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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Is dual booting on a store-bought Win10 system even possible?

My situation: I got a Win10 system with ONE physical (afaik) HDD of one terabyte. I want to dual boot with Win8. I tried to do it, but it gave me an error that said the HDD was GPT and that I needed ...
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Ghost files on NTFS Windows 7

AllDup keeps finding files that don't exist in Windows Explorer: The file in Ivor/Ivor does exist, but the file in Ivor/ does not, for example: C:\Program Files ...
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Which files and folders are compressed when using compact.exe /CompactOS

I am thinking of using NTFS compression (LZNT1) on my SSD using Windows 7, but I was a little unsure as to which folders would be a good candidate. I was aware that Windows 10 has introduced new ...
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Fix boot sector in unallocated NTFS exteral hard drive

The damage Yesterday evening I accidentally started formatting my external HD (2TB NTFS formatted) and eventually completely removed (I replaced data with 0s) about 70MB. The analysis I ran ...
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Auto-unmount NTFS partition when hibernating Xubuntu

I use a dual-boot setup (Xubuntu & Windows). My Windows has Fastboot and Hibernation disabled and my main OS is Xubuntu which i hibernate almost every day. I always make sure no NTFS partition is ...
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How to prevent users from deleting one folder, while still giving them modify permissions to other files and folders?

I am trying to prevent users from accidentally deleting a certain folder in a parent folder, while still giving them modify permission on all other files and folders in the parent folder. But they ...
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find unix command and NTFS Stream

Suppose I have a partition and some files have been hidden by NTFS Stream. I have two serious question: Is it possible to find them via find unix command? How can I find them?
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Grant all NTFS permissions to a security group

I need to make a security group that will grant NTFS permissions on local computers. How can I make a security group that will give Full Control to local folders (e.g. C:\Program Files\Common Files\ ...
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Unable to create system image: One of volumes specified for backup is invalid

Having rebuilt my laptop from a Windows 8.1 sys-prepped image, then spent a day adding additional applications, I want to create a system image to speed up any future rebuilds. However, when I ...
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What is Other Execute on Linux and How Do I Fix This To Allow Windows to Hide/Unhide Files on An NTFS Samba Share (All Files Are Stuck Hidden)

I've made a Samba share of an NTFS drive and I access the NAS from Windows. However, I can't hide any files through Windows by accessing properties and checking hidden. I then learned that if I add ...
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FAT32 vs. NFTS microSD card

UPDATE: OK, so in response to the suggestions below, I formatted to exFAT. Transferred a movie on to it. Put it in the tablet. Guess what? It won't read it. Says the card is blank and needs to be ...
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Files moved out from Dropbox folder getting physically copied to destination on same logical drive

Scenario: Moving files from ...Dropbox/Camera Uploads folder do a location outside Dropbox folder hierarchy, but still on the same drive. Under usual circumstances, the move operation does not take ...
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Cut/paste file between folders no longer keep the original folder permissions

In NTFS drives, the behavior used to be that, when a file was moved, it would retain the permissions of the original file, if the move was made to a folder on the same volume. I know this by ...
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Is it possible to truly hide a file or folder on an NTFS volume under Windows?

I'm not talking about using the Hidden or System flags, these are too easy to circumvent. It looks like Wise Folder Hider (WFH) has a working method: hidden folders aren't visible in Windows ...
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How can a file's size on disk be 0 bytes when there's data in it?

