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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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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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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WD My passport space problems

I have a new MY Passport hard drive 1 TB, Model: WDBBEP0010BBk-EESN. I checked the properties of the hard drive when I first plugged it in, the used space was 320 MB, though the total size of the data ...
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Does eCryptfs prefetch and/or buffer data?

I have been experimenting with using eCryptfs as the underlying file system for MySQL data to mimic transparent data encryption for MySQL. I ran some tests to measure the overhead of decryption when ...
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Windows 7 installation removing fedora17

Currently I have Fedora 17 installed on my system. For some Windows specific tasks I need to use Windows, so I want to install Windows 7 on my system. All of the partitions on my harddrive are ...
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Optimized filesystem for low throughput devices

I'm about to set up a gentoo partition on a very low throughput device (sd card) for a raspberry pi. Are there any filesystems optimized to run as a root partition with low throughput and storage ...
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Shrink exFAT partition

Is there any way to shrink an exFAT partition? The windows disk manager has the "Shrink" option greyed out.
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Compressed, read-write file system within a single file?

Is there any free Windows software which can create compressed archives, and subsequently mount them transparently (with write capability) onto another directory? So far, the only such program I have ...
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Truecrypt files corrupted after moving PC into another case

I recently bought a new PC case and transferred all of my PC hardware into it. The only hardware modification was the addition of two identical ram modules. The entire process went smoothly, and ...
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Unhide a Windows hidden folder in OS X

I had a Windows 7 machine which I have now taken to work since I got myself a Macbook Pro. I used my external drive with my Windows machine earlier. It had some hidden folders in the disk which I ...
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Is there good FAT driver for FUSE? (Lightweight, not mountlo)

FUSE filesystem list show some FuseFat and FatFuse. Both are old, FatFuse is read-only , FuseFat is non-buildable and probably depends on glib. Now I'm using mountlo for the task (mounting USB drives ...
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Any way to make Mac understand Windows file paths

My organisation use Windows almost exclusively, but I use a OSX for my work. Their intranet and many applications links to files on the org's Samba shares directly (e.g. "W:\Folder\File.ext") Long ...
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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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Search for file in drive without filesystem and partitions

I have a drive without any file system or partitions available. I copy there file with dd command. Is there a program which can search such drive for file headers or something like this and thus ...
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EXT and other filesystems

Is it true only NTFS needs to be defragmented? Are filesystems like ext4, 3 and 2 immune to fragmentation issues. Apple never seems to require a defragmentation so what makes some filesystems immune ...
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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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Is there any way to get an ext4 drive to register in the first place in Windows 7?

I have looked all over the place for a decent solution to this dilemma, including exhaustive Google searches, and I have not found anything useful at all. I don't want a separate, independent program ...
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How much additional disk space does tar require

I am moving a tar.gz archive between servers and had to note that when extracting the archive a large amount of additional disk space is used. My original data size is 12G, 7.8G compressed and ...
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Linux: Contents of “global” folder synced to other folders automatically

I have a directory that has 3 sub directories. "global_plugins", "foo", and "bar" foo and bar both have a subfolder called "plugins". I want the content of "global_plugins" to appear in plugins, on ...
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Getting date of last change as a cell value in Open Office Calc

I have a few Open Office spreadsheet files (let us call them source files), each containing the financial info of a particular office of ours. I also have a summary spreadsheet, that reads some key ...
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Mount a Linux Disk Image with two file systems?

I'm working with the new Kali Linux ARM images, and after hours of not figuring anything out in terms of mounting, I got it to mount via my Mac and fuse. Here's the curious thing, it's a single image ...
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how do I on OSX copy a folder from an external drive to my hard drive and only add the new files?

say I have on the external drive: A/file1.txt B/file2.txt B/file3.txt and on my hard drive I have: A/file1.txt B/file2.txt I would like to drag and drop the whole folder over to the hard drive ...
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how could you create a transparent user filesystem

I would like to know how you could create a root filesystem on a rom image but have it transparently linked to a users home folder. I wish to create a symbolic link to usr/bin within the users home ...
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Is there a file system that does error correction?

I am looking for some virtual filesystem (e.g. with virtual hard disk) or some other kind of working solution to create archives or data backups with error correction redundancy. I tried looking for ...
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Best way to export the full content of a HFS+ partition

My friends MacBook Pro (2008) completely died today. We removed the hard drive, and I'm currently dumping it's whole content into a tar archive with the help of a parted magic live CD, so that he can ...
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How do I make an encrypted disk image on Debian?

I'm basically looking for an equivalent to OS X's encrypted sparsebundles. The solution should have support for file ACLs and should not force me to specify a size in the beginning (the image should ...
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kinit gives me a Kerberos ticket, but no AFS token

I'm trying to setup access to my university's IT environment from my laptop running Ubuntu 12.04, by (mostly) following the IT-department's guides on AFS and Kerberos. I can get AFS working well ...
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Filesystem for Linux OS on cheap thumb-drives (liveusb)

Simple version: what filesystem (or more complex setup, perhaps) is best for use on a liveusb system? LiveUSB system with filesystem directly on the drive, not one with compressed system image a-la ...
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Is there such a thing as an 'overlay mount', 'unionfs' or something similar in Windows?

Is it possible on Windows NT to have one directory sort of on top of another? For example I have a directory like this: C:\foo It has a file in it called zoo.txt I have another directory like ...
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Create a GPFS Administrative account

i try to install GPFS on Windows Server 2008 R2, after successfully install GPFS i want to use the GPFS Command Prompt. But when i type in some Commands there comes a error: "mmstartup cannot execute ...
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Distributed File System using NFS?

Is it possible to setup NFS to perform as a parallel distributed file system? I'd like to have to NFS servers containing the same file data and serving file ops request for load balancing and to ...
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How would I programmatically find the mount options for the file system that the current directory is on?

I want to find the mount options for /var. I can get a list of mounts and their options with mount. but how do I find the right one for a particular file? I could start with the filename (/var) and ...
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Files corrupted by NTFS compressed disk… files not readable

A time ago I formatted an HDD to be NTFS Compressed, and I stored there a lot of important files (Fireworks PNG files, zip files, rar files, php, html js files...). Yesterday I opened a png file with ...
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Which are the best file-systems/mount-configuration for each folder on GNU/linux?

One of the good points of Linux is that is easy to customize the partitioning scheme of the disk and put each directory (/home, /var, etc) in different partitions and/or different disk. Then we can ...
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How do I re-sort a list of files grouped by directory?

From within a DOS batch file, how can I crudely re-sort a text file containing a manually maintained list of source files, so those files listed (from the same directory) in the small example extract ...
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How to recover a file using the FAT cluster chain instead of using the stored length in the FAT table?

I'm trying to recover movie files from my TNT receiver hard drive but it corrupts its FAT32 allocation table (crappy cheap device...) Using dosfsck is useless because the correct file length is the ...
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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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How can I keep track of what processes create files in Windows?

As my title says, how can I log which process created a file? This process/application would have just created the file and would still be running. I need to be able to do this on at least Windows ...