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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On a FAT32 filesystem there was a file with ext2 filesystem image. Now it's truncated. How do I restore?

How do I restore ext2 filesytem that was stored on FAT32 volume in a file which got truncated? Is there analogue of reiserfs's --rebuild-tree option to restore filesystem from content?
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How do I find out which process is using a file when Process Explorer and Handle doesn't work?

How do i find out which process is using this file? Windows 8.1. C:\Users\Chloe\workspace\Teads>echo Hello > selenium.log The process cannot access the file because it is being used by another ...
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More robust choice for filesystem [on hold]

I have to format a new external HD, 1 TB. I want to have an independent partition of ~300 GB which should be very robust against damage (last time I lost the entire HD since it fall down). Of course ...
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How do I open a file that locked?

I need to view my ntuser.dat.LOG1 file, but I get the error that it's locked because something else has it open. How can I force Notepad or some other program to open this file. I really need to see ...
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How do I move files not accessed for a long time using a batch file?

I like to move files accessed for a long time. For instance: if I do not access some file by 7 days, it move to old sub-folder. file1.txt 1 days <keep> file2.txt 2 days ...
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Some file are getting empty from time to time - One is .NET settings file

I've seen this situation many times during the last few year, some file is getting empty from the content, all of the characters are the null character (0x0), the file remains with the same exact ...
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Mount sysv filesystem under Linux

I have a hard disk with a filesystem created by an old version of System V Unix that I would like to mount read-only on Linux. fdisk shows me: /dev/sda1 * 2048 86015 41984 63 ...
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Running time of locating a file in a directory

When you search for a file in a directory with a large number of files (n), what is the worst case running time of locating this file? I mean does the OS (linux) sequentially check all filenames in ...
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NTFS permissions issue? Part of group which has access, but denied

My account is part of Domain Admins, which is part of local machines Administrators group. Such as: MYDOMAIN\Domain Admins, is added to MY-LOCAL-PC\Administrators I gave FULL CONTROL access to a ...
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XFS filesystem spanning drives and allocation group alignment

I have a query regarding creating an XFS filesystem on what is commonly incorrectly called a JBOD volume, that is, linear RAID or Spanning raid. I have two hard drives (1.5T and 2T) that I want to ...
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Most files and all folders have read only permissions [duplicate]

I recently installed windows 7 64 bit on a SSD and now, it appears that all of my folders and most of my files are read only. I have tried to remove the read only aspect of them, or take ownership of ...
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Disk Space Changes with Command Used

Can anyone help me understand why I get different disk space results for /mnt/kvm_images depending on the command used? This is in Ubuntu 14.04. du gives this result: andrew@ubuntu:~$ sudo du -sh ...
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Make File appear like a Folder

So here's the scenario. My company's network has a "dropbox" (aka scratch drive) on the network which we can use to temporarily store our files. However, IT can choose to, on any given night, delete ...
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unable to write to micro sd card

My microSD card got writeprotected within my Raspberry. I dont know why. Everytime i boot up, it fails, because the root system is mounted readonly, or similar. I put the microSD card into my ...
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USER~1 in user folder

After executing cd %TEMP% i was taken to C:\Users\KRISWE~1\AppData\Local\Temp I have never seen the folder KRISWE~1 before, does anyone know what this is? It seems to be exactly identical to my ...
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New folders in ExifRenamer now have a dot ‘.’ in front of them making them invisible. How can I fix this?

I use ExifRenamer and somewhere, somehow I must have changed on my Macintosh—or in ExifRenamer—that the new folders should be named .2015 which makes them invisible. Could you help me fix this?
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Hard disk keeps making noise even if not used [closed]

Since yesterday my secondary hard disk keeps making noise as if it were reading/writing even if it's unused. It happens regardless of the OS running (both windows7 and linux) and I'm sure it's not ...
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Problems with using an external USB harddrive on android [closed]

I have an external USB harddrive, a 1Tb WD Passport (red), and decided to reformat it for use with both my windows PC and my android tablet. There have been some problems along the way that i've ...
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Is copying files between two different file systems slower than between the same file systems?

I was wondering if copying files between different file systems (for example from ext4 to ntfs) is slower than copying to the same file system (from ext4 to ext 4). I also would like to know how does ...
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Implementing folder “hardlinks” on NTFS

So if you rename a folder target, and lets say you have a bunch of junctions pointing to it, those junctions break. Hardlinks remedy this problem with files, but folders cannot be hardlinked. I hear ...
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How to snapshot and diff Windows registry and the the file system? [duplicate]

I'm solving the following problem - I'm installing software on Windows and it makes the system unstable for some reason. Windows starts crashing soon after. I want to know what changes it made to the ...
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Understanding metadata usage behavior in a newly converted btrfs filesystem

I have a 5 TB hard drive with 3.3 TiB (as reported by du) of media files in 119k files and directories; the average file size was about 28 MiB. I converted the ext4 partition into btrfs with ...
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How to disallow a specific process from reading a specific file?

Is it possible to block a specific program/process from reading a specific file, supposing I know their exact paths? I know that it is possible to block internet acecss from a specific program, but ...
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How to see a list of available filesystems that I can use for the mkfs command?

Simply I would like to create some FAT filesystem. I would like to know what kind of FAT filesystems are available and what are their names. How can I do this from the command line?
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Why copying takes time across partitions on the same disk?