I have a file in Windows 10 with 362 bytes of data, but the "size on disk" is just 0 bytes. It's a simple "Hello world" program written in assembly, and saved in Notepad++. How is it possible that ...
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MicroSD card is not detected by Windows

I formatted my MicroSD card to HFS+ and then back to NTFS from within my Phone device (using an app namely Paragon exFAT, NTFS, and HFS+). Now that I insert the card into my PC (Windows 7), the ...
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changing a ntfs disk to fat32 without farmating and removing the disk

I have a external hard drive that is full of data and i need all of it . I need to change it from ntfs to fat32. Is there any application that lets me change it without formatting and even ...
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NTFS permission for sub-folders

I have a folder with many sub-folders. Some of the sub-folders have inherited permission and others have additional NTFS permissions including "modify access". How can I change the "modify access" ...
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Wireless Networks “device not ready (firmware missing)” RHEL 6 - dual boot windows 7

I have RHEL 6 installed on my Dell Laptop. It's a dual boot environment, Windows 7 and RHEL 6. It's a 32 bit system. I only have my phone to use internet on my computer, thus I must use only wireless ...
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Save-As from MS Office ignores 'compressed' setting

I have my complete data hard disk compressed (the Windows NTFS standard functionality), including root, all directories, and all files. When I open an Excel or Word file, and use Save-As, the new ...
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How to set share permissions based on folder structure

The problem I'm having is that users are moving folders around in a tree-like folder organization on the shared drive. User education has not improved the issue so i want to use permissions to ...
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Controling access to NTFS volumes on router

I have an external USB hard disk with two NTFS volumes on it. I planned on attaching it to my router so that only one volume is available, but the router automatically mounts and shares both. Is it ...
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Use Junction or symbolic link to “rename” NTFS directory

I was wondering (indeed it would be very useful) if it is possible to use NTFS Junction, symbolic link or something like that to use an alias for some directory, and at the same time to hide the ...
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Network sharing NTFS drives without a Windows workgroup or homegroup (Linux solutions welcome)

I had a home setup - one desktop PC used as file server, 2 laptops. The laptops should be able to read/write the desktop's NTFS drives, but not each other's; nor should the server have access to the ...
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Will transfering a file between two different file systems incur generation loss?

I want to transfer few hundred GBs of .mkv files from my Linux ext4 file system to a NTFS formatted external hard drive and since I'm a multimedia major, I can't really afford to have any quality loss ...
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Running Windows 7 copied from old Boot camp Partition

I have a macbook pro mid 2012. I had the stock harddrive, 750 gb, with a 550 gb partition for osx and a 200 gb partition for windows/bootcamp. I got a new ssd 960 gb, with 750 gb for osx and 210 as a ...
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I am not able to copy 14.6 GB file to my NTFS volume

I am trying to copy a virtual machine hdd file (14.6GB size) from external hard drive to my internal hard disk(Label: virtual machines). But After transferring some amount of data it says the ...
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How do I access files created by Ubuntu while using Windows (files created on NTFS disk)

I've created a folder called 'Video' in E:\ using Ubuntu. When I switch to Windows I can't see it. How do I access the contents of this folder? Note: the folder is also hidden in Ubuntu and not ...
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Formatted SSD No Longer Visible in diskpart

I just purchased an Intel Nuc, I3, 16gb Ram and a 120GB Samsung Evo M2. I don't want to buy Windows 10, so I was installing windows 7 from flash drive(copied from cdrom) in order to update to Win 10. ...
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Is HDD RAW or NTFS?

I'm troubleshooting an internal HDD because of sporadic I/O errors (cables/SATA ports already checked out). Windows 10 recognizes the 3TB drive as being NTFS, so I run chkntfs /C e: to schedule a boot ...
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How to make an exact copy of a directory to an another partition?

I have a 20Gb folder on an ntfs drive. How can I make an exact of only that folder to an another ntfs volume? By exact, I mean, copy pemissions; keep directories hard links (if any); and keep ...
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filesystem conversion from fat32 to ntfs on external hard drive

i'm currently having problems with a filesystem conversion on a 1TB external usb hard drive. The drive is filled with about 300GB and attached to a windows 7 system. The conversion was started using ...
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Fix an external drive not ejected properly with OSX or Ubuntu

I have an external drive of 1tb from western digital. It is formatted with NTFS. I ejected not properly from a mac and now I am not able to see the disk in finder, nautilus, disk utility or gparted. ...
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NTFS vs FAT32 Popularity (Dec '15) [closed]

