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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
You will need
- program PartitionMagic;
- program TuneUp Utilities 2011.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.