NTFS (New Technology File System) is the default file system for Windows NT and its derivatives (2000, XP, Vista, 7, 8, Server 2003 and 2008).

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How can I recover my files from a broken partition with a negative amount of used space?

Scenario: I was flashing an IMG file onto my SD card for my Raspberry Pi. Or so I thought - it turns out I foolishly selected the wrong device path (D: instead of F:) and flashed the IMG to my WD My ...
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NTFS volume in an FAT32 partition?

I've just formatted my new external HDD from FAT32 to NTFS in Ubuntu, but then I noticed that the "partition type" shows as W95 FAT32 (LBA) (0x0c) while the volume shows (correctly) as an NTFS ...
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Server 2012R2 - “Access Denied” on drive in Explorer, but can browse by CMD line

I've just done an in-place upgrade of a Hyper-V guest from Windows Server 2008 to Server 2012 R2 (via Server 2012, as direct upgrade from 2008 to 2012 R2 is not supported). Usually one would create a ...
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Shrink a NTFS partition ? Understand ntfsresize and gdisk?

I have a backup system file, I would like to shrink a ntfs partition inside the system file in order to copy it into a new smaller disk. I mounter the ntfs partition with losetup and used ntfsresize ...
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WD Passport reformatted from Mac to PC (NTFS) capacity reduced from >100GB to 126MB

I just had to move files from a Mac to a PC. I copied all my files off of my WD passport, reformatted it for Mac & copied about 100 GB of photos from the Mac. Then I used HTFSExpress to pulled ...
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How to recover files on NTFS partition

Good people’s with askubunty samy to to try ask in superuser so I copy questions. I have very, very horrible problem. I have 3 partitions in my computer: Linux, Windows and NTFS Data and I have a ...
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What is “Local System account” in Windows?

And how do I run something as this account ? I am in the administrators group for a server in a Active Directory organization. It is mainly a file server and in the interest of security, all non ...
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Lenovo/Windows 8.1 laptop in bad state after migrating data from hard drive

About a year ago, I build a new desktop computer and transferred a lot of data from my laptop's hard drive to the desktop's SSD. I did this by removing the hard drive from the laptop and using a SATA ...
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mklink directory junction inaccessible after updating from Windows 7 to 10

I created a junction with the mklink command on Windows 7 and it worked great for the past 2 years. I made a folder from my SSD drive (F:) available to my HDD (D:). Example: mklink /J "D:\...
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Are files that use NTFS compression decompressed onto disk or into memory?

How does NTFS decompression work in Windows? According to Microsoft, NTFS decompression is done by expanding the file, then using it. That sounds right, but my question is how this process occurs ...
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Fresh install of Windows 10, keeping intact partition with data

I have to install Windows 10 Pro in a bootable hard drive of about 1Tb (model WD10EARS), formatted like this: first an 850Gb NTFS partition with data, and then 150Gb of unallocated space. My aim is to ...
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NTFS Hard disk about to die, I only have another ext4 hard disk and want to backup on it

Is it possible? Right now i'm manually copying inside it, used ext2 Volume Manager to assign a drive letter to it. Is there any other way to do it? The ntfs is 1TB while the ext4 is 450. The ext4 is ...
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Taking ownership of a folder and adding full permissions to a domain account in powershell?

Taking ownership of a folder and adding full permissions to a domain account? I have a Powershell function that does part of this, but it doesn't use the domain account to take ownership and add ...
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What is “C:\$Extend\$Reparse:$R:$INDEX_ALLOCATION” in Win7?

ProcMon.exe tells me that many different processes including ones owned by standard users, admins, and the SYSTEM user are receiving "ACCESS DENIED" error results when trying to read "C:/$Extend/$...
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Does Windows (or NTFS) support placeholder files with fake sizes?

Every time I start Photoshop, it immediately creates a 2GB temporary file on the hard drive where the cache is located. It's a platter drive, and I don't hear any of the hard-drive noises that would ...
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How to prevent users to exchange files with other windows machine?

