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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Virtual Filesystem that hides file location and moves items around

I have a media box and a NAS. At the moment I would like to have most of the videos that I would like to watch on the media box. [For performance reasons] All of the other videos I would like to ...
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dynamiclinkmediaserver folder in ~/Documents from Lightroom

Every time I view a video in Lightroom 4, it creates an empty folder in ~/Documents called "Adobe" with the folder "dynamiclinkmediaserver" inside. This is very annoying because I would like to keep ...
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Transparent Linux FS (FUSE or similar) that presents encrypted virtual files from unencrypted physical files?

I have this unlimited online backup solution, which has very few good things to say about it apart from it being free. For instance, though it claims to offer encryption, this seems not to be the ...
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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 convert file back to directory

My coworker, using OSX, uploaded a .xcappdata file to Asana. This "file" is actually a directory that OSX likes to treat like a file (so many ways I hate Apple). For some reason, Safari allowed this ...
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Recently-written files suddenly dropping to 4kb - OSX

I've got a bit of a problem here... I've got a render-farm full of machines that are writing to a central disk, and, sometimes, after it's written an image sequence (DPX files, 12Mb per frame), about ...
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Unable to Create Files In Directory

There are lot of these kinds of questions on superuser, so I'll try and keep this quick by telling you what it's not: There is no application involved here. Just a user and a filesystem. I can login ...
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Difficulty removing corrupt directory

I have two disks in raid 0. I ran fsck on them and long story short, didn't fix it completely. I found it is all in a single directory. I dont mind losing this dir completely so i tried to rm it. I ...
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Deleting directories with many hard links

I'm trying to clean up a directory that contains a lot of data (more that 1 TB), with many of the files hard linked to save space. For some context, this is the drive where we keep our builds, and we ...
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Accessing file with illegal character in Windows

I have a setup with an Apple Time Capsule that I'm trying to access from a Windows computer I installed Airport on. I can connect fine and everything works fine, until I try to access a folder with ...
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Filesystem for few large files

I am looking for a filesystem suited for a few (no more than 5 or so) large-ish files (ranging from 10GB-100GB). The files are already compressed (sparse support not needed). The FS will be used to ...
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Overwriting a files in place on NTFS

Let's say I have a Python program that opens a file and overwrites it with zeros, and I run it on a Windows 7 computer formatted in NTFS. If this is done on an HDD (not an SSD) will the file be ...
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A fast modern network filesystem to replace VirtualBox's shared folder emulation

My work code repository is stored in host Linux system, and is accessed from Windows guest; currently, guest can access the repo via 'shared folder' which looks like a samba emulation. But, it just ...
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How to convert a CD/DVD to ISO using cmd.exe?

Is it possible to convert a CD/DVD to an ISO file using cmd.exe and if so, how? I can think of using dd if=/dev/cdrom of=cdrom_image.iso with Linux systems, but in Windows?
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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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Backup a linux partition without imaging

Typically to backup my Windows partitions (note: pre-Vista/2008 Windows, no symlinks), I usaully tar caf /backup/<name><date>.tar.xz /mnt/<fs>. Currently, I use dd | xz to backup ...
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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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How do I preserve date and time when moving single files?

How can I preserve the date and time information when I move files to another disk drive? I would like to preserve the last modified date and time, and also the creation date and time. I want to ...
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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 ...
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Logging filesystems: Can someone explain how an “undo log” is supposed to work as opposed to a “redo log”?

I know how redo logs and their commits are supposed to work, but I was wondering if anyone knew how the undo log itself works as well... is it supposed to be a faster way to do logging as opposed to ...
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How to change the original filesystem (Squash FS) of Airties modem (model NO: Air5021)?

I've been working on it since two weeks but still got no solution. I want to change the filesystem of an airties modem. I want to mount OpenWrt on it, so, via that way I want to make the whole system ...
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ntfs bad clusters (chdsk /r)

A chkdsk /r on a Windows XP NTFS system partition revealed bad clusters in a file. chkdsk reported "bad clusters in file xyz have been replaced" (translated). The filesystem is stored on a plain SATA ...
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Windows can't read certain files I copy to my thecus N4100 NAS

I have a strange issue here. I copy some files to a Thecus N4100 NAS from Windows. I can read the files on Windows before I copy them, but then I cannot read them from the NAS anymore. That is to say ...
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Giant Swap File fills hard drive to capacity

Today I had a most odd experience on our student computing server. Suddenly, you could not save a file and you got a "file system full" message. So I did a du -sh on all user directories to see what ...