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37 views

How can a Windows disk rolback itself? Files left 3 months old only

I know it sounds like a cheap thriller and that its easy to jump to a conclusion that I am a certified idiot :) however I want to tell that I am in software consultancy business for 25 yrs and I cant ...
0
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2answers
24 views

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 ...
0
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0answers
25 views

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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1answer
30 views

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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0answers
7 views

Possible to find what HD space gets overwritten last?

Is it possible to put files into sectors of a HD that will be (over)written to very last? For example, if I have an HD with a hundred 1MB slots, I'm wondering if it's possible to know beforehand ...
0
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0answers
134 views

Corrupt MFT & MFT Mirror on NTFS

So here's the issue: An NTFS partition on a hard disk has a corrupt MFT and MFT mirror. I have a ton of important files on this filesystem. I also have a little bit of information about the ...
1
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1answer
80 views

From where comes the inode number of a file mounted through NFS?

I asked a question on codereview to know if I could safely replace the following code: :inode => [stat.ino, stat.dev_major, stat.dev_minor], which threw NotImplementedError because of jruby not ...
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0answers
33 views

Userspace manipulation of partition and disk images

On a Linux system, is it possible to use only user-space tools to create and manipulate partition images (which will probably only have ext2 filesystems on them) and then take those partition images ...
0
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1answer
40 views

Massive slowdown in HDD

I was running a multi-threaded program that makes huge amount of I/O operations, Basically reading/writing Millions of files. I had some problems/bugs and I used to halt the program to fix something ...
0
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2answers
39 views

Hard disk space utilization anomaly between two methods

Issue I have an external hard drive formatted as NTFS with a single partition, for which, when I check for properties of disk space it shows, 450 GB used and 6 GB free. If I try to write a 7 GB file, ...
0
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1answer
224 views

How to delete .Trashes/* on NTFS drive on Mac?

I installed Tuxera NTFS for Mac 2013.2 on Mac OS X 10.9. I find that /Volumes/<some NTFS drive>/.Trashes/* on a NTFS drive I mounted on Mac cannot be deleted. Any idea? Things I tried in vain: ...
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3answers
588 views

how to recover data from a logically corrupted external hard drive using testdisk

So I think ignored too many of my computer's warnings and disconnected my external hard drive without properly ejecting it and now it seems the file system is corrupted. Are there any programs that ...
0
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1answer
38 views

Copy File List off HDD and Browse it “Offline”

I'm starting to loose track of which files I've put on which drives, and find myself needing to plug them in just to search for the files (by name). Is there a tool that allows me copy and browse ...
1
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2answers
75 views

How to make the system detect hard drives as a designated block? (e.g. /dev/sde)

If I attach a hard drive to the system, and I want the system to recognize this device as a /dev/sde device rather than the default /dev/sdb. How should I do that? Thanks.
2
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1answer
59 views

How can I determine the location of a file on disk (sector/offset) on an NTFS filesystem?

Are there any tools/utilities that can enumerate all the sectors on which a given file is stored?
0
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3answers
162 views

How to attach a virtual hard drive to occupy /dev/sdb?

I want to insert a virtual hard drive (or anything) to occupy the system block /dev/sdb, how could I do that in Linux (Ubuntu and Debian)?
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0answers
43 views

Two files with same path and name - corrupted file system?

My computer is running windows XP 32 bit. I am using the following script to download the contents of a website to my hard drive, which is formatted as NTFS. wget-1.10.2.exe -r -x -p -nc -c -e ...
2
votes
1answer
45 views

Deleting directories with many hard links

I'm trying to clean up a directory that contains a lot of data (more that 1 TB), with many of the files hard linked to save space. For some context, this is the drive where we keep our builds, and we ...
0
votes
1answer
63 views

How can I spin up a drive with batch script?

