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Hard disk space utilization anomaly between two methods

Issue I have an external hard drive formatted as NTFS with a single partition, for which, when I check for properties of disk space it shows, 450 GB used and 6 GB free. If I try to write a 7 GB file, ...
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How to delete .Trashes/* on NTFS drive on Mac?

I installed Tuxera NTFS for Mac 2013.2 on Mac OS X 10.9. I find that /Volumes/<some NTFS drive>/.Trashes/* on a NTFS drive I mounted on Mac cannot be deleted. Any idea? Things I tried in vain: ...
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GNU/Linux with a NTFS Drive and Samba?

I have a NTFS drive connected to a GNU/Linux machine, which I use samba with to share on the network. I find that it takes quite long compared to a ext4 file system. Also I have to restart samba: ...
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Copy file with ADS (Alternate Data Streams) via Network loses hidden streams?

Thanking to this answer http://superuser.com/a/704697/200806 I discovered ADS (Alternate Data Streams) and started to play some demo: created a test.txt:hidden file with hidden in ADS content. I can ...
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Not permitted to create a new directory on a ntfs partition?

I am using Ubuntu 12.04. When I open a pdf file in Evince, and want to click "Save as" in the menu of Evince to create a new directory on a ntfs partition (shared between Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows 7 ...
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Benefits of converting Data partition from NTFS to FAT32

Desktop PC with internal SSD is running Windows XP SP3 and partitioned as below. Over time I've come to learn that NTFS does many more read/write operations than FAT32 thus possibly reducing the ...
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Recovering EFS files from an unbootable Windows partition

I have several folders that were accidentally EFS-encrypted because of a bug in Windows' built-in zip extraction function ...
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1answer
29 views

How to unlock lost file handles?

I'm a developer and sometimes my IDE crash leaving a huge cache file locked. When I restart my IDE I can't compile because the file is locked and can't be removed. My solution to the problem now is ...
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How can I determine the location of a file on disk (sector/offset) on an NTFS filesystem?

Are there any tools/utilities that can enumerate all the sectors on which a given file is stored?
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Two files with same path and name - corrupted file system?

My computer is running windows XP 32 bit. I am using the following script to download the contents of a website to my hard drive, which is formatted as NTFS. wget-1.10.2.exe -r -x -p -nc -c -e ...
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42 views

Deleting directories with many hard links

I'm trying to clean up a directory that contains a lot of data (more that 1 TB), with many of the files hard linked to save space. For some context, this is the drive where we keep our builds, and we ...
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59 views

Why doesn't Windows plan ahead when file moving/copying between drives/directories?

When I move a file from C: to D: (for example), sometimes I might have an older backup to merge into, but then it will start copying and stop halfway with a message that says something like this: ...
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22 views

EXT and other filesystems

Is it true only NTFS needs to be defragmented? Are filesystems like ext4, 3 and 2 immune to fragmentation issues. Apple never seems to require a defragmentation so what makes some filesystems immune ...
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Universal, Opensource Filesystem [closed]

Greetings all experts! I have just bought myself a new Seagate 2TB external harddrive and am considering what filesystem to use on it. The problem is that I need a filesystem that is universally ...
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junction to a folder in a junction?

I've created a junction point to preserve the folder structure I'm used to while storing my source code files in the cloud. It looks as follows Junction point: C:\development\projects\ Physical ...
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1answer
403 views

Speedup SMB by changing NTFS to ext4

I'm using a RaspberryPi with SMB and an external USB HDD for storage. I have only 2MB/s upload on it (via Ethernet/WiFi). After investigating, I think NTFS on the storage drive is the bottleneck, ...
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How do I recover files from a corrupted filesystem without losing folder structure?

A friend gave me his external hard drive to rescue his data. It contains only one NTFS formatted partition. Windows shows this partition as "RAW". CHKDSK fails, because it doesn't recognize a NTFS ...
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Attributes of a file - followup for Windows and Linux

I found a question that lists the (quote): attributes are of a regular file (as opposed to a symbolic link, etc.) on Mac OS X with Mac OS Extended (Journaled) (HFS+) Does such a list exist for ...
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Can file system performance decrease if there is a very large number of files in a single directory (NTFS)?

