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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setting up a locally shared folder on Archlinux (on a ext4 filesystem)

Let's assume the following scenario. We have two users trusted and untrusted. User untrusted is used to access the internet and download data, which then has to be reviewed and given to user trusted. ...
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Solaris du and df result are mismatch but fix by ftp

I have a filesytem which share to user via NFS. And some users upload files through FTP to this FS. The filesystem type is Veritas VXFS. I upgraded Veritas from 5.1 to 6.1.1 recently. After that the ...
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Linux Ext4 Filesystem Explanation Needed, 19 million One byte files equals 80+GB?

Here's the deal, I am dupe checking domains for my crawler, I have 145 million domains to dupe check on the fly. Storage Consumed: 80GB for 19 million files To do so, I am creating a directory ...
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Can't find why inodes running out

I have a Xen VPS with Debian Linux installed with ext4 filesystem. Once I found that all inodes are used. I checked this: ~# df -i Filesystem Inodes IUsed IFree IUse% Mounted on rootfs ...
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Can I iterate over URL's to find images?

I have 52 files to retrieve and download, however, I've started manually entering the web URL. I was curious as to if I could find all the files in the webserver and simply download them, or iterate ...
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Update all the files in the archive with 7zip

I am using a command line version of 7zip (7za.exe). I have the following file in the folder: 7za.exe 1.txt test.zip test.zip contains several occurrences of 1.txt inside its zipped folder ...
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How to check if SD/USB card become corrupted?

I have some raspberryPi2 model-B boards, using USB drives as their root filesystem. As it turned out, the USB chips I had chosen are prone to build up tremendous heat, and after 6-8 months, they ...
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Copying files from ext4 to NTFS

I am trying to copy some files from an Ubuntu-based (ext4) external drive I have to my NTFS external drive. I opened up ext4 hard drive in Windows (it's read only) and started copy / pasting to NTFS. ...
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How to read contents of a (previosuly Win-XP system) HDD when plugged as simple additional drive under Win-7,

Getting a new PC in 2010, I kept the HDD of my previous PC, in case... And today it's the case: I'm looking for some old code I worked on in the past, then threw meantime because I thought it was ...
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how to load jffs2 image in mpc8309twr

I am trying to load the jffs2 filesystem through uboot in powerpc mpc8309twr board, while uncompressing the kernel image it is showing Wrong Ramdisk Image Format Ramdisk image is corrupt or invalid ...
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Manjaro root almost full

I'm using Timeshift tool for backups. So today during backup I've noticed that I have selected /dev/sda3 (mounted as /) for backup and stopped backup process. Timeshift stopped responding and I had to ...
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naming files in a shared cloud file store

We are going to set up a shared cloud file store (using OwnCloud, but that probably doesn't matter it'd apply to DropBox or any shared network folder too). It will be used by a lot of people on a lot ...
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Device Mapper partitions on RHEL

I've 2 HP Proliant DL 380 Gen8 servers. RHEL 5.10 is running on them. The servers are in cluster. In my cluster configuration I've defined my clustered services to be mounting on partitions defined on ...
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Hidden Files: Odd large system files taking up space on hard drive

In the above image there are four large files with names composed of what appear to be random (non-Roman) Unicode characters. I have no idea where they came from. Is anyone familiar with these? Do I ...
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DiskView reports unallocated cluster, but WinHex reports cluster occupied by disk file - why?

I've recently been tinkering with deleting text files and seeing what information I can gather from the clusters that those files used to be on. However, I've hit something that's really made me ...
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How to find all files on a Mac with a file name that is illegal on Windows?

