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Will installing NTFS Driver for Mac OS delete my existing files?

I have been saving all my PC files onto a Seagate GoFlex external hard-drive. I am now using a Mac. Although I can read my files, I cannot save changes. I have been advised to install NTFS Driver ...
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Unable to Access WD My Passport 1TB Harddisk in Ubuntu 14.04, showing error

Error mounting /dev/sdb1 at /media/aham_brahmasmi/My Passport: Command-line `mount -t "ntfs" -o "uhelper=udisks2,nodev,nosuid,uid=1000,gid=1000,dmask=0077,fmask=0177" "/dev/sdb1" ...
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ExFAT is good for flash drives only or it also gives benefits on external HDD, instead of NTFS?

I have external HDD that around 7 years old and decided to reformat it. I heard that exFAT is good for flash drives and keeps sectors alive longer, do this applies for external hard drive also? Any ...
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Deleting extraneous NTFS Partition

A Windows 7 laptop I commonly use has an internal hard drive that is partitioned into the primary Windows partition, drive C, and an extra partition, drive D, that is also NTFS and is positioned ...
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ntfs_pread failed - unable to mount

My WD Passport external driver had been working well for several months. Recently I've been having random restarts in my laptop which has been since fixed. But I am not sure if that's what caused my ...
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48 views

Convert Drive to NTFS from FAT32

I'm having strange problems converting my HDD from FAT32 to a NTFS file storage. I first ran chkdsk N: /f and came up no problems so I ran convert N: /fs:ntfs but it tells me there is a problem. ...
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Create NTFS partition for files for dual boot Win 7 (3 primary partitions) & Debian

My problem is that I want to partition my disk so there is no conflict between debian & win 7 AND that they can both access my files. I have a 1 TB hard disk. I installed Windows first, it created ...
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68 views

Formatting or not HDD after new motherboard installion

Is it possible to avoid formatting a hdd after installing a new motherboard on a machine? If "yes" is the answer, what is the best way to do that? I need to install a new M/B on my machine, but I ...
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54 views

How do I remove ownership of an external NTFS drive in Windows 7 to allow only certain users of 2 different systems to fully access all files

I have a hard drive I would like to access from two different windows 7 machines. I have been taking ownership to access the files when I switch machines, but I know this is likely inefficient. I ...
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In Windows 7, are junctions keyed to the drive?

I have windows 7 on my C drive. I have a 2nd D drive that is a larger storage drive. I currently have several junctions on my C drive that point to my 2nd D drive. Now I want to get a bigger 2nd ...
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Unable to mount 2TB NTFS hard drive in Ubuntu 14.04

Can somebody assist me on this one? Error mounting /dev/sdg4 at /media/jote/DATA_4: Command-line `mount -t "ntfs" -o "uhelper=udisks2,nodev,nosuid,uid=1000,gid=1000,dmask=0077,fmask=0177" "/dev/sdg4" ...
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While extending the partition to unallocated space Windows 8.1

I recently bought a laptop with free dos because I already had a version of Win 8.1. after installing the OS, While repartitioning the Hard Drive, I discovered two unallocated 7.80GB (one NTFS and one ...
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Do I have a bad HD sectors?

A computer user and an avid learner but an absolute novice to HD partition. Got a new laptop less than a month but DAMNED, dropped it (tripped on the power cord and it dropped to the carpeted floor). ...
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138 views

Explorer.exe is accessing $Mft (NTFS Master File Table) and causing excessive hard disk grinding in a directory containing ~10,000,000 files

I have an internal HDD which contains a directory, which contains a series of folders, which contain a total of about about 10 million small text files. Whenever I open this directory in Windows ...
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163 views

Linux Mint 17 could not boot

I have a sony external hard drive. In that i created dev/sdc1/ (NTFS) for windows8.1 clone image via clonezilla. dev/sdc2 (NTFS) dev/sdc3 (NTFS) then i deleted sdc2 and then created root/ , home/ ...
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Chkdisk seems to have wiped a drive it shouldn't have

I had a 3TB internal drive on my system (dual Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 7) and I recently lost it's entire contents. I'm hoping that there is some way of getting it back. I'm including here the events ...
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Expand system partition on my system disc C (Windows 7)

I have a system disc C: (Windows 7 is installed) and all installation program files (installed programs) on D: because of poor space on C:. Now I'm stuck with this question: how to increase