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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Read operation in filesystem

I have a very dumb question. When a read operation is made, am I doing a write too? I'm thinking about write in journal area because my metadata are changed, like mac time. Is my thinking wrong? I ...
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Content of folders disappear when orgnize the files into folders in SD card

I want to transfer larger mp4 files to an SD card with a capacity of 64G.I can transfer these files without a problem if I put all of them in one folder.However if I divide them into different folders,...
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Get number of currently open files (descriptors) in all programms

I've recently read about sysctl kern.maxfiles showing the limit for open files. But how can I print the number of currently open files to see how many are actually used? I only found information on ...
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Win 8.1: Defrag Optimize Issue: Do you want to restore default optimization settings?

Optimize Drives Do you want to restore default optimization settings? Storage optimization is currently using customized settings created by another program. Before you can modify the ...
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GParted cleared/unformatted partition vs Disk Utility's free space

I just read this Q&A, and I think I understand the point being made. My reputation won't allow me to comment, but I would like to ask: is either cleared or unformatted an equivalent to what Mac's ...
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What is “C:\$Extend\$Reparse:$R:$INDEX_ALLOCATION” in Win7?

ProcMon.exe tells me that many different processes including ones owned by standard users, admins, and the SYSTEM user are receiving "ACCESS DENIED" error results when trying to read "C:/$Extend/$...
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How does adding an ip/web address to the hosts file block traffic?

It has been discussed how the hosts file can be used to block access to websites (even though ive tried it several times on both a windows and linux machine and it hasn't worked), however, as far as i ...
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rm,cp,mv,stat silently failing on certain file

Has anyone encountered a situation where a certain file becomes corrupted such that all operations on it fail (specifically they hang without any error message)? In my case this happened to an image ...
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Can Email Services download files on your computer without your permission/knowledge?

The company I work for is involved in security clearance work, and thus all company computers are monitored (files, screenshots, etc). However, the following questions involve personal computers, not ...
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How to change a FAT16 label without reformatting

This concerns FreeDOS specifically. When formatting a drive FAT16, the label can be specified. That label ends up (in uppercase) at offset 0x7ff8002b of the partition superblock (the partition begins ...
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Copying entire file system (linux)

I have a need to copy an entire file system (several TB) from one disk (Raid array) to another. It would be nice to keep the file system online during the transfer as the file system is used (lightly) ...
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Is exFAT FAT64?

I conducted a quick Google search and realized that some people are referring to exFAT as FAT64. Is exFAT just another name for FAT64?
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Does ext3 filesystem allow to extend partition when mounted?

I read that ext3 filesystem can be extended "online". Does ext3 allow to extend a mounted partition? I found this strange question on a test.
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Can I batch move many files in many separate subdirectories/folders to a single main one in windows?

I have a ton of files in locations like this: C:/Users/(Username)/Desktop/(Parent-Collection name)/(filename1)/(filename1).ext .../(filename2)/(filename2).ext .../(filename3)/(filename3).ext I am ...
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How to sort filename duplicates numerically, with unnumbered filename first?

I have a list of files with the same name, but with numbers appended (see image). Like this: Target practice (01) Target practice (02) Target practice (03) Target practice How does one make ...
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Is there a file system that supports the “Execute” permission that is supported by Windows and Linux?

I'm setting up a flash drive that someone else has to use for both Windows 10 and Ubuntu 14.04. Both contain programs for each OS. However, I cannot set the execute flag on Linux, so I cannot run any ...
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How to read btrfs volumes on windows?

Basically the same asHow to read ext4 partitions on Windows ?. As I wanted to enjoy btrfs features such as transparent compression or auto defragmentation, I installed my Linux system on a btrfs ...
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Why do microSD cards have less than advertised space?

I bought a new 32GB microSD card. Windows says the capacity is 29.3GB (31,474,057,216) in Properties for the drive. Why? I expected 1024x1024x1024x32 = 34,359,738,368 bytes. I can accept 0.5GB for ...
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install newer software by just replacing files on file system

Hypothetical question about installation of software. An .exe or .dmg file of version 1 is downloaded and installed. The folders in file system that it creates and stores it's info in it are A, B and ...
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Is it normal for mke2fs to consume above 100MB or RAM?

When I run mke2fs -t [ext2|ext3|ext4] /dev/sda1 program consumes above 100 MB of memory which can be quite problematic for embedded system. Is that normal behaviour? Is there a way to lower it somehow?...
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Windows locks directories entirely after I try deleting them

I have a problem where sometimes Windows blocks access to a directory entirely (and I mean entirely; I can't even see the owner, file permissions and other metadata). The problem is not entirely ...
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Monitor filesystem and alert if there are X amounts of changes

we are looking for a script / tool that monitors our filesystems. It should send us an alert if there are X changes made in X amount of time. We are using Windows Server 2008. Example: On network ...
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Isolate application in a folder

I have an executable application that I want to isolate. I want to make it so it cannot escape its folder and write outside of it(but can read data from a special shared folder). I need this on Mac ...
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linux system stuck in read-only file system

Somehow after enabling the use of my device tree and uninstalling the pre-installed wolfram-alpha software my raspberry pi 2 is stuck in read only. Every time I try and create a directory I get: ...
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Deliberately slow down file access speed

I am trying to deliberately slow down access to files on my Windows machine to test load times on an application I am making. I've tried virtual machines and giving it limited CPU/RAM resources, but ...
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Diskstation (Networkshare) - Deleted File but Space still in Use

So I've been trying to clear up some space on my backup drive. The Volume is 17TB in Size but it's in use by 96%. Now, I deleted a 2.5TB File but the usage isn't going down. I've went ahead and ...
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Impossible to modify Windows 10 drives from other OSs

I'm here to describe an interesting issue I've been facing today, in order to get some hints or solutions. My goal : access and modify one of my computer's Windows (10) system hard drive in order to ...
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How to make guard/listen work on Mac/Vagrant

I'm trying to set up Guard and Listen in order to forward fs events from host Mac system to guest Linux. Maybe it's just me but the documentation is not clear to me - I have not been able to make it ...
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How do I migrate from ecryptfs to a similar setup using ext4 filesystem level encryption?

