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Is it possible to mount an NTFS filesystem on Windows without permission restrictions?

A typical scenario occurs when you connect a drive containing NTFS partitions from another computer. In this scenario, much of the user content will be inaccessible until you modify the ACLs to give access permissions your user's SID.

Windows will offer you to make it permanently accessible, but that causes a lengthy operation that modifies the disk:


I'm curious whether there's a "mount option" to use that'll mark a mounted volume as allowing permissive "everyone" access -- specifically when mounting on Windows (not Linux nor Mac).

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Nope. You can however take ownership of the file system including all child directories.

You could also attempt to create a user with the same credentials as the owner of the original account that had access to the system although I haven't tested this.

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I imagine a recreated user account with have a different ID, wouldn't it? – Michael Frank Jan 6 '14 at 2:08
I know that if you are logged in to an account with the same username and password as another account on a different system you will not be prompted for credentials if you attempt to access remote resources on that machine. I would try it. – Scandalist Jan 6 '14 at 2:10
ACLs are matched by the SID, so you'd have to recreate an account with the same SID. However, this is not what I asked. – Ilya Jan 6 '14 at 2:22
What good would ACL's and SID's be if you could just mark a volume accessible by everyone. – Scandalist Jan 6 '14 at 2:26

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