File Systems

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The following articles are available for the 'File Systems' topic. Click the article''s title (shown in bold) to see the associated article.

    Disabling System Restore
Restore points are good to have in case a problem occurs while trying to make changes to your system. If for some reason you want to disable this protection this tip tells you how.

    How to Encrypt a File or Folder via NTFS
Windows 10 provides two ways to password protect files and folders. One way is to use the Zip utility, as discussed in a different tip. A second way is to use the capability inherent to NTFS, which is covered in this tip.

    Moving Your Page File
It's quite possible to move your system's page file to a different disk. This tip provides the steps you should follow to achieve this move.

    Understanding File System Formats
When you format a disk drive, you have the option to specify what file system should be used on that drive. There are three common file systems available on Windows systems today; this tip provides an overview of each of those file systems.

    Understanding the NTFS File System
The NTFS file system is at the core of the Windows operating system. This tip explains a bit about it.

    Using the ChkDsk Utility
The ChkDsk utility is a nice feature of Windows that lets you keep tabs on the health of your disk drives. This tip tells you how to use it.

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