Currently I'm using ecryptfs - it's a software layer that encrypts my home folder with a key which is in turn encrypted with my password, and it hooks into PAM to unlock it on login. Unfortunately, ...
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How many inodes I need?

I'm running a Buildroot image that has not the -i flag for df. I have near 100 MB of free space, but when I try to add a nodejs module using npm install I get the error "no free space left". I guess ...
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Best Way to check ACTUAL space on SD/microSD card

In the past I have read some posts by users that they have purchased a SD card from a generic vendor in another country. Although the SD/microSD card may state that it holds 128GB/512GB, the actual ...
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Can data on a hard disk degrade without Windows warning me that this has happened when I attempt to access the data?

Is it likely that a physical degradation of a hard disk could cause bits to 'flip' in file contents without the OS 'noticing' and telling you about it when reading the file? e.g. could a 'p' in an ...
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Root FS Read only: Remounting gives “cannot change data mode on remount” when not changing data mode

After messing with the settings in fstab, my root filesystem is being mounted read-only. I was able to solve this error in the past by running # remount -o remount,rw / However, I am getting the ...
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How do I live monitor on linux what files get accessed created modified and deleted?

How do I monitor from this moment on what files get accessed / modified / created / deleted. (in live mode), similar to fseventer / fslogger?
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Can Windows be installed next to a ext4 partition? [duplicate]

I plan on installing Windows while keeping my current filesystem partition. To do so I'm going to delete my swap, boot, and root partitions(making room for the Windows partition), format 60 gigabytes ...
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How can I install Windows and keep my current files?

How can I install Windows and keep my current files? I want to install Windows without deleting my current filesystem/home. Currently I have 4 partitions, should I delete 3 and keep the filesystem/...
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What are the pros and cons of using a ram disk for /run?

The /run file system was introduced to keep all the information related to the current boot sequence and can be reset at boot time. Having this in mind, isn't it a good idea to use a ram disk instead ...
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Can you create a virtual filesystem on available space of existing filesystems?

I currently have 4 ext4 disks in my PC. Together they have about 4TB of space available. I want to store a 3 TB image just for a day. Is it possible to create a temporary virtual fs across the ...
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How should I format backup media for space efficiency? [closed]

In my working environment based on Linux, we use some 2-8TB disks for backup storage. Most files are around 50-500MB. Each file is written once, and rarely read. The writing is not frequent. In this ...
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Fake local filepath on form to image on the web

I'm using iMacros to automate posting ads for my property management company. As of right now all image files that we want to upload to various sites (craigslist, zillow, etc) must be stored locally - ...
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How can I delete these leftover hard links?

I was working with many small files (about 1million) and for one reason or another had to create a bunch of hard links to them. Now I am trying to delete all this data, but can't. After removing the '...
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User profile directory invisible, with underscore appended to name

I'm using a Windows 8.1 system via an account with administrator privileges that has already been set up for me---let's say the username is jez. To my surprise, Windows Explorer shows that C:\Users ...
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Config file is written in VirtualStore but read from ProgramData

I have an application that uses an config.xml file that is stored in C:\ProgramData\MyApp The config file is created and edited using MyConfigApp.exe and then read by the actual application MyApp.exe....
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No more space in root filesystem, how could I increase the size?

This is my filesystem : ~  df -h -x tmpfs -x devtmpfs Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/mapper/fedora-root 9.8G 7.6G 1.7G 83% / /dev/mapper/fedora-home 50G 27G ...
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IIS and users group

In Windows Server 2012 R2 IIS is running as a web server under usual conditions. The web content however is not from c:\inetpub\wwwroot\ but from some other folder. The web applications are still ...
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How to install all the software in same folder in fedora [closed]

I have installed fedora. I install software by yum in command line. But i have found that not all software installs in same folder. They installed in different folder. How can i will able install them ...
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Do Torrents have file quantity limitations? [closed]

Is there a limit to the number of individual files that may be included in the root of torrent? If there is a maximum quantity, what is it? If limits are client / tracker dependent, what are the ...
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Is there a way of forcing a hardlink on fat32?

Both cp -l and ln refuse to create hard links on Fat32 FS, even when used with -F option by root. This is a sensible behaviour, since having fat no reference count it is really likely to mess up ...
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What process is using my drive?

Environment : Windows 10 Pro x64, Desktop PC, fresh install. System installed on C: (SSD). Secondary SSD on D:. I have a third E: HDD in my PC (Actually a RAID-1 of WD drives). I want it (them) to ...
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setting up a locally shared folder on Archlinux (on a ext4 filesystem)

Let's assume the following scenario. We have two users trusted and untrusted. User untrusted is used to access the internet and download data, which then has to be reviewed and given to user trusted. ...