Tag: filesystems

768 Find out which process is locking a file or folder in Windows 2010-03-09T14:05:19.753

412 "directory junction" vs "directory symbolic link"? 2011-10-05T03:28:14.963

302 Why is there such a big difference between "Size" and "Size on disk"? 2014-01-20T09:48:05.370

260 How to read ext4 partitions on Windows? 2009-09-08T04:24:35.630

200 How far will you get with an 'rm -rf /' command? 2011-07-20T13:48:09.437

196 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? 2018-10-31T08:03:37.993

183 Why do file URLs start with 3 slashes? 2011-10-30T14:25:08.813

173 How can a file size be zero? 2015-09-15T08:32:53.780

119 Which linux filesystem works best with SSD 2011-01-03T17:44:13.010

110 How much space to leave free on HDD or SSD? 2017-10-04T11:43:23.607

104 How can you see the actual hard link by ls? 2009-07-25T09:41:26.477

100 Copy entire file system hierarchy from one drive to another 2011-07-07T03:30:57.140

88 What is the difference between “Size” and “Size on disk?” 2009-11-06T17:56:36.220

86 Cross-platform file system 2009-09-22T14:05:44.287

83 Directory vs. Folder 2010-07-29T15:05:22.423

77 faster way to mount a remote file system than sshfs? 2011-10-08T02:36:44.757

76 Using UDF on a USB flash drive 2009-09-11T23:47:32.977

76 Creating ext4 partition from console 2013-09-11T10:25:49.213

75 How can a file have been 'created' in 1641? 2018-03-27T14:33:25.123

70 Windows File is ludicrously huge and I cannot unzip it 2015-07-03T02:06:01.377

62 Permission to make symbolic links in Windows 7? 2010-02-04T19:28:19.483

62 Force delete files with a rather large name 2014-02-18T01:28:00.077

56 Is a file system just the layout of folders? 2011-12-07T15:26:30.300

53 What are the various link types in Windows? How do I create them? 2011-10-18T17:43:14.433

52 Hibernating and booting into another OS: will my filesystems be corrupted? 2009-09-11T08:36:30.893

52 How is the computer able to save things before it crashes? 2012-01-15T16:30:42.323

52 In a symlink pointing to '', what is the plus character for? 2018-10-03T19:01:21.227

51 Doesn't metadata occupy any size? 2014-08-04T10:41:51.990

50 How do I remove a file named "NUL" on Windows? 2011-05-11T17:15:18.560

48 Is there a way to make ext-filesystems use less space for themselves in Linux? 2018-08-05T18:36:58.197

46 Get mac tar to stop putting ._* filenames in tar archives 2011-03-19T19:21:15.480

46 Do ext4 filesystems need to be defragmented? 2013-01-15T21:20:48.253

46 Have a file named ~ (tilde) in my home-directory 2013-06-19T04:44:15.103

44 Creation of 1.3 GB file takes only 1 second. How? 2014-10-29T01:50:24.710

43 cat /proc/meminfo what do all those numbers mean 2012-12-19T15:15:49.717

42 How to make a symlinked folder appear as a normal folder 2014-11-20T09:54:47.503

42 Which Name Is Correct, exFAT or FAT64? 2016-06-14T13:08:13.933

41 How to split big files on MAC? 2011-11-28T11:34:40.853

39 How do you make Windows 7 fully case-sensitive with respect to the filesystem? 2011-04-03T18:19:16.767

38 If FAT32 has a 4 GB file size limit how was I able to copy my 13 GB iPhoto Library file onto this drive? 2012-11-30T14:17:52.543

38 In Linux what happens if 1000 files in a directory are moved to another location while another 300 files were added to the source directory? 2019-02-26T12:02:57.597

