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 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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Scanning in and organizing papers [on hold]

Our house is getting overloaded with receipts and important papers. We have been cheated a few times out of a lot of money because we did not keep receipts or other papers so we try and keep them all ...
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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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what mount points can be ro on an remote headless linux box? [on hold]

I have a linux box running headless and I can't ssh into it. It runs some binary X i wrote and occasionally performs system update by flashing a complete disk image to a backup root partition B. I ...
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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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In-place fast archiving using the filesystem entries [closed]

I want to generate an archive (i.e., file) using all the content in a folder recursively. This would be similar to tar cf new_archive.tar dir_to_use However, this will read and copy the contents ...
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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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Directory of empty folders on my computer? [closed]

I have a folder in my Documents folder in my Windows Vista HP laptop, OEM OS called 2005-2006 to 2007-2008 Archive. It was obviously created by me, and it’s filled with sub-directories leading to ...
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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 ...
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How to copy pagefile.sys in Windows 7

I need to copy Windows 7's pagefile.sys (and other files that are always in-use/open) to another location. Is there any free tool that can do this ? I'm thinking of finding a way to access Volume ...
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Windows 8.1: move/rename online-only files in OneDrive from a Cygwin shell

I'm trying to batch rename some online-only files in OneDrive from a Cygwin shell (with a beefed-up version of Larry Wall's rename script, in case you're interested). That won't work; I figured that ...
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Search multiples file extensions on Windows drive

I am currently going throught the process of moving all my documents to a server. I cut-paste everything I could think. Hence. I want do check my C drive for any files that might still be there and ...
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Is there a way to reformat a RAID array without losing existing data on the disks?

I have a RAID 10 comprised of 4x 4TB disks. It is currently formatted in XFS on a CentOS server (The server's root directory is is not on the RAID), and I've been looking at replacing XFS with ZFS ...
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Regard a folder as a normal USB stick storage

In Ubuntu, it is known that one can install a Ubuntu iso file to a USB stick using the below command: dd if=./Ubuntu.iso of=/dev/sdb where /mnt/sdb refers to a USB stick plugged to a Linux machine. ...
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Different file contents for two applications

I have a file located at C:\Program Files (x86)\Cntlm\cntlm.ini. There are two users, lets call them A and B (B being an administrator). Both users have read permissions for this file. If I open ...
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strange Verizon Mobile volume mounted on OSX Yosemite

After recently installing Yosemite, I find this Verizon Mobile volume mounted even though I don't use Verizon at all (currently subscribed to AT&T) and never installed anything related to Verizon ...
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How to merge directories of hardlinks potentially pointing to the same files?

I've used a file deduplicator on a large folder with hundreds of thousands of files. The deduplicator created hardlinks for all duplicate files that it detected. If I was to attempt to merge some ...
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How to enable file change notification for network drives?

When you run any program handling local drive, when you externally change file the program usually detects such change and offers to reload it. When the file is located on network no such thing ...
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What happens in linux when you copy a hardlink on top of another hardlink to the same file?

I've used a file deduplicator on a large folder with hundreds of thousands of files. The deduplicator created hardlinks for all duplicate files that it detected. If I was to attempt to merge some ...
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Ubuntu 14.04: add physical space drive to folder with existing content

system: a VPS running Ubuntu 14.04, apache 2.4.7 I added a virtual disk drive to my VPS server. I would like that the OS (Ubuntu 14.04) resides on its own "system" drive, and my clients files reside ...
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Why does removing a small number of large files take a long time?

On my external hard disk, with an ext3 filesystem, I removed 6 files of 7.2 GB each. Removing those (rm *) took surprisingly long, a minute or so. As it should only need to unlink the file entries ...
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When overwriting a file, how does this effect the filesystem NTFS?

Say a I have a secondary hard drive that has been defragged and optimized so that the data is a nice neat continuous block with no missing spaces/clusters. Like a solid brick wall. If I copy a file ...
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Windows converted all files to .lwsdnrl format?

I have some problems with Windows XP. After scanning the whole file system with anti-virus program, each and every file got an extension ".lwsdnrl" ? Even if I try to open the file with the ...
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Check Bad Blocks Table (BBT) at NAND Flash managed by MTD/UBIFS to see aging?