I'm looking for a script or software which can check all the files on a Mac and report restricted/forbidden characters e.g. \ / : * ? " < > |, with which Windows cannot work. Any ideas?
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Confused whether to switch from ext2 to ext4 or not

I recently installed Xubuntu 14.04 on my old laptop and decided to buy an SSD for the new OS. I installed Xubuntu on 32GB ext2 formatted partition because I read that it doesn't have journalling which ...
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Non-hidden directory doesn't show in Explorer, but the program that made it can access it

I'm using IMAPSize to backup my mailboxes. The process just dumps the contents of your mailbox into .eml files on your disk. Anyway, the first mailbox I backed up shows up as I expect. However, the ...
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Windows 2012 Prevent file deletion / copy files on write

I am trying to troubleshoot an application on Windows 2012 that writes temporary files and immediately deletes them[1]. How can I best get to see those files? I know what directory they are in, so I'...
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Do file attributes in CDs and DVDs change if you access them?

I have snooped over my boyfriend's old CDs and DVDs. I opened and copied (with copy paste) some of the files (jpeg and videos). Does this action change the file attributes (date accessed, etc.) of the ...
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File slack / RAM slack: why does Windows write arbitrary RAM bytes to disk? Does Linux too?

I just read about file slack in a book about Windows 7. What I already (think to) know: Windows stores data on the disk in clusters. A cluster usually contains 8 sectors of 512 bytes each, so 4096 ...
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How to clean up/optimize/defrag $Extend\RmMetadata\$Txf files?

After analyzing my HDD, I see so many small files with no extensions. Their paths are mostly C:\$Extend\$RmMetadata\$Txf.. File names start with 000000000[xxxx] Is there a way to defrag all of them ...
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Is deleting a file “writing” or “reading”?

A question I pondered today... I have a meter in my Mac's top bar that shows read/write activity to the hard drive. Is deleting a mass amount of files considered reading or writing?
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Filesystem: allocating big blocks of disk space to files for efficiency?

My computer was SLOW. A defrag took HOURS. The disk still seemed messy afterwards! "Time is money!" My file-system dates from an era when disk space cost a fortune. Today, even terabyte drives ...
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How to make a symbolic link to an USB device under Windows? [duplicate]

Scenario: I use a PC running Windows (10). I run git. git looks up the directory %USERPROFILE%\.ssh for the private keys. Problem: I want to keep my keys on my removable USB drive. I can make a ...
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Should I clear deleted/unused inode?

I trampled my filesystem and I'm trying to use fsck to get it back. I don't understand the question it is asking me though. For example: Entry 'Trolly 2.jpg' in .../Trolly (70115341) has deleted/...
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Moving all files of nested folders to other folder

I have an hierarchy of folders like this: MainFolder | | - 01 | - 02 | - 03 | - 04 | - 05 | - 06 | - 07 | - 08 | - 09 | - 10 And inside each of this ten folders, I have other 10 folders, and so on. ...
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How can I remount external drives after a power failure?

I know I can run a script that basically does this: sudo mount /dev/sda1 /media/my_flashdrive/. Is there a better way to do this on a small server with many external drives?
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Messed up folder structure

Something strange happened to my mom's USB HDD (NTFS). She stores photos there, and all of the sudden some of the photos folders (around 150GB) were moved to the root location of the HDD. All of ...
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Files disappeared after hard reboot

hopefully this is the correct place to ask this. So on my external hard drive (Seagate 1.5 TB) I was holding some data I wanted to analyze as well as my Steam video game library. I was downloading ...
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File-based loop device with writing support and dynamic size

Usually loop device (v-node disk) is based on a file with pre-allocated size (e.g. an image of a floppy drive or ISO disk). The device is then treated as a block device and can be formatted with any ...
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Tar encounters “Cannot open: Not a directory” while compressing

I am using fakeroot v1.12.4 for packaging and extraction on RHEL-6.4. I have two different servers where I am compressing files using tar v1.23. Compression is failing on one server with this error: ...
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What happens (behind the scene) when we create a blank folder?

Let's start with Windows with NTFS. I'm just curious what happens when we create a new blank Folder. I'm actually more curious on how (where) a blank folder information is stored (or) how much of ...
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How can you modify the file size property or read more bytes than it indicates?

