Advice 1: How to determine the file system type

Working on your computer, the user typically knows how it is installed on an operating system and used by the file system. But you have to sit at another's computer and the system are having any issues, you may need to determine the type of file system.
How to determine the file system type
Instruction
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The file system defines the way of organizing and storing data on various storage media, including hard drives. There are many different file systems, the most common are : FAT16, FAT32, NTFS operating systems Windows; ext2 and ext3 Unix systems and, in particular, for the operating system Linux.
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To know the type of file system in different ways. The easiest: open the "My computer", select your disk, click it by right click and select "Properties". In the window that appears on top will indicate the type of disc and the underlying filesystem. For example, for Windows XP and Windows 7 will indicate the type of file system is NTFS.
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In that case, if you deactivate the computer refuses to boot, you can view information about the disks using Acronis Dick Director. It runs directly from the CD, choose boot from disk, press F12 after start, you will be prompted to select a boot device. On some computers, the call window download can be other keys.
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Select boot from CD and press Enter. In the menu that appears, choose disk Acronis Dick Director. After downloading open the program window in which you will see all the drives in the computer and their partitions by specifying the file systems. Acronis Dick Director is a very handy utility that allows you to partition the drives as needed and format them in the required file system. It also allows a high degree of probability-recover partitions after accidental loss – you will be able to restore the disks from all folders and files.
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There is a version of Acronis Dick Director that runs under Windows, it is also possible to view all the information on the file systems. But to hold discs in any transactions this version is not recommended – after rebooting the system there is a substantial risk that the computer refuses to boot. If necessary, partition the disk, use a version with a CD, it is very reliable.

Advice 2: How to know the file system type

The file system of the hard disk depends on many parameters of the computer. For example, if you want to download from the Internet capacitive files (over four gigabytes), then your hard drive must be running NTFS. The type of the file system depends on the speed of writing files to the hard disk and the speed of copying information from one part to another.
How to know the file system type
You will need
  • program PartitionMagic;
  • program TuneUp Utilities 2011.
Instruction
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Using this method it is possible to know the type of file system regardless of your version of Windows. Open "My computer". Click on hard disk partition, right-click. A context menu will appear. In this menu select "Properties". Then look for the string "Filesystem". There will be written the type of file system of that partition of hard drive.
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Also to know the type of file system you can use PartitionMagic. This program is suitable for owners of the operating systems of the Windows family, and for those users who have installed Linux operating system. Find it on the Internet, download and install on the hard drive of your computer.
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Run PartitionMagic. Wait until the completion of the scanning of the computer. In the main window you will see a list of all the partitions on your hard disk. Going to the "Properties" section, you can view and file system.
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To view this information, you can use the program monitor and computer setup TuneUp Utilities 2011. It can be easily found on the Internet. Although the program is commercial but there is a trivial term of its use. Download and install the application on your computer.
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Start TuneUp Utilities. Wait for a while. When the program starts for the first time, it starts to scan your computer. After scanning you will be prompted to fix errors and optimize the system. If you have time, can agree. Or cancel the procedure.
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After that, you will find yourself in the main program menu. Select "Fix problems", then in the next window - "Show system information". After a few seconds a window appears "System informer". In this window, select "Disks". There you can find information about the file system.

Advice 3: How to recover files after formatting USB drive

If you accidentally formatted an external USB drive, then try to return important to you files. For such cases we developed a special program that performs the search process remote data.
How to recover files after formatting USB drive
You will need
  • - Easy Recovery.
Instruction
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Note that in any case it is not necessary to write to the USB drive any information. The more you use the drive after formatting, the less chance you have of recovering files. Download and install Easy Recovery. For this purpose, use system hard disk partition.
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Connect formatted USB drive to the appropriate port of the computer or laptop. Run Easy Recovery. In the quick launch menu, point to Data Recovery. In the opened window, select menu Format Recovery. In the left window select the desired USB drive. Be sure to specify the previous file system type of the stick. Click the Next button.
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Wait some time for the tool to gather information about the files previously stored on the USB drive. This process can take a long time. A lot depends on your computer's performance and speed used stick. Wait until the new menu.
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Now, select the checkboxes of those filesthat you want to restore. If you want to return all available information, just scroll to the top of the gurneys in the left menu. Click the Next button. Enter the hard drive partition and the folder in which you want to restore deleted files. Again click Next and wait until the process of recovery.
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If you need to recover documents of a certain type, in the quick launch, select menu File Repair. Select the document type in the menu. It can be text documents, spreadsheets and presentations created using the programs in the Microsoft Office Suite. Follow a similar algorithm to search and recover lost data.
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Data recovery after formatting hard disk. If data is lost, many are willing to restore from hdd or the recovery USB flash drive. How to alter the file system of pendrive from FAT to NTFS, see how to format the flash drive to NTFS. Later I will write an article about how to recover deleted files using powerful free program. not to miss.
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Advice 4: How to remove the limitation of the file system

Some file systems have limitations. For example, if you have FAT, you will not be able to record or download from the Internet to a hard disk file larger than four gigabytes. To remove the restriction of copying and writing files by converting the file system to NTFS.
How to remove the limitation of the file system
You will need
  • - computer with Windows;
  • - Norton PartitionMagic 8.0.
Instruction
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Option convert standard tools of the operating system. Click "start", then "All programs." Select "Standard program". In the default programs click on "Command prompt".
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First, we examine the case of conversion of the system drive. To do this in the command prompt, type C: /FS:NTFS. If your system partition has a different drive letter, respectively, instead you need to enter it. After entering the command press the Enter key. A notification will appear that the system partition is now used, and the conversion will be possible at the next startup of the system. Press Y. Restart your computer.
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After the reboot, the partition will begin to be converted. When conversion is complete the computer will restart again. The next time you start you will have the NTFS file system. Accordingly, all restrictions will be removed.
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As for the transformation of other sections, just before the command /FS:NTFS deliver the desired letter. While rebooting may not need.
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As an alternative to the standard method, you can use Norton PartitionMagic 8.0. Download it from the Internet and install it on your computer. Run the program. You will see the main menu a list of all hard disk partitions.
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Click on the letter of the partition you want to convert, right-click. In the context menu select "Convert". In the window that appears, select NTFS and click OK. Will start the procedure of converting the file system. The computer will reboot, and your filesystem will be converted. Restrictions on the size of the files will be removed.
Useful advice
Converting the partition to NTFS in any case does not mean that it will need to be formatted. So you don't have to worry about losing your information. It is a safe procedure.
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