There are many different types of filesystems with different capabilities.

Knowing what these capabilities are will help you to understand which filesystem to use and how it can be used. This series will explain some common filesystem abilities. You’ll need this understanding to make any sense of one filesystem vs. another. Without it, you’ll be limited to whatever filesystem comes by default with your computer and probably won’t understand why you have problems transferring files from one computer to another.

Once you understand these capabilities, you’ll not only be able to select the proper filesystem for your needs but will understand, for example, how your computer knows when you download applications from the internet so it can warn you when you try to run them.

At this point, each of these capabilities will seem unrelated to each other. In a way, they are. Think of them like individual features in a car. This episode will talk about file size limits and volume size limits.