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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Explore .raw file?

I have a .raw file that is a snapshot of a hard drive. I'm trying to explore the contents of it on my Ubuntu computer, however I'm not sure how to go about doing this. Is there a way to mount it and ...
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Copying data from file into a specific location of another file with dd truncates the output file

I have a loopback file that contains a single filesystem, let's call it fs.image. I have another, much larger loopback file, that contains multiple partitions and multiple filesystems, let's call it ...
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What happens if you delete cookies from mega.co.nz while downloading? [on hold]

While I was downloading a 5 GB file I deleted 10GB of cookies from my computer. The download was at 73% but has now stopped. Should I just cancel it? I think I lost the file's data.
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What are “reparse records”?

My computer just did a chkdisk, and when it finished processing file records, it said it had processed "44 reparse records". What exactly are they?
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Have a file named ~ (tilde) in my home-directory

I just noticed that I have a file called ~ in my ~-directory. $ ls -la ~ ... -rw-r----- 1 x1 x1 733962240 Mar 1 17:55 ~ ... Any idea how I can mv or rm it?
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Open raw drive without formatting

I have a disk from a laptop that died. The disk is functioning correctly and not broken, but it is in RAW file system format and I cannot open it from windows. I have tried mounting it in a virtual ...
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What is the extension of a folder in Windows?

Windows recognizes files using extensions. Does same applies to folders? Is there a special extension that mark a file as a folder?
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Find file or directory by NTFS id

Say I receive the following output from chkdsk: Deleted invalid filename Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions (88216) in directory 403737. Is there any way to find the name(s) of this directory ...
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Reasoning behind hosting virtual disk images on BTRFS Filesystem

I have been reading about BTRFS and ZFS for a while and while I do appreciate the benefits of CoW when hosting important files I am currently puzzled by the following dilemma: Given that both ZFS and ...
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Accessing files located on a Windows drive from OS X via Parallels is very slow

I have Visual Studio 2013 running in Windows 8.1 in Parallels on OS X. I prefer to use text editors on the OS X side. The project files are stored on the Windows drive. Before I had them on the OS X ...
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Copy file with ADS (Alternate Data Streams) via Network loses hidden streams?

Thanking to this answer http://superuser.com/a/704697/200806 I discovered ADS (Alternate Data Streams) and started to play some demo: created a test.txt:hidden file with hidden in ADS content. I can ...
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Differences of aufs, unionfs and overlayfs from each other

I have to join two file systems, one read-only (squashfs) and one read-write (ext4). My plan is to mount the read-write filesystem over the read-only flesystem so it appears writable. When I make some ...
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Filesystem for writing/reading video/audio en mass [closed]

I am currently building a cross platform system that will require a lot of reading and writing video and audio to disk. I have tested ZFS, XFS, NTFS, EXT4 and I am unsatisfied with the speed. It is ...
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How to convert exFAT to FAT32?

How to convert an exFAT-formatted USB flash drive to FAT32?
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Data recovery solutions/methods

I accidentally formatted my hard disk, but I was able to see all my files and recover them by using the GetDataBack recovery tool. Is there a way to just restore the complete hard drive in place, ...
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File System Only Refreshes Manually

The file system isn't automatically refreshing. The following will not show up/change until I right click and hit refresh manually, or go up a level and then back down. Examples: right click -> ...
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How to fix partition table ordering?

I was going to install a completely fresh Linux distribution (Mageia) and I saw it as an opportunity to reorganize my partitions. I wanted all my non-Linux (Windows, restore, etc) partitions at the ...
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Android Main Storage MicroSD 64GB Somehow Corrupted (Perhaps Filesystem Issue) [migrated]

I've had my Android phone running Android 4.4.2 KitKat (rooted) for around 5 months. It has been working fine. That was until a few a days ago, when the external MicroSD card (I presume), which I use ...
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How to read ext4 partitions on Windows?

Is there a way to read ext4 partitions from Windows? If so, what can I do?
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Linking OSX system folders across drives

I'm using Mavericks Server at work on a Mac Pro (Mid 2010). I got the go ahead to upgrade it to an SSD and install a 4TB storage drive, as well as 32GB of RAM from 6GB. I wanted to put the OS on the ...
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windows 7 text-type file icon change

Hey folks from the title it might sounds easy but actually its not. Registry editing of DefaultIcon inside HKCR\<*.FileExtensio> or Nirsoft utility could not do the job. Now coming to the main ...
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Kate changes inode

Why does Kate change inode when I change file? For example: ookami@ookami-E7130:~/test$ touch test ookami@ookami-E7130:~/test$ ln test test1 ookami@ookami-E7130:~/test$ ls -li total 0 2782182 ...
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Mac OS X network filesystem with local Most Recently Used (MRU) cache?

I don’t know if this is possible to setup a Mac OS X network filesystem with local Most Recently Used (MRU) cache but here is the problem I'm looking to solve: My local computer has a 128G hard ...
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Formatting : The volume is too big for FAT32

Formatting an external 500GB HDD took almost >6 hours that I started like: D:\>format /FS:fat32 F: The type of the file system is EXFAT. The new file system is FAT32. Enter current volume label ...
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On a FAT32 filesystem there was a file with ext2 filesystem image. Now it's truncated. How do I restore?

How do I restore ext2 filesytem that was stored on FAT32 volume in a file which got truncated? Is there analogue of reiserfs's --rebuild-tree option to restore filesystem from content?
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How do I find out which process is using a file when Process Explorer and Handle doesn't work?

