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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Since Python 3.5 upgrade my .py files won't work right

Before when i had Python 3.4 if i right clicked on a .py file it would give me the option to open it with IDLE or just open it which would do it through the terminal/cmd or w.e. I set it up so that ...
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Merging multiple file copy backups

I have a series of backups (manually made) that contain duplicate information, is there any program/script/command to iterate through the directory structure identify duplicate files via MD5 hashes ...
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How much can we rely on filesystem permissions for security?

My question is about filesystem permissions (specifically the Unix style permissions) and how they relate to security. Say I have access to a computer with a guest user account and a user named Bob. ...
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Changing filesystem on dualboot [duplicate]

I'm trying to get my new laptop working with dualboot. I have booted from linux live USB stick and created partitions on the disk -- mainly for linux (sda3), creating ext4 FS there, and shared ...
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Recover truncated/overwritten (with zero bytes) file on ext4

I managed to truncate a file on my ext4 file system. (Ubuntu 12.04/64). I realised the problem right away and unmounted the file system. No bytes were written to the new file so it's now 0 bytes ...
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GZIP file system code for Linux?

GZIP allows one to use file system codes. See page 7 of RFC 1952. What is (are?) the GZIP file system code(s) to use for Linux?
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Windows doesn't recognise first partition on SD Card

I have a 32 GB SD Card that I bak my files up to. Recently I've dual booted my Windows 7 laptop with Ubuntu, and I wanted to use timeshift to back up my Ubuntu system. Timeshift requires an ext based ...
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What USB drive filesystem works out of the box on Windows, Linux, and OS X? [duplicate]

What USB drive filesystem works out of the box on Windows, Linux, and OS X so that, when I give a 64GB USB drive to my dad, I don't have to tell him to first type in sudo apt-get install exfat-fuse ...
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How to reduce I/O operations to a flash drive?

Background I often use different computers, and for that reason I like to aways keep with me a flash drive with my home directory, with my bash aliases and helpful functions, vimrc, Homebrew ...
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No such file or directory

Running this command on the server: mongorestore -c basic --drop -v --db my_db -u user -p pass dump/basic.bson Works perfectly fine. But when I put this single line in a script (sh) file: Failed: ...
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BTRFS: too many missing devices, writeable mount is not allowed

Environment $ btrfs --version btrfs-progs v4.2.1 $ uname -a Linux [REDACTED] 4.2.1-040201-generic #201509211431 SMP Mon Sep 21 18:34:44 UTC 2015 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux Problem Today the ...
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How do I change where windows 8.1 stores files by default?

So my C:\ drive is almost full, because of games. I noticed that a ton of the save data was there. I have also heard that you could either redirect or completely change the default save directory. So ...
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Can someone help me understand sequential files? [closed]

Can someone help me understand: What sequential files are? How to create, access and add sequential files? Which software can be used for these purposes? I am a beginner in this area. I need your ...
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Why does sector-number addressing in CHS start at sector 1 and not 0?

Before LBA was introduced, why does CHS start at 0,0,1 and not 0,0,0 ?
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Reallocate available space from 1 file system to another?

I am currently using Virtualbox to run this server where my current disk space is: $ df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/mapper/ol-root 50G 44G ...
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CHS to LBA mapping - (Disk Storage)

Before LBA you simply had the physical mapping of a disk, which originally disk access with the BIOS on an old a IBM-PC compatible machine would look something like this the following: Cylinder ...
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What does the filesystem cache do in Windows 7?

The Diagnosing why Git is so slow article has this interesting item in it: Enable the filesystem cache Windows' filesystem layer is inherently different from Linux' (for which Git's ...
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How to create a batch file to ftp files in the directory with the name realated to yesterday? [closed]

I have a set of directories with encoded in their names the date. Inside those directories there are files named files.csv. The directories have a standard name as, for example, ...
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How can a file size be zero?

Just something I ran into and couldn't think of a proper explanation. If I create an empty *.txt file on my PC and then look at its size, it shows 0. But how is that possible? I mean even if the file ...
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How to sort custom system folders in Windows Explorer

Following this tutorial, I was able to create a custom system folder for Mega Sync: However, now I'm sitting with another problem - how do I sort/move it? I want it to sit between Creative Cloud ...
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prevent file copying not via permissions

Is there any way I can prevent a file from being copied? I don't mean via the file system, but I mean by somthing that must change if the file was copied, like some sum or timestamp My goal is to ...
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foobar2000: query if specific files exist in track's directory

In my library there are files like .lrc files (Lyrics) or album art files (various .jpg files) next to the music files: I am trying to create a autoplaylist where I want to list tracks which have a ...
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Prevent ransomware by granting file access permission to certain processes?

One of my coworker got ransomware in his computer today (The antivirus program didn't help). All the document files were encrypted and considered to be gone forever. So, could the ransomware be ...
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How to change long file names (created in linux) in windows?

I have copied some data from my linux machine to my external hard disk. When I want to read some files on my windows machine, I can't open it. I get error The specified path does not exist On ...
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Is there a way to log all file modifications in Mac OS X?

Is there a way to log all the files that are being modified? The situation is that I want to investigate a suspicious program. So I start the logging, run the program and afterwards quit the logging ...
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Why do the filesystems differ in “df” and “fstab?”

