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Does Windows 8 have to be installed on NTFS?

Does Windows 8 need to be installed on an NTFS partition or does it just like to be on one? If I installed it on NTFS and then copied all its files on to a FAT32 partition would it work or would it ...
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1answer
33 views

Can't access drive letter after successful network share mapping on Windows 8

I am trying to map a network share to a drive letter persistently on Windows 8.1 (\server\pictures to W:) and after it succeeds, it is not visible in File Explorer nor can I access it by entering the ...
0
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1answer
36 views

Difference in opening a file in Python in Linux versus Windows

What are the differences, if any, in how Python deals with opening/closing a file in Windows versus doing the same in Linux? I understand that in Linux the kernel acts as an interface between the ...
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Ntfs on freebsd not working, other solution

I am using FreeBSD 10. I want to share an external hdd formatted in ntfs with both FeeBSD and Windows. Fusefs-ntfs is refusing to cooperate, so I can't manage to mount ntfs disk to FreeBSD, though I ...
0
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1answer
45 views

How does Windows use an ext4 filesystem in a VirtualBox?

I run Windows XP in a Virtual Box on my Ubuntu 14.04 laptop. I've set the shared folder access so I can access (read and write) the files on my ext4 /home partition. However, I've often wondered ...
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What is the default expected behavior when Windows encounters two files with the same name but different capitalization in an NTFS partition?

It's easy to write two files to an NTFS partition from Linux, and have both of those files contain the same letters but with different case, e.g. some_file.txt and Some_File.txt. Linux distinguishes ...
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0answers
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What is the data structure used by Recycle bin & hows it implemented [duplicate]

In a Windows file system, we cannot created a folder or file with the same name. For example, New Folder. If there is a existing folder already named as "New Folder" and if we create another folder ...
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What happens to ReFS if I reinstall Windows?

ReFS seems nice. As far as I know, it is some sort of software RAID. If so, the information is managed by the OS. What happens somehow Windows is corrupted and I reinstall Windows? Is all information ...
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1answer
36 views

ACL On Linux like Windows Permissions

Is there something for Linux where you have more advanced controls for linux permissions on users and groups like Windows. Is that what SeLinux is about?
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1answer
137 views

What is the different between sdelete -c and -z?

I've learned from this article to use sdelete as a step to shrink VDI file: sdelete -c c: But what does the -c ('Clean free space' as described by its help text) mean? Doesn't it write free space ...
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My directory has become recursive. How can I remove it?

The directory structure of one of my folders has become recursive or something, making an almost endless loop until I cannot go further down: ...
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24 views

Snapshotting virtual disks mounted in Windows without using vritualization?

I know that you can mount VHDs in Windows, but you can't create snapshots on the go, like in virtual machines. You have to unmount it first, create a differential VHD using Diskpart and mount it ...
0
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1answer
30 views

Open files without extensions in PDF viewer per default [duplicate]

For some reason (backup system, different story) I have a bunch of PDF files without a file name extension. It is possible to configuere my PDF viewer as the default application for files without ...
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1answer
56 views

Any way to make Mac understand Windows file paths

My organisation use Windows almost exclusively, but I use a OSX for my work. Their intranet and many applications links to files on the org's Samba shares directly (e.g. "W:\Folder\File.ext") Long ...
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0answers
17 views

Phantom files at random, all 0kb

One of my clients has been having phantom files being created in the drive locations he's been working in. Let's say for example he's working in C:\Users\John\Documents\Church-stuff\ on a document ...
0
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1answer
48 views

Why some write-in-progress files report 0 byte but shrinking drive's free space?

