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 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 ...
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Cannot Eject USB Drive With NTFS and Bitlocker

I have an external HDD (WD My Passport Ultra) formatted with NTFS and encrypted with Bitlocker (Windows 10). After plugging in the drive, I can no longer remove the drive using "Eject". The error is ...
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Non-hidden directory doesn't show in Explorer, but the program that made it can access it

I'm using IMAPSize to backup my mailboxes. The process just dumps the contents of your mailbox into .eml files on your disk. Anyway, the first mailbox I backed up shows up as I expect. However, the ...
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Does a hard drive remember bad sectors after formatting?

On an NTFS-formatted hard drive with some bad sectors, does the hard drive still remember bad sectors after Windows's diskpart clean is used to remove the NTFS volume? What about clean all?
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windows does not mount usb ntfs superfloppy

I have a Transcend Storejet external USB hard disk. This is not an SSD, but a mechanical disk with rotating plates. I have formatted the whole disk, without partitioning, as NTFS. I have used 'mkntfs' ...
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Risk in reducing NTFS log size

I recently tried to update from Windows 7 to 10, and was unable to as there was insufficient space on the system partition. One of the solutions recommended was truncating the NTFS log size to 5MB. I ...
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Used space does not match sum of all files

I run Windows 10 in VirtualBox and get the following values regarding hard disk usage. Used space: 12.2 GB. Sum of all files: If I open Windows Explorer, select all files and choose properties, I ...
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File is too large for destination file system - Already NTFS

This is my first SuperUser post, so please bear with me if I make any mistakes, thanks. I have some large database files (4-7GB) that I need to transfer to an external hard drive (WD My Book, 6TB). ...
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File permissions not preserved on external hard drive

I have a brand new 3TB Western Digital "Elements" external (USB) hard drive. When I copy (cp, rsync) stuff across from my laptop file permissions are not preserved. In fact everything (files and ...
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File slack / RAM slack: why does Windows write arbitrary RAM bytes to disk? Does Linux too?

I just read about file slack in a book about Windows 7. What I already (think to) know: Windows stores data on the disk in clusters. A cluster usually contains 8 sectors of 512 bytes each, so 4096 ...
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Remove my own access rights from from files in a network folder from the commandline

I have full access rights to a share on another Windows PC, e.g. \\Backup\PC. After I copied files from my normal Windows office PC to that share, I want to remove all rights from the copied files ...
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I need to find what the first (and maybe last) sectors of a NTFS partition were, on a drive with corrupt partition table

I have a 3tb hard drive. I also have its entire disk image backed up, so you don't need to worry about the actual condition of the drive. The problem is this: The GUID Partition Table (GPT) got ...
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Bootable NTFS data recovery [duplicate]

A friend of mine has a Notebook with two hard disks, one SSD and one HDD. The SSD held a Windows 7 installation, the HDD contained most of his data. After a bluescreen, the computer won't boot ...
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How to clean up/optimize/defrag $Extend\RmMetadata\$Txf files?

After analyzing my HDD, I see so many small files with no extensions. Their paths are mostly C:\$Extend\$RmMetadata\$Txf.. File names start with 000000000[xxxx] Is there a way to defrag all of them ...
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Change NTFS folder date when editing or adding a file (Windows)

Is it possible to update the date/time of the parent windows folders when editing or adding a file? (OS: Windows 7) Only the first parent folder is being updated, it would be nice to update all ...
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Persistent Privilige Violations in Console causing extreme OS delays

I have a 27" iMac at home with Boot Camp running Windows 10 on a "standard" NTFS-formatted partition, in addition to an external hard drive running a GUID partition scheme with an exFAT partition and ...
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How to remove the global execution permision on my ntfs partition on Linux Mint?

I have toyed with my fstab file to allow automatic mount and execution of scripts on my ntfs partition. I also played with file permission using chmod +x -R. At the begining nothing worked, but now, ...
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(External USB) HDD not accessible as usual after strange behaviour

first of all, I'm using Linux (but have access to a Windows PC as well). During some data transfer, my external USB hard disk drive (NTFS formatted) suddenly was no more accessible, I could not ...
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ntfsresize and gparted complain about bad sectors on cloned partition but there are none

I have a 2.5year old 1tb HDD (A WD Blue WD10EZEX) that is dying. The 740gb (only 340gb are occupied) Windows 7 partition on it started experiencing bad sector issues after a particularly nasty system ...
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Cut off a ntfs partition and repair it later

I have a semi theoretical question regarding ntfs partitions. Assume we create a ntfs partition inside a file dd if=/dev/zero of=test.img count=40960 mkfs.ntfs -F test.img for testing ...
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How to mount a read only HDD (NTFS volume) and retrieve files?

I have some backups which I need to retrieve files from. They are huuuge (8 TB drives). Because I am not allowed to modify ANY BIT on the disk, I have a adapter that makes the HDD 'read-only'. ...
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Recover deleted *.vdi file on ntfs

I've deleted VirtualBox VDI file from my hard drive (classic HDD, not SSD, Windows 10 x86_64). The only 2 programs that can find this file are GetDataBack for NTFS & undelete plus. But both see ...
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Most of the files on a NTFS Partition show zero bytes as size after chkdsk on Boot

I was trying ubuntu from a bootable pen drive of ubuntu. But Ubuntu was unable to access F: Drive, it was showing the following error message : Error mounting /dev/sda2 at /media/ubuntu/New ...
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“You need to format the disk in drive J: before you can use it” is shown, disk is not corrupted

I have a 7-8 years old laptop (HP EliteBook 6930p), running Windows XP with a 500GB SATA Hard Drive. The computer is painfully slow and I'm about to give it away as a donation, but first I would like ...
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Mount with kernel NTFS and not NTFS-3G

I often want to copy files from a Windows machine to linux using an external drive formatted with NTFS. Since this is entirely read-only using NTFS-3G slows down the copy process but the only way I ...
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“no such file or directory” for filenames with accents on ntfs hard drive on mac os x

I'm on OSX El Capitan (10.11.3) and i plugged an external hard drive in a NTFS format. I have troubles reading some files with 'accents'. bash> ls Document re´ponse - Partie 2.docx Test ...
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No space left on device - although there is plenty of space and inodes

I have a USB disk with truecrypt volume for backup. This truecrypt volume occupies almost the whole USB disk. USB disk and the truecrypt volume have both NTFS format. When I tried to copy a directory ...