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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Windows folder size far bigger than all files and folders within combined

One of the computers on our network ran out of harddisk space, and it turned out the size of the Windows folder is given as nearly 70Gb (when going to my computer, then the c drive) and then right ...
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Can I expand the size of a file based disk image?

I created an empty disk image using dd, then I used mkfs to make it a real filesystem image. I am mounting and using it fine. What I need is to be able to expand or shrink this file based disk image ...
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How to lock a file in Windows without changing it or using third party tools?

Is there a way to lock a file with on-board tools 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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linux system stuck in read-only file system

Somehow after enabling the use of my device tree and uninstalling the pre-installed wolfram-alpha software my raspberry pi 2 is stuck in read only. Every time I try and create a directory I get: ...
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bat file to find image dimension and set into image tag [closed]

bat file code to find dimension (width and height) of multiple images that located in image folder and set that dimension in image tag in html pages according their image name. i am try using this ...
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Deliberately slow down file access speed

I am trying to deliberately slow down access to files on my Windows machine to test load times on an application I am making. I've tried virtual machines and giving it limited CPU/RAM resources, but ...
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I dont know how to open a file with .iaxe extension

I have received a file from my friend with .iaxe file extension. I want to open it but i cant. I have tried file viewer pro but still not working. please let me know how to open the file.
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How to use Seagate hard drive for both Mac and Windows

I recently bought a Seagate for Mac 1 TB external hard drive. When I connect to my MacBook through the FireWire, it works fine, but I also have media on my Dell laptop which is running Windows Vista. ...
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Contents of Users\Default folder in Windows [duplicate]

Can you help me with two things: On a Windows machine, what does the folder named 'Default' (Found under Users\Default) contain? I have a slight idea that it serves as a template for different user ...
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Diskstation (Networkshare) - Deleted File but Space still in Use

So I've been trying to clear up some space on my backup drive. The Volume is 17TB in Size but it's in use by 96%. Now, I deleted a 2.5TB File but the usage isn't going down. I've went ahead and ...
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Is there an internal algorithm for calculating UUIDs of a flash filesystem? [migrated]

I've been doing some experimenting with a MicroSD card formatted as ExFAT and have come across something that perplexes me. It seems that my new Android phone mounts the MicroSD card as ...
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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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Impossible to modify Windows 10 drives from other OSs

I'm here to describe an interesting issue I've been facing today, in order to get some hints or solutions. My goal : access and modify one of my computer's Windows (10) system hard drive in order to ...
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How to make guard/listen work on Mac/Vagrant

I'm trying to set up Guard and Listen in order to forward fs events from host Mac system to guest Linux. Maybe it's just me but the documentation is not clear to me - I have not been able to make it ...
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How do I migrate from ecryptfs to a similar setup using ext4 filesystem level encryption?

Currently I'm using ecryptfs - it's a software layer that encrypts my home folder with a key which is in turn encrypted with my password, and it hooks into PAM to unlock it on login. Unfortunately, ...
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How many inodes I need?

I'm running a Buildroot image that has not the -i flag for df. I have near 100 MB of free space, but when I try to add a nodejs module using npm install I get the error "no free space left". I guess ...
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IIS and users group

In Windows Server 2012 R2 IIS is running as a web server under usual conditions. The web content however is not from c:\inetpub\wwwroot\ but from some other folder. The web applications are still ...
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Best Way to check ACTUAL space on SD/microSD card

In the past I have read some posts by users that they have purchased a SD card from a generic vendor in another country. Although the SD/microSD card may state that it holds 128GB/512GB, the actual ...
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Can data on a hard disk degrade without Windows warning me that this has happened when I attempt to access the data?

Is it likely that a physical degradation of a hard disk could cause bits to 'flip' in file contents without the OS 'noticing' and telling you about it when reading the file? e.g. could a 'p' in an ...
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Stuck choosing between ext4 and ext3 for the file system

I was in the process of installing Ubuntu 11.10, but got stuck choosing which file system to use. ext3 and ext4; which is better for a personal desktop? If ext4 is better, will it work well on my ...
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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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“Undeleting files” and partition writing policy

What are the relevant criteria for determining whether a file will be able to be undeleted? For common file systems, do they always expand linearly? That is, if you deleted a file and then created a ...
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Root FS Read only: Remounting gives “cannot change data mode on remount” when not changing data mode

After messing with the settings in fstab, my root filesystem is being mounted read-only. I was able to solve this error in the past by running # remount -o remount,rw / However, I am getting the ...
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How do I live monitor on linux what files get accessed created modified and deleted?

How do I monitor from this moment on what files get accessed / modified / created / deleted. (in live mode), similar to fseventer / fslogger?
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Can Windows be installed next to a ext4 partition? [duplicate]

I plan on installing Windows while keeping my current filesystem partition. To do so I'm going to delete my swap, boot, and root partitions(making room for the Windows partition), format 60 gigabytes ...
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Can you create a virtual filesystem on available space of existing filesystems?

I currently have 4 ext4 disks in my PC. Together they have about 4TB of space available. I want to store a 3 TB image just for a day. Is it possible to create a temporary virtual fs across the ...
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How can I install Windows and keep my current files?

