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The following information and controls appear on File System > File System Explorer.

File System Explorer
Displays directories on the cluster.
Path
Displays files and directories contained under <path>.
Create Directory
Opens a dialog box that allows you to add a directory under <path>.
Directory name
Determines the name of the directory.
User
Determines the user that will be granted the permissions specified below.
Group
Determines the group that will be granted the permissions specified below.
Permissions
Determines what permissions will be granted to the specified user, group, and other users that access the directory.
Create Directory
Creates the directory according to the specified settings.
Cancel
Cancels directory creation.
Search
Searches <path> for a directory or file name that contains the given string.
Name
Displays the name of the file or directory.
Size
Displays the size of the file or directory.
Actions
Displays actions that you can perform on the file or directory.
View / Edit
Opens a dialog box that allows you to view and edit the properties of the file or directory.
Path
Displays the full path of the file or directory.
File size
Displays the size of the file or directory.
Space used
Displays the amount of space that the file or directory consumes on the cluster, including protection.
Last modified
Displays the date when the file or directory was last modified.
Last accessed
Displays the date when the file or directory was last accessed.
UNIX Permissions
User
Specifies the owner of the file or directory.
Group
Specifies the group of the file or directory.
Permissions
Specifies the basic permissions for the file or directory.
Protection settings
Protection
Specifies whether protection settings are managed manually or by SmartPools. If you modify any of the protection settings, this property automatically refreshes to Manually managed. If you specify Managed by SmartPools, the protection settings will automatically refresh to match the SmartPools specifications the next time the SmartPools job is run.
Data storage target

The disk pool whose requested protection is applied if SmartPools is configured to manage protection settings. This property is available only if SmartPools is licensed and enabled on the cluster.

SSD strategy
Displays the SSD strategy that will be used for user data and metadata if solid-state drives (SSDs) are available. The following SSD strategies are available:
Use SSDs for metadata read acceleration
Writes both file data and metadata to HDDs. One mirror of the metadata for the file is on SSD storage if possible, but the strategy for data is to avoid SSD storage.
Use SSDs for metadata read/write acceleration
Writes file data to HDDs and metadata to SSDs, when available. All copies of metadata for the file are on SSD storage if possible, and the strategy for data is to avoid SSD storage.
Use SSDs for data and metadata
Uses SSD node pools for both data and metadata. Both the metadata for the file and user data, one copy if using mirrored protection and all blocks if FEC, are on SSD storage if possible.
Avoid SSDs
Writes all associated file data and metadata to HDDs only. The data and metadata of the file are stored so that SSD storage is avoided, unless doing so would result in an out-of-space condition.
Requested protection
The FlexProtect or data-mirroring requested protection for this file or directory. If SmartPools is licensed and enabled on the cluster, the default requested protection for files and directories is inherited from the specified disk pool.
I/O Optimization Settings
I/O Optimization
Specifies whether I/O Optimization Settings are managed manually or by SmartPools. If you specify Managed by SmartPools, the I/O optimization settings values will automatically refresh to match the SmartPools specifications the next time the SmartPools job is run.
SmartCache
Specifies whether write caching with SmartCache is enabled for this file or directory.
Data access pattern
Specifies the optimization settings for accessing data. The following data access patterns are available:
Concurrency
File or directory is optimized to support many clients simultaneously.
Streaming
File or directory is optimized for high-speed streaming of a single file. For example, this pattern can be useful if a single client needs to read very quickly from a single file.
Random
File or directory is optimized for unpredictable access.
Save Changes
Saves modifications of the file or directory properties.
Cancel
Cancels modifications of the file or directory properties.