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** [[CMDFS]] (CBMFS extension by Creative Micro Designs)
 
** [[CMDFS]] (CBMFS extension by Creative Micro Designs)
 
* [[Compucolor file system]]
 
* [[Compucolor file system]]
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* [[CMS filesystem]] (IBM mainframe z/VM operating system, formerly known as VM/CMS)
 
* [[CP/M file system]]
 
* [[CP/M file system]]
 
* [[DDFS]] (Data Domain File System)
 
* [[DDFS]] (Data Domain File System)
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* [[HFS+]]
 
* [[HFS+]]
 
* [[HFS (IBM)]] (IBM mainframe Unix filesystem, not to be confused with Apple HFS)
 
* [[HFS (IBM)]] (IBM mainframe Unix filesystem, not to be confused with Apple HFS)
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* [[High Sierra]]
 
* [[HPFS]] (OS/2 native file system)
 
* [[HPFS]] (OS/2 native file system)
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* [[iPod Filesystem]]
 
* [[ISO 9660]] (optical discs)
 
* [[ISO 9660]] (optical discs)
 
* [[JFFS]]
 
* [[JFFS]]
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* [[Universal Disk Format]] (UDF) (optical discs)
 
* [[Universal Disk Format]] (UDF) (optical discs)
 
* [[VMUFAT]] (Filesystem for Dreamcast VMU units)
 
* [[VMUFAT]] (Filesystem for Dreamcast VMU units)
* [[VSAM]] (Virtual Storage Access Method)
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* [[VSAM]] (Virtual Storage Access Method – not a filesystem per se, runs on top of IBM's VTOC filesystem)
 
* [[VTOC]] (Native filesystem of the IBM z/OS aka OS/390 aka MVS and z/VM aka DOS/VSE mainframe operating systems)
 
* [[VTOC]] (Native filesystem of the IBM z/OS aka OS/390 aka MVS and z/VM aka DOS/VSE mainframe operating systems)
 
* [[VxFS]] (VERITAS File System)
 
* [[VxFS]] (VERITAS File System)
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* [[Everything File List]] (.efu)
 
* [[Everything File List]] (.efu)
  
== Format details ==
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== Format details, etc. ==
 
* [[AAIP]]
 
* [[AAIP]]
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* [[Android File Structure]]
 
* [[AppleDouble]]
 
* [[AppleDouble]]
 
* [[Apple ISO 9660 extensions]]
 
* [[Apple ISO 9660 extensions]]
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* [[AppleSingle]]
 
* [[AppleSingle]]
 
* [[ARCHIMEDES ISO 9660 extension]]
 
* [[ARCHIMEDES ISO 9660 extension]]
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* [[Auto-created directories]]
 
* [[desktop.ini]] (Windows)
 
* [[desktop.ini]] (Windows)
 
* [[Desktop Services Store]] (Mac OS X)
 
* [[Desktop Services Store]] (Mac OS X)
 
* [[DOS/Windows file attributes]]
 
* [[DOS/Windows file attributes]]
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* [[EA DATA. SF]]
 
* [[El Torito]]
 
* [[El Torito]]
 
* [[GUID Partition Table]]
 
* [[GUID Partition Table]]

Latest revision as of 17:43, 24 December 2021

File Format
Name Filesystem
Ontology

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Filesystems are Electronic Formats that are a prerequisite to being able to read any file off a digital medium — you have to be able to mount the filesystem, and thus read it, in order to be able to read a file.

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[edit] Single-system filesystems

(How files are organized on one system, device, or medium, such as a disk, tape, or flash memory; see next category for networked and cloud filesystems. Of course, any filesystem can be made available on a network to remote devices, but these are the native filesystems present on the storage device/medium itself.)

[edit] Compressed filesystems

(Filesystems and related topics whose main purpose is compression. Not all filesystems that support compression are listed here.)

See also Compression#Disk compression and Compression#Transparent file compression.

[edit] Networked and cloud filesystems

(Used to make files available to/from multiple systems over a local or wide area network, including "on the cloud" via the Internet; systems access files through a protocol or API. The low-level storage details, usually concealed from end users and even most developers, may be within one or more of the single-device filesystems above, and the networked/cloud filesystem is generally defined independently of such details and might have very different characteristics and rules as to how the files are named, addressed, and structured.)

[edit] Virtual filesystems

[edit] Other / Misc.

[edit] File content signature

(used to match files to a hash table or similar system in order to detect duplicates, help find specific files when their exact location is unknown, handle distributed networked filesystems, etc. See also Error detection and correction.)

[edit] File lists

[edit] Format details, etc.

[edit] Links

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