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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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 ...
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HDD filesystem suddenly changed to RAW and testdisk show Filesystem seems damaged

One old PC which my dad uses suddenly didn't boot into Windows XP. So I get HDDs from it and put them into external HDD box. One of them is shown in Explorer but can't access it, it shows message: You ...
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Copy Dialog Box is not shown while copying

I seem to have a peculiar problem in Windows. So let's get straight to the point, A few days back i've attempted to copy a 10GB folder between my desktop and an external hard drive. When I copied the ...
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Delete a corrupt file in Linux

How I can delete this file? I think it is a corrupt file in a VFAT file system. ????????? ? ? ? ? ? 100.jpg
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What is the other alternative technique of RAID? [on hold]

I've been searching about this topic but I keep getting RAID only. I was told that there is another technique for data recovery and redundancy that replaces RAID. Kindly, can someone enlighten me. ...
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How much data storage will be lost converting a 4 GB Compact Flash from FAT32 to FAT16?

i would need to know how to calculate the space still available after formatting if had been lost. I will use a device for collecting physiological data that requires FAT16, on the other hand i would ...
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In linux, how do you check if a disk is fragmented?

At boot, fsck sometimes reports the frgmentation for a disk: "5.3% non-contiguous". How can I get this information myself? Is there a specific fsck invocation?
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External hard drive is not seen in computer but it can be seen in devices computer management [duplicate]

I have 1TB WD My Passport portable hard disk. I was using it with both Windows 7 and Linux. However something is wrong with it. Both OS do not recognize it and I can see my external disk is ...
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Ubuntu VM “read only file system” fix?

I was going to install VMWare tools on an Ubuntu server Virtual Machine, but I ran into the issue of not being able to create a cdrom directory in the /mnt directory. I then tested to see if it was ...
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Copy files mentioned in List one by one only after completion

I have a list of file names in a text file files.txt which are listed one by one in next line ie. file1.txt file2.txt file3.txt file4.txt ... ... ... I have to execute the following command for ...
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Develop proper 'path' to an image file inside javascript

In a Sencha Touch app I have two lines in a Login.js file as this: src: Ext.Viewport.getOrientation() == 'portrait' ? '../images/login_small.png' : '../images/login_small.png', ...
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Android can read my MicrosSD card but Windows cannot

I have recently bought this MicroSD card. The disk was working nicely with my both Android device and Windows PC (through its built-in MemoryCard reader). This is what I have done to cause the ...
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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 lock a file in Windows?

Is there a way to lock a file with in-house means so it can't be deleted or overwritten? For testing of copy scripts I need to lock files temporarily to check the error handling in the scripts. Till ...
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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) ...
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Access for admins is denied on user profile folders on Windows 7

As a member of the 'Administrators' group on Windows 7 (not in a domain), I launch explorer with admin rights (ctrl-shift). User profile folders on the system disk (like 'c:\users\murray') have ...
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Is it possible to delete, let alone see, a file called “␀” on Windows 8?

There is a file on my Mac called ␀, which is literally impossible to delete in OS X. I got access to Windows 8 and thought I could delete the file from there, but it's not even visible. So are you ...
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How much space do directories consume?

How much space empty directories take? In Windows and NTFS file system it say '0 bytes' which is impossible. How much is really taken up by a directory? Does it depend on the file system or ...
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How can I format a VeraCrypt partition with ExtFS from MacOS?

I want to move my TrueCrypt partition to VeraCrypt. It is currently formatted with NTFS and because I switched to MacOS (for now) I want to move to ExtFS. How can I format a VeraCrypt partition with ...
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Can an operating system access a network drive that is formatted with an unsupported file system?

I've recently installed Windows Server 2012 and am planning to format my 2tb hard drive with the REFS file format. Afterwards, I would like to set it up as a network drive. I understand that there are ...
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How to delete old pagefile.sys and hiberfile.sys on secondary disk (old windows install)

A while ago I swapped my main hard disk for a SSD. Now the old one is used as a secondary hard disk, and my OS is a fresh windows install on the main SSD disk. Nevertheless, there are still huge ...
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What happens if I edit a folder while copying it?

Suppose I have a large folder and copy it. The copy takes a couple hours. While it's copying, I add some sub-folders and files to it. Does this pose any risk to confusing the OS and corrupting the ...
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Why does ls -al suddenly take a very long time?