How can I spin up a drive using batch script. I have a daily sync script between my PC and my file server. The drives on my file server spin down during periods of inactivity which is desired. ...
0
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0answers
13 views

Hard disk file system converted to Raw file system [duplicate]

How to access Raw file system? My Portable harddisk was working fine. But once I accessed it from linux terminal. And Later when try to use it in window it says You need to format it before you can ...
0
votes
1answer
153 views

EXT4 external hard drive for use with multiple systems

I recently bought a external hard drive to store some data on. I use Linux but I am not a power user. If I format the drive to EXT4, is it possible for the permissions to ever screw up and I lose ...
0
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0answers
86 views

Understanding BTRFS CoW concept

I am experimenting with BTRFS on a home server and very newbish to BTRFS. I have been reviewing btrfs wiki and Wikipedia CoW. Bottom line, I have a 40GB SATA Hard Drive and I am out of space. The free ...
1
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1answer
86 views

Zero inodes even after formatting hard disk

I have an external 1Tb harddisk which due to some reason was showing following under df -i Filesystem Inodes IUsed IFree IUse% Mounted on /dev/sdb1 0 0 0 - ...
0
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1answer
70 views

Copying Thousands of Files on the same HD

I found myself in a situation I am copying an entire filesystem across two different HD partitions (different sizes and filesystem types). The problem so far is taht both cp and rsync will read a ...
3
votes
2answers
449 views

Resolving unix server disk space not adding up

I'm trying to evaluate where my disk space on my unix server is distributed. In order to see disk space current status I'm running: df -h But when trying to evaluate what is taking the disk space ...
0
votes
3answers
221 views

How do I recover files from a corrupted filesystem without losing folder structure?

A friend gave me his external hard drive to rescue his data. It contains only one NTFS formatted partition. Windows shows this partition as "RAW". CHKDSK fails, because it doesn't recognize a NTFS ...
0
votes
2answers
147 views

Moving some files from one hdd to other on ubuntu [closed]

I've bought a new hdd for my machine and installed ubuntu on it. I wanted to copy some of my files to the new hdd from the old one which was previously my primary hdd so I used fdisk -l to get the ...
1
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1answer
81 views

Writing hundreds of files to disk a second

I'm working on a bit of software for which it would be useful for us to write betweeen 100 and 200 files a second to disk. The files vary in size from 1k to 3k. Ubuntu is the operating system, using ...
1
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1answer
37 views

IDE DMA sector numbering

I'm just playing around with the QEMU system emulator, and taking a look at the IDE disk emulation, specifically at the DMA disk accesses. I'm a little confused as to how DMA requests are actually ...
1
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2answers
20 views

Relocate Eclipse on Mac

I've rather daftly been using Eclipse IDE from an install location on an External Hard Drive as initially I wasn't going to be keeping this particular laptop. How do I move the install from the ...
1
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1answer
592 views

In Windows XP Professional, is there a limit on the number of files that can be contained in a single folder? [duplicate]

I am running Windows XP Professional, service pack 3. Right now I have 4,398 files in a single folder, and Windows XP seems to read it fine. How many more files can I place in this same folder, ...
1
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1answer
743 views

Drive removed while accessing, filesystem is corrupt, can it be fixed?

The drive slipped off my desk and dropped out of a USB-HDD 2.5" SATA caddy while I was copying some files, and now it won't recognize properly in Windows. It does show up in Testdisk but before trying ...
1
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1answer
3k views

Best file system to share between Linux, Mac, and Windows [duplicate]

I would like to put all my movies on an external harddrive so that I can watch them on any of my various computers (Mac, Linux, PC: all latest OSs, all 64-bit), and I would also like to be able to ...
1
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2answers
112 views

Is there any reason to use multiple partitions with a hardware raid?

Suppose you have a server with a hardware raid controller configured for Raid 1 (so if one of the hard disks goes bad, the other essentially acts as failover until you can replace the failed disk). I ...
1
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3answers
515 views

Are hard disk's bad sectors filesystem dependent?

