Filesystems

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This page collects information about file systems working natively under MorphOS. In addition to these, Amiga 68k file systems can be used too (example).

NOTE: this page is still under construction and many values would need to be verified! Any feedback is welcome to this thread.

Disk File Systems

Name Location Bootable Native File Properties Max File Name Length Max File Size Max Partition Size Notes
Smart File System (SFS) Built-in (boot.img) Yes Yes 107 2 GiB - 2 bytes 128 GiB The default file system
Professional File System III (PFS3) Built-in (boot.img) Yes Yes 107 2 GiB 104 GiB Legacy support for PFS2 and AFS1
Fast File System 2 (FFS) Built-in (boot.img) Yes Yes 107 4 GiB - 2 bytes 2 TiB to 128 TiB Legacy support for OFS and FFS
FAT File System (FAT) Built-in (boot.img) Yes No 255* (UCS-2) 4 GiB 2 TiB Supports FAT12, FAT16, and FAT32 with LFN
Mac File System (HFS) Built-in (MOSSYS:L) No No 31 2 GiB 2 TiB
Hierarchical File System (HFS+) Built-in (MOSSYS:L) No No 255* (UTF-16) 2 TiB** 2 TiB** Read-only
Second Extended File System (ext2, ext3, ext4) Built-in (MOSSYS:L) No No 255* 16 GiB to 2 TiB 2 TiB Limited read-only support for ext4
NT File System (NTFS) Built-in (MOSSYS:L) No No 255* 2 TiB** 2 TiB** Read-only
SGI X File System (XFS) Built-in (MOSSYS:L) No No 255* 2 TiB** 2 TiB** Read-only
Ice File System (IceFS) 3rd party (link) Yes/No Yes 107 (255) 9 EB 9 EB Bootable on Pegasos and Efika, but not on Macs
ExFAT File System (ExFAT) 3rd party (link) No No 255 UTF-16 128 PiB 128 PiB
NT File System 3G (NTFS-3G) 3rd party (link) No No 255 16 EiB 16 EiB Can't be placed on RDB
FS1541 3rd party (link) No No 16 164 KiB 170 KiB For CBM 1541 disks/images
CDRive File System (CDFS) Built-in (boot.img) Yes Yes ISO 9660/Amiga Rock Ridge/Joliet, audio as WAV files, ISO file support

* Filenames over 107 characters will be stripped

** Theoretical sizes may be bigger, but filesystems using deviceio.library are limited to 2 TiB


Network File Systems

Name Location Native File Properties Notes
SmbFS Built-in (MOSSYS:C) No For mounting Windows shares or Samba shares on other platforms
NetFS Revised 3rd party (link) Yes For mounting partitions between MorphOS and/or AmigaOS systems
FTPMount 3rd party (link) No For mounting FTP sites as part of a filesystem
Amiga Cloud Handlers 3rd party (link) No For mounting Google Drive and Dropbox storage