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Operating Systems: Filesystems

Learn how operating systems use filesystems to structure, store, and manage data.

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    Beginner
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    Average based on combined completion rates — individual pacing in lessons, projects, and quizzes may vary
    <1 hour
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  • Prerequisites

    1 course
    We suggest you complete the following courses before you get started with Operating Systems: Filesystems:
    • Operating Systems: Process Synchronization and Memory Management

About this course

Continue your Operating Systems learning journey! Whether it is playing music, looking at photos, or watching a movie, computers are responsible for holding a lot of data. Learn about the filesystem, which is the data structure used by the operating system to store and retrieve that data.

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