I am trying to remove supporting Windows filesystems such that if a user inserts a USB formatted with NTFS or FAT, the linux system doesn't recognize it.
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unable to read contents of file systems

I used to own a windows-based laptop but I wanted to partition the disk for ubuntu installation. After two weeks of debugging, defragmentation and windows settings, I was still unable to partition the ...
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Recover files with deleted indexes by chkdsk from corrupt NTFS volume?

First off, I realize similar questions have been asked before, but most of them don't actually have any answers from what I've found. I'm hoping that perhaps there might be an actual answer out there ...
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Can ext2fsd be used to turn a volume as NTFS?

I have a ext4 formatted hard drive. Could I plug it into my Windows system using ext2fsd, and turn it into NTFS using the following steps? Plug ext4 formatted drive into Windows using ext2fsd. ...
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Cannot see files on a backed up disk

I made a full copy of the files from one disk to a backup disk before formatting my pc. I connected the disk to my laptop and now I cannot see the contents even though i can see the disk is 75% full. ...
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How do I format an internal hard drive to exFAT in Windows 10?

I have an internal hard drive that I use as storage where I dump the stuff I need backed up. I want to format it to exFAT instead of NTFS so that it doesn't have to deal with permissions. The problem ...
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External NTFS HDD with index errors

My external HDD became problematic. I wanted to get rid of some unused data, and found two folders were not accessible under Windows because they were corrupted and unreadable. These folders had no ...
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is there a way to copy files from a mac osx machine to NTFS external hard disk [duplicate]

I have a mac book on osx el Capitan. I want to transfer data from the mac book to my Toshiba external hard drive which has the ntfs file system. Is there any way i Can do it without changing the ...
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How to create a single (virtual) partition from the multiple partitions of my 4TB HD?

Is that possible? I currently have two 1.64TB and one 0.36TB partition for my 4TB hard drive and would like them to show up and behave as if it was a single one. I'd also like to keep my data on the ...
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Windows: Make file only accessible for certain process

I'm running SyncBack Pro which saves settings within an *.ini-file. As the ini-file contains a password, I'd like to modify the access rights so that only SyncBack.exe can access the file. If that ...
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Ntfs.sys BSOD with page fault in non paged area

My laptop crashed with a BSOD with the message about ntfs.sys and "page fault in non paged area". The laptop runs on Windows 7. I tried to start a chckdsk command in several ways, but I cannot start a ...
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How to force rsync to stop if destination disk is full?

I am using rsync (version 3.1.0 on a centos) to do some backup task. I develop a software that monitor my rsync processes to fit the backup configuration to my buisness logic. My software launch some ...
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Avoid undeleting corrupted/partially overwritten files

Recently I dealt with some computers infected by ransomware, with encrypted user files. My job was to either decrypt these files (if possible), or recover as much usable files as possible. That ...
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Can't delete folder (in Windows 10) that contains special character [duplicate]

I have run into something that looks like a bug in Windows. I have extracted a RAR archive onto my PC and the extracted folders cannot be deleted by any means! My OS's language is English with some ...
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How do I get Windows 8.1 to enable Recycle Bin on a removable drive?

I want to use Recycle Bin functionality on my removable USB Sandisk flash drive. i.e. I want to be able to retrieve my file after an accidental delete. A related question exists (How do I get Windows ...
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ReFS combination with storage spaces and TrueCrypt

I would like to store data encrypted and reliable (no bit rot, mirror). Already did some testing but I am not sure at some points. For all cases: I set up a windows storage space with 2 drives (...
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Accidentally removed own NTFS rights from volume in Windows 7

I am using Windows 7 and my hard drive is partitioned to C: and D: drives. Yesterday I tried to limit some permissions for other users to volume D and accidentally denied everything for group "Users" ...
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Can Windows be installed next to a ext4 partition? [duplicate]