I was wondering where defective sectors are stored on the hard disk: - in a filesystem independent area, so that if the hard disk is formatted again with same/different filesystem they will show as ...
2
votes
3answers
119 views

What exactly happens when you “mount” a drive?

What underlying things happen when you mount a drive. Even when a drive isnt mounted, it is visible to the computer (such as sudo fdisk -l / diskutil -list). When a drive is mounted, is all that is ...
0
votes
0answers
118 views

Linux command to get FAT32 sectors of a file

I'd like to find an equivalent command to debugfs but for FAT32 partitions within Linux. I need to list all the sectors corresponding to a specific file (I'm working on a disk imaged with dd). If ...
1
vote
1answer
118 views

File system for storage in Mac OS X

Recently I bought a new HDD for my Mac, but I'm not sure which file system would be best for storing large amounts of data. Since NTFS isn't supported natively in OS X (10.8) I was looking into ...
0
votes
1answer
88 views

What is the efficiency of NTFS Junctions?

Long story short, I am using the steamtool application, which was originally developed for the following reasons: Steam by default would save all your games to C:\ SSDs are becoming the new primary ...
0
votes
2answers
70 views

Lost half of the space on the disc

I am using Ubuntu Server as Domain Controller (for roaming profiles) with Samba. I am using RAID 1+0 and the final partition has 1.9TB. I have strange issue with the disc space. I have no idea ...
0
votes
1answer
267 views

Dump a virtual machine to disk

Is it possible to take the contents of a VM disk and write them directly to a hard drive, so that I can boot off of it and essentially turn the VM to a regular OS installation?
2
votes
2answers
2k views

Windows 7 disk properties dialog reports more used space than total size of files on the disk

I have two hard drives (same size, same partitions, same model) that have been synchronized using FreeFileSync. They are used to store data, not the system. After sync, the drives should report same ...
6
votes
2answers
2k views

Filesystem compatible with GNU/Linux and Mac

Which filesystem is compatible with GNU/Linux and Mac OS? I want to be able to read/write from both GNU/Linux and Mac OS. For example I want to copy a file to my external hard-drive from GNU/Linux and ...
0
votes
1answer
205 views

the effect of large number of files on disk space in unix filesystems

If I have a text file in Unix that contains N-many independent entries (e.g. records about employees, where each employee has a separate record), is it expected that this file will take up less space ...
3
votes
2answers
480 views

Read data from unknown filesystem?

I have a disk from an old XBMC live box which no longer mounts. I have plugged it into my ubuntu 12.10 computer, my macbook pro (usb) and my windows xp vm (macbook pro usb). They all see the disk but ...
2
votes
2answers
153 views

Why sizes are different, and what do they mean?

I have a 1 TB hard drive that consists of one NTFS partition which I use to back up my data (no operating system). The size of all the data in it is : 726 GB, size on disk: 728 GB, and the used space ...
2
votes
1answer
906 views

WD My passport space problems

I have a new MY Passport hard drive 1 TB, Model: WDBBEP0010BBk-EESN. I checked the properties of the hard drive when I first plugged it in, the used space was 320 MB, though the total size of the data ...
0
votes
1answer
128 views

How to wipe a specific region of a hard drive partition?

I need to wipe (securely erase) a specific part (the last third) of a partition, wiping the whole partition free space is not an option (as other regions contain deleted data that must stay ...
0
votes
1answer
61 views

Reboot while repartitioning HDD left me with corrupt files

I'm trying to get used to the feeling that I might never be able to recover my lost files. Meanwhile, I'll try to explain the situation, hoping that someone might suggest a solution: My HDD is made ...
1
vote
2answers
279 views

file system inconsistency- e2fsck exited with signal 7

After my system is rebooted uncleanly, I faced some file system inconsistency on my 4TB software raid 5 partition (/dev/md3). So I tried fsck -y -f -v /dev/md3 several times. Unfortunately the ...