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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Can I change my play order based on Date

I noticed when playing videos/music (using media player classic) and viewing image files, jpegs, gif etc, that the next file played in the folder is always based on alphabetical order. Can I change ...
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Linux: Presenting a larger-than-real file system?

Does anybody know if it's possible to have a small Linux filesystem with apparently limitless (or very big) free space? We have a Samba server with lots of filesystems, all available from a small ...
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Is it possible to copy files that skip the file system?

I got many files(for a 4TB HD, 50M+ file count) to upload to S3. To make it multi-worker upload, I have adopted tmpfs to enable concurrent upload, and there may be 1 or 2 copy-to-tmpfs worker that ...
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Roll back to libc6-amd64 using a live cd and chroot on ssd with GPT filesystem

I was attempting to follow a steam guide to install a dedicated game server. See my original post here. Basically I really messed up. I attempted to roll back but when it downgraded my network ...
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How do you see all files on Windows 7

I have several ghost and other unneeded files of the type C:\ xxx. I can see them when I click on "Computer". But when I try to remove them by using Command Prompt it automatically starts at ...
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Fastest Linux Filesystem on Shingled Disks

There is considerable interest in shingled drives. These put data tracks so close together that you can't write to one track without clobbering the next. This may increase capacity by 20% or so, but ...
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No admin access to a cluster, but want to set up a fast ephemeral distributed filesystem — how?

The institution where I work has a Sun Grid Engine cluster to which I don't have admin access. I'd like to set up an efficient distributed filesystem (replication is a bonus) that lasts only for the ...
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Mount image of unknown filesystem

I have an image of a filesystem that I'm trying to mount. Unfortunately I have no idea what filesystem is in it. I'll show you what I have done so far. root@vagrant-ubuntu-trusty-64:/vagrant# file ...
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awk - field separator change in program, letters in the field

I want to change FS in awk, but not in BEGIN. I want to print word and the letter. awk 'BEGIN{FS=""}{print $1; FS=" ";print $1; FS=""}' Of course it does't work. Is there any function, way to show ...
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F2FS issue - unsuccessful remove, lost access to files

While removing unnecessary files I bumped into an error. with fsck.f2fs /dev/sda4 -t I can see | | |-- Die Ärzte - Manchmal haben Frauen <ino = 0xc11874>, <encrypted (0)> | | ...
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Creating Ext2 partition using free windows tool

I want to intsall Linux on my hard drive on a seperate patition. Unfortunately, I can't find a free tool that will format a partition to ext2/3/4, and I can't access the windows made partition from an ...
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NTFS recovery - How to find out the first and last sectors of a lost NTFS GPT partition?

So I have this disk where the GPT (GUID partition table) went bad, and was overwritten with a new GPT. This made my NTFS partition inaccessible, but I am sure that the partition itself is still on the ...
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How to preserve the Extended File Attributes in linux?

I'm working on a project where i rely mostly on the file's extended attribute that i set when i create the file. But i'm facing problem while modifying the file. Solid Example: When i edit the file ...
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/etc/shadow - how could it be edited when it is read only

I am trying to change the content of /etc/shadow file but realize it is read only sghk1> ls -l /etc/shadow -r-------- 1 root sys 4045 Aug 19 16:13 /etc/shadow the /etc/shadow file ...
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Windows 10 File-System Permissions (iTunes Folder Locked)

I recently had a problem with my iTunes, saying it has insufficient permissions to start. I tried to see where could be possible I don't have enough permissions on my C: drive (I am an administrator ...
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windows directory vs system32 directory

C:\>systeminfo | findstr "Directory" Windows Directory: C:\Windows System Directory: C:\Windows\system32 What is the difference between windows directory and system32 directory?
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Petit Fat File system on AVR 8-bit, SPI Flash memory

I am using Petit Fat File system for my AVR - 8 bit MCU. I want to port it to flash memory. I am compiling the sources in host Linux PC and programming AVR. I am getting an error of ...
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Split a file in two different parts but use it under one path

