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 happens (behind the scene) when we create a blank folder?

Let's start with Windows with NTFS. I'm just curious what happens when we create a new blank Folder. I'm actually more curious on how (where) a blank folder information is stored (or) how much of ...
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Automount device with correct filesystem

Is there a way to automatically mount an external drive to the same location on debian linux at bootup, when theres a chance that its not the same device (and therefore not the same filesystem) each ...
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Union mount of sparsebundle on OS X

I am attempting to create a sort of file system overlay in OS X 10.11.3 (El Capitan). What I want to achieve is to be able to have read access to the contents of a portion of the main/underlying file ...
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Configure Centos external raid drive on restart

I am using Centos 7 with an external file server attached. After determining the drive name with "fdisk -l" I edited the /etc/fstab file so that the drive can be mounted: # Add the file server /dev/...
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Is it possible to recover a file just deleted by an application but the space not released on OS X?

I'm installing Xcode from Mac App Store but sadly fails every time near finish with Xcode failed to download Use the Purchases page to try again. message. Except once that I copied pkg ...
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How does mounting/unmounting of containers hide/reveal data

I was looking to encrypt files/drives etc and came across VeraCrypt disk encryption tool. I am reading through the documentation and also downloaded the tool. It took hardly a couple of minutes to ...
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EFI Shell: Volume is not mapped to filesystem

I got a MSI gaming 3 mainboard, SanDisk SSD 256GiB, Seagate HDD 1TB the mainboard automatically installed the efi shell v2.31 on my hdd /dev/sda1 after installing windows on the ssd and fedora on ...
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Is it possible to create a user-dependent link to a network folder?

This is, I guess, more of an academic question, but is it possible to create a link at common pointing to the user's network-home directory? So, when user A follows this link, it points to Homedrive/...
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Using 16 TB volumes with the ext3 filesystem on a Drobo Pro

There seems to be a limit to the usable volume size on the Drobo Pro disk array that only applies when using the ext3 file system. On other file systems, volumes can be 16 TB, but for ext3, Drobo ...
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How to automount in ChromeOS? Biggest partition not mounting at startup on my Chromebook

I was pretty excited to realize there's a Chromebook tag on here on SuperUser, very cool! Not finding this answer on SO or SU or after a lot of Googling. Question is: My biggest partition (9Gb) /dev/...
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How to manually mount an encrypted filesystem under Linux Mint

I have a problem on Linux Mint. It seems that the partition containing my home folder is full. This partition is encrypted... This prevents me from starting Cinnamon (because it tries to write in a ...
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How to allow a user to have read&write access to his files on a SAN from two servers?

I'm sorry if the following sounds like a naive question, but I know nothing about SAN. We have a SAN that is connected to two servers. Now, I would like to know if it is possible for a user to be ...
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mounting specific directory from zfs share mounted on other server

I have two servers in LAN. Server "A" contains one ZFS share mounted as /u01. Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on 172.8.1.1:/export/Server1/Store1 100G ...
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ext4 partition got damaged after I increased the size

The file system got damaged, so it´s unreadable. Tried with GParted, the terminal (fsck, e2fsck) but nothing. I had Windows next to Linux and deleted Windows and extended Linux but don´t know why, the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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How to install Sysfs backlight software on my Toshiba Tecra R850?

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 on VirtualBox, which seems to have emulated graphics. I can adjust my brightness and have graphics drivers installed, but Calise doesn't recognise either. It wants sysfs ...
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Repairing HDD cylinder/head mismatches of corrupt HFS+ file system

After having to do a hard reset on my laptop, my external USB drive's file system got corrupt. Disk Utility sees the drive and its partitions but they appear full (they aren't) and I can't mount them. ...
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Ghost files on Windows 7?

When I dir my desktop I get: 04-10-2015 21:36 <DIR> . 04-10-2015 21:36 <DIR> .. 19-03-2015 09:45 1.254 Adobe After Effects CC 2014.lnk 19-04-2015 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 fix a drive corrupted by TrueCrypt?

I keep an SD card in my Windows 8.1 laptop which contains a TrueCrypt volume. I also sometimes have an unencrypted USB hard drive connected to my laptop, which was formatted as NTFS. Somehow, I ...
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How to create an ISO image that is mountable with Windows?

I have a directory of 1 TB with thousands of small files on ext3 filesystem. Now I want to put it all in an ISO image and send it to Windows with NTFS filesystem. I wonder whether I will be able to ...
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Error when booting iPod Video 5G after installing SD card

I bought a used iPod video (A1136) as a project piece to install an SSD in and run Rockbox. I bought a ZIF>CF>SD adapter and am using a 128GB SD Card. I got everything connected correctly and the ...
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Encrypt distant server (file-system) using CPanel/WHM

I want to encrypt my distant CentOS server (whole filesystem encryption). CPanel & WHM are installed on it, can I use them to turn my server encrypted ? Thank you
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Win 8.1: Made new VHDs/ TXTs & copied to D partition of another machine, on booting C off 2nd machine, files not visible?

Win 8.1: Made new VHDs/ TXTs & copied to D partition of another machine, on booting C off 2nd machine, files not visible? This is plain weird. How and Why? PS: I check Security tab and it ...
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Windows using SMB shared from Linux + moving a hard link: what happens?

I have a linux file server which may have this example directory structure: /path/to/directoryA/file1.dat /path/to/some/common/place/data/file1.dat These files are hard-links of each other (i.e. ...