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   * On PC x86, open a file explorer via the ''F1'' key in the system menu and copy and paste files from an other disk.   * On PC x86, open a file explorer via the ''F1'' key in the system menu and copy and paste files from an other disk.
  
-<WRAP center round warning 100%>What file system to choose to host your user data (ROMs and metadata)</WRAP> +<WRAP center round warning 100%>What file system to choose to host your user data (ROMs and metadata)?</WRAP> 
-  * If your own other Linux systems, you're probably comfortable with ext4 and it's still one of the best options. + 
-  * Btrfs is newer option, if you have Windows machines, Batocera comes with the driver embedded. No restriction when using Btrfsbut you can't read it natively with MacOS. +You have several options to host your user data file systems. Please [[https://wiki.batocera.org/doku.php?id=batocera.linux_architecture#user_data_file_system|take look at this page]] to get some guidelines to make your decision. Be careful with this choice: in most cases, if you need to change the file system, you will **LOSE ALL YOUR ROMS AND USER DATA**.
-  NTFS is an OK option - it provides the ability to use your userdata drive with Windows, MacOS and most Linux distributions. +
-  FAT32 and extFAT are **outdated filesystems**. Yes, they are well supported under any Operating System (you bet, those file systems are 40 year old!) but they have restrictions in terms of maximum file size (especially for newer console systems with ROMs sizes that can exceed 4GB!) or the ability to support the exec bit to run Linux applications.+
  
 ==== From a different computer, through the network ==== ==== From a different computer, through the network ====
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