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    Determine File System of Drive in Windows 10


    How to: Determine File System of Drive in Windows 10

    How to Determine File System of Drive in Windows 10

    Determine File System of Drive in Windows 10 [​IMG]
    Information A file system enables applications to store and retrieve files on storage devices.

    Windows 10 supports formatting a drive using the ReFS file system.

    [table][tr][td]Feature[/td] [td]FAT[/td] [td]FAT32[/td] [td]exFAT[/td] [td]NTFS[/td] [td]ReFS[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]Maximum volume size[/td] [td]4 GB[/td] [td]32 GB[/td] [td]128 PB[/td] [td]256 TB[/td] [td]4.7 ZB (zettabytes)[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]Maximum file size[/td] [td]4 GB[/td] [td]4 GB[/td] [td]16 EB (exabytes)[/td] [td]18 EB (exabytes)[/td] [td]18 EB (exabytes)[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]Maximum filename length[/td] [td]8.3 characters[/td] [td]255 characters[/td] [td]255 characters[/td] [td]255 characters[/td] [td]255 characters[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]Maximum cluster size[/td] [td]64 KB[/td] [td]32 KB[/td] [td]32 MB[/td] [td]2048 KB[/td] [td]64 KB[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]Permissions[/td] [td]No[/td] [td]No[/td] [td]No[/td] [td]Yes[/td] [td]Yes[/td] [/tr] [/table]

    This tutorial will show you how to determine the file system of a drive in Windows 10.

    CONTENTS:
    • Option One: Determine File System of Drive in This PC
    • Option Two: Determine File System of Drives in Disk Management
    • Option Three: Determine File System of Drives in Command Prompt
    • Option Four: Determine File System of Drives in PowerShell




    OPTION ONE [/i] Determine File System of Drive in This PC
    1. Open This PC in File Explorer (Win+E).

    2. Right click or press and hold on the drive you want to know its file system, and click/tap on Properties. (see screenshot below)

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    3. You will now see the file system of the drive. (see screenshots below)

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    OPTION TWO [/i] Determine File System of Drives in Disk Management
    1. Right click on the Start *Start button to open the Win+X menu, and click/tap on Disk Management (diskmgmt.msc).

    2. You will now see the file system listed for each connected drive on the PC at the top. (see screenshot below)


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    OPTION THREE [/i] Determine File System of Drives in Command Prompt

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    Note You must be signed in as an administrator to use this option.

    1. Open an elevated command prompt.

    2. Type the commands below one at a time into the elevated command prompt, and press Enter after each command. (see screenshot below)
    *Arrow diskpart

    *Arrow list volume
    3. You will now see the file system listed for each connected drive on the PC.


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    OPTION FOUR [/i] Determine File System of Drives in PowerShell
    1. Open PowerShell.

    2. Type the get-volume command into PowerShell, and press Enter. (see screenshot below)

    3. You will now see the file system listed for each connected drive on the PC.


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    That's it,
    Shawn


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    Brink, Nov 8, 2016
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  2. Ahhzz Win User

    Windows 10 Tweaks

    Pressing “Windows+Pause Break” (it’s up there next to scroll lock) opens the “System” Window.

    Windows 10: In the new version of Windows, Explorer has a section called Quick Access. This includes your frequent folders and recent files. Explorer defaults to opening this page when you open a new window. If you’d rather open the usual This PC, with links to your drives and library folders, follow these steps:

    • Open a new Explorer window.
    • Click View in the ribbon.
    • Click Options.
    • Under General, next to “Open File Explorer to:” choose “This PC.”
    • Click OK


    credit to Lifehacker.
     
    Ahhzz, Oct 26, 2019
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  3. Delta6326 Win User
    Delta6326, Oct 26, 2019
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  4. Determine File System of Drive in Windows 10

    Windows 10 upgrade rant..

    The free space shouldn't prevent you from upgrading to built 1607. I manually upgraded my own laptop which had only 9gigs free space left on the system drive.

    I unzipped the Windows 10 Pro anniversary edition ISO on my D drive, and started the upgrade process from there. At one point the installer complained about not having enough free space on the main drive, i just had to point it to the D drive to proceed to the next step. Now the rollback installation is stored there and doesn't clog up the C drive anymore.

    In your case you could insert a large sdcard to act as the required rollback drive, i'm pretty sure it would do the trick.

    Oh and by the way, if you want to further compress your System files:
    • do a search Command Prompt, right-click it, and select Run as administrator.
    • Type COMPACT.EXE /CompactOS:always and hit Enter.
    You'll will gain anything from 2 to 4 gigs free space after it's done.
     
    blobster21, Oct 26, 2019
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  5. AM*
    Am* Win User
    Uber file server build -- suggestions

    Uber file server build -- suggestions?

    I'm currently in the process of buying stuff for my file server build. Going to try and keep this build all in one thread this time.

    Stuff already bought:


    • Motherboard (socket 1155 H61)
      RAM (1600MHz)
      PCI SATA cards
      Operating System (Windows 8 + FreeNAS)
      SSD
      CPU (35w Pentium Ivybridge 2.6GHz)
    Looking for suggestions on:


    • GPU -- use the on-die GPU or buy a PCI-E graphics card (was thinking of a 7750)? My only requirement is that it is able to run 1080p mkv files and play Blurays without a problem.
      Case -- needs to hold as many 3.5" drives as humanly possible (more than 10 at least), while not being too expensive
      PSU -- needs to be able to run over 40 SATA HDDs as well as 6xPCI RAID cards and 1xPCI-E 2.0 RAID card. Silver, Gold or Platinum?
      CPU Cooler -- fanless or not?
      Case fans
    That's all I can think of for now...unless I'm forgetting something...oh and one more thing -- I will be buying the hard drives two at a time as I run out of space. Also the PCI-E RAID card will be bought a lot later down the line, as I've only just got enough hard drives for 1 out of 6 of my PCI SATA cards.

    Any suggestions, feel free to post. Thanks
     
  6. FreddyAk Win User
    Windows 10 installation file system

    Hello I installed windows 10 on pendrive 3,75 gb with ntfs system file using ultraISO. I read on internet that it is required to use fat32 if you have uefi mobo which I do (msi b85m-g43). So far my system is working just fine except after boot screen the background doesnt dissapear, insted windows 10 loading circle on little black background appears and then it goes to welcome screen. Everythings else is fine so far. May this problem be caused by file system ? Or could it done any other problems I dont see?

    Well Nevermind. It seems like program formatted pendrive to fat32 and I didnt see it.
     
    FreddyAk, Oct 26, 2019
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