How can I install Windows and keep my current files? I want to install Windows without deleting my current filesystem/home. Currently I have 4 partitions, should I delete 3 and keep the ...
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Partitions not showing after installing Windows 7

Yesterday, I installed the Windows 7. I found out that my other disks (partitions) automatically disappeared from my computer and only showing C disk. I tried to defragment, hide/unhide the disk, ...
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What are the pros and cons of using a ram disk for /run?

The /run file system was introduced to keep all the information related to the current boot sequence and can be reset at boot time. Having this in mind, isn't it a good idea to use a ram disk instead ...
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How should I format backup media for space efficiency? [closed]

In my working environment based on Linux, we use some 2-8TB disks for backup storage. Most files are around 50-500MB. Each file is written once, and rarely read. The writing is not frequent. In this ...
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Installing Windows from Linux while keeping Linux filesystem

How would I go about installing Windows from Manjaro(Arch) Linux, while keeping my etx4 filesystem? Should I remove 95% of the free space, then use that for my new partitions? If I were to delete my ...
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Fake local filepath on form to image on the web

I'm using iMacros to automate posting ads for my property management company. As of right now all image files that we want to upload to various sites (craigslist, zillow, etc) must be stored locally - ...
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Newly formatted (NTFS) external hard drive already has 'Used space'. What determines the used space's amount? Is it correlated to the HD's capacity?

I just bought a new external hard drive (WD Elements - 1 TB). In a PC with Windows 7, I formatted it by Right-clicking the drive > Format (Quick Format - NTFS) before using it and, and then checked ...
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Why formatted flash memory has used space

I format my flash memory and select its file system format as FAT32 : And then take a look at the flash memory drive properties : As you see above, there is a 16KB used space. I change ...
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No more space in root filesystem, how could I increase the size?

This is my filesystem : ~  df -h -x tmpfs -x devtmpfs Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/mapper/fedora-root 9.8G 7.6G 1.7G 83% / /dev/mapper/fedora-home 50G 27G ...
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File system tracker

As everybody I have gigabytes of critical files storing on my NAS which is syncing with online storage. But sync conflicts or just hard drive errors can break my solid storage system. I'd like to ...
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How can I delete these leftover hard links?

I was working with many small files (about 1million) and for one reason or another had to create a bunch of hard links to them. Now I am trying to delete all this data, but can't. After removing the ...
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User profile directory invisible, with underscore appended to name

I'm using a Windows 8.1 system via an account with administrator privileges that has already been set up for me---let's say the username is jez. To my surprise, Windows Explorer shows that C:\Users ...
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Config file is written in VirtualStore but read from ProgramData

I have an application that uses an config.xml file that is stored in C:\ProgramData\MyApp The config file is created and edited using MyConfigApp.exe and then read by the actual application ...
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How to replace all duplicate files with hard links?

I have two folders containing various files. Some of the files from the first folder have an exact copy in the second folder. I would like to replace those with a hard link. How can I do that?
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How to install all the software in same folder in fedora [closed]

I have installed fedora. I install software by yum in command line. But i have found that not all software installs in same folder. They installed in different folder. How can i will able install them ...
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Do Torrents have file quantity limitations? [closed]

Is there a limit to the number of individual files that may be included in the root of torrent? If there is a maximum quantity, what is it? If limits are client / tracker dependent, what are the ...
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Is there a way of forcing a hardlink on fat32?

Both cp -l and ln refuse to create hard links on Fat32 FS, even when used with -F option by root. This is a sensible behaviour, since having fat no reference count it is really likely to mess up ...
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Can't find why inodes running out

I have a Xen VPS with Debian Linux installed with ext4 filesystem. Once I found that all inodes are used. I checked this: ~# df -i Filesystem Inodes IUsed IFree IUse% Mounted on rootfs ...
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Tar encounters “Cannot open: Not a directory” while compressing

I am using fakeroot v1.12.4 for packaging and extraction on RHEL-6.4. I have two different servers where I am compressing files using tar v1.23. Compression is failing on one server with this error: ...
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Why do file URLs start with 3 slashes?

HTTP starts with two slashes. E.g. http://example.com. Same goes for FTP. E.g. ftp://example.com. However, file "URLs" start with three slashes. E.g. Reading a pdf file using chrome, the URL would ...
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What process is using my drive?

Environment : Windows 10 Pro x64, Desktop PC, fresh install. System installed on C: (SSD). Secondary SSD on D:. I have a third E: HDD in my PC (Actually a RAID-1 of WD drives). I want it (them) to ...
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There is not enough space on the disk when there is?

Permissions are fine (inherited) and checking effective permissions everything is AOK. As you can see i can make a file in the docs folder but not the pdf_docs subfolder. The folder has a lot of ...
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setting up a locally shared folder on Archlinux (on a ext4 filesystem)

Let's assume the following scenario. We have two users trusted and untrusted. User untrusted is used to access the internet and download data, which then has to be reviewed and given to user trusted. ...
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Solaris du and df result are mismatch but fix by ftp

I have a filesytem which share to user via NFS. And some users upload files through FTP to this FS. The filesystem type is Veritas VXFS. I upgraded Veritas from 5.1 to 6.1.1 recently. After that the ...