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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Cannot read directory “(name)”: File exists

I am trying to update a Windows 7 installation to Windows 10, but the procedure is failing repeatedly at step MIGRATE_DATA. Investigating what could prevent the migration, I found two corrupted files ...
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NTFS recovery - How to find out the first and last sectors of a lost NTFS GPT partition?

So I have this disk where the GPT (GUID partition table) went bad, and was overwritten with a new GPT. This made my NTFS partition inaccessible, but I am sure that the partition itself is still on the ...
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Find the permision that gives a user access to a folder

A user can access a folder that he should not be able to access. He doesn't seem to have the permissions but it could be a nested group. Is there a way to show all users that have access to a folder ...
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NTFS permissions equivalent to Linux “--x” (chmod 111)

I want to set folder with permissions such that restricted users could access file.txt (in folder) they have permissions to read by specifying full path but could not list the content of folder. For ...
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Windows 7 Disable Prompt “are you sure you want to copy this folder without its properties” [duplicate]

When copying tons of files to a flash drive or such, Windows 7 prompts "Are you sure you want to copy this folder without its properties" --- sometimes several times. How do I disable this prompt in ...
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Windows 8.1 - Cannot Format Partition as NTFS: “There are no volumes”

I've got two hard drives in a system, one of which (disk 1) is the Windows boot disk, and the other (disk 0) has a partition (partition 1) that I'd like to format with NTFS. However, Disk Management ...
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Find list of directories of unreadable NTFS partition

I have a failing hard disk with two NTFS partitions: C: contains Windows (107 GB) D: which stores my data (393 GB partition) I am using an Ubuntu live session as booting into Windows causes a ...
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When multiple Encrypting File System certificates are installed, which one is used for encryption?

To encrypt a file or folder in Windows, you basically go to its Properties and check Encrypt contents to secure data. Windows will use the certificate for Encrypting File System (EFS) that is ...
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EFS can decrypt a file but not re-encrypt after modification [migrated]

I have a Windows 2008 R2 server with a shared folder containing an encrypted subfolder (EFS) for each user with important files. For security reasons 2 additional DRA's have been configured on the ...
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ntfs: finding all files sized at 64k intervals

In Windows, is there a tool or way to easily find all files (maybe within a directory tree only) to list all files whose file size is a whole multiple of 64KB? I.e. those files that may have been ...
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Need help retrieving FAT32 partition from an unallocated portion of and external HD

I was going to create a liveusb out of my external HD, as indicated in the archwiki, using the dd command, except I didn't know what the result of the command would be. I then realized that it ...
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assign permission on DFS server 2012

I have 4 directories and 4 groups and I want each group have access to one directory for example GroupA access to Directory A and GroupB access to Directory B and .... . and also I install DFS ...
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How to fix a drive corrupted by TrueCrypt?

I keep an SD card in my Windows 8.1 laptop which contains a TrueCrypt volume. I also sometimes have an unencrypted USB hard drive connected to my laptop, which was formatted as NTFS. Somehow, I ...
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Why does locking a file prevent renaming hardlinks to it?

Suppose I have a file X.foo on a Windows machine (living on an NTFS filesystem, in case it matters). Then, I create a hardlink to it and call it Y.foo. My understanding is that once I've done this, ...
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Read partly cloned filesystem

I wanted to do a backup of an NTFS partition and I decided to do it by cloning it (with dd from within Linux), but I interrupted the process about 10% (had to do something else under another OS) ...
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Copying .exe files from ext4 to ntfs

maybe a silly question but.. why cant i copy an .exe file format from linux (ubuntu 14.04) to windows 8.1 without corrupts when i try to execute it? I can copy some others file formats like images ...
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If I format my drive will I lose all traces of the file completely?

I tried installing Linux to a hard drive but I chose the wrong one. I ended up deleting my media hard drive (pictures movies text documents etc). Unfortunately I dont make backups. Lesson learned. ...
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Windows does not allow creating VSS shadow copy on removable USB flash disk, why?

