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 do I save 4 GB+ files on a FAT32 flash drive? [duplicate]

I have a 6 GB file that I want to move to my flash drive. The only problem is that the limitations of FAT32 prevent me. I would like to avoid NTFS. I also can't use exFAT because I would then have ...
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Can Windows 7 be installed on Mac OS X Extended filesystem?

I want to create a VM that is encrypted using TrueCrypt. To do this I create a TrueCrypt volume. I noticed the options are FAT32 or Mac OSX extended. Since I'm planning on installing Windows 7 with ...
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Where to install programs in Arch Linux?

I am virtually new to the Linux scene altogether. I recently downloaded Matlab for installation. I unpacked the files and ran ./install to start the wizard. As I was stepping through it asked me for ...
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What is the data structure used by Recycle bin & hows it implemented [duplicate]

In a Windows file system, we cannot created a folder or file with the same name. For example, New Folder. If there is a existing folder already named as "New Folder" and if we create another folder ...
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How to change label of an ext3 partition under Windows 7 or Tomato Linux?

I have several hard drives hooked up to a router running Tomato and shared over the network. I have mapped the drives to everyone's computer as M:, T:, etc. which also shows the label as if it were a ...
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File storage system with metadata-search [duplicate]

I've many files (pcap) and want to tag them with different attributes like frames, protocol-type and so on. example: file1.pcap (frames: 200, type: ip) file2.pcap (frames: 130, type: sercos) ...
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Unix : Avail Space of File mounts

Problem Statement This is regarding the space usage of file system mounted in Unix box df -h -> Gives the total usage/avail/used/used% of all mounts in unix server Is there any other way to ...
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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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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 ...
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ACL On Linux like Windows Permissions

Is there something for Linux where you have more advanced controls for linux permissions on users and groups like Windows. Is that what SeLinux is about?
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Sending files to play to media center

I have a linux box with XBMC installed that I use as a media center. Now imagine I bring my laptop home with a film I want to watch on TV (but I don't want to keep it). I could copy it to the server ...
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Unrecognized mount option “fmask=0111” or missing value

I'm using a mostly clean Ubuntu 14.04 install. I can mount the device successfully, using sudo mount -t ext4 /dev/sda4 /mnt/share. However, when I run sudo mount -a, I get the error mount: wrong fs ...
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Format Pendrive using NTFS file system in Terminal(mac)

How to format pendrive using diskutil command by terminal? or Is any other way to format pendrive? sudo reformat device After get into correct volume, then try above command, but didn't work, ...
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Is my SD card physically broken?

I have a 64GB Kingston Micro SD card that I am wondering if could be physically broken since I am completely unable to repair or restore it. I have no data on it to worry about, so I only want to ...
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Best filesystem to move huge files between two machines [closed]

I have two completely separated machines between which I have to transfer several huge virtual disks (>500G each). The link between the sites is too small for the task at hand. I am using only one ...
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mke2fs defaults aren't working with ext4 on Ubuntu 12.04

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, I've added a new drive to the system, partitioned it with fdisk and am now trying to format it with mke2fs. The command is failing because it thinks the inodes_count and number of ...
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Mount the second partition of an image with hdiutil

I'm trying to open a partition on my Mac (OSX Mavericks). Particularly, I've got a file.img image which includes two partitions: a boot partition and a second partition formatted in ext2. When I ...
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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 ...
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What if partition type and file system type don't match?

For example, If I set the type of one partition to 0CH (FAT32(LBA)) and format it to NTFS, can operating system read that partition correctly, will it cause data loss? why?
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Prevent user to read files from vfat filesystems - but allow to write

Its possible do that? I want to mount a flash drive(vfat) in linux and the user be able to write to it but not to read. I've tried: mount /dev/sdb1 /media/mpoint -o fmask=0444 but no results. ...
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What is the different between sdelete -c and -z?

I've learned from this article to use sdelete as a step to shrink VDI file: sdelete -c c: But what does the -c ('Clean free space' as described by its help text) mean? Doesn't it write free space ...
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My directory has become recursive. How can I remove it?

The directory structure of one of my folders has become recursive or something, making an almost endless loop until I cannot go further down: ...
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Find particular file in particular directory

I want to find the particular file name in particular directory in ruby. I tried the following Dir.glob() file = Dir.glob("/home/prakash/Desktop/*.uploaded") output: ...
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What is short-path missing for C:\Program Files? How can I add it back?

Windows 7 (32-bit) I have an application that requires short path syntax for a sub-directory under Program Files (c:\Program Files\Foo Example\Foo Example2). On MOST of my user systems, it's enabled ...
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RAW file system formating

I have flash drive with a RAW file system. I would like to format it (with a filesystem such as NTFS). Is this possible? The flash drive I have is a 16GB Kingston USB. Because it has a RAW file ...
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Snapshotting virtual disks mounted in Windows without using vritualization?

