[RESOLVED] Underlying mechanism of renaming file / folder
When I rename a file / folder, the renaming process seems to be independent of the size of the file / folder. Therefore it is clear that this renaming process does not involve the creation of a copy with the altered name and the deletion of the original file / folder.
Re: Underlying mechanism of renaming file / folder
Thanks. Following your suggestion I did a search and found that the NTFS article in wikipedia contains useful information :
"The Master File Table (MFT) contains metadata about every file, directory, and metafile on an NTFS volume. It includes filenames, locations, size, and permissions. Its structure supports algorithms which minimize disk fragmentation."