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What file system does Windows 7 use?

by MsTosh / June 29, 2010 5:20 AM PDT

I can't seem to find a straight answer as to the file system. Any help is much appreciated! THanks!

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NTFS, like XP and Vista.
by Kees Bakker / June 29, 2010 5:24 AM PDT

Windows 7 Disk Management will show it. See the left picture at the bottom of (Windows 7 Disk Management console for partitioning); it clearly shows the filesystem of each partition.

That's straight enough?


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windows 7 file system
by kubeOid / August 24, 2013 12:21 AM PDT

What about the recovery partition and other segments of the whole os forgive my ignorance

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Re: file system
by Kees_B Forum moderator / August 24, 2013 12:32 AM PDT
In reply to: windows 7 file system

Whatever you mean with "segment of the whole OS", it's not relevant for the filesystem. It's only partitions that have filesystems.
And for the recovery partition: who cares if it even HAS a file system, as long as it works. Why do you want to know?


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99.999% of the time.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 29, 2010 5:24 AM PDT


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by MsTosh / June 29, 2010 5:24 AM PDT

WinFS seems to be the consensus on anything I look up...

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(NT) You've found some strange sources.
by Kees Bakker / June 29, 2010 5:25 AM PDT
In reply to: WinFS?
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That was planned but not delivered.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 29, 2010 5:32 AM PDT
In reply to: WinFS?
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by MsTosh / June 29, 2010 5:26 AM PDT

Thanks Kees and R. Proffitt!

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