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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Filesystem unmounted after machine reboot

I'm having some problems last weekend according to various filesystems are unmounted on monday morning, having them mounted and running the work days before. During the weekend the machine reboot but ...
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USB disk not auto-mounting in Ubuntu 12.04

It used to, but suddenly now it doesn't. The device shows up in the following: dmesg | tail -1 [394191.758315] usb 2-1.3: new high-speed USB device number 9 using ehci_hcd ...which I know is the ...
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Best way to access ext partion in windows?

What is the most stable and easiest way to get readable access of linux partitions in windows? All software and drivers I´ve found seem to have been dead/inactive for at least 4 years. Native ...
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USB Filesystem that can run executables and can mount on Linux and OS X

I'm looking for a filesystem that I can format a USB drive with that can run C++ executables. Tried FAT32: $ ./main bash: ./main: Permission denied Tried NTFS: $ ./main bash: ./main: Permission ...
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How to mount PS3 Blu-ray discs on Windows 7 (or any OS/Blu-ray drive)?

I have a BD-drive (Blu-ray disc drive) and I would like to mount the filesystem used by the disc, however, nothing happens when inserted. My BD-drive doesn't even report that anything's there, from ...
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Change GPT partition file system type with parted

When I created my GPT partitions using parted, I was using ext2 file system type perviously: $ parted /dev/sdc print | grep ^12 12 961GB 1118GB 157GB ext2 msftdata Now I ...
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copying files from linux mint filesystem to ntfs ridiculously slow

Any ideas why file transfer in linux mint is very slow? I'm simply copying from the linux filesystem in the same drive that is partitioned. If it helps I have set the ntfs partition to auto-mount ...
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Case (in)sensitivity issues on a NAS connected to from both Linux and Windows machines

Scenario I have a NAS (Synology DS1813+ based on DSM 4.3). It runs a version of linux, so the file system is (supposedly) case sensitive. I access the NAS with 2 computers. One of them runs Windows 7 ...
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How do filesystems recognize “files” from bytes/bits?

Not sure if off-topic, but I believe it is the job of a filesystem to recognize blocks of bits/bytes and call these "files" just to make it more convenient to access data better, and packed as a unit, ...
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Can I find files through the extended attributes

In Linux can I find files through the extended attributes I define? Since I can find files through its basic attributes like the file's type and others, I wonder if this is possible (because in ...
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How do I mount an SSH folder in linux so I can access it and read/write as if a normal folder?

I have a remote server that I can SSH into. I want to mount a folder that's on that server onto my local linux desktop. Then I want to be able to read/write files there from within my text editor. How ...
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Why do subsequent reads of a multi-gigabyte file run faster?

I have some algorithm test software running on a Windows 7 machine which, when run the first time on any given data file, runs ~3-5x slower than on subsequent runs. Our algorithm simply reads the file ...
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How to move target a Windows shortcut points at and allow existing shortcut work?

I would like to do the following: Create a shortcut to a folder (say mLink.lnk --> C:\tmp) This will be emailed to users Move and/or rename the folder (C:\tmp --> C:\tmp2) Setup intermediate step ...
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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 ...
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Why does C:\Program file can influence other programs?

Today out of the blue a file called Program appeared on root of C:\, and when logging in to the system, a popup shows a message: File Name Warning There is a file or folder on your computer ...
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How to access linux disk from windows 7? [duplicate]

I have a computer with Linux installed. And I want to be able to read and write data to its disk from Windows 7. Is there any software or does Windows 7 have any functionality for it built-in? I've ...
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In Windows 7, how do I get around the “The file name(s) would be too long for the destination folder” error?

Background I am working on analyzing a large base of source code provided to me as a 5GB .zip file. I need to maintain the exact file structure when extracting, however, when I attempt to extract I ...
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Resize a dd dump without changing partition size

First of all, apologies if this has been asked before. I found a lot of similar questions, but none that completely match my situation. I have a raw disk image made from an ext4 partition on an ...
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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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How is it that symbolic links can be used across different filesystems, and hard links cannot?

How is it that symbolic links can be used to link across different filesystems? And why is that hard links cannot be used across different filesystems?
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what is the difference between the Size and Size on disk fields in File properties? [duplicate]

what is the difference between the Size and Size on disk fields in File or Folder properties?Some time both of them are same.Sometimes these are different.But why?
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Why is there such a big difference between “Size” and “Size on disk”?

As you can see below, there is so much difference between the Size and Size on disk fields in my folder. Why is that? I know that Size on disk should be a little more than Size because of ...
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How to deselect a selected folder in OS X file dialogs?

I'm having a difficult time with wording this question for web search queries, so thought it'd be appropriate to ask on a StackExchange site. This is such a strange UX bug, I don't know even where ...
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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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How do I refresh directory in BASH?

I have a directory, containing files generated by compiler. During each rebuild this directory gets cleaned and, after build process ls gives me empty output. After I cd out of directory and then back ...
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How to format a compact flash disk with ext3 filesystem, when the device is apparently in use by the system?

