choose in sparse files?

I have the problem, that I want to save backups to a NAS. Unfortunately the NAS is only avalable as CIFS network share (plus root SSH access). I do not want to modify anything in the configuration ...
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How many actual files were you able to store in a CentOS folder?

I found many questions about the total files limitations of the CentOS file-system, but I was curios in actual real-world situation, how many files people were able to store in one single CentOS ...
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Why formatted flash memory has used space

I format my flash memory and select its file system format as FAT32 : And then take a look at the flash memory drive properties : As you see above, there is a 16KB used space. I change ...
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Why does process read Offset/Length from C: drive?

Below is a clip of SysInternals Filemon in action. What I don't understand is why various processes are reading the C: drive at an offset, rather than reading specific files. I have noticed ...
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Folder can't be moved here when trying to relocate Appdata\user\Local

I am trying to relocate my AppData folders to free up space on my laptop's SSD drive to my much larger 1TB secondary drive. I'm using the Location tab on the C:/Users/mark/AppData/Local to make the ...
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Doesn't metadata occupy any size?

I put 4096 characters in a text file and save it.Since every character is 1 byte, Size of the text file must be 4K byte.As you see below that's OK: I connect my flash memory to my computer. the ...
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Rsync doesn't allow me copy files into mounted filesystems

I configured rsyncd.conf for public access in my rpi: log file = /var/log/rsyncd.log timeout = 600 max connections = 20 uid = nobody gid = nogroup read only = yes list = yes [public] path = ...
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Failed to mount Lock Directory and User Runtime Directory

I have a Raspberry Pi with Raspbian (debian). I tried this and my system upgraded with no error. When I reboot, a surprise, my system does not turn on. I tried to search on the internet but nothing. ...
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Can I stop a format disc operation midway?

I'm formating a new HDD (Toshiba 1TB from NTFS to FAT32) to fit it on my old PS3. But it's taking a lifetime to get the thing done... Meanwhile I found on the internet some tutorials using other ways ...
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How to shrink an ext4 partition from Windows?

My system has three primary partitions: two NTFS (one "system-reserved") for Windows 7 and one ext4 for Linux. How can I shrink the ext4 partition from Windows? I've tried the built-in Disk ...
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USB Drive Format for Reading/Writing 4GB+ Files on OSX and Windows

I am trying to settle on a drive file format which is compatible with OSX and Windows for reading/writing 4GB+ files. Linux support would be a bonus. Using FAT is a no go since it does not support ...
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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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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 ...