Chapter 8. Working with the File System
by Jonathan Bates and Mickey Williams
In This Chapter
Modern operating systems such as Windows provide a huge variety of services and features. However, if you were to ask what services comprise the core function of an operating system, providing a file system would surely be near the top of the list.
The dual requirements of file-system evolution and backward compatibility have littered the Windows operating system variants with a spectrum of old and new file systems.
To ensure that you can exploit the best file-system features and still maintain compatibility across the various platforms, you should be aware of these ...