I have heard that file system performance (on a NTFS partition) can start decreasing if the number of files in a single directory becomes very huge (eg : >= 10.000.000 items). Is it true ? If true, ...
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797 views

Will a EXT4 Samba Share be readable by Windows/Mac OS X users?

If I share my ext4 drive by SMB will a Windows/OSX user be able to read/write to it WITHOUT installing additional drivers to their machine?
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1answer
70 views

Overwriting a files in place on NTFS

Let's say I have a Python program that opens a file and overwrites it with zeros, and I run it on a Windows 7 computer formatted in NTFS. If this is done on an HDD (not an SSD) will the file be ...
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1answer
536 views

Drive removed while accessing, filesystem is corrupt, can it be fixed?

The drive slipped off my desk and dropped out of a USB-HDD 2.5" SATA caddy while I was copying some files, and now it won't recognize properly in Windows. It does show up in Testdisk but before trying ...
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1answer
54 views

How can the windows file system know that files and folders are related? [duplicate]

Yesterday, when saving a web page for analysis, I noticed a peculiar thing: If I decided to save a "complete web page" (I was Chrome), and then deciding that I want to delete the folder with the ...
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1answer
65 views

Cloning flash drive while preserving empty space

I'm working with an industrial PC running Windows XP embedded. The PC has a 2GB compact flash memory which acts as main drive. I would like to clone the 2GB flash memory to a card with 8GB space. How ...
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1answer
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How to mount an NTFS filesystem, allowing all users full access?

How could I mount an NTFS filesystem in a way that would allow all users full access to it? If I use sudo mount -t ntfs /dev/sda1 /media/drive, then only the root user can use it. It won't let me ...
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1answer
148 views

Windows Built In FS Conversion tool?

Can I use convert.exe to convert my ExFat drive (Which is 3TB and not the boot drive, if that matters) to NTFS? I'm in Windows 8, and I SERIOUSLY need to convert my drive, preferably without data ...
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1answer
171 views

Why does NTFS disallow the use of trailing periods in directory names? [closed]

On Linux, I can have a folder named temp.. If I try to do a mkdir temp. on a Windows machine, the trailing period is truncated. If I try to sync a directory from Linux to Windows that has a trailing ...
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1answer
403 views

How to resolve daylight saving time discrepancy when copying files from camera to HDD?

When copying files from the SDHC card of the camera to a local HDD for storage, I find that sometimes the modified time of files is a hour different. I believe this is because the SDHC card uses ...
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139 views

Retaining usable permissions and ownership copying unix files to NTFS

I have an old solaris system with terabytes of data on it. Recently we got a new server and I went along with the recommendation of a windows server "because it was easy to manage". Someone copied ...
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1answer
224 views

Why don't hard link destinations on Windows Server 2003 immediately show the proper file size and last modified time?

I wanted to create hardlinks to files on Windows Server 2003 and I stumbled upon the superuser question hardlinks on ntfs with windows. I tried mklink as one of the answers suggested and found that ...
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1answer
279 views

Windows 7 filesystem: Flabbergasted - Delete and recreate file: creation time does not change! Why and how to fix?

I need to update the creation time of a bogus file to 'now', by deleting it and recreating it. Strangely, the newly created file looks like it inherits the original file's creation time! Let me ...
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1answer
1k views

Create Mac partition in Windows

On my Windows server machine I have a 1TB drive I want to partition down the middle, one half NTFS and the other HFS+. I don't necessarily need to be able to write or even read the HFS+ partition from ...
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1answer
85 views

What is the efficiency of NTFS Junctions?

Long story short, I am using the steamtool application, which was originally developed for the following reasons: Steam by default would save all your games to C:\ SSDs are becoming the new primary ...
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1answer
1k views

Linux - Convert FAT32 to NTFS without loss data

I have an external USB hard disk (300GB) in FAT32. The question is how can I convert the type FAT32 to NTFS without loss my data. I have 250 GB of data stored in my disk. I was trying to do that in ...
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What Unix-like filesystem can easily and safely be mounted on both the Mac and Linux?

