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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All of the NTFS hard links damaged, where are those 0kb hardlinks stored and how to recover them?

This is Windows 7 x64 sp1 on a NTFS file system. All hardlinks within C:\Windows\System32 folder disappear, and the Windows can't boot, because even the osloader, C:\Windows\System32\boot\Winload.exe ...
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How to map a symbolic directory link to different directories based on user id

Is there any way to a map a symbolic link directory to different directories based on the user id in Linux. For instance if a user X executes cd /var/www/html/ then his/her directory gets changed to ...
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Windows 8.0 unable to display FAT32 external hard disk in “Computer”

My Windows 8.0 is unable to display my external hard disk which has important files and works well on Mac. I know Windows uses the NTFS file system which is "more secure". I need to format it as ...
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Why formatted flash memory has used space

I format my flash memory and select its file system format as FAT32 : And then take a look at the flash memory drive properties : As you see above, there is a 16KB used space. I change ...
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Why does process read Offset/Length from C: drive?

Below is a clip of SysInternals Filemon in action. What I don't understand is why various processes are reading the C: drive at an offset, rather than reading specific files. I have noticed ...
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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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Chkdisk seems to have wiped a drive it shouldn't have

I had a 3TB internal drive on my system (dual Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 7) and I recently lost it's entire contents. I'm hoping that there is some way of getting it back. I'm including here the events ...
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How to protect ownership of file with nfs

I have mounted an nfs partition from remote server with ip 10.20.1.10. On my computer, when I go to mounted directory, I have seen that nobody is the user and nogroup is the group, which own all the ...
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Software updates on low permission users

What I am looking for: Allowing my software to automatically update without administrator account and keeping it to the standard methods. The software setup The software is installed at: Program ...
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An inaccessible folder with a random name has appeared in my ~/Pictures folder

Today I noticed a folder within my Pictures folder, that I did not create, and can't access even with root privileges, it is named "3TNksAEHqX" and I can't use ls on it, though I can stat it, as seen ...
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df -h shows usedspace differnt from what reported on the wire

I created a 450G ufs64 file system, created an exported and mounted on linux. df -h show like below khawk-dev-yyan:/test # df -h /test/TC_UNITY_28940_FileAsyncOps_NFS Filesystem ...
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Detect symlink errors in installation

It is my understanding that the Linux Filesystem Hierarchy is supposed to be structured like this: /usr/lib/prog-ver - contains the actual installation of prog (e.g., java) version ver (e.g., ...
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Main disk have strange filesystem

I have my data disk (hdd, 1,5TB), that I'm using in windows just fine (ntfs). When I look at it with MiniTool Partition Wizard, I get 2 partitions, both simple ntfs, with same letter. Strange, but ...
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Corrupt MFT & MFT Mirror on NTFS

So here's the issue: An NTFS partition on a hard disk has a corrupt MFT and MFT mirror. I have a ton of important files on this filesystem. I also have a little bit of information about the ...
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Testdisk VersuS corrupted removable sdcard and phone storage

I've tried most of things for my very specific situation in Testdisk but they didn't help except a few things I havent tried because I dont know if and how do them. What happened: I had removable ...
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Tools to create a 'GitHub' style index page for files/folder on a fileserver?

My workplace doesn't have a document management system. People just throw files on a shared fileserver, where search doesn't really work. Trying to find information/files for a particular project by ...
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Phantom files at random, all 0kb

One of my clients has been having phantom files being created in the drive locations he's been working in. Let's say for example he's working in C:\Users\John\Documents\Church-stuff\ on a document ...
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Missing files on preserved directories structure (osx)

I'm missing all files from a particular folder inside a partition. What I find odd is that all the folder structure remain intact, but it have 0KB. I've ls from shell to be sure it's not a finder ...
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Do encfs stashes with the same settings produce encrypted files with same encrypted contents and encrypted filenames?

If I create two files with the same content and filenames (and paths) in two separate encfs filesystems that share the same settings and key, will the encrypted versions of those files (as well as ...
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Mounting a read/write filesystem

I added this line to my /etc/fstab: UUID=6F8F-1789 /mnt/USB auto users,noatime,umask=0 0 0 It mounts the filesystem but I still can't write to it. Am I doing something wrong?
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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 to edit directory structure in HEX in Windows?

I have some strange filesystem damage, where some files are treated as directories. Scandisk sees no problems. So, I would like to edit/check directory in HEX as it was in ancient times with Norton ...
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FAT32 Structure

Is there any tool available which can provide some form of dump of the physical locations of files on a FAT32 filesystem ? I am investigating a corruption issue with an embedded system and a ...
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How to only allow particular programs to modify certain files?