I would like to split a large file (300GB), which is in my home directory under the dev/sdb1 into two (or more) different parts and move them into two different disk drives. However, I would like my ...
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Failover - folder

Basically I have an application that outputs data to a folder provided as a startup parameter: app -o /path/to/folder The app opens/creates necessary files on startup and then writes to them. The ...
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change “cache” name to “backup”

I have a Debian server, my partition /dev/sda6 (which has a lot of space left) is mounted on /cache. I want to use this partition for file backup. I want to change the name of /cache to /backup. When ...
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Linux cp command: Auto-rename files, windows-like, FAT32, file name restrictions, ignore symbolic links

Linux cp command: How can I auto-rename all files to conform to windows or FAT32 formatted device file name restrictions, and ignore all symbolic links? I am trying to copy the contents of my dropbox ...
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How to know bit-rot has occurred on ReFS?

I have read that ReFS has a built-in checksum mechanism. Automatic bit-rot repair seems to be done only when redundancy is used (Storage Space). If there is an ReFS volume without redundancy, I think ...
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create temporary filesystem in a file

How can I create a temporary filesystem on an NTFS drive using Ubuntu Linux LiveCD? I would like to make a temporary filesystem in a file, like a .dmg or .iso that I can mount and modify files on, on ...
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How to fix a drive corrupted by TrueCrypt?

I keep an SD card in my Windows 8.1 laptop which contains a TrueCrypt volume. I also sometimes have an unencrypted USB hard drive connected to my laptop, which was formatted as NTFS. Somehow, I ...
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How to sync large directory between two computers? [duplicate]

My company has a large filesystem that needs to be synced between two computers. We do not need a continuous syncing program like Google Drive because we only need the files synced back and fourth ...
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How to create an ISO image that is mountable with Windows?

I have a directory of 1 TB with thousands of small files on ext3 filesystem. Now I want to put it all in an ISO image and send it to Windows with NTFS filesystem. I wonder whether I will be able to ...
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Error when booting iPod Video 5G after installing SD card

I bought a used iPod video (A1136) as a project piece to install an SSD in and run Rockbox. I bought a ZIF>CF>SD adapter and am using a 128GB SD Card. I got everything connected correctly and the ...
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Encrypt distant server (file-system) using CPanel/WHM

I want to encrypt my distant CentOS server (whole filesystem encryption). CPanel & WHM are installed on it, can I use them to turn my server encrypted ? Thank you
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Why isn't ownership preserved with “rsync -a” on my Mac?

I am copying files from an internal disk to an external one attached by USB (both are formatted as Mac OS Extended (Journaled)): root# rsync -avi /Volumes/int_hd/ /Volumes/ext_hd/ All directories ...
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Win 8.1: Made new VHDs/ TXTs & copied to D partition of another machine, on booting C off 2nd machine, files not visible?

Win 8.1: Made new VHDs/ TXTs & copied to D partition of another machine, on booting C off 2nd machine, files not visible? This is plain weird. How and Why? PS: I check Security tab and it ...
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When moving multiple files in windows, when does it change the reference and when does it actually move the files?

I've noticed this inconsistent behavior: Sometimes when moving multiple files, it would execute immediately, and other times, it would take some time and display a progress bar. How can you know in ...
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Unprocessed orphan inode list in VirtualBox VM

Recently while using my VirtualBox VM, the system crashed. Afterwords, the VM would no longer boot (I am using Vagrant). In my troubleshooting, I turned on the VirtualBox GUI and found that the ...
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Can someone clarify how the windows file system works?

For all (recent) versions of windows, this has confused me and I hoped windows 10 would simplify it, but to no avail. Anyway, when one opens the windows (10) file explorer, they see "This PC" as ...
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Cannot remove file from Linux filesystem

I have this file and I cannot get it removed from the filesystem: [root@ad Windows10]# ls -las total 16 8 drwxrwx---+ 2 root root 4096 Jul 30 10:19 . 8 drwxrwx---+ 12 3000024 users 4096 Jul 30 ...
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Windows using SMB shared from Linux + moving a hard link: what happens?