I formatted a 16GB USB flash disk to NTFS and tried to make it VSS available, but failed. I tried to do it on a Windows Server 2008 R2 machine, running vssadmin create shadow /for=e: and I got ...
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Make a directory writeable by only one user

I'm trying to set up PostgreSQL for local use on my desktop and I ran into a weird problem. I can't seem to find a simple way to make the database cluster (which is just a directory) only accessible ...
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Preserving permission when saving from linux to NTFS filesystem

Today I was devastated to see that a software project that I had backed up in my external HDD was almost completely ruined because the execution (and other permissions) where "reset" because the ...
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What NTFS permissions to choose for secondary partition?

My computer has two disks and two partitions: C: for Windows D: for data The idea is that C: is expendable and can be reimaged quickly. Everything of value is on D:. What NTFS permissions should ...
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Garbled text at end of file. Is this encryption related?

Preface: About a month or so, we upgraded our work systems from a Windows 7 desktop to a Windows 8.1 Dell laptop. Laptop's file system is NTFS with DDPE file encryption and desktop's file system is ...
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Reinstalled windows on same drive, windows.old folder is broken

I reinstalled windows, from within windows, on the same drive (inserted the disk while windows was running, and ran the installer). When the installation completed I had a C:\windows.old folder that I ...
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Windows: Stop users from deleting files NTFS

I've changed the NTFS permissions on a folder called share1 that means users from group 'nodelete' do not have permissions 'delete' or 'delete subfolders and files' This seemed to work OK, except one ...
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Shrinking NTFS partition: numerical result out of range error

I have a NTFS partition on my 2TB hard disk. Currently it is 1.7TB big, and there's some unallocated space to the right of it of about 100GB. There are no other partitions on the disk. I would like ...
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How to copy one big file to two drives C: and D:?

As total space including (C: and D: drives) availalbe in my PC is around 4GB. But C is having 2GB and D is having 2GB then how to copy a file of size 3GB. Please don't say that to merge both drives, ...
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Got a new hard drive and would like to setup file system [closed]

I just finished assembling a new computer. I installed Windows 7 on my 250GB SSD, and everything is working fine. I've now plugged a 1TB HDD, and formatted it to allow windows to place files on it. ...
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Use 4TB partition with old NTFS-3G which doesn't support GPT and RAID

I've a D-Link Router (2750U) which has a USB port and FTP Server. I've also a 4TB External H.D.D which I want to use as one partition with this Router as my home cloud. I don't want to split this ...
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Is there a way to zerofill the page file once for VM compaction?

I know it's not good practice to completely disable the page file even with seemingly sufficient amounts of RAM. I have a number of Windows VMs that naturally have a page file enabled at the default ...
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How to recover lost NTFS partition on windows 7

I have a problem with partition. I had one with name "e" and I don't know why it has been lost. (look at screen). I think it is a problem with partition table. Can I recover my partition with files ...
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Unable to See Files on Drive On Windows 7

Drive is 1T external USB SSD formatted to NTFS (by Ubuntu). (Dual boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu 15.04) Works great on Linux. But in Windows 7 it shows up as empty. No errors. dir /a shows just two files, ...
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Chkdsk gives following output “NTFSNTFSNTFSNTFS”

I have Windows 8.1 Pro N x64 and I got an error saying "This directory is corrupt" so I decided to run a chkdsk on my C: drive. I put in the Command prompt "chkdsk /f C:" but It gave me the output of ...
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Windows NTFS - Unable to change permissions of a file despite having all rights

I'm trying to set/unset the Archive Bit of a file called "Alice-file1.txt" This file is accessible from the following share \\dhiwakar-pc\MixedData\AliceFold\Alice-file1.txt I'm accessing this ...
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Is it possible to mount a ntfs drive by name?

