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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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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Copy entire file system hierarchy from one drive to another

I would like to copy the entire file system hierarchy from one drive to another..i.e contents of each directory as well as regular files in Linux platform. Would be gratefull to know the best way to ...
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Google drive error “Please select a folder on an ntfs drive that is not mounted over a network.” Windows XP sp3

I have downloaded google drive from the Internet and installed it on my windows XP service pack 3. Everything was fine until it asked me to select a folder for the Google drive folder. No matter what ...
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Permission to make symbolic links in Windows 7?

How can I grant a particular user the permission to create symlinks in Windows 7? I've searched through "Group Policy" and Google, but haven't found anything. On a side note, is there a way to ...
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How do I log file system read/writes by filename in Linux?

I'm looking for a simple method that will log file system operations. It should display the name of the file being accessed or modified. I'm familiar with powertop, and it appears this works to an ...
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Continuously copy all file changes from one folder to another on change (Windows)

I'm working on a massive Java web application which is kept under centralized version control, but the source files are used to build and run the actual server, which then copies all the files I work ...
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Windows detects all flash drive file systems as RAW

My computer that's running Windows 7 detects all flash drive file systems as RAW, and thus shows an error message to format them as soon as they're plugged in. I tested all the flash drives in other ...
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How to safe remove an external usb hd ntfs?

I did format a hitachi 300GB external HD in NTFS with two partitions, primary and logic. My intention os to use one for "trash" and other as backup of my notebook with Windows 8.1. But after I connect ...
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What are the downsides of having files with one or more spaces at the beginning of the file name?

In Windows 7 and later, what are the downsides of having files with one or more spaces at the beginning of the file name? It seems like a bad idea, but does it actually cause problems? If so, what ...
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Unwillingly syncing network folder during program write to file

I am trying to write a program that does some reading/processing/writing. While everything works fine when I give my program a local path, I am faced with an unusual problem: huge memory usage when ...
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How to find filesystem type without read permission? Somehow gnome-disks can

I get a permission error trying to find the filesystem type of a block device: $ file -s /dev/sdd1 /dev/sdd1: no read permission However, If I open gnome-disks, it will happily tell me info all the ...
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CentOS 6.5 blank screen after an update

I just updated my CentOS 6.5 with the following command: sudo yum update after the update it asked for a restart and I did it but than now when the loading bar finishes loading I have a totally ...
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Find programs which are using a special file [duplicate]

I want to delete a file but it cannot be deleted because is used by another program. how can I find the program which is using this file? I've seen task manager but there is nothing there to find out ...
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Hard Drive Connected to Router Randomly Loses Files Or Turns Them Into Empty Folders

Several months ago, I decided to replace my network storage device with a standard external hard drive that hooked up to the USB connection on my Linksys EA3500 SMART WiFi Wireless Router. The ...
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Ftp server shows as completely empty, even without . and .. (current and parent folders)?

I need to retrieve a file that is supposed to be on some FTP server. When I connect to this server, it shows as empty. Maybe they simply failed or forgot to upload the file. But when I connect using ...
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NTFS permissions issue? Part of group which has access, but denied

My account is part of Domain Admins, which is part of local machines Administrators group. Such as: MYDOMAIN\Domain Admins, is added to MY-LOCAL-PC\Administrators I gave FULL CONTROL access to a ...
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Is there any way to tell a if backup is complete?

I lost a disk. It's clicking, which seems to be something almost everyone agrees is not very fixable. I have backups. Problem is, I look at the backups and the first thing I think is "Is that all I ...
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How to replace all duplicate files with hard links?

I have two folders containing various files. Some of the files from the first folder have an exact copy in the second folder. I would like to replace those with a hard link. How can I do that?
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Force delete files with a rather large name

I regularly use nodejs to manage dependencies for programs I write, no big deal. Today I ended up with a folder structure like this: Trying to delete any file was met with this error: "The source ...
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Disk capacity in Windows [duplicate]

I have a disk which has the capacity of 476 GB. I'm running Windows 7 64-bit. I want to check how much storage I've used on the C:\ drive. The normal thing is to go to the "computer", and check the ...
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Reduce Size Of Windows Folder in Windows 7

In normal PCs the Size of Windows Folder is 6 to 8 GB but in my Case its 25GB, How can I delete the unwanted files from the Windows Folder which, in turn, will optimise my C Drive size. Mine is ...
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Modifying names of files BEFORE wget downloads them (not renaming local versions)

I have a website filesystem wherein each file has two copies, a summary copy and a large copy, with different names. For example, a large copy file might be pages/info/GK2grkG23r_lg.html while in the ...
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Linux – cannot remove owned file with 777 permissions

I've couple of files that I cannot remove using rf -Rf command. I'm the owner of those file and the group assigned to those files is also a group my user is in. What's even weirder is that I can edit ...
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64GB Kingston DataTraveler shows zero byte in Windows Explorer [duplicate]

I have a 64GB Kingston DataTraveler (111) that shows zero bytes in Windows Explorer. It was full of files and videos. I connected it to my Samsung HDTV and was watching a movie, but then I removed it ...
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How to delete the “_files” folder?

