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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Problems with using an external USB harddrive on android [closed]

I have an external USB harddrive, a 1Tb WD Passport (red), and decided to reformat it for use with both my windows PC and my android tablet. There have been some problems along the way that i've ...
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Is copying files between two different file systems slower than between the same file systems?

I was wondering if copying files between different file systems (for example from ext4 to ntfs) is slower than copying to the same file system (from ext4 to ext 4). I also would like to know how does ...
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Implementing folder “hardlinks” on NTFS

So if you rename a folder target, and lets say you have a bunch of junctions pointing to it, those junctions break. Hardlinks remedy this problem with files, but folders cannot be hardlinked. I hear ...
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Understanding metadata usage behavior in a newly converted btrfs filesystem

I have a 5 TB hard drive with 3.3 TiB (as reported by du) of media files in 119k files and directories; the average file size was about 28 MiB. I converted the ext4 partition into btrfs with ...
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How to disallow a specific process from reading a specific file?

Is it possible to block a specific program/process from reading a specific file, supposing I know their exact paths? I know that it is possible to block internet acecss from a specific program, but ...
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How to see a list of available filesystems that I can use for the mkfs command?

Simply I would like to create some FAT filesystem. I would like to know what kind of FAT filesystems are available and what are their names. How can I do this from the command line?
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Why copying takes time across partitions on the same disk? [duplicate]

This is a possible duplicate of Moving files from one partition to another on an SSD When I copy files from C:\...\Downloads\ to C:\...\Desktop\ it happens instantly, I suppose this is because the ...
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I cant read /tmp directory on an ubuntu machine. Disk is clean

I cant access /tmp ("ls /tmp" hangs up) on my ubuntu 14.04 machine. /tmp is a folder on sda5. badblocks -sv /dev/sda5 and fsck.ext4 -n /dev/sda5 tell me that everything is fine... How is that ...
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Is there any way to prevent a USB flash drive from being written to? [duplicate]

I see lots of articles about preventing a specific computer from writing to a USB flash drive or preventing malware from getting from a USB flash drive to a computer; what I can’t find anything for is ...
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How to continue the autofill in this format?

So right now I have this in range A1:A9 A1: 1.1.1 A2: 1.1.2 A3: Empty cell A4: 1.2.1 A:5 1.2.2 A6: Empty cell A7: 1.3.1 A8: 1.3.2 A9: Empty cell What I need to do is be able to drag this ...
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Which devices in /sys/block are HDDs?

I'm interested which devices in /sys/block are real HDD drives: [root@sdp1a block]# pwd /sys/block [root@sdp1a block]# ls dm-0 dm-12 dm-3 dm-7 loop1 loop5 ram1 ram13 ram3 ram7 sdaa sdae ...
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Adware changed file type of extensionless file

[Solution]The issue has been resolved. I ran the 'Advanced Renamer' program as suggested, and changed the file type of my make file from make to make.mak. Then after the program was done I removed the ...
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How can I visualize the folders and files as a tree on Windows?

How can I visualize all sub folders and files of an self-defined root folder on Windows? The result should be something like this:
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ack.pl tool and ack.pl flags + how to ignore files with S attr

I am using the ack.pl tool in order to search string or IP’s in files The official site of ack.pl is - http://beyondgrep.com/documentation/ Example of ack.pl CLI ( want to find the string ...
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How do I tune NTFS for subversion

I'm building a new buildhost for Jenkins that will run Windows 12 Server and check out relatively large c-projects from SVN and build them. I our current generation of builders a bottleneck is the ...
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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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Which copy of a corrupt windows system file should I replace?

I have about 10 files in my C:\Windows\winsxs folder that SFC reports are corrupt. I'm replacing them from another windows 7 /64b machine. But I see there are multiple copies of them. I ran sfc ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite)

After recently installing Mac OS X 10.10 (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 ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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Windows converted all files to .lwsdnrl format?

I have some problems with Windows XP. After scanning the whole file system with anti-virus program, each and every file got an extension ".lwsdnrl" ? Even if I try to open the file with the ...
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Which system is this?

I'm working on a project that build its image .qcow2 based in a temporary file system generated in /tmp/ folder. It looks like this: $ls -la /tmp/ -rw------- 1 root root 7G Jan 30 09:55 ...
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GlusterFS: Different filesystems for bricks?

I'm currently working on a small cluster (~32 nodes) where a couple nodes (8 of them) have some extra disks (3x3TB) attached to them. The filesystem on all these nodes right now is ext4. Using ...
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Viewing the date a file was last opened from a shared folder on a Windows 7 PC

Suppose you have an application on a Windows XP PC that is accessing jpeg files from a share folder on a Windows 7 PC. I need to see which of those files have been opened recently, and I would prefer ...
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How do I view raw system memory of a running process?

I am watching a video series where someone is changing memory of a program that is in runtime. I am trying to do the same thing but have a different operating system. He is able to locate all running ...
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Format a drive to show larger size

How would I format a drive so the filesystem shows a size that I tell it to instead of how much it actually has? If I can't do it with the filesystem how do the scammers that sell them do it?? Like ...
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SSD seems to be read-only, nothing can be written to it (linux ext4 filesystem)

After two week of normal use my new SSD began to work strange. Now it seems that no file is written to it. An example: root@hooker3:~# mount |grep ssdhome /dev/sda3 on /ssdhome type ext4 ...
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Is exFAT now the best choice for an external hard drive that will be used for Windows, Mac, and Linux? [duplicate]

I'm running a Windows, Mac, Linux tripleboot off of a single SSD, and am now, unsurprisingly, in need of additional storage space in the form of an external hard drive. I want to format my hard drive ...