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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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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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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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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Why do two HDDs with the same information have different amounts of free space?

I have two of the exact same 2TB external HDDs. I copied a bunch of information to one of them and then copied everything from the first to the second HDD and now their sitting at different amounts ...
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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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Is there a networked filesystem for Windows that doesn't suck? [on hold]

SMB / Samba is, shall we say, neither robust nor high performance. By comparison, NFS4 is reasonably OK. But the NFS client for Windows disappeared a few versions back, and is only available with the ...
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chmod: WARNING: Circular directory structure

I can't delete or change permissions in a partition. I tried to delete some files through the command line, the result: rm: cannot remove 'path-to-files' : Read-only file system Next thing: sudo ...
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what is the best practice for file server setup? [on hold]

what is the best practice for file server setup ? I am planning to build a home file server that has 25 4T HHDs. I would like to have some suggestions for Hard ware configuration I am looking for ...
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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 ...
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Which file system to use in between OSX and Linux

I have got my paws on a large USB drive which I'd like to use as a backup/general storage at the office. I was thinking of having two partitions one of Time Machine backup and one for general storage. ...
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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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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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There is not enough space on the disk when there is?

Permissions are fine (inherited) and checking effective permissions everything is AOK. As you can see i can make a file in the docs folder but not the pdf_docs subfolder. The folder has a lot of ...
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Windows File is ludicrously huge and I cannot unzip it

I use an online file backup service (Backblaze) and recently got a new computer. Several files on my old computer were too large to move via my usb drive so I decided to download them from my backup ...
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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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is there a way to read the cumulative size of all files in a folder?

I want to read the size of a folder from the command line. ls -lh shows all folders as being 4k, which presumably is the size of the footprint of the folder itself, rather than the contained files. ...
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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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Why is that when I format my pen drive with a FAT32 file system, I get more space to work with? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why is the effective hard drive size lower than the actual size? I have a 16 GB pen drive. When I formatted it with FAT32, I got 14.8 GB to work with...while ...
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Why can't I copy a 7 GB file to an external USB HD with 120 GB free?

Yes, why can't I? I was stashing away some old photography backup zips last night. I could copy 4 of my > 1 GB backup zips to my external USB connected hard-drive when I got the error message "Cannot ...
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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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Is mounting a filesystem as read-only enough to prevent FS/data corruption in case of power loss?

I have a home-made HTPC setup. I often plug and unplug USB drives on it (be it HDD/SSD or USB memory stick). I was wondering whether just unplugging these drives without umounting them first would be ...
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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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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. ...
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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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How to view all directories with auditing enabled on Windows 7?

A while back I enabled file auditing on a few folders on my Windows 7 machine, but I have forgotten which folders I enabled it on. Is there any way to view a list of all the folders which have at ...
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Infinitely deep folder without symlinks in ext4

It seems like I can find an infinite number of /pl/locale subfolders in this ext4 partition, yet none of them are symlinks. Where is the loop? $ ls -ld ...
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union-mount file system that actually deletes from all layers

Here's my use-case: I have roughly a dozen machines loosely clustered together, each with a few hundred GB partition that's currently not used. I would like to make a scratch partition so that users ...
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Preserving permission when saving from linux to NTFS filesystem

Today I was devastated to see that a software project that I had backed up in my external HDD was almost completely ruined because the execution (and other permissions) where "reset" because the ...
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When are bs and count settings for dd wrong?

(By wrong I mean "will break things".) Suppose we're about to use dd. We've chosen a valid set of if, of, and possibly seek and skip. We've carefully ensured that the command will not write past our ...
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How do I efficiently redistribute massive amounts of data spread across multiple drives with almost no space on them?

My problem is simple but severe. I have a huge amount of data (many files in many folders) on multiple drives (4 external HDD). Each drive is at least 1TB in size and the overall size of this "pool" ...
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Issue: Guest OS (Debian 3.0, 32-bit ) loads with read-only file system immediately upon booting in VMware Workstation 10 (Host OS: Windows 7, 32-bit)

Issue Summary: A guest 32-bit Debian 3.0 virtual machine is opened using VMware. The guest OS loads a read-only file system on startup. Despite root access no file changes can be made to the virtual ...
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Got a new hard drive and would like to setup file system [closed]

I just finished assembling a new computer. I installed Windows 7 on my 250GB SSD, and everything is working fine. I've now plugged a 1TB HDD, and formatted it to allow windows to place files on it. ...
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Windows can't read certain files I copy to my thecus N4100 NAS

I have a strange issue here. I copy some files to a Thecus N4100 NAS from Windows. I can read the files on Windows before I copy them, but then I cannot read them from the NAS anymore. That is to say ...
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Did I accidentally corrupt the filesystem using VIM and Netrw?

I am using Mac OS X. I accidentally did the following: vim /path/to/directory I meant to open a file, but instead I opened a directory. VIM was excessively helpful, so it opened Netrw. I did not ...
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Why does process read Offset/Length from C: drive?

Below is a clip of SysInternals Filemon in action. What I don't understand is why various processes are reading the C: drive at an offset, rather than reading specific files. I have noticed ...
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Does this idea of a distributed filesystem already exists?

I have two laptops and two desktops, and keeping their files in sync is getting frustrating. I have an idea of what would make me happy but, before I code it myself, I decided to ask if this already ...
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Directory vs. Folder

Are both names synonyms or should one prefer one name over the other on different platforms?
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List of recently changed files for a directory and all subdirectories

In Linux I know this command to find and list the latest modified files in a directory with all its subdirectories. find /var/www/ -type f -exec stat --format '%Y :%y %n' {} \; | sort -nr | cut -d: ...
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How to apply a snapshot of root filesystem which is BTRFS?

I have a snapshot of the root filesystem. The following is the output of my btrfs subvolume list / command : ID 257 gen 90 top level 5 path root ID 258 gen 91 top level 5 path home ID 263 gen 44 top ...
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How to add an additional drive to an existing ZFS RAIDZ-1 in Proxmox?

I've a ZFS installation in Proxmox, in particular a RAIDZ-1 file system, for testing purposes (before going on production with this setup) I've added a new drive to the machine, but I'm blocked on ...
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How accurate is content sniffing in order to determine filetype?

I need to identify the mime-type of extensionless files(document fileformats such as PDF, doc, docx etc), and I am wondering how accurate known file-signatures are? What I will do is to create a map ...
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What exactly is a Linux filesystem? [closed]

I am having trouble understanding exactly what a Linux filesystem is. I understand it is the "directory" of files and folders located on the system: like /bin, /sbin, /etc, /opt, and so on. However, I ...
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Software for easy detection and storing name of the process, that created file or folder?

Is there any program that can show me in Windows Explorer what process has created some folders or files? It would be great to see not only file name, size, modification date and etc. but also name of ...
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fstab: When do you use the “dump” and “fsck” options?

I found a great tutorial on how to use fstab: http://www.tuxfiles.org/linuxhelp/fstab.html Using this tutorial, I was able to successfully get my SIMPLE mounting needs working. But during the ...
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why would openat() use file descriptor decremented by 1

I am tracing open() and openat() Linux system calls using a library that I load with LD_PRELOAD=.... I have a process that descends down a directory path. It does open() on a directory, which ...