So I am currently using ntfs-3g /dev/sdb1 /home/mountpoint/ to mount an external usb drive. But what I want to be able to do is mount it using its volume name, in my head it would look something like ...
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Why Bytes Per Physical Sector : <Not Supported>

I'm trying to fight with mysterious Windows backup error "Volume larger than 2TB can be protected". I can be seen in internet but no solution. Users give advice to check with fsutil tool. Here are ...
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Is there a limit of 2^23-1 files in windows due to driver limitations?

In another question a user mentions that many drivers in Windows impose a limit of 2^23-1 files for ntfs. Max files per directory on NTFS vol vs FAT32 Is this correct? I can't find any other ...
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Read a file locked by another program

I have a program that reads a file written by another program, but that software locks the file while writing to it (I cannot even copy the file!). How can I read the file while the other program has ...
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I've messed up with dynamic partitions and I need to be able to backup some files

I had a dual boot of winxp on C, and win7 on S. All partitions are NTFS. It was in this order: C, S, (ext4 7gb partition), F. I originally wanted to remove C and the ext4 partition, to have one ...
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How to format VMFS drive as NTFS?

I have a 1TB SSD, which I used from new as a datastore in VMWare ESXi 5.1.0. It has a VMFS 5.58 file system. I'd now like to store HyperV machines on it, so I inserted it in a Windows 8 machine, ...
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Win7 throws “Cannot read /Boot/BCD” and even booting Windows 7 DVD fails with an error related to NTFS.SYS

The last thing I did was a free-space wipe using iolo's tools, which errored out during the last 30%, throwing an error report toward iolo's support folks. Figuring it was something related to the ...
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Windows - Create User Folder with specific NTFS rights using CMD?

Situation: Im currently making a default windows image for our new PCs. These new systems come with an SSD (250GB) + HDD (500GB). My Goal is to have the main user profile still on the SDD but ...
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windows 7 asking to format harddrive which is working fine on Linux and HDTV

I have 2TB WD HDD which suddenly is asking to format drive on Windows 7 system. While HDD is working fine with Linux (Ubuntu 14). Also, my HDTV able to detect and play files as usual. No slow ...
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Partition created with Minitool Partition Wizard or Linux not recognized by Windows 7 and vice/versa

I'm having a helluva problem. The tl;dr background is that I'm trying to set up a dual boot system with a shared TrueCrypt/NTFS partition for work files. Computer details: HP ZBook 15 256G m.2 SATA ...
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NTFS Partition on a USB Stick shows up as FAT32 and is unaccessible in Windows 8.1

Hi I have the following Problem: I installed Tails on a 16GB USB Drive (Kingston DataTraveler SE9 G2) and then created an 8GB NTFS Partition (also tried FAT32) and then created an 4.6 GB encrypted ...
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Jessie: automount and ntfs-3g not working -s option not ignored

I downgraded to ntfs-3g 1:2012.1.15AR.5 amd64 because 2014 was buggy and gave me an IO error every time I tried to mount/access the FS. However with 2012 and the latest automount I get the following ...
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Trying to encrypt entire user folder but getting access errors

In my Windows 7 Pro system, I am trying to encrypt my entire user folder but certain folders or files keep throwing up flags like this: Now, I have granted the process of encrypting Admin rights, ...
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NTFS Compression on multiple folders

I have been tasked with compressing certain folders on a network drive. The drive is formatted NTFS on a Windows Server 2008 R2 machine. The folders to be backed up are all called "Backup", and are ...
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Corrupt NTFS filesystem causes ntfsfix to hang

I have a hard drive that became corrupted during a Windows Update. It's possible that the drive became full and the update aborted in the middle, but I'm unsure. Whatever the cause, the ntfs has ...
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How Can Save list of files with DIR except Junctions? [duplicate]

HiDIR of windows CMDI want a LIST (shortname & date & size) of *.txt files (Hidden & System & ...) in win drive with DIR.BUT except junctions.Thank u.
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transferring files from MAC on an SD card to save onto NTFS EHD via PC

Can files that are loaded onto an SD card (format to FAT32) be transferred to the NTFS EHD if I do this through a PC?