I want to use a NAND Flash memory over several years on an embedded Debian controller. So it is using UBIFS to handle wear-leveling and bad-block-management - that looks fine so far. But over time ...
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Which system is this?

I'm working on a project that build its image .qcow2 based in a temporary file system generated in /tmp/ folder. It looks like this: $ls -la /tmp/ -rw------- 1 root root 7G Jan 30 09:55 ...
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GlusterFS: Different filesystems for bricks?

I'm currently working on a small cluster (~32 nodes) where a couple nodes (8 of them) have some extra disks (3x3TB) attached to them. The filesystem on all these nodes right now is ext4. Using ...
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Viewing the date a file was last opened from a shared folder on a Windows 7 PC

Suppose you have an application on a Windows XP PC that is accessing jpeg files from a share folder on a Windows 7 PC. I need to see which of those files have been opened recently, and I would prefer ...
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How do I view raw system memory of a running process?

I am watching a video series where someone is changing memory of a program that is in runtime. I am trying to do the same thing but have a different operating system. He is able to locate all running ...
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Format a drive to show larger size

How would I format a drive so the filesystem shows a size that I tell it to instead of how much it actually has? If I can't do it with the filesystem how do the scammers that sell them do it?? Like ...
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SSD seems to be read-only, nothing can be written to it (linux ext4 filesystem)

After two week of normal use my new SSD began to work strange. Now it seems that no file is written to it. An example: root@hooker3:~# mount |grep ssdhome /dev/sda3 on /ssdhome type ext4 ...
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Is exFAT now the best choice for an external hard drive that will be used for Windows, Mac, and Linux? [duplicate]

I'm running a Windows, Mac, Linux tripleboot off of a single SSD, and am now, unsurprisingly, in need of additional storage space in the form of an external hard drive. I want to format my hard drive ...
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How do I get the access date for millions of files on an LSF file system without using stat?

How do I get the access date for millions of files on an LSF file system without using stat? I want to avoid using stat, because it's apparently not a good thing to query about metadata this way. None ...
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My USB has my stuff in it but it says it's empty [duplicate]

Yesterday my USB was working 100% fine before I went to college yesterday. I added some new files to it, took it to school, plugged it into my teacher's computer, and nothing shows up. It says it's ...
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NTFS MAC Times in Hexadecimal

I am using EnCase and a Hex Editor to analyse a virtual drive. EnCase says that the this hexadecimal: 5FBF60C54F2CCF01 is the date/time (mm/dd/yy): 02/17/14 09:18:54 (PM) I have worked out ...
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Why doesn't /tmp get emptied when symlinked?

I symlinked /tmp to a second hard drive (the root partition is on an SSD and I want to avoid wear). Ever since then, it doesn't get emptied on a reboot. Any idea why? I use Ubuntu 14.10.
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How to call perl file every minute from batch file

I have written a perl script which i try to call every 1 minute from a batch file. There is no error but it do not call it every 1 minute. It just pop command prompt when clicked once on .bat file. ...
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Unmount/unbind a filesystem? Can I just use `rm`?

I used this to give a chrooted ftp user access to another area of the filesystem: mount --bind /var/www/dev/ /home/ftp_user/www_dev per this website here. And, oops, I realized I gave the ftp user ...
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How to delete a particular line in a text file after some operation on that text file at the same time

I am perl bginner (but i guess logic is same for all programming languages like C++ and C in my case its perl). What i want to achieve ? I have a text file i read that file which contains different ...
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Is there a way to create a /dev/clipboard like in Cygwin?

This answer says, that Cygwin features a /dev/clipboard device, that's in sync with the default Windows clipboard. Is there any way to have that same feature in Linux for the Primary clipboard? ...
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moving a remote folder within the same volume as part of a transaction

A program that I am developing needs to update a SQL Server database and then move 1 or more network folders, each one on a different server - but each one moving within the same volume where it is ...
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When try to copy disc it show Desktop.ini and data gone

i'm trying to copy disc but whenever i click 'copy' on Nero program. The program eject my disc and appear the error that my CD is balnk, actually my CD is CD-R and there is a lot of data. Then i ...