Occasionally I come across programs that write files that are "0 byte" long during writes, according to the file-system, but the write shrinks the drive's reported free space. Example programs are ...
0
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1answer
58 views

Why does Windows lock the files during installation while linux doesnt lock the files

I noticed when a file is executed on Windows (.exe or .dll)for installation, it is locked and cannot be modified, whereas Linux allows user to modify them by delete/edit. Why does Windows lock when ...
0
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1answer
33 views

Copy File List off HDD and Browse it “Offline”

I'm starting to loose track of which files I've put on which drives, and find myself needing to plug them in just to search for the files (by name). Is there a tool that allows me copy and browse ...
0
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1answer
31 views

Best way to access ext partion in windows?

What is the most stable and easiest way to get readable access of linux partitions in windows? All software and drivers I´ve found seem to have been dead/inactive for at least 4 years. Native ...
9
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1answer
281 views

Why does C:\Program file can influence other programs?

Today out of the blue a file called Program appeared on root of C:\, and when logging in to the system, a popup shows a message: File Name Warning There is a file or folder on your computer ...
0
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1answer
783 views

In Windows 7, how do I get around the “The file name(s) would be too long for the destination folder” error?

Background I am working on analyzing a large base of source code provided to me as a 5GB .zip file. I need to maintain the exact file structure when extracting, however, when I attempt to extract I ...
0
votes
1answer
161 views

Force all files in a NTFS compressed folder to automatically compress [Windows]

Is it possible to keep all the files within a NTFS-compressed folder compressed? For example, if I have a compressed a folder using NTFS compression, it will compress all the files inside the folder ...
0
votes
1answer
55 views

How can I find out which process deleted a file in a Windows environment?

I use AllwaySync to synchronize a large number of music files across two external drives attached to Windows machines. Recently, several thousand of the files were deleted from one of the drives, and ...
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3answers
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Windows 8.1 missing font files after restart

Some days ago I rebooted my windows 8.1 system. After the reboot all my system texts were very cryptic - showing only some strange symbols. After some investigation I discovered that my ...
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2answers
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Relocating Double OS to New Disk

I have a 256GB SSD which is my OS disk. I have 2 OSes in it, Debian and Windows. I want to move to a larger SSD Disk, probably 1TB (again SSD) or 512 GB (SSD). I just have a really nice working two ...
0
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2answers
67 views

UNIX vs Windows Filesystem; why does UNIX assign a finite space for each directory?

All, I am finally getting settled into the intricacies of NIX however one thing I am still trying to figure out is why UNIX assigns hard disk space to each directory in its filesystem. I discovered ...
3
votes
3answers
62 views

How to search a custom character in windows?

My current Windows 7 is in English. I have some files transferred from another computer which contains non-english characters. Look at the picture below Now, I want to delete them all. But writing ...
2
votes
1answer
45 views

Deleting directories with many hard links

I'm trying to clean up a directory that contains a lot of data (more that 1 TB), with many of the files hard linked to save space. For some context, this is the drive where we keep our builds, and we ...
0
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1answer
60 views

How can I spin up a drive with batch script?

How can I spin up a drive using batch script. I have a daily sync script between my PC and my file server. The drives on my file server spin down during periods of inactivity which is desired. ...
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2answers
103 views

Are there any issues of have huge files in HD in a 32 bit system?

I know that in 32 bit systems the largest memory we can have is 4GB (2^32). But I am not clear what is the implication of this in terms of files. I think that we can have files of arbitrary size in ...
0
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0answers
18 views

Monitoring directory for new files

I have a crappy DVR system that will occasionally flake out and not save the recordings to the hard drive. Replacing it doesn't seem to be in the cards at the moment. I have a monitor setup to alert ...
2
votes
1answer
77 views

Instantly move huge folder to another directory on same drive in Windows?