37 Cross-platform usable filesystem with large file support 2013-05-19T19:20:00.713

36 mount gives unknown filesystem type 'vboxsf' 2012-10-30T19:56:31.747

35 Is flash drive wear a significant issue? 2009-08-28T13:05:50.810

34 How to find the largest directories or largest files? 2011-04-28T12:56:58.667

34 How to lock a file against deletion but still make it writeable? 2011-08-23T12:06:51.733

33 List all files in all subfolders 2009-08-31T07:53:25.617

32 Where should I put my script? 2010-09-06T07:23:30.063

32 Choice of filesystem for GNU/Linux on an SD card 2011-02-20T11:20:20.677

32 Moving a File While It's In Use -- How Does it work? 2011-02-27T20:20:51.373

32 What is Smart Move? 2011-07-16T08:40:23.743

32 Differences of aufs, unionfs and overlayfs from each other 2014-10-30T02:03:53.873

32 What actually is "unallocated space"? 2019-10-09T19:18:43.757

31 Linux – cannot remove owned file with 777 permissions 2011-09-02T13:45:09.080

31 Mac - Convert from Case-Sensitive to Case-Insensitive File System 2012-01-19T19:08:53.940

31 How to monitor a folder for changes, and execute a command if it does, on Windows? 2012-08-31T14:36:11.017

31 How much can we rely on filesystem permissions for security? 2015-09-27T03:38:26.390

31 Why is FAT32 limited to just under 2^28 clusters? 2015-10-06T20:26:49.390

31 Is the boot sector really just the beginning of a drive? 2019-02-14T23:59:42.417

30 Can data on a hard disk degrade without Windows warning me that this has happened when I attempt to access the data? 2016-05-11T21:58:26.563

29 What filesystem to use when using both Windows and Linux? 2010-12-25T00:20:38.210

29 Why does an 8 GB and 16 GB USB drive have the same physical size but a different amount of storage? 2011-08-25T18:38:34.143

29 In linux, how do you check if a disk is fragmented? 2012-09-15T13:06:58.807

29 Can I expand the size of a file based disk image? 2013-12-26T04:55:00.370

28 Is it best to reformat the hard drive to exFAT using 512kb chunk, or smaller or bigger chunks? 2012-04-26T23:21:58.807

28 What USB drive filesystem works out of the box on Windows, Linux, and OS X? 2015-09-23T13:03:49.897

27 Is there a git-like file system? 2013-08-09T16:22:44.777

27 What is the different between sdelete -c and -z? 2014-04-30T06:01:42.090

27 Weird file format while saving files 2018-04-18T03:46:40.427

27 Is there a general term for the items in a directory? 2019-08-02T19:12:16.713

26 Why has my Mac been running fsck_hfs for two days now? 2010-06-17T19:11:42.747

26 Non-hidden directory doesn't show in Explorer, but the program that made it can access it 2016-04-01T23:56:31.390

25 Mount second drive as c:/Users in Windows 7 2009-10-08T22:32:26.577

25 View Filesystem Access in Real Time on Mac OS X 2010-01-19T22:16:15.967

25 The last access date is not changed even after reading the file on Windows 7 2011-02-28T05:15:39.720

25 How do I refresh directory in BASH? 2014-01-16T07:34:34.240

24 What Filesystem to use for Linux Ubuntu? 2011-04-22T14:04:33.573

24 My Windows folder takes up too much space - how can I reduce it? 2012-01-15T18:00:27.037

24 How to rename a BTRFS subvolume? 2012-03-23T15:44:27.143

24 How to lock a file in Windows without changing it or using third party tools? 2014-12-28T13:07:36.747

24 No more space in root filesystem, how could I increase the size? 2016-05-03T13:13:27.020

23 How many files can a windows folder contain? 2009-07-31T08:18:30.260

23 What are invalid characters for a file name under OS X? 2011-08-21T19:32:12.500

23 Which file system to use in between OSX and Linux 2012-02-22T10:37:53.457

23 Why should I make a separate partition for /tmp? 2012-06-27T23:21:18.420

23 Simplest way to view master file table (MFT) size in Windows 7? 2017-03-05T23:36:38.730

22 Bad NTFS performance 2009-07-29T17:51:08.617

22 What are "reparse records"? 2010-04-23T22:27:37.563

22 Put files deleted over the network into a Windows trash can? 2010-07-07T16:35:03.390

21 Are there any negative effects of disabling the Last Access timestamp? 2010-10-16T15:33:47.253

21 Convert NTFS volume to exFAT (without losing contents) 2011-02-02T19:05:34.467

21 Formatting : The volume is too big for FAT32 2011-06-06T06:31:17.737

21 What is the recommended directory to store website content? 2013-08-22T13:34:39.140

21 How to replace all duplicate files with hard links? 2015-05-04T20:13:07.847

20 Filesystem compatible with GNU/Linux and Mac 2012-12-23T23:34:36.403

20 Does Windows 8 have to be installed on NTFS? 2014-07-02T10:53:15.130

20 Is it safe to open a file that is being written by a running script? 2018-05-06T09:07:12.330

19 Is there a limit to the number of files I can place in a given folder? 2010-02-03T13:43:43.783

19 Kernel NTFS driver vs NTFS-3G 2010-05-10T02:59:14.370