For a USB drive I'm looking for a file system (and/or fs creation options) that can be mounted without third-party drivers on both a current OS X (>= 10.7.x) and a recent Linux kernel (say stock ...
2
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2answers
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Windows 7 disk properties dialog reports more used space than total size of files on the disk

I have two hard drives (same size, same partitions, same model) that have been synchronized using FreeFileSync. They are used to store data, not the system. After sync, the drives should report same ...
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Does NTFS (or any file system) support files outside of the partition?

So on my C: drive, there was a file called BOOTSECT.BAK. Not knowing what it is, I opened it up in HxD and the first 14 bytes were B \0 O \0 O \0 T \0 M \0 G \0 R \0 corresponding to the UTF-16LE ...
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1answer
382 views

gparted crashed during a resize; what are my options?

I was in the process of resizing an NTFS partition on my 2TB data drive (increasing its size, moving it all the way to the beginning of the disk) when gparted unexpectedly terminated at perhaps 66% ...
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1answer
101 views

Do any filesystems support multiple forks / streams on directories?

Apple's HFS+ supports multiple forks such as the old data and resource forks. NTFS supports alternate data streams. I believe some *nix filesystems also have some support for multiple file forks or ...
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308 views

Correcting tree from messed up file tree in NTFS partition

It's a real messed situation, but I'm quite at the end of my options. It's my personal hardrive, so it's very important for me, and yes, I have no backup =( The short story: 1) I have two discs. ...
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2answers
3k views

External hard drive FAT32 to NTFS conversion fails

I'm trying to convert the FAT32 file system of an external hard drive to NTFS. Here's what happened: C:\Windows\system32>chkdsk G: The type of the file system is FAT32. Volume PIETEREXT created ...
2
votes
1answer
473 views

Find file or directory by NTFS id

Say I receive the following output from chkdsk: Deleted invalid filename Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions (88216) in directory 403737. Is there any way to find the name(s) of this directory ...
2
votes
1answer
473 views

How Much Space Do Empty Files Consume?

Windows reports both, empty files and folders, as taking up 0 bytes. Surely it takes something to store the file name, attributes, date [created/modified/accessed] etc. How is this weighted?
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0answers
271 views

Folder doesn't show up in explorer, cmd, and python even though I can access it, how can I fix this?

I am accessing another computer on the network using a mapped network drive. The path looks like \\192.168.0.100\d$ which is mapped to my computer's "m" drive. I can access, view, create, delete, ...
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2answers
429 views

Is there a successor to NTFS? [closed]

What I am asking is if there is any file system that is known to be a possible successor of NTFS? I am asking because I just bought a new external, and realized that the path to a file, including the ...
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230 views

Trying to move Users And Program Files Directories to Another Partition

Currently I've Followed this guide. I pointed my C:\Users, C:\Program Files (x86), and C:\Program Files directories to their respective counterparts on the B: drive. I used mklink /J D:\Users ...
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2answers
614 views

File locked / read-only

On a networked computer, I have a file which is coming up as read-only because someone else has it open. This is not true. This is a file stored locally on the computer and it is not being used by ...
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2answers
158 views

NTFS file attributes from deleted file applying to new one with the same name

I created two files at around the same time through Windows Explorer (on Windows Server 2008 R2). a.xlsx (Created at 16:42) b.xlsx (Created at 16:42) I then duplicate a.xlsx using copy-paste, to ...
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1answer
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Newly formatted (NTFS) external hard drive already has 'Used space'. What determines the used space's amount? Is it correlated to the HD's capacity?

I just bought a new external hard drive (WD Elements - 1 TB). In a PC with Windows 7, I formatted it by Right-clicking the drive > Format (Quick Format - NTFS) before using it and, and then checked ...
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1k views

Does Linux support NTFS file system [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is NTFS on Ubuntu stable? Does Linux (Fedora + Ubuntu) support NTFS file-system. They are known to support ext file system. I want to have same file system for both the ...