I have 1 TB of files in D:/Foo but I want to move it to D:/. It takes several hours to move this by simply dragging the contents of Foo to its parent directory. Since this is on the same drive, is ...
0
votes
1answer
45 views

Firefox, no Open With… option

I have never had an Open With... option with Firefox. Is there a way to get this functionality Here is a screenshot of my context menu. Note that shift-clicking or shift right clicking makes no ...
0
votes
1answer
73 views

How do I view Linux file system drives on a Windows machine? [duplicate]

I have an external hard drive that was used on a linux system to store a bunch of data. I no longer have access to that linux system any more but would like to view the files on a Windows machine. ...
4
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3answers
74 views

Case Sensitivity

Is case sensitivity an Operating System specific standard or is it based on the file system? I know in Windows you can't have two files the same name but under Linux you can if the case in a ...
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2answers
60 views

Windows system partition purpose

Is a system partition just the partition on which the windows OS is installed and nothing more than that. What other purposes does it have? What happens if I fill it up with data, will the system ...
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0answers
51 views

tools to manage your documents, songs, images with many categories? [duplicate]

Problem: I have collection of many images or books which can belong to multiple categories like C, algorithms, interview, database, OS, windows, for images icons, website headers, awesome, ...
0
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2answers
52 views

Is there a way to have the topmost \ point to another drive?

In Windows, \ points to C:\. Is there a way to have it point to another drive that isn't the system drive?
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0answers
8 views

Check if a file has been changed [duplicate]

I've posted this question also on stackoverflow (http://stackoverflow.com/questions/18351131/check-if-a-file-has-been-changed), because a user mentioned that I may have better luck here. Ok I have ...
0
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0answers
125 views

Hide Apple hidden files on a Windows system

I am connected to a network share for Mac and PC users. There are always .AppleDouble folders as well as several _VUC69~7 type files spread through the main directory structure. Is there a way to ...
10
votes
1answer
233 views

Why is deletion speed in Windows periodic often?

Just out of interest, what is the reason for deletion times to be periodic often? In Windows 8, the deletion dialogue window shows deletion speed in a diagram. If there is no reason, of course that ...
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vote
1answer
2k views

What are hidden partitions on a Samsung laptop for?

I have just found two hidden partitions on my Samsung laptop running Windows 7: File System Label Size Flags ntfs SYSTEM 100Mb boot %hidden ...
0
votes
0answers
43 views

How to change “comments” on files in windows from command line?

In windows on certain files users are able to change the "comments" on the file. This can be done by right clicking the file -> properties -> Details as shown in this image Questions Is there a way ...
1
vote
1answer
37 views

IDE DMA sector numbering

I'm just playing around with the QEMU system emulator, and taking a look at the IDE disk emulation, specifically at the DMA disk accesses. I'm a little confused as to how DMA requests are actually ...
0
votes
2answers
62 views

Using linux to extract files from a windows OS

I have a computer that is completely hijacked. I cant even get into windows safe mode to install a virus utility software. Id like to use a linux distribution on cd and access the windows users files ...
2
votes
1answer
422 views

Should the TEMP dir be on a separate drive?

I have a new physical drive, with room to spare. I have allocated a spare partition on this drive. Should I have my Windows TMP/TEMP env-var pointing to this partition? On the one hand, it would ...
0
votes
2answers
117 views

Using USB drive in Windows and Linux properly

What is the proper way of using a USB hard drive or stick between Linux and Windows? (I'm using Linux Mint 14 and Windows XP on different machines) Should I set it up somehow so that all the files are ...
1
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0answers
101 views

Which network file systems do not implement locking correctly?

As a common cause for file corruption, documentation often cites as cause "NFS that doesn't implement file-level locking correctly" or something similar, e.g., for SQLite: How to corrupt an SQLite ...
0
votes
1answer
68 views

Win 2003 Junction Point to Remote Unix Share

Env : Windows Server 2003 with already established shared folders over the local Domain via Windows DC and AD. - Linux box being used as a fileserver with the folder /files/share being R+W by all ...
0
votes
1answer
58 views

How can the windows file system know that files and folders are related? [duplicate]

Yesterday, when saving a web page for analysis, I noticed a peculiar thing: If I decided to save a "complete web page" (I was Chrome), and then deciding that I want to delete the folder with the ...