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FSTAB file format description

Many people share .fstab files without attaching instructions on how to use it. Yet it isn’t evident for everyone which program a .fstab file can be edited, converted or printed with. On this page, we try to provide assistance for handling .fstab files.

1 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.fstab - Linux Filesystems Information Table

The FSTAB configuration files are related to Linux. FSTAB file is a Linux Filesystems Information Table. The file fstab contains descriptive information about the filesystems the system can mount.

Configuration files
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Linux Filesystems Information Table related extensions:
TCP Wrapper Access List Data
Linux Kernel Hardware Description
Linux X86 Executable File

Naturally, other applications may also use the .fstab file extension. Even harmful programs can create .fstab files. Be especially cautious with .fstab files coming from an unknown source!

Can't open a .fstab file?

When you double-click a file to open it, Windows examines the filename extension. If Windows recognizes the filename extension, it opens the file in the program that is associated with that filename extension. When Windows does not recognize a filename extension, you receive the following message:

Windows can't open this file:


To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it. Windows can go online to look it up automatically, or you can manually select one from a list of programs that are installed on your computer.

To avoid this error, you need to set the file association correctly.

Operating systems

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