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Old 08-23-2010, 08:20 PM   #1
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The 'Lost+Found' folder on usb HD


Hello,

I was wondering wether the 'Lost+Found' folder in the root directory of my usb harddrive is absolutely necessary?
 
Old 08-23-2010, 08:25 PM   #2
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It's actually the file system journal on Ext3/4 file systems. Without it, you would be stuck with something similar to Ext2 with no journal.
 
Old 08-23-2010, 09:05 PM   #3
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I'd better not delete it then, thanks Kenny
 
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The lost+found directory is where corrupted files are placed after an fsck on an extN file system. AFAIR it has nothing to do with the journal.

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