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 the purpose of the /cdrom directory in Ubuntu-based Linux?

A quick one... I noticed this folder in / on Kubuntu 15.10: drwxrwxr-x 2 root root 4.0K Dec 12 02:33 cdrom Why is it there and how is it used? Shouldn't CD-ROMs be (auto-)mounted in /media by ...
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How to check if windows accesses a file

I want to check whether or when windows (7) accesses a specific file. There's a program that reads a certain file of which I want to replace the content right before windows reads it. Is this possible?...
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Conditional folder redirect on windows

I trying to find a way to conditionally redirect a path based on process location. The rule would be something like this: if process path begins with "U:\apps_to_redirect\" then "c:\users\me\...
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Determine type of drive format (file system) using Multi Commander

Is there a way to determine the partition/drive type, ie the filesystem (FAT32, NTFS, etc), of a partition using Multi Commander?
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best way to copy content of NTFS partition to ext4 partition

I have a 263 GiB NTFS partition (with no free space) and want to copy all its files to a ext4 partition, that can't be larger than 294 GiB. I also need to copy NTFS Junctions as some kind of link. ...
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Where should non MS command line tools be placed in Windows? [duplicate]

I recently needed some of the really useful nirsoft tools. Many are command line tools and they need a location in the path to run from. I dumped them somewhere to get things done but I want to know ...
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How do I process extracted number files from Windows EasyArchive .mig file?

I am trying to recover data from an old XP computer that was placed in a migrate file using "Windows Easy Transfer" but after initial extraction I just have a bunch of number files. I used TN ...
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Should i use ReFS instead of NTFS?

I have just installed Windows 10 and I am adding in a 4TB Storage drive. Should I use ReFS on instead of NTFS? I have heard it is more reliable to use - are there any drawbacks to using this ...
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how to modify the “time offset from UTC” of files

I use stat to get information of files, I notice Access: 2013-12-28 13:12:11.244573123 +0100 Modify: 2013-11-12 22:54:42.274460079 +0200 Change: 2013-12-13 12:45:08.164394887 +0100 the +0100 +0200 ...
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Windows 10 Photos App Won't Work (-2143326208)

I've had quite a few problems with my computer lately, but after I installed updates, there was a problem with the Photos app. It's impossible for me to open an image with the app - it will open for a ...
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After pvmove, logical volume's filesystem corrupt

After moving a logical volume using pvmove, the logical volume's filesystem is corrupt. I'm in systemd emergency mode right now. I can't remember exactly from what blocks, but it was supposed to move ...
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How can I monitor file system actions in real time?

I'm currently trying to research exactly what files a game opens and modifies during execution. Is there any program out there that can monitor and log file system events in real time?
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Is file creation date visible and NTFS ADS metadata preserved on an EXT4 partition accessed via SMB?

I want to build a small backup server for my essential data. I'm interested in not losing any of the features that Windows/NTFS offers, like: File Creation Date ADS metadata(comments, tags, etc) ...
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How do I view a LDB File on Windows?

I need help viewing a LDB file on Windows that I pulled from iOS. Any help is appreciated! Picture of the files I am trying to open: Here is a picture to the LDB files I am trying to access. These ...
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How do I time copy to a davfs2 filesystem?

I copied a file to a remote davfs2 filesystem and was surprised at how fast it copied over. I then realized that davfs2 caches (in /var/cache/davfs2/ by default), and that I hadn't actually measured ...
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How to recover files from infected. Vvv extention [duplicate]

Can any one help for how can remove this virus. Our all computer's files infected from this (.vvv) virus. We are using windows 7 Plz give me strong methods. If you need remote screen i will provide ...
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How to get rid of folder containing just three dots […] (pointing to its parent folder)

On a (German) Server 2008 we found a folder with the name G:\Daten\Büro_GL\... When entering the folder ... in windows explorer it just points back to its parent folder (G:\Daten\Büro_GL). The ...
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what do +0100 +0200 mean in linux command `stat` results

I use stat to get information of files, I notice Modify: 2011-03-02 14:23:33.489430232 +0100 Modify: 2012-11-15 10:13:26.534178635 +0200 what do +0100 +0200 mean?
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start and search menu no longer working after windows 10 explorer behaves badly, menus broken

My brother handed me this nice little problem: after updating to windows 10 his laptop stopped having a functional search and start menu, while looking at this I asked him if he had a backup (of ...
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Write times for large files on NTFS

I am trying to benchmark the performance of sequential writes (I know that writes are buffered, but that doesn't matter for the scope of my experiment - I'm not looking to measure raw disk speed) on ...
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Where to put ssfs startup script to fuse filesystem OpenSuse Tumbleweed

I fuse a server filesystem to my desktop on startup. This is on Linux OpenSuse. I run the script sshfs -o nonempty user@server:/home/serveruser/data /home/localdata This fuses the serveruser/data ...
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Is it possible to avoid using this terrible file browser in Windows 7?

When I'm saving or opening files in certain programs in Windows 7, such as when using Save for Web in Photoshop, or Open Animation in FCheck; I'm only able to use a ridiculously basic and inefficient ...
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How to 'install' my own file system into my USB?

If I write my own file system (some basic), How do I 'install' it to my USB?, Let's say that I've written a hash table and I want to format on my USB.. How do I that? My OS is Ubuntu x86_64.
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How can I change the “last modified” (or “last changed”) time of files on Linux?

