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clifford227 08-23-2010 08:20 PM

The 'Lost+Found' folder on usb HD

I was wondering wether the 'Lost+Found' folder in the root directory of my usb harddrive is absolutely necessary?

Kenny_Strawn 08-23-2010 08:25 PM

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.

clifford227 08-23-2010 09:05 PM

I'd better not delete it then, thanks Kenny :)

evo2 08-23-2010 09:21 PM

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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