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5. Disk Hacks > 41. Determine Your Filesystem

Determine Your Filesystem

How do you tell what type of filesystem your disk is partitioned with?

In Windows, open My Computer, right-click on your hard drive icon, and then select Properties. You’ll see a dialog similar to that shown in Figure 5-2. Within this dialog will be a designation of the hard drive’s filesystem, in this case NTFS. With NTFS under Windows NT, 2000, or XP, we are assured of significantly more efficient use of available drive space than with FAT-16 or FAT-32 under DOS, Windows 3.x, 9x, or Me.

Windows Properties shows the filesystem type
Figure 5-2. Windows Properties shows the filesystem type

The mount command under Linux will also show you filesystem types, as in the example below, which shows an ext3 filesystem type:


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