I plan on installing Windows while keeping my current filesystem partition. To do so I'm going to delete my swap, boot, and root partitions(making room for the Windows partition), format 60 gigabytes ...
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Mount secondary disk as “Program Files” folder on Windows 10

Back from my Windows XP days I remember that you could do registry hacks to change the default "Program Files" folder to be on a separate disk. With NTFS I learned that you can mount disks not only ...
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External USB drive shows up as unformatted in Windows, but mounts OK on Mac [duplicate]

A friend gave me a Seagate Freeagent external USB drive, formatted as NTFS, to try to recover data from it. When I plug it into a Windows 7 machine, the computer detects it, but it prompts me to ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 host cannot mount NTFS disks with VT-d enabled in bios

I've been setting up an Ubuntu server with KVM, as documented at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/KVM/Installation. Once I started virt-manager and set up my 2nd video card for pass-thru, it ...
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Restore full access to C: on Windows after turning on/off UAC

After installing Windows 10 and disabling UAC I was able (as a user from the local Administrators group) to write into any folder on disk C:, including C:\Program Files. One day I decided to turn on ...
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How to fix a write protected NTFS type usb

Tried registry method and musb tools. But doesn't work. It's a 32GB Sandisk pendrive, and it's formatted in NTFS. The following write protection error appears:
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Partitioned Flash Drive - Only First Partition Can Be Seen in Windows

I now have a problem seeing and accessing some partitions on my flash disk after it has been repartitioned with the fdisk utility under the Debian Linux. I repartitioned my 16GB flash disk into two ...
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Size on disk way bigger than expected

I have read Why is there such a big difference between "Size" and "Size on disk"? but why is mine so different? My RAID5 is set at 128kb stripe, the volume is formatted at 64kb NTFS. I would expect ...
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Fix corrupt found.000 file? [duplicate]

I have an external USB drive, formatted as NTFS. It has started to fail, and has a number of bad sectors. I have been able to recover most of the data, but one directory was giving errors so I ran ...
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Copying files from ext4 to NTFS

I am trying to copy some files from an Ubuntu-based (ext4) external drive I have to my NTFS external drive. I opened up ext4 hard drive in Windows (it's read only) and started copy / pasting to NTFS. ...
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How does one list all of the junciton points (mount points) on a Windows NTFS file system? [duplicate]

I know how to create these now, but I don't know how to run something similar to mount in bash to list them all.
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Are there any reasons you don't see people mounting external file shares to a folder in Windows?

It's clearly possible mount an external file share to a folder as you would in Linux using sshfs, in Windows, but I haven't really seen anyone do this. The only potential downsides to this I can ...
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Large container file overwritten by empty file (0 b) on external NTFS volume

In order to build a new container file on an external NTFS volume using the terminal command dd, I unintentionally overwrote the existing container (280G). Fortunately, I realized the mistake ...
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Converting a non-lettered partition from FAT32 to NTFS

I'm working on setting up BitLocker in Server 2012. After enabling TPS in BIOS, I attempted to enable Bitlocker. The following error appeared: BitLocker Drive Encryption operating system drives ...
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Reserve minimum space for volume shadow copy

Is it possible to reserve a minimum amount of space used by the volume shadow copies of a given ntfs volume under windows 2008 R2 server? I know how to set the maximum size, but not the minimum. For ...
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Files get bigger while copying

I was stupid enough to forget I deleted an old backup so I could make a new one. A few days after deleting it my Windows crashed. Now I'm trying to create a backup trough Debian. I'm copying my 1TB ...
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Recovering Windows 10 Files Using ntsfundelete on Ubuntu?

Earlier this evening I stupidly recycled a few files that I still needed in Windows 10. Even more stupidly, I cleared the recycle bin immediately! After I realized my error I quickly began looking for ...
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Repairing a specific file or folder in windows 7 with chkdsk or alternative program

I have a 500 GB NTFS partition on which there is a folder that I know contains some bad sectors.So to save time and resources, Is there any possible way to run chkdsk or alternative program to repair ...