This is a possible duplicate of Moving files from one partition to another on an SSD When I copy files from C:\...\Downloads\ to C:\...\Desktop\ it happens instantly, I suppose this is because the ...
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I cant read /tmp directory on an ubuntu machine. Disk is clean

I cant access /tmp ("ls /tmp" hangs up) on my ubuntu 14.04 machine. /tmp is a folder on sda5. badblocks -sv /dev/sda5 and fsck.ext4 -n /dev/sda5 tell me that everything is fine... How is that ...
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Is there any way to prevent a USB flash drive from being written to? [duplicate]

I see lots of articles about preventing a specific computer from writing to a USB flash drive or preventing malware from getting from a USB flash drive to a computer; what I can’t find anything for is ...
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How to continue the autofill in this format?

So right now I have this in range A1:A9 A1: 1.1.1 A2: 1.1.2 A3: Empty cell A4: 1.2.1 A:5 1.2.2 A6: Empty cell A7: 1.3.1 A8: 1.3.2 A9: Empty cell What I need to do is be able to drag this ...
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Which devices in /sys/block are HDDs?

I'm interested which devices in /sys/block are real HDD drives: [root@sdp1a block]# pwd /sys/block [root@sdp1a block]# ls dm-0 dm-12 dm-3 dm-7 loop1 loop5 ram1 ram13 ram3 ram7 sdaa sdae ...
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Adware changed file type of extensionless file

[Solution]The issue has been resolved. I ran the 'Advanced Renamer' program as suggested, and changed the file type of my make file from make to make.mak. Then after the program was done I removed the ...
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How can I visualize the folders and files as a tree on Windows?

How can I visualize all sub folders and files of an self-defined root folder on Windows? The result should be something like this:
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ack.pl tool and ack.pl flags + how to ignore files with S attr

I am using the ack.pl tool in order to search string or IP’s in files The official site of ack.pl is - http://beyondgrep.com/documentation/ Example of ack.pl CLI ( want to find the string ...
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How do I tune NTFS for subversion

I'm building a new buildhost for Jenkins that will run Windows 12 Server and check out relatively large c-projects from SVN and build them. I our current generation of builders a bottleneck is the ...
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Windows 7 File Permissions, Security Tab, “Group or user names” SYSTEM group

*Note: This is a re-posting of a 'too broad' topic. This is a narrowed version: I right click a file, and choose "Permissions." I choose the "Security" tab. Under the "Group or user names" section, I ...
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Which copy of a corrupt windows system file should I replace?

I have about 10 files in my C:\Windows\winsxs folder that SFC reports are corrupt. I'm replacing them from another windows 7 /64b machine. But I see there are multiple copies of them. I ran sfc ...
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How to fix PDF file corruption [duplicate]

Some days before my trial of free Antivirus expired. So my system ran without any Antivirus for two to three days. After that I noticed that I am facing problem in opening PDF files. Then I opened ...
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Is there a way to change the name of specific accounts in the User folder of Windows 8.1?

During the setting up of a new computer, I accidentally switched the account names for my customary admin account and regular user account. Is there a way for me to switch the folder names under the ...
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Is it possible to compress a full file system on Linux?

On Windows I can use NTFS drive compression to save heaps of disk space; usually 30%, often much more. It also improves read and write speeds at the cost of higher CPU usage; which isn’t an argument ...
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Video playback from remote filesystem lag on Ubuntu

I have laptop running Ubuntu 14.10 and used for watching movies from my server. I've installed vlc player but faced with the bug: At approximately 40 minute (can ve different for various videofiles) ...
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set download directory to same as url path

I am using Internet Downlaod manager for downloading the files such as mp3, videos, documents and much more. Basically every time when i started downloading from a website he asks us to set a path, ...
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Saving 40 GB of data to SD Card and losing most of it

I have recently used an sdhc card (64GB) to backup computer data. Before formatting, I saved around 40 GB of photos to the card. After formatting, I could only retrieve 7GB of data from the SD Card. ...
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Split a filesystem between mutliple drives

Is it possible to split a filesystem between multiple drives? Like if one fills up, it starts using the other drive. But it should appear as only one big directory. For example, ext4 has a max volume ...
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How to defragment or minimize a “directory file” on ext4?

I have quite an old home directory on HDD. There were lots of files created and removed and now the size of /home/username is 995328 bytes. Please note, I mean the size of the "directory file" (every ...
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What happens when I truncate a file that is in use?

Around the web many people say you can truncate a file using > filename or truncate -s0 filename while file begin used I know everytime a process write in a file, the process uses a offset for ...
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Lenovo Y50 Windows 8.1 Files always get corrupted

I've set a new NTFS partition (X:) on a new Lenovo Y50 laptop, through Windows' (8.1) Disk Management tool. Just a normal disk partitioning. The problem is that files get corrupted constantly. What I ...
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Is an NTFS partition containing valuable data safe on a Linux machine?

I have a machine running Ubuntu. The hard-disk (size 600 GB) contains an NTFS partition (size 300 GB) with intensive read/write operations on it. Considering NTFS is not a native Linux file system, ...
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is it possible to extract all files in a directory to their respective folders?

So I've got a lot of .sbm files I zip and unzip on a regular basis. I generally use winrar gui and do by hand. I looked for a utility in the menus, but I've had no luck. So I was wondering if there's ...
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Minimum space to allocate for UDF headers?

Context: I'm using truncate to create a blank image file and udftools to create the UDF file system on it, to subsequently burn to optical media. I know the total size of all the files I want to add ...
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Mounting an old DOS harddrive on Linux

I'm trying to mount an old harddrive from a mid 90's 486 for file recovery. The harddrive (Matrox 7850 AV) is identified correctly by the motherboard (Asus P5QL PRO), but it can't be mounted in Slacko ...
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Samba + SAN + NFS: load average > 300, results in crash

we have a system with the current setting server A is connected by fibre to a SAN array a filesystem is physically on the SAN, and resides on server A server A exports the filesystem via NFS to ...