A friend of mine saved a file when her computer (a Mac) crashed. She assumed the file was saved and didn't worry about it too much, but now she saw the file size is 0 bytes and the file is empty for ...
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File system which supports trim command for shared SSD

I have a ~500GB SSD and I want to read/write on it from both of Windows and Linux. As far as I know, there are three choices for file system of shared drives: FAT32, NTFS and exFAT. FAT32: Not an ...
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Automount device with correct filesystem

Is there a way to automatically mount an external drive to the same location on debian linux at bootup, when theres a chance that its not the same device (and therefore not the same filesystem) each ...
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Delete a bugged folder

I am using Xnview MP which is still in beta right now. I accidentally made a copy of some folders through drag and drop in their folder tree. Then I tried deleting them through it. Contents got ...
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Union mount of sparsebundle on OS X

I am attempting to create a sort of file system overlay in OS X 10.11.3 (El Capitan). What I want to achieve is to be able to have read access to the contents of a portion of the main/underlying file ...
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Configure Centos external raid drive on restart

I am using Centos 7 with an external file server attached. After determining the drive name with "fdisk -l" I edited the /etc/fstab file so that the drive can be mounted: # Add the file server /dev/...
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Filenames beginning with a period

Will Renaming files from say "dot myfile" to ".myfile" cause the filesystem or some other part of Windows to somehow freak out in any sort of way. I have around 3 oe 4 files so far like this, and I ...
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Is it possible to recover a file just deleted by an application but the space not released on OS X?

I'm installing Xcode from Mac App Store but sadly fails every time near finish with Xcode failed to download Use the Purchases page to try again. message. Except once that I copied pkg ...
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Is it possible to prevent an application remove a file but allow it write on OS X?

I'm installing Xcode from Mac App Store but sadly fails every time near finish with Xcode failed to download Use the Purchases page to try again. message. Except once that I copied pkg ...
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Define btrfs subvolume parent?

How can I create a btrfs subvolume such that it is the child of another specific subvolume? Or, how can I ensure that it will be created with parent/top level of 5, as many of my existing subvolumes ...
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GPT partition type for ext4 filesystem

My disk is formatted using GPT. I created a new partition and by default it was create as 'Linux filesystem' (gdisk code 8300). When I am trying to mount it via fstab /dev/sda4 /vmguests ...
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File system for external hard disk that supports access from Windows and Mac OS X [duplicate]

What is the file system for external hard disk that supports access from Windows and Mac OS X? Also, I would like to backup using Mac Time Machine application, and use the disk to store other data. I'...
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External hard drive spins down using NTFS but not EXT4 (Raspbian)

I have a new 2015/2016 model Seagate Expansion Desktop (STEB2000300) connected to a Raspberry Pi. I have set on the drives firmware (in Windows 7) so that it turns off automatically after a quick 3 ...
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Mount second SSD disc to existing file system

I have a 256GB OS SSD, and another new 256GB SSD, i would like to expand my C:/ partition to this new drive, effectively expanding the C:/ partition to 512GB Instead of 2x256GB partitions 1x512GB C:...
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How does mounting/unmounting of containers hide/reveal data

I was looking to encrypt files/drives etc and came across VeraCrypt disk encryption tool. I am reading through the documentation and also downloaded the tool. It took hardly a couple of minutes to ...
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EFI Shell: Volume is not mapped to filesystem

I got a MSI gaming 3 mainboard, SanDisk SSD 256GiB, Seagate HDD 1TB the mainboard automatically installed the efi shell v2.31 on my hdd /dev/sda1 after installing windows on the ssd and fedora on ...
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What file is executed when pressing Win + Shift + S?

From my understanding, shortcuts are convenient ways of executing files on a computer. What file is executed when clicking Win + Shift + S, the shortcut that allows you to take a snip of the screen ...