Each file system has a different way of organizing and storing files on the physical media. A hard disks physical media is the concentric recording tracks on the magnetic surface of its rotating platters of which there can be upwards of a 100,000. With a flash memory device such as a solid state hard drive the media is the physical location of storage cells within the silicon substrate. Each storage device is “formatted” using a file system and this creates a recording space for that type of device.
A file system provides a way of separating data recorded on the drive into files., for example, their filenames, permissions, and other attributes. The file system also provides an index — a list of the files on the drive and where they are located on the hard drive, such that the operating system can see what’s on the drive in one place rather than searching the entire drive to find a file.
Your operating system needs to accommodate a file system such that it can display its contents, open files, and save files to it. If your operating system doesn’t work with a particular a file system, you may be able to install a file system driver that will facilitate this.
When File Systems code becomes corrupt your computer operating system will facilitate access to the data stored on the hard drive recording media. Datlabs technical staff are able to restore a corrupt file systems and access to your data files and folders.