I know that you can mount VHDs in Windows, but you can't create snapshots on the go, like in virtual machines. You have to unmount it first, create a differential VHD using Diskpart and mount it ...
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Open files without extensions in PDF viewer per default [duplicate]

For some reason (backup system, different story) I have a bunch of PDF files without a file name extension. It is possible to configuere my PDF viewer as the default application for files without ...
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Meaning of . and .. directories in linux [duplicate]

When display hidden file and directory in terminal using ls -la it show two directory i.e. . and .. and when list the content of dot(.) directory it contain all file and directories that is in it's ...
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what is the difference between /var/lib and /var/run

I am studying unix-like filesystem structure especially FHS. Anyways i know in the recent FHS /var/run is moved to /run I can't understand the difference between lib and run. Can someone elaborate ...
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Boot in windows

I have windows 8.1 installed on my laptop; I wanted to install ubuntu with a bootable usb. I think I unvolontary changed the type of the windows partition and now I can't boot on windows, i have the ...
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How to partition hard disk for dual boot for Windows 7 and Ubuntu Linux

There are similar questions on this topic, but I could not find exact instructions for my case. I want dual boot system that supports Windows 7 64 bit and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS OS. I want one partition to ...
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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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How to increase HOME Folder partition size in centos 6.3 64 bit

Have migrated my system windows 7 to centos 6.3 64 bit, while installing centos 6.3 have created a partition size details given below: Root ext4 30000 boot ext4 20000 tmp ext4 Allowed to fill ...
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File System for virtualization server [closed]

I am going to be running a Proxmox (a virtualization distro based on debian wheezy) server. There is going to be 1 or 2 KVM vm and 2 - 3 openVZ containers running at any given time. I want to be able ...
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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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Can a large number of (small) files degrade the performance of a filesystem?

I'm working on an archival project and currently I'm storing 514600 images (ranging from 200kb to 2mb) on my 4TB NAS drive. The drive itself is formatted as ext4 and I'm writing the files over the ...
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Filesystem vs Object Store

Few months ago I created a PHP storage service, that serves as a bridge between our filesystem and web applications via its REST api. File metadata and file path (and "clustering" per storage type) is ...
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Testdisk VersuS corrupted removable sdcard and phone storage

I've tried most of things for my very specific situation in Testdisk but they didn't help except a few things I havent tried because I dont know if and how do them. What happened: I had removable ...
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What is the correct way to configure a linux installation's partition system?

FIRST Sorry if this is technically a duplicate. i Have searched for the information and was unable to find it in any of the answers or forums. SECOND Since SE likes to close questions that don't get ...
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Caching a file system over the internet

I store all my files on my private server (DSL line, /28 network but still slow, especially the up-stream which is 512kBit). This works well for my smaller files, all my emails, Zarafa etc. But for ...
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How to view file activity (from the command prompt)?

I want to see who recently saved a large number of files to a shared folder on our network, and if I recall, there's a way to print file activity from the last week for example in the command prompt. ...
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Mountpoint for static mounts

I have a new Server with multiple hard drives (four of them). It's running Debian and I am currently installing it. Now I want to mount the HDDs according to the FHS. I found two possible locations: ...
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overlayfs, merging upperdir and lowerdir

After un-mounting the overlayfs, would it be possible to apply changes saved in the upperdir (rw dir) to the lowerdir? (merging changes)
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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 ...
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Hidden Files in Linux

In Linux (specifically), what's the difference between making files hidden by adding a "." before the name, or adding a "~" after the name. I know that both work for files, and that only the period ...
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Any way to make Mac understand Windows file paths

My organisation use Windows almost exclusively, but I use a OSX for my work. Their intranet and many applications links to files on the org's Samba shares directly (e.g. "W:\Folder\File.ext") Long ...
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Will a big RAM improve filesystem write IO?

We have hundreds of millions of small files on our server, totally about 500 GB. I'm looking for a way to speed up their creation. Would there be any difference if I get more RAM for that purpose? ...
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Speedier File Access in Window Manager/File Explorer when File Names have Similar Starts

I was wondering both from a Windows [7] and a GNU-Linux system set-up perspective: When you are opening files in the File Explorer/Window Manager and you type in the first letters in the file's name ...
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Why does it take so long time to permanently delete files from a USB memory?

I'm deleting a Python installation folder (12000 files, 256 MB) from a USB flash memory from Windows. It is currently expected to take 40 minutes. Why? I thought it would be enough to change a couple ...
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edited file not saved, while root, with mounted image

My problem is editing a file in the file system of and Android device. I have provided a short synopsis of how I got the file system off the Android device and mounted it on a Ubuntu PC - but the ...