I want to make certain directories on my drives read-only except to particular programs who will have full permissions. For example, the Microsoft Word might be allowed to modify the files in my ...
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Why Modified /etc/passwd file ask for password

I have /etc/passwd which I modified as per some requirement but now when I login to my target board,it is asking for the password .Earlier for root user just skips the password prompt. This is how ...
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How to make an open file unmodifiable

I have a file that is open by a program for writing (it's a log4j log). I want to test a theory about what happens if the file system becomes read-only while the file is still open. I haven't been ...
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Filesystem for use on Linux/Windows dualboot

I have setup the following disk configuration Windows 7 boot partition ; NTFS ; Windows 7 and its drivers is stored here ; - ; C: Linux boot partition ; ext3 ; Boot files required by linux ; ...
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Files seem corrupted via USB, but device can play them

I have a portable media player with audio recording. I can play the files directly on the device, and navigate its folders using builtin controls. But if I attach it to a computer using a USB cable, ...
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Problems copying to VFAT formatted SD-card

I was going to copy my (mp3-encoded) music files (organized in one directory) to a (vfat-formatted) (micro-)sd-card to use it in my digital audio player (DAP) (on Linux). I used to use the same ...
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How do I configure fsnotify's queue size/watch limit on OSX?

Note: This might be a StackOverflow question, since it's about something that's only accessible via the internal API on OSX, but I'm posting it here since it seems to be more about using a tool that's ...
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How to change “comments” on files in windows from command line?

In windows on certain files users are able to change the "comments" on the file. This can be done by right clicking the file -> properties -> Details as shown in this image Questions Is there a way ...
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testdisk to recover formatted external

I accidentally reformatted a 1TB external hard drive from FAT32 to HFS+ Journaled (Mac OSX Extended Journaled). I've been looking at data recovery programs such as VirtualLab's Data Recovery and ...
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Version control, file history and versioning for Microsoft Windows 7?

What Software allows me to go into the folder properties and enable file versioning / a file history, so that any overwrite can be undone? Windows Vista and beyond do provide simple versioning ...
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How to align Linux disk partitions without data loss?

As you know, 512B sectors is still used in file systems of most current Linux distributions while the hardware, i.e. physical disks are typically made with 4K sectors. The misalignment of logical file ...
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Linux command to get FAT32 sectors of a file

I'd like to find an equivalent command to debugfs but for FAT32 partitions within Linux. I need to list all the sectors corresponding to a specific file (I'm working on a disk imaged with dd). If ...
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File Manager which can show connections between files in the same directory?

Without creating new directories, is there a file manager that can illustrate relationships between files/folders in the same directory? For example, I would like to turn something like this: ...
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Probably my external HD had changed filesystem when I used it on Linux

I have an external HD mostly used in my Win7. But I transfered some files to it using Ubuntu 12, and now it isn't being reconized in my Windows. I am being prompted to format the HD. What can I do? ...
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USB pen drive not getting assigned anything in /dev/

dmesg | tail -f: [17597.228060] usb 1-1.3: new high-speed USB device number 11 using dwc_otg [17597.330548] usb 1-1.3: New USB device found, idVendor=18a5, idProduct=0300 [17597.330580] usb 1-1.3: ...
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How can I tell whether an interrupted rm -r removed any files?

I installed sshfs a Linux box and then mounted my Mac home directory. In the middle of troubleshooting a configuration issue, I did an ls -l on the mount directory (as normal user), receiving: total ...
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hung processes kills the system in OS X 10.7 Lion

UPDATE Dec 27 2012 OK, today after a week or so of mostly trouble free operation and several successful attempts to watch mounted DVD file shared via my other machine and no other problems playing ...
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two hyphens “- -” merged to single — for a word document file name

Im having a strange issue, there is doc file with following file name "SDH -- 001.doc" which was uploaded to a portal by my friend. But when he tried to download the same download file , link shown ...
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How to make my SanDisk Cruzer Blade 4GB disk back to normal?

Currently, my SanDisk Cruzer Blade 4GB have become a 64MB Firebird RAW flash drive (thumb drive). I don't know why it become like this but when I plug it into a PC, it suddenly transform itself to ...
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Unable to share ufsd file system folder through nfs client

I have pen drive and mounted on ufsd(Universal file system ) file system in linux.I want to share that folder through nfs client.I have installed nfs server and put a entry in the /etc/exports file in ...
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Not able to mount HFS partition in Linux (SD Card)

I am trying to mount an HFS Plus partition in my Linux embedded target(2.6.35) and I ended up with the following error: "mount -t hfsplus /dev/mmcblk0p9 /mnt" mount: mounting /dev/mmcblk0p9 on /mnt ...
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Access environment variable on both OSX and Win7

I'm fairly sure this is impossible because of syntax issues, but here goes anyway... I'm using dropbox to sync some files that I need to access in both windows and osx. In the program I need to ...
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Is this valid JFS partition?

My teacher gave my his laptop (with Fedora 16 on it) and compact flash card with data. He wants to have access to files on card, but he couldn't get access to it. The problem is Linux doesn't know ...
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How to change the file system name

I have the device name /dev/something and would like of change to /dev/anotherthing. How to do in linux system? e.g. # fdisk -l Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System ...
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Bluetooth filesystem sync?

Does such software exist? What I'd like to do is keep a set of files updated between two machines using bluetooth so that I may edit them on both computers, and changes get automatically ...
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Can I use a USB drive of Ubuntu created on Mac with a PC?

I am trying to create a bootable USB drive with Ubuntu with my iMac as a holiday present for my brother, who is on a PC. Will my bootable USB work on his computer if I create it on my Mac?
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Delete all files except for 2 folders and 1 file

I have a directory that has tons of files, and they are named with GUID names. There are only 3 files in there that I want to keep, and I don't want to move them or anything as the OS might be using ...