I tried touch -t, but its precision is only one second: when I use stat, I see there are 9 digits all zero after the decimal (.): Access: 2013-10-10 15:12:00.000000000 +0200 Modify: 2013-10-10 15:12:...
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Unable to mount external drive or sshfs

I'm running Linux Mint 17.2. Here's what happens when I try to mount an external USB drive: Error mounting system-managed device /dev/sdc1: Command-line `mount "/media/nick/MyPassportRed"' exited ...
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how do operating systems differentiate files? [closed]

I'm new in programming and computers. So here is my question: When I double click for example .exe or .jpg file how does operating system know how to behave with that file? I mean, is the file ...
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Find duplicate media files and auto organize, on Linux

Is there an application similar to MediaMoney (on Windows), but on Linux (Debian or Ubuntu) that given when a disk-drive or a root directory, can search across it thoroughly, identifying duplicate ...
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dd'ed the partition my debian was running on, now I get 'unknown file system'. how to make the (surviving) files accessible again?

details: Wanted to create linux boot stick with dd command (1,1 GB iso) Copy paste mistake led to dd'ing this iso to the partition running my debian jessie (sda1) After reboot I get 'unknown file ...
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What does the second field in ls -l mean on OS X? What does “number of links” mean?

I'm on an OS X operating System, and I don't understand what the second field in the ls -l command is supposed to mean. Say I am inside an empty directory, and I create a single directory inside of it:...
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How to confirm USB drive partitioned correctly?

A few years ago, I partitioned an external USB drive and installed an EXT3 filesystem on it. The filesystem has 4 terabytes of space. Recently, I realized the drive itself is only a 3 terabyte drive. ...
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Software raid and filesystem

What is the relation between software RAID and a file system? Are they related? Should I use a file system when I am using software RAID or I can access raided disk for RAW read and write?
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Elastix kernel panic

I'm kind of newbie with all the linux stuff. I have a local server with Elastix 2.5 installed. Everything was running smooth until a few days ago. When I started the server the System didn't boot ...
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Can a SD card with bad eraseblocks be salvaged?

I have an SD card on my Raspberry Pi (formated with ext4) that always shows errors at mount time, even after a fresh fsck run. I suspect it is a cheap card with no wear leveling, and some blocks got ...
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Delete files with broken file name

I was using NodeJSPortable on a PortableApps flash drive that was plugged into a computer I didn't have administrative access to. I tried running npm install socket.io not only did it not work but it ...
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How “big” can a tree be? [closed]

When you have a folder in a folder in a folder, you have a tree of 3 (three) "levels". How many levels can a tree have in a Computer? Id Est: How many steps can it take to get to a folder (with the ...
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Access Mask filter in Event log XML not working

I'm trying to monitor folder creations and deletions using a filesystem auditing and a custom XML filter in the Windows Event Viewer. The XML is as below: <QueryList> <Query Id="0" Path="...
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Trying to mount encrypted file system failing

I had created an encrypted file system using the following commands: # dd if=/dev/zero of=/opt/vol # losetup -e aes /dev/loop0 /opt/vol Password: # mkfs.ext4 /dev/loop0 The above device was mounted ...
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No /etc/fstab folder to amend swap issue

I was given an answer earlier on how to correct a swap file issue. Now however, I discover that I have no /etc/fstab folder in my file system to alter. I have a /etc/fstab.d folder but it is empty. I ...
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Windows 7 auto-play not opening device files

I want to see my android device internal files and sd card files. So when I connect my device to my machine; It shows me autoplay pop up. But when I select open device to view files; popup just ...
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Different sized data blocks in a single file system

In Unix, each file uses one inode and each inode, in turn, may use a variety of number of blocks to store data. The size of the blocks in a file system may be configured or chosen but it must be ...
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Open the folder on the cursor with another application NerdTree

I'm using NERDTree, it would be awesome if, when I'm with the cursor over a folder, I had a way to call my file manager, say thunar, whit a mapping to open that folder. Like Sublime does.
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How to generate an ext4 filesystem for an embedded system?

I'm looking through the ubuntu man pages on genext2fs and am trying to understand how to properly choose some of these parameters. How do the block size, number of inodes and number of ext2 blocks ...
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Limit the size of the disk driver cache on Linux

I am running some experiments for comparing storage systems under load in Linux. To this end I want to force the file system to access the disk itself without caching too much data on RAM. How can I ...
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How to mount Linux rev 1.0 ext4 filesystem data file?

$ file data Linux rev 1.0 ext4 filesystem data, UUID=9f923f9d-2cbd-4a49-8b5c-6a3cece42509 (extents) (64bit) (large files) (huge files) $ mount -t ext4 data /mnt/ mount: wrong fs type, bad option,...
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How to make mounted file system writable using sshfs

I have an exFat-formatted external hard drive mounted on a Raspberry Pi. I use OSX fuse to mount the Pi on my local file system on my Mac using this: sshfs user@IP:/pi/directory/to/mount /local/mount/...
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How to find out what process created a certain file after the deed has been done?

I know this question exists. What are my options to get a hold of an application (probably malfunction in code) that creates a "bad file" like in this screenshot: It's always exactly this file, ...
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can't recover my files in my thumbdrive

I got a thumbdrive brand Kingston model DT101 G2 with capacity 32 GB. The problem is when I copy files from my computer to this thumbdrive, it seems I can't reopen it (files) at another computer when ...
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how can I remove write access from a file?

I have a program, (logger lite -vernier) which has a configuration file, that I use to set up scientific experiments. the configFile when I run logger lite, the software changes the config file, and ...
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Bash command for finding file extensions with largest size

I am trying to find file extensions with sorted by size in a directory and sub directory. Something like this: 76K .pek ./Adobe Premiere Pro Preview Files/demo.PRV/1d860051-77c9-4acb-973e-...
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How to add a disk

I would like to start to use a disk: /dev/sda (see bellow). What do I need to do before I could copy files on it? (centos 6) # fdisk -l Disk /dev/sda: 1030.8 GB, 1030792151040 bytes 255 heads, 63 ...