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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Force delete files with a rather large name

I regularly use nodejs to manage dependencies for programs I write, no big deal. Today I ended up with a folder structure like this: Trying to delete any file was met with this error: "The source ...
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Disk capacity in Windows [duplicate]

I have a disk which has the capacity of 476 GB. I'm running Windows 7 64-bit. I want to check how much storage I've used on the C:\ drive. The normal thing is to go to the "computer", and check the ...
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Reduce Size Of Windows Folder in Windows 7

In normal PCs the Size of Windows Folder is 6 to 8 GB but in my Case its 25GB, How can I delete the unwanted files from the Windows Folder which, in turn, will optimise my C Drive size. Mine is ...
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Modifying names of files BEFORE wget downloads them (not renaming local versions)

I have a website filesystem wherein each file has two copies, a summary copy and a large copy, with different names. For example, a large copy file might be pages/info/GK2grkG23r_lg.html while in the ...
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Linux – cannot remove owned file with 777 permissions

I've couple of files that I cannot remove using rf -Rf command. I'm the owner of those file and the group assigned to those files is also a group my user is in. What's even weirder is that I can edit ...
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64GB Kingston DataTraveler shows zero byte in Windows Explorer [duplicate]

I have a 64GB Kingston DataTraveler (111) that shows zero bytes in Windows Explorer. It was full of files and videos. I connected it to my Samsung HDTV and was watching a movie, but then I removed it ...
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How to delete the “_files” folder?

Sometimes when saving a file, for example when you save an HTML page from your browser on your hard drive, you get a folder with the suffix _files additionally to the file itself. However, when you ...
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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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Create a copy of a directory that contains all the files with the correct names, but no files have any data in them?

For a python project I'm working on, which involves renaming many gigabytes of files, I require an identical directory on which I can test the program. The issue is, I don't want to be copying this ...
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Why does BTRFS seem to have comically large allocations for metadata? [duplicate]

I've recently discovered the marvel of a modern filesystem, btrfs. After playing with it for a few hours, I decided to dive straight in and converted my entire /home partition using the btrfs-convert ...
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File system activity history tool?

My home PC (Win 7) fills up drive C, either by itself or as a result of something I do or use. I don't download, I keep track of my clouds sync, but GBs of free space mysteriously disappear (about 20 ...
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Force change default initial save location of all programs to custom folder

Many programs often default the save destination location to the standard Libraries/XYZ folder which is the last place I want to save anything (due to sensible backup reasons). Some programs go a ...
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File corruption prevention strategy

I recently read about BTRFS and it's superiority in terms of error handling and noticed that I have no real plan in case data corruption happens, other than backing up regularly. I am not asking for ...
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How to eliminate the requirement to lock files which are executed?

I have an application which is placed onto it's dedicated server. It has plugin-able structure. It was imagined as soft which has some features from web apps like ability to replace it's modules ...
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rootfs 100% full debian

I have a problem with full rootfs on Debian (on RPi). I noticed I can't start mysql server with error full partition. I tried looking for space hoggers with ncdu. It all appeared suddenly and I have ...
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How to delete .Trashes/* on NTFS drive on Mac?

I installed Tuxera NTFS for Mac 2013.2 on Mac OS X 10.9. I find that /Volumes/<some NTFS drive>/.Trashes/* on a NTFS drive I mounted on Mac cannot be deleted. Any idea? Things I tried in vain: ...
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“directory junction” vs “directory symbolic link”?

MKLINK [[/D] | [/H] | [/J]] Link Target /D Creates a directory symbolic link. Default is a file symbolic link. /H Creates a hard link instead of a symbolic link. /J ...
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How can you see the actual hard link by ls?

I run ln /a/A /b/B I would like to see at the folder a where the file A points to by ls.
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How to reuse/extend etckeeper's metadata engine for git control of non-/etc filesystems, or extend git natively with said capability?

Overview + question I want etckeeper-like filesystem metadata control for non-/etc, git-controlled directories. Home and web-app directories, among others, are classically sensitive to metadata ...
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Why copying takes time across partitions on the same disk? [duplicate]

This is a possible duplicate of Moving files from one partition to another on an SSD When I copy files from C:\...\Downloads\ to C:\...\Desktop\ it happens instantly, I suppose this is because the ...
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How to properly unmount AUFS filesystem used as root filesystem

I have an embedded system that has an (always) read-only root filesystem with a writeable filesystem overlayed on top of it. However, I'm having problems on system shutdown unmounting or remounting it ...
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Filesystem full: how to find the biggest directories or biggest file? [duplicate]

Under Linux, I'm looking for a command to list the biggest file and/or the biggest directories under a directory.
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Erase or edit contents file of “hiberfil.sys” and “pagefile.sys” on Windows 7 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are hiberfil.sys and pagefile.sys files, and can I safely delete them? How can I erase or edit the contents of file "hiberfil.sys" and "pagefile.sys" in ...
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how to make /tmp writable again after FUSE

I installed and tried out the FUSE , user space filesystem, exactly as per instructions in http://fuse.sourceforge.net/ I unpacked, compiled, created a new empty directory /tmp/fuse and ran the ...
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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 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 ...