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file-name encoding problems

I googled over this topic but couldn't find what I was looking for... the following "happend" to me: I had my files stored on a NTFS-USB Harddisk, because of space problems I moved them to an ext3 ...
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1answer
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Is it possible to reformat an NTFS drive as Ext3 while keeping the data intact?

I have a 2 TB drive with about 900 GB of data on it. I'd like to convert it to ext3. I understand that there is no way to actually do it. So I'd like to try the following: Shrink the 2TB ...
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2answers
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How can I recover files from an hd I accidentally converted from NTFS to EXT3

I accidentally converted my 1TB external drive from NTFS to EXT3. I have a ton of data on the drive and I believe the data should still be there. Is there any way to either convert it back to NTFS ...
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1answer
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Shrink EXT3 and Expand NTFS

I have a partition table that looks like this: [root@tower ~]# fdisk /dev/sda WARNING: DOS-compatible mode is deprecated. It's strongly recommended to switch off the mode (command 'c') and ...
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1answer
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Performance of file operations on thousands of files on NTFS vs HFS, ext3, others

[Crossposted from my Ask HN post. Feel free to close it if the question's too broad for superuser.] This is something I've been curious about for years, but I've never found any good discussions on ...
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5answers
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Damaged NTFS Partition by GParted

Ive got a big big problem. Ive lost my 150Gb partition with family photos/videos and other valuable stuff. :( I have external 320Gb HDD, with (it was) partitions: [ 30gb ext3 ubuntu bootable; 150Gb ...
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1answer
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Partition table is corrupt

I have a corrupt the partition table on the laptop that is running Ubunutu 10.4. Before the partition table was corrupt I had the following partitions: 2 primary partitions: 1st - NTFS 2nd - Extended ...
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2answers
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Data recover from a different hard disk format

I had an ext3 formatted disk with Debian. I copied files to another Debian in another pc. Then I installed Windows 7 on that disk, with a new ntfs format. Later, I realized I didn't copied some files ...
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4answers
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Convert NTFS to EXT3?

I have 1TB external HDD, the file system is NTFS and i need to convert it to Ext3. My operating system is Ubuntu 10.10 is there anyway to do so without losing my data?? Thanks for your help
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2answers
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Should external drives be converted to ext3?

I switched over from Windows to Linux. I have an external drive that has basically just media files on it. Are there any advantages to converting this to ext3, or should I just leave it as ntfs3?
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1answer
862 views

What partition type is faster for virtualization?

I am running Ubuntu and installed a virtualized Windows XP using Oracle's VirtualBox. I have a good 64GB partition to store the VirtualBox's .vdi hard disk image files. But I would like to know what ...
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2answers
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Ubuntu Wubi “drive” failure; mount drive in XP?

I installed the Wubi distribution of Ubuntu on a separate partition (which is silly, since why do I care if Windows can still manage the partition?) a few months back; it was pretty awesome, until ...
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3answers
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How can I best prepare a 3 drive Windows system for Linux?

I'm planning to migrate a Windows system with 3 NTFS drives to Ubuntu Studio. The primary 80G drive will be primary and ext3, and I have 2 large NTFS drives with media and backups. Is there anything ...
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1answer
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Fastest way of copy files from ext3 to ntfs

First, sorry for my bad english :/ I'm right now on a Ubuntu Live CD and need to copy 500GB of several big files (videos) on a ext3 filesystem to an NTFS filesystem (its an emergency backup since de ...
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Is it possible to convert an ntfs partition to ext3?

Is it possible to convert an ntfs partition to ext3?