I would like to format a 2 GB compact flash disk in the ext3 format under Linux (Ubuntu). To do so, I put the flsh card into the flash card reader checked dmesg to see the device is under /dev/sdb ...
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Force all files in a NTFS compressed folder to automatically compress [Windows]

Is it possible to keep all the files within a NTFS-compressed folder compressed? For example, if I have a compressed a folder using NTFS compression, it will compress all the files inside the folder ...
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Linux directory becoming a clear plain text file

Did anyone encounter this before? I have a directory called opt which is working previously. Last few days ago, i tried to expand LVM size by using off-line expand. It show success but with some error ...
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How can I find out which process deleted a file in a Windows environment?

I use AllwaySync to synchronize a large number of music files across two external drives attached to Windows machines. Recently, several thousand of the files were deleted from one of the drives, and ...
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Mountable filesystem that automatically splits files

Is there a [virtual-]filesystem that can automatically split files in storage but present them to the user as single files? For example: The user sees: /user/files/10TBfile But it is stored as: ...
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PID file with problematic folder info

I have a .PID file that has this appearance when I do ls -al: -????????? ? ? ? ? ? x10monitor.pid I'm not having much success getting rid of it. Have tried rebooting, ...
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Error using ubiattach

I have a small 'ARMv7 Processor rev 2 (v7l)' powered box running Ubuntu 10.04 LTS with kernel 2.6.37 The environment is a squashfs rootfs with a small RW config area: # df Filesystem 1K-blocks ...
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Allowing access to source files for only a group of users in a webserver

I have this folder structure : RootFolder Export Files Site and want the access to the files (source code) in Export and Site to be allowed only for a group of ...
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How does a dynamic disk image work?

I was curious about the inner workings of virtualized computing. Most hypervisors, including VirtualBox and Hyper-V, just to cite a couple, have the option of creating a dynamic image for disk ...
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Are Extended Attributes Indexed?

Are desktop search applications like Beagle or Tracker able to index extended attributes like they do with the other file's attributes? If so, that means that a user can define this extended ...
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Can't save game (write file to disk) from guest account, even with permissions

Under Windows 7 I have two accounts, one guest and one superuser. The guest doesn't have permission to install software (i.e. user the Windows Installer), but has been granted permission to read/write ...
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Not permitted to create a new directory on a ntfs partition?

I am using Ubuntu 12.04. When I open a pdf file in Evince, and want to click "Save as" in the menu of Evince to create a new directory on a ntfs partition (shared between Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows 7 ...
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Using wc on a file while it is used by other program

I am generating a text file that in the end will contain roughly a billion entries. The file is generated by a program that writes to it every couple of seconds. For this it always opens the file and ...
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Mount UMSDOS in Windows

I have a directory that has --LINUX-.--- files in it, from when it used to be mounted in a Linux system as UMSDOS. Is there a driver that allows for mounting this directory in Windows so I can see ...
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Windows 8.1 missing font files after restart

Some days ago I rebooted my windows 8.1 system. After the reboot all my system texts were very cryptic - showing only some strange symbols. After some investigation I discovered that my ...
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Benefits of converting Data partition from NTFS to FAT32

Desktop PC with internal SSD is running Windows XP SP3 and partitioned as below. Over time I've come to learn that NTFS does many more read/write operations than FAT32 thus possibly reducing the ...
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Formatting harddrive for data storage

I have an SSD and a HDD drive stored on my computer. The SSD is for running programs and the OS and the HDD is for storing media, data, and other things that don't require fast read and write speeds. ...
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Linux - How to change default application for text files with custom extensions?

I do some creative writing and use PyRoom for most of my drafts. I want to save my drafts with a custom extension story(i.e. Persuasion.story) and associate story extension to PyRoom. I want to, ...
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Can I expand the size of a file based disk image?

I created an empty disk image using dd, then I used mkfs to make it a real filesystem image. I am mounting and using it fine. What I need is to be able to expand or shrink this file based disk image ...
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Are there resources which list the file contents of a “clean” OSX install?

I'd like to be able to look up which files (especially shared libraries) are installed by default on a given version of OSX, as opposed to the libraries I've subsequently installed on my machine. Is ...
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mac osx copy bootable startvolume works but keeps filesystem

He there, i have a macbook air with one ssd hdd that is unfortunetly formatted as journal extended case sensitive. so i have an external hdd where i copied my whole startvolume bootable with the ...
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Linux root filesystem on custom hardware

I have a custom-designed SoC implemented on FPGA, based on an ARM-processor clone, on which I am trying to boot Linux (kernel 3.10). I have successfully added support to my custom peripherals (an ...
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How to repair SD card that was unplugged during formatting?

I tried to format my SD card on my Windows computer but unfortunately I pulled it out during the process. Now it can't be recognized. I tried to wipe it using disk utility on Mac OS X but after it's ...
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ls -lrt showing file which is not present

When I do ls -lart in my current working directory it shows lrwxrwxrwx 1 root 10004 36 Dec 16 17:59 index.html ->/home/moviebeam/assets/ui/index.html But I cannot see contents of the ...
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How to understand this messages in /var/log/messages?

the messages is: Dec 18 10:08:55 localhost kernel: sdb: Current [descriptor]: sense key: Recovered Error Dec 18 10:08:55 localhost kernel: Add. Sense: ATA pass through information available Dec ...