I am looking at /etc/fstab and the output from df. There are far more filesystems under df. Why is this?
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Something similar to inotifywait, without being able to install inotifywait

I wanted to continuously re-build and test projects, but just discovered my school's RHEL distribution doesn't come with inotify or inotifywait. Are there any alternatives I could use, which would ...
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Can I change my play order based on date?

I noticed when playing videos/music (using media player classic) and viewing image files, JPEGs, GIFs (using Windows Photo Viewer for JPEGs, and 7GIF for .gif extension files since Windows 7 doesn't ...
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Linux: Presenting a larger-than-real file system?

Does anybody know if it's possible to have a small Linux filesystem with apparently limitless (or very big) free space? We have a Samba server with lots of filesystems, all available from a small ...
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Is it possible to copy files that skip the file system?

I got many files(for a 4TB HD, 50M+ file count) to upload to S3. To make it multi-worker upload, I have adopted tmpfs to enable concurrent upload, and there may be 1 or 2 copy-to-tmpfs worker that ...
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Roll back to libc6-amd64 using a live cd and chroot on ssd with GPT filesystem

I was attempting to follow a steam guide to install a dedicated game server. See my original post here. Basically I really messed up. I attempted to roll back but when it downgraded my network ...
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How do you see all files on Windows 7

I have several ghost and other unneeded files of the type C:\ xxx. I can see them when I click on "Computer". But when I try to remove them by using Command Prompt it automatically starts at ...
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Fastest Linux Filesystem on Shingled Disks

There is considerable interest in shingled drives. These put data tracks so close together that you can't write to one track without clobbering the next. This may increase capacity by 20% or so, but ...
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No admin access to a cluster, but want to set up a fast ephemeral distributed filesystem — how?

The institution where I work has a Sun Grid Engine cluster to which I don't have admin access. I'd like to set up an efficient distributed filesystem (replication is a bonus) that lasts only for the ...
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Mount image of unknown filesystem

I have an image of a filesystem that I'm trying to mount. Unfortunately I have no idea what filesystem is in it. I'll show you what I have done so far. root@vagrant-ubuntu-trusty-64:/vagrant# file ...
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awk - field separator change in program, letters in the field

I want to change FS in awk, but not in BEGIN. I want to print word and the letter. awk 'BEGIN{FS=""}{print $1; FS=" ";print $1; FS=""}' Of course it does't work. Is there any function, way to show ...
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F2FS issue - unsuccessful remove, lost access to files

While removing unnecessary files I bumped into an error. with fsck.f2fs /dev/sda4 -t I can see | | |-- Die Ärzte - Manchmal haben Frauen <ino = 0xc11874>, <encrypted (0)> | | ...
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Creating Ext2 partition using free windows tool

I want to intsall Linux on my hard drive on a seperate patition. Unfortunately, I can't find a free tool that will format a partition to ext2/3/4, and I can't access the windows made partition from an ...
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NTFS recovery - How to find out the first and last sectors of a lost NTFS GPT partition?

So I have this disk where the GPT (GUID partition table) went bad, and was overwritten with a new GPT. This made my NTFS partition inaccessible, but I am sure that the partition itself is still on the ...
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How to preserve the Extended File Attributes in linux?

I'm working on a project where i rely mostly on the file's extended attribute that i set when i create the file. But i'm facing problem while modifying the file. Solid Example: When i edit the file ...
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/etc/shadow - how could it be edited when it is read only

I am trying to change the content of /etc/shadow file but realize it is read only sghk1> ls -l /etc/shadow -r-------- 1 root sys 4045 Aug 19 16:13 /etc/shadow the /etc/shadow file ...
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Windows 10 File-System Permissions (iTunes Folder Locked)

I recently had a problem with my iTunes, saying it has insufficient permissions to start. I tried to see where could be possible I don't have enough permissions on my C: drive (I am an administrator ...
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windows directory vs system32 directory

C:\>systeminfo | findstr "Directory" Windows Directory: C:\Windows System Directory: C:\Windows\system32 What is the difference between windows directory and system32 directory?
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Petit Fat File system on AVR 8-bit, SPI Flash memory

I am using Petit Fat File system for my AVR - 8 bit MCU. I want to port it to flash memory. I am compiling the sources in host Linux PC and programming AVR. I am getting an error of ...
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Split a file in two different parts but use it under one path

I would like to split a large file (300GB), which is in my home directory under the dev/sdb1 into two (or more) different parts and move them into two different disk drives. However, I would like my ...
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Failover - folder

Basically I have an application that outputs data to a folder provided as a startup parameter: app -o /path/to/folder The app opens/creates necessary files on startup and then writes to them. The ...
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change “cache” name to “backup”

I have a Debian server, my partition /dev/sda6 (which has a lot of space left) is mounted on /cache. I want to use this partition for file backup. I want to change the name of /cache to /backup. When ...
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Linux cp command: Auto-rename files, windows-like, FAT32, file name restrictions, ignore symbolic links

Linux cp command: How can I auto-rename all files to conform to windows or FAT32 formatted device file name restrictions, and ignore all symbolic links? I am trying to copy the contents of my dropbox ...
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How to know bit-rot has occurred on ReFS?

I have read that ReFS has a built-in checksum mechanism. Automatic bit-rot repair seems to be done only when redundancy is used (Storage Space). If there is an ReFS volume without redundancy, I think ...
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create temporary filesystem in a file

How can I create a temporary filesystem on an NTFS drive using Ubuntu Linux LiveCD? I would like to make a temporary filesystem in a file, like a .dmg or .iso that I can mount and modify files on, on ...