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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How to fix PDF file corruption

Some days before my trial of free Antivirus expired. So my system ran without any Antivirus for two to three days. After that I noticed that I am facing problem in opening PDF files. Then I opened ...
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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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How to monitor a folder for changes, and execute a command if it does, on Windows?

There are similar questions for Linux and Mac, but I'm after a Windows solution here. The problem is as follows: I want to write several (js) script files in a folder, and have a program monitor ...
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How to format pendrive from fat32 to ext3 in windows7?

I am trying to make a live USB of OPHCRACK, and I tried to boot from a fat32 pendrive. But after making a live USB, it wouldn't boot. After searching awhile, I came to understand that ophcrack will ...
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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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Folder can't be moved here when trying to relocate Appdata\user\Local

I am trying to relocate my AppData folders to free up space on my laptop's SSD drive to my much larger 1TB secondary drive. I'm using the Location tab on the C:/Users/mark/AppData/Local to make the ...
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What is Sysrq+J “Thaw frozen filesystems” and why it fails?

Is it expected to unfreeze processes that are in uninterruptible sleep because of filesystem issue (NFS, FUSE, bug)? If I press Sysrq+J on my Linux, it halts the system and prints "Emergency Thaw on ...
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When I order files by an unusual meta column, does the computer read headers of the files or just a structured list like a data table?

Is there a file system which will reduce the need for indexing files and saves the meta headers automatically on the disk? It would work like a hardware acceleration for indexing all files for some ...
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An attempt to scp a file I can read returns the error, “No such file or directory”

I'm trying to scp (secure copy) a file from a remote server to my local machine. The command I am using is this: scp user@server:/path/to/source/file.gz /path/to/destination But the error I get is ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Unicode Characters in Ubuntu Server

I recently migrated from Ubuntu Desktop 13.04 to Ubuntu Server 13.10 and now my filesystem doesn't seem to support unicode characters. I use rsync to backup/sync files and it shows the proper ...
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Is ZFS (filesystem) good for SDcards?

Ive reviewed all filesystems listed here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_file_systems I like ZFS the most out of all of filesystems listed there. But is it the best choice 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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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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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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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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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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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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Unable to delete a directory from NTFS drive: “Access is denied”

I'm running Windows XP Pro x64 SP2. I have a directory on an NTFS drive that was created by a Maven build. A subsequent build attempted to delete this directory and failed. I now get the error "Access ...
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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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Windows filesystem gets corrupted regularly

I've been assembling my own PCs for more than 15 years but this is the strangest error I have encountered yet. One day I switched on my PC just to find the registry was corrupted and Windows XP was ...
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directory junction vs directory symbolic link?

MKLINK [[/D] | [/H] | [/J]] Link Target /D Creates a directory symbolic link. Default is a file symbolic link. /H Creates a hard link instead of a symbolic link. /J ...
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Why can't I delete a file marked as a socket from my linux ext3 filesystem?

I'm running Ubuntu 9.04 with a ext3 filesystem. A while ago I was hacking on the flock 2.0 source and I have just tried to delete the source directory, but a single file could not be deleted when ...
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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 do dynamic buffers reduce seek times?

From Wikipedia: TeraCopy uses dynamically adjusted buffers to reduce seek times. I have no clue what that might mean. Which buffer is being dynamically adjusted? How does that reduce the seek ...
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In Windows 7, how do I get around the “The file name(s) would be too long for the destination folder” error?

Background I am working on analyzing a large base of source code provided to me as a 5GB .zip file. I need to maintain the exact file structure when extracting, however, when I attempt to extract I ...
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XP (in Boot Camp) long lag deleting a file

I've got a pretty beefy Mac Pro on my desk, and I've used it in Boot Camp mode (with Windows XP) for most of its life. Every time I delete a file, Explorer hangs for about a minute. Doesn't matter ...
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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 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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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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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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Creating ext4 partition from console

I have a volume /dev/sda1 (1.2 TB) containing an NTFS partition using 0.6 TB space. I want to make an ext4 partition in the remaining 0.6 TB space. I have not tried anything yet because I don't want ...
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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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What happens to ReFS if I reinstall Windows?

ReFS seems nice. As far as I know, it is some sort of software RAID. If so, the information is managed by the OS. What happens somehow Windows is corrupted and I reinstall Windows? Is all information ...
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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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how to find out real data usage of C drive in windows 8.1 [duplicate]

I have a wired issue as in below screen shot. from within C drive, select everything and view from properties, total is around 40GB. however, if i view from "This PC", suppose to see 60GB free, but ...