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Questions tagged [filesystems]

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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Have the computer alert me when a file or folder contents have changed? [on hold]

Right now I manually check a folder several times per day for any new files. How can I automate this process?
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How to store files in Microsoft Outlook?

What's the best way to store files in Microsoft Outlook? Please don't ask why. That won't help. I'd like to have them arranged in some kind of hierarchy. Most of the files will probably be document-...
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What filesystem and backup strategy for a small-scale home server?

I am rebuilding a home server after my previous one failed (My Odroid C1 with 1GB RAM running Ubuntu 14.04 was just struggling with RAM and other things that made it hang; my mdadm-lvm RAID1 storage ...
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mkfs. any way to personalize the uuid generation?

Running mkfs.<type> [...] generates a File System and its UUID. any way to personalize it? In a fashion like "not generate UUID with numbers '4' and '5' or letters 'b' 'c' ".
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allocation unit size problems on my laptop

I have a desktop and a laptop. When I formatted my USB drive, I put a big allocated size number. USB is working fine on my desktop, but on my laptop it's not working fine (it's telling me to format ...
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Does stripping 8dot3name entries on NTFS OS partition on Windows 10 on an m.2 SSD provide any noticeable benefit?

I've read about 8dot3name problem when there is a large number of files on a hard drive partition (>300'000 is the general rule of thumb, it seems) but all the sources are at least several years old ...
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Use Linux Mint to access files from "Windows Subsystem for Linux” written by Ubuntu

I have Windows installed on my C: drive, and I have Ubuntu/Bash in Windows.  I have a second partition with Linux Mint.  On Windows bash I tried to use fdisk -l to see what partitions there are, ...
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What is a good and appropriate way to install tools and utilities (Windows) [closed]

I came across a dilemma about correctly installing tools and utilities recently when I was cleaning up my Windows PC. Sometimes I would need to use specific utilities that don't require installation, ...
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How do I Mount HFS+ driives in Win7 without having to pay for licensed software? [closed]

Does anyone know how i can mount a HFS+ / APFS drives without going down the route of paid products such as Mac Drive Software? My workplace has multiple workstations that could need this at any time ...
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I deleted a file named […] that's pointing to its parent folders on windows 10, but then all of my files are gone [closed]

I deleted a file named [...] on the local version of Onedrive on Windows 10, but then all files stored on this local version of Onedrive disappeared! What should I do to restore the files? HELPPPPP! ...
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SD 64GB Ultra works fine but sometimes goes back in time literally [duplicate]

I have a Sandisk Ultra 64GB card which works fine.. I used it for a few months and it never had problems Short story: New files sometimes vanish. Deleted files sometimes reappear, and they also work ...
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SSH_FX_PERMISSION_DENIED in Sftp even the directory has 777 perms

I have an sftp server with a directory located into /share/data This directory belongs to the root user so I've granted all permission to the dir: chmod -R 777 /share But if I try to create a new ...
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Why is path with more root slashes valid?

In linux system, if you change directory into '//' you can browse the file system, while your root will be '//'. This does not happen with more slashes, more slashes produce original '/'. Possible ...
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How to remove a level in file structure in Windows 10

I have searched, and found some old questions and answers, but nothing has worked for me. I have drive with several TB of photos (avid amateur photographer for decades). The directory structure has ...
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On my Windows machine, I had a folder with a name of four dots that acted like some kind of rabbit hole - how did that happen?

The folder name was listed in File Explorer with just plain four dots ..... When I tried opening it, I came into some kind of endless rabbit hole loop where I opened the exact same folder again and ...

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