How do i find out which process is using this file? Windows 8.1. C:\Users\Chloe\workspace\Teads>echo Hello > selenium.log The process cannot access the file because it is being used by another ...
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ack.pl tool and ack.pl flags + how to ignore files with S attr

I am using the ack.pl tool in order to search string or IP’s in files The official site of ack.pl is - http://beyondgrep.com/documentation/ Example of ack.pl CLI ( want to find the string ...
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More robust choice for filesystem [closed]

I have to format a new external HD, 1 TB. I want to have an independent partition of ~300 GB which should be very robust against damage (last time I lost the entire HD since it fall down). Of course ...
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How do I open a file that locked?

I need to view my ntuser.dat.LOG1 file, but I get the error that it's locked because something else has it open. How can I force Notepad or some other program to open this file. I really need to see ...
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Make File appear like a Folder

So here's the scenario. My company's network has a "dropbox" (aka scratch drive) on the network which we can use to temporarily store our files. However, IT can choose to, on any given night, delete ...
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How do I move files not accessed for a long time using a batch file?

I like to move files accessed for a long time. For instance: if I do not access some file by 7 days, it move to old sub-folder. file1.txt 1 days <keep> file2.txt 2 days ...
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Mount sysv filesystem under Linux

I have a hard disk with a filesystem created by an old version of System V Unix that I would like to mount read-only on Linux. fdisk shows me: /dev/sda1 * 2048 86015 41984 63 ...
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Some file are getting empty from time to time - One is .NET settings file

I've seen this situation many times during the last few year, some file is getting empty from the content, all of the characters are the null character (0x0), the file remains with the same exact ...
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Running time of locating a file in a directory

When you search for a file in a directory with a large number of files (n), what is the worst case running time of locating this file? I mean does the OS (linux) sequentially check all filenames in ...
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How to change the inode size on an EXT3 partition?

The setup: For my dual-boot laptop, I have bought a large hard drive to use as external USB solution. I decided to use EXT3 as filesystem, thinking to use Ext2IFS to access the drive from Windows (as ...
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Disk Space Changes with Command Used

Can anyone help me understand why I get different disk space results for /mnt/kvm_images depending on the command used? This is in Ubuntu 14.04. du gives this result: andrew@ubuntu:~$ sudo du -sh ...
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NTFS permissions issue? Part of group which has access, but denied

My account is part of Domain Admins, which is part of local machines Administrators group. Such as: MYDOMAIN\Domain Admins, is added to MY-LOCAL-PC\Administrators I gave FULL CONTROL access to a ...
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Most files and all folders have read only permissions [duplicate]

I recently installed windows 7 64 bit on a SSD and now, it appears that all of my folders and most of my files are read only. I have tried to remove the read only aspect of them, or take ownership of ...
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XFS filesystem spanning drives and allocation group alignment

I have a query regarding creating an XFS filesystem on what is commonly incorrectly called a JBOD volume, that is, linear RAID or Spanning raid. I have two hard drives (1.5T and 2T) that I want to ...
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unable to write to micro sd card

My microSD card got writeprotected within my Raspberry. I dont know why. Everytime i boot up, it fails, because the root system is mounted readonly, or similar. I put the microSD card into my ...
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BTRFS filesystem, compression and copy on write

I'm planning about moving from etx4 to BTRFS filesystem on my pc and backup server. I'm very interested in the BTRFS snapshot feature (I have understood it uses the copy on write feature) and the ...
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How do I refresh directory in BASH?

I have a directory, containing files generated by compiler. During each rebuild this directory gets cleaned and, after build process ls gives me empty output. After I cd out of directory and then back ...
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USER~1 in user folder

After executing cd %TEMP% i was taken to C:\Users\KRISWE~1\AppData\Local\Temp I have never seen the folder KRISWE~1 before, does anyone know what this is? It seems to be exactly identical to my ...
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New folders in ExifRenamer now have a dot ‘.’ in front of them making them invisible. How can I fix this?

I use ExifRenamer and somewhere, somehow I must have changed on my Macintosh—or in ExifRenamer—that the new folders should be named .2015 which makes them invisible. Could you help me fix this?
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Problems with using an external USB harddrive on android [closed]

I have an external USB harddrive, a 1Tb WD Passport (red), and decided to reformat it for use with both my windows PC and my android tablet. There have been some problems along the way that i've ...
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Hard disk keeps making noise even if not used [closed]

Since yesterday my secondary hard disk keeps making noise as if it were reading/writing even if it's unused. It happens regardless of the OS running (both windows7 and linux) and I'm sure it's not ...
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Is copying files between two different file systems slower than between the same file systems?

I was wondering if copying files between different file systems (for example from ext4 to ntfs) is slower than copying to the same file system (from ext4 to ext 4). I also would like to know how does ...
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Implementing folder “hardlinks” on NTFS

So if you rename a folder target, and lets say you have a bunch of junctions pointing to it, those junctions break. Hardlinks remedy this problem with files, but folders cannot be hardlinked. I hear ...
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Understanding metadata usage behavior in a newly converted btrfs filesystem

I have a 5 TB hard drive with 3.3 TiB (as reported by du) of media files in 119k files and directories; the average file size was about 28 MiB. I converted the ext4 partition into btrfs with ...
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Strange “Verizon Mobile” volume mounted on Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite)

After recently installing Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite), I find this Verizon Mobile volume mounted even though I don’t use Verizon at all (currently subscribed to AT&T) and never installed anything ...