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The Complete Guide to File Systems

Hard Disk ImageA file system is used by a computer to save, retrieve, delete and modify data. There are many different types of file systems such as NTFS, EXT2, XFS, BTRFS, FAT, FAT32, HFS Plus, ZFS and many more.

Different operating systems provide differing levels of support for file systems, although FAT and FAT32 are quite common on devices such as USB memory sticks that are used on many different systems.

This guide reviews the benefits of using a particular file system, shows you how to convert between different systems, and shows you how you can recover deleted files.

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