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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No more space in root filesystem, how could I increase the size?

This is my filesystem : ~  df -h -x tmpfs -x devtmpfs Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/mapper/fedora-root 9.8G 7.6G 1.7G 83% / /dev/mapper/fedora-home 50G 27G ...
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File system tracker

As everybody I have gigabytes of critical files storing on my NAS which is syncing with online storage. But sync conflicts or just hard drive errors can break my solid storage system. I'd like to ...
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How can I delete these leftover hard links?

I was working with many small files (about 1million) and for one reason or another had to create a bunch of hard links to them. Now I am trying to delete all this data, but can't. After removing the '...
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User profile directory invisible, with underscore appended to name

I'm using a Windows 8.1 system via an account with administrator privileges that has already been set up for me---let's say the username is jez. To my surprise, Windows Explorer shows that C:\Users ...
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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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How to install all the software in same folder in fedora [closed]

I have installed fedora. I install software by yum in command line. But i have found that not all software installs in same folder. They installed in different folder. How can i will able install them ...
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Do Torrents have file quantity limitations? [closed]

Is there a limit to the number of individual files that may be included in the root of torrent? If there is a maximum quantity, what is it? If limits are client / tracker dependent, what are the ...
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Is there a way of forcing a hardlink on fat32?

Both cp -l and ln refuse to create hard links on Fat32 FS, even when used with -F option by root. This is a sensible behaviour, since having fat no reference count it is really likely to mess up ...
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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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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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Why do file URLs start with 3 slashes?

HTTP starts with two slashes. E.g. http://example.com. Same goes for FTP. E.g. ftp://example.com. However, file "URLs" start with three slashes. E.g. Reading a pdf file using chrome, the URL would ...
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What process is using my drive?

Environment : Windows 10 Pro x64, Desktop PC, fresh install. System installed on C: (SSD). Secondary SSD on D:. I have a third E: HDD in my PC (Actually a RAID-1 of WD drives). I want it (them) to ...
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There is not enough space on the disk when there is?

Permissions are fine (inherited) and checking effective permissions everything is AOK. As you can see i can make a file in the docs folder but not the pdf_docs subfolder. The folder has a lot of ...
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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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Where to place 32-bit and 64-bit applications

I have been reading quite a bit about how Windows 7 handles 32-bit versus 64-bit applications (including details of system32 and wow64), and am surprised by the amount of contradictory information ...
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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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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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Find files with non-ASCII characters in filenames in Windows XP

Is there any easy way to find all files in a particular directory that have any non-ASCII (ie. Unicode) characters in the filename? I'm running Windows XP x64 SP2, NTFS filesystem.
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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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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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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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keeping all versions of a directory

I am looking for a tool that can give me a timeline of all changes that where applied to the files in a given directory, together with the contents of all files at any given point. This cannot be ...
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How to view all directories with auditing enabled on Windows 7?

A while back I enabled file auditing on a few folders on my Windows 7 machine, but I have forgotten which folders I enabled it on. Is there any way to view a list of all the folders which have at ...
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resize2fs seems stuck at pass 3 (scanning inode table) - what to do?

I have a machine running Arch Linux (2010, I believe) with a 6TB RAID-5 array hooked up to a Highpoint RocketRaid 2320. I've been having issues with the RAID controller's drivers and the latest Linux ...
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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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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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100% disk usage on windows 10

I've a windows 10 copy running in my core i5 second gen laptop. Now there is this issue where the hard disk usage goes to 100% and the system doesn't respond for a few seconds to even few minutes. 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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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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Is it best to reformat the hard drive to exFAT using 512kb chunk, or smaller or bigger chunks?

I can reformat a brand new 2TB WD Passport drive to exFAT, with choice of many "Allocation Unit Size": 128kb 256kb 512kb 1024kb 4096kb 16384kb 32768kb which one is best if this drive is mainly used ...
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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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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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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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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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How many files can a windows folder contain?

How many files can a windows folder contain? This question is asked here but then the question text pollutes the question with issues of "rules of thumb" So to be clear, this question is: How many ...
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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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System32 files missing

This may seem a unusual request but I need someone to give or help me find a system32 folder, for Windows 7 ultimate 32-bit. I have damaged a lot of the files and it is now failing to boot. Can anyone ...
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Media file won't play from the flash drive, playing from HD

I have a number of media files (avi, mp4) which are working properly and can be played on my PC. (Windows 8) However when I copy the files to a flash drive (exFAT, fresh formatted) just a few can be ...
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File system “extents” and “clusters”

I'm trying to learn about HFS+ and it keeps referring to "extents." Wikipedia Fork Data Attribute records contain references to a maximum of eight extents that can hold larger attributes. ...
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Unable to delete folders from Mac archive on Windows

I extracted a zip file, but found that I cannot delete the extracted folders afterwards. Including the actual file folder and the __MACOSX folder. If I shift-delete these files, nothing happens. If I ...
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do SSDs still require alignment?

Finally I decided to move from HDD to SSD. I'm waiting for the third generation of Intel SSDs G3 to become available to purchase one. In the meantime I'm reading articles, user reviews etc and I see ...
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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?