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Andrew Bettany and Mike HalseyWindows File System Troubleshooting10.1007/978-1-4842-1016-1_2

2. Understanding Windows File Systems

Mike Halsey and Andrew Bettany2
Microsoft MVP, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, UK
Microsoft MVP, York, North Yorkshire, UK
Are you new to Windows or are you a seasoned sysadmin? If you remember DOS and pre–Windows 2000 operating systems, you should have a head start on those who have experience only of Windows 7 and later versions. Even if you have many years’ experience using Windows, we will introduce some new file system features that are currently available in the newer versions of Windows.
It is not only Windows that relies on a stable file system. Applications and, more important, ...

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