I have a linux file server which may have this example directory structure: /path/to/directoryA/file1.dat /path/to/some/common/place/data/file1.dat These files are hard-links of each other (i.e. ...
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Is there a way to change file/folder ownership on a server in Ubuntu/Kali-Linux?

I accidentally changed file ownership of a folder in Windows 7 and now nobody can edit, copy, view, move it, etc. Not even the administrator account account can change it back. I tried icacls and ...
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HDD naming in Linux?

Does Linux attempt to give a drive the same letter each time? For example, if was to connect two drives to my computer, then disconnect them and reconnect them in reverse order would sdb and sdc ...
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Add up multiple disks into single storage, replace disk without destroying data

Suppose I have a 1TB disk and a 2TB disk. If I want to use it as a single 3TB disk, there seems to be two solutions on Windows 8. Dynamic Disk in Disk Management Storage Spaces, Simple layout But ...
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How to delete all files in fdupes -rd instance?

I run fdupes -rd /home/masi/Documents/ I get files from my old editor (TexPad of OSX) in many folders which I do not need: [1] /home/masi/Documents/.texpadtmp/pirkanmaa.out [2] ...
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To store wanted duplicates to fdupes locally and system-wide

I found today a great commandline tool fdupes which I describe here in Wiki page. You see that I have 2664 duplicates where some are wanted ones. I would like that the program remembers which files ...
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Fastest Linux filesystem for /tmp?

What's the fastest filesystem (and/or filesystem options) for a drive where I don't care about whether the data survives a crash or power-off, such as /tmp? The data is a few hundred gigabytes so ...
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Recovering a deleted 128-bit encrypted .dmg file

I need to recover a recently deleted 15 GB .dmg file, which was deleted from a drive which is otherwise not in use. It should be easy to recover, but neither Data Rescue 3 nor Disk drill seem to find ...
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Remove the “Copy This File Without Encryption” confirmation box

I have a Windows EFS drive, and an unencrypted USB, and a TrueCrypt virtual drive (on the USB). When I copy files from the HDD to the USB or the virtual drive, I get a Windows confirmation box warning ...
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Partition recovery

During a fresh installation, I accidentally formatted a disk containing datas. I tried using testdisk to recover the erased partition, but , it only detects the new one. With the deeper search mode, ...
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Linux: Can I safely delete /sys/keynal/debug/hid folders?

I use Linux Mint's Backup Tool to make a backup of my all disk. During backup process, the tool freezes very often when checking (before copying) /sys/keynal/debug/hid/0003:413C:2106.0001/events Can ...
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CentOS filesystem mount

I have set up a CentOS server and am administering it using Webmin. (I know webmin is generally frowned upon, but it is how I was taught to work on Linux and I only know basic ssh) The root drive ...
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Thumb Drive Loses Files

I have a thumb drive - a Lexar JumpDrive FireFly 2GB - that will lose 50-80% of the files every now and again. It is formatted as FAT32 using "Quick Format" option. I usually use it between Windows ...
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windows 7 ultimate x64 bit unable to save or browse files

i have this problem where i can't open or save files. any application that saves or browse files wont save or browse files. For example, in microsoft word, if i click save as, a windows explorer would ...
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What does fsck mean with “Filesystem has n clusters but only space for n-m FAT entries. (m>0)”?

I started a long time copy action onto my external HD. I went away, and somehow the energy saving mechanism must have realized that the user was idle and suspended the machine. (BTW, what exactly is ...
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Why the dump of my linux FS is ten times smaller than FS?

On a linux pc, Linux Mint 17+, I dump my whole disk ("/", level 0), with the following terminal command : # dump -0f /media/testuser/usbdiskblue/backup_2015MMJJ / I get a 6,3Gb file result. ...