Suddenly ls -al takes an irritating long time, a normal ls is as quick as usual. What can the problem be?
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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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Windows 10 system files taking 190GB [duplicate]

I have a Samsung SSD 840 EVO of 250GB as my main drive with Windows 10 Pro N and it shows up as being almost full, although I don't have too much stuff in it, but when I took a look to the storage use ...
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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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Elastix kernel panic

I'm kind of newbie with all the linux stuff. I have a local server with Elastix 2.5 installed. Everything was running smooth until a few days ago. When I started the server the System didn't boot ...
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In Windows, Is there a way to determine a notepad files path from an open Notepad file?

This happens to me often enough , that I would like to figure it out. I'll have a code file open in Notepad, but I don't recall what directory it's located in. Sometimes, when I navigate to File ...
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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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Why does removing a small number of large files take a long time?

On my external hard disk, with an ext3 filesystem, I removed 6 files of 7.2 GB each. Removing those (rm *) took surprisingly long, a minute or so. As it should only need to unlink the file entries ...
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how to enable Android apps to browse user mount points in /mnt [migrated]

I want to access and work on my remote documents (such as .docx, .xlsx, etc... and pdfs) from within my apps. For this, I have created a cifs mount point from a network sdcard (NTFS v3.1) to my ...
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What is the fastest way to select the even files in a Windows folder?

I have a Windows Explorer folder that contains files that are named file0001, file0002 etc. I would like to select and open only the files with an even number in the name. My approach is the ...
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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 the file system is case-sensitive on Windows, Mac, and Linux?

What's a good way to check if my file system is case-sensitive (with file names) on Windows, Mac, and Linux?
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Which is the real size of a file in disk in Windows? [duplicate]

When I create a .txt file with just one character, I found that the explorer check the size in 1KB but when I check in properties they said 1bytes and size from disk 4KB, so wich is the real size on ...
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Output of dstat is getting buffered (30 seconds)

We are running dstat on a one second update frequency using this option: --output <filename> The data is correctly written but only every thirty seconds. Here is the full dstat command ...
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Any ideas why I'm getting a delay after clicking “Save as” or “Download” in Google Chrome

I'm running Google Chrome. When I do anything that'll save a file to my local filesystem - right-click and "Save As", click a download link, save an image - nothing happens for a good 20-30 seconds, ...
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Will transfering a file between two different file systems incur generation loss?

I want to transfer few hundred GBs of .mkv files from my Linux ext4 file system to a NTFS formatted external hard drive and since I'm a multimedia major, I can't really afford to have any quality loss ...
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How do I convert a Linux disk image into a sparse file?

I have a bunch of disk images, made with ddrescue, on an EXT partition, and I want to reduce their size without losing data, while still being mountable. How can I fill the empty space in the image's ...
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how to recover data from a logically corrupted external hard drive using testdisk

So I think ignored too many of my computer's warnings and disconnected my external hard drive without properly ejecting it and now it seems the file system is corrupted. Are there any programs that ...
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Is file creation date visible and NTFS ADS metadata preserved on an EXT4 partition accessed via SMB?

I want to build a small backup server for my essential data. I'm interested in not losing any of the features that Windows/NTFS offers, like: File Creation Date ADS metadata(comments, tags, etc) ...
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Mount XFS partition on OS X using OSXFUSE

How can I mount an XFS-partition on OS X 10.7 using OSXFUSE? In their filesystem repository under filesystems-c/unixfs I have found minixfs. However, I'm not sure how to go about installing it and ...
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Distributed vs clustered vs networked file system

What is the differrence between a distributed file system, clustered file system and a network file system ?
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filesystem conversion from fat32 to ntfs on external hard drive

i'm currently having problems with a filesystem conversion on a 1TB external usb hard drive. The drive is filled with about 300GB and attached to a windows 7 system. The conversion was started using ...
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What is the purpose of the /cdrom directory in Ubuntu-based Linux?

A quick one... I noticed this folder in / on Kubuntu 15.10: drwxrwxr-x 2 root root 4.0K Dec 12 02:33 cdrom Why is it there and how is it used? Shouldn't CD-ROMs be (auto-)mounted in /media by ...
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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 ...
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awk - field separator change in program, letters in the field

I want to change FS in awk, but not in BEGIN. I want to print word and the letter. awk 'BEGIN{FS=""}{print $1; FS=" ";print $1; FS=""}' Of course it does't work. Is there any function, way to show ...
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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 ...
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best way to copy content of NTFS partition to ext4 partition

I have a 263 GiB NTFS partition (with no free space) and want to copy all its files to a ext4 partition, that can't be larger than 294 GiB. I also need to copy NTFS Junctions as some kind of link. ...