Sometimes when saving a file, for example when you save an HTML page from your browser on your hard drive, you get a folder with the suffix _files additionally to the file itself. However, when you ...
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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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Create a copy of a directory that contains all the files with the correct names, but no files have any data in them?

For a python project I'm working on, which involves renaming many gigabytes of files, I require an identical directory on which I can test the program. The issue is, I don't want to be copying this ...
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Why does BTRFS seem to have comically large allocations for metadata? [duplicate]

I've recently discovered the marvel of a modern filesystem, btrfs. After playing with it for a few hours, I decided to dive straight in and converted my entire /home partition using the btrfs-convert ...
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File system activity history tool?

My home PC (Win 7) fills up drive C, either by itself or as a result of something I do or use. I don't download, I keep track of my clouds sync, but GBs of free space mysteriously disappear (about 20 ...
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Force change default initial save location of all programs to custom folder

Many programs often default the save destination location to the standard Libraries/XYZ folder which is the last place I want to save anything (due to sensible backup reasons). Some programs go a ...
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File corruption prevention strategy

I recently read about BTRFS and it's superiority in terms of error handling and noticed that I have no real plan in case data corruption happens, other than backing up regularly. I am not asking for ...
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How to eliminate the requirement to lock files which are executed?

I have an application which is placed onto it's dedicated server. It has plugin-able structure. It was imagined as soft which has some features from web apps like ability to replace it's modules ...
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rootfs 100% full debian

I have a problem with full rootfs on Debian (on RPi). I noticed I can't start mysql server with error full partition. I tried looking for space hoggers with ncdu. It all appeared suddenly and I have ...
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How to delete .Trashes/* on NTFS drive on Mac?

I installed Tuxera NTFS for Mac 2013.2 on Mac OS X 10.9. I find that /Volumes/<some NTFS drive>/.Trashes/* on a NTFS drive I mounted on Mac cannot be deleted. Any idea? Things I tried in vain: ...
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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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How can you see the actual hard link by ls?

I run ln /a/A /b/B I would like to see at the folder a where the file A points to by ls.
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How to reuse/extend etckeeper's metadata engine for git control of non-/etc filesystems, or extend git natively with said capability?

Overview + question I want etckeeper-like filesystem metadata control for non-/etc, git-controlled directories. Home and web-app directories, among others, are classically sensitive to metadata ...
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How to properly unmount AUFS filesystem used as root filesystem

I have an embedded system that has an (always) read-only root filesystem with a writeable filesystem overlayed on top of it. However, I'm having problems on system shutdown unmounting or remounting it ...
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Filesystem full: how to find the biggest directories or biggest file? [duplicate]

Under Linux, I'm looking for a command to list the biggest file and/or the biggest directories under a directory.
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Erase or edit contents file of “hiberfil.sys” and “pagefile.sys” on Windows 7 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are hiberfil.sys and pagefile.sys files, and can I safely delete them? How can I erase or edit the contents of file "hiberfil.sys" and "pagefile.sys" in ...
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how to make /tmp writable again after FUSE

I installed and tried out the FUSE , user space filesystem, exactly as per instructions in http://fuse.sourceforge.net/ I unpacked, compiled, created a new empty directory /tmp/fuse and ran the ...
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Explore .raw file?

I have a .raw file that is a snapshot of a hard drive. I'm trying to explore the contents of it on my Ubuntu computer, however I'm not sure how to go about doing this. Is there a way to mount it and ...
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Copying data from file into a specific location of another file with dd truncates the output file

I have a loopback file that contains a single filesystem, let's call it fs.image. I have another, much larger loopback file, that contains multiple partitions and multiple filesystems, let's call it ...
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What are “reparse records”?

My computer just did a chkdisk, and when it finished processing file records, it said it had processed "44 reparse records". What exactly are they?
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Open raw drive without formatting

I have a disk from a laptop that died. The disk is functioning correctly and not broken, but it is in RAW file system format and I cannot open it from windows. I have tried mounting it in a virtual ...
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What is the extension of a folder in Windows?

Windows recognizes files using extensions. Does same applies to folders? Is there a special extension that mark a file as a folder?
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Find file or directory by NTFS id

Say I receive the following output from chkdsk: Deleted invalid filename Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions (88216) in directory 403737. Is there any way to find the name(s) of this directory ...
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Reasoning behind hosting virtual disk images on BTRFS Filesystem

I have been reading about BTRFS and ZFS for a while and while I do appreciate the benefits of CoW when hosting important files I am currently puzzled by the following dilemma: Given that both ZFS and ...
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Accessing files located on a Windows drive from OS X via Parallels is very slow

I have Visual Studio 2013 running in Windows 8.1 in Parallels on OS X. I prefer to use text editors on the OS X side. The project files are stored on the Windows drive. Before I had them on the OS X ...
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Copy file with ADS (Alternate Data Streams) via Network loses hidden streams?

Thanking to this answer http://superuser.com/a/704697/200806 I discovered ADS (Alternate Data Streams) and started to play some demo: created a test.txt:hidden file with hidden in ADS content. I can ...