Are there any publicly-available data on what file system PC users' home drives are formatted to? I'm only really interested in Windows, but broader stats will likely take into account Windows' market ...
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How to resolve libosxfuse versions dependencies

I'm trying to mount a NTFS volume for read-write following this explanation. But when I attach the voluem, I get this error in /Library/Logs/DiagnosticReports/ntfs-3g_2015-12-30-131038-1_morgan.crash ...
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How to un/break some Windows Store apps

I wanted to get rid of a bunch of Windows Store apps on my Windows 10 PC. So after Googling around for a way to do so, I settled on renaming a bunch of subfolders of this: C:\Program ...
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best way to copy content of NTFS partition to ext4 partition

I have a 263 GiB NTFS partition (with no free space) and want to copy all its files to a ext4 partition, that can't be larger than 294 GiB. I also need to copy NTFS Junctions as some kind of link. ...
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hide hidden files on NTFS shared drive on linux

I have my computer set up to use the same home folder / user profile for Linux and Windows. As a consequence I have files like NTUSER.DAT that are hidden on Windows showing up when I ls and in my file ...
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Running Windows 10 Recovery caused my files to be deleted

Note: I've asked this question before with an unregistered user and lost access to it (I have lost alot on Christmas day this year) so I am reposting it to be able to comment on any feedback. I have ...
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Running Windows 10 Recovery caused my files to be deleted; how do I recover them?

I have a dual boot Windows 7 and Linux Mint. I decided to upgrade to Windows 10 but I had the black screen with cursor issue. I power cycled my laptop and booted to Windows which showed me the windows ...
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make NTFS Junction system hidden on Windows

I'm trying to migrate my user profile to a separate partition an I've got to the point of adding the compatibility system Junctions to the new profile. However I don't want to see them in my profile ...
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adding/editing data inside a hidden NTFS partition

I have a bootable USB stick that we use for imaging machines. Which has 2 Partitions in it. Bootable MS-DOS (FAT 32) - Can edit etc NTFS - Can't touch, can only read The problem I have is that I ...
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NTFS permissions denying delete but allowing modify, forbid from explorer and commandline, but let apps do so

I need this for an internet shop workaround until they can use diskless technology. We got people deleting files of games in windows thinking they're hotshot of sorts. They're in a a drive that is not ...
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NTFS - Allow only one user

Is it possible to use NTFS to only allow one specific user to a resource? I have a shared folder, where I will put user home directories, which allows the "Domain Users" group full access. I have a ...
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Weird RAM Usage

Much of the time, my laptop (Windows 7, Lenovo ThinkPad) will be using the expected ~50-70% of RAM, only going higher when I, say, play a game or load a bunch of images. But sometimes it's randomly ...
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Should i use ReFS instead of NTFS?

I have just installed Windows 10 and I am adding in a 4TB Storage drive. Should I use ReFS on instead of NTFS? I have heard it is more reliable to use - are there any drawbacks to using this ...
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Can I find the previous (not last) modification time in NTFS?

A file was modified in a text editor and saved. Modification and access time changed, creation time was left untouched. I need to find out the modification time before the edit. Is it somehow ...
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3TB NTFS Volume Allocation Unit Size

Getting ready to deploy a 3TB to be used as shared backup and file storage for Windows 7/10 and Linux. I know I need to set it to GPT partition table, but what I'd the best cluster/allocation unit ...
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How to Count Hard Links, Symbolic links, and Junctions on an Ntfs Volume

I know of some programs that claim to count one or the other, but I don't know of any that can count all three. I would like to count all three and print out a list like so: Hard Links: 123 ...
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MFT Zone is not 12.5% (Zone 1) ? Huh?

I recently became aware of MFT Zone, which is one of four levels: 1, 2, 3, 4. An NTFS volume is formatted with default Level 1, or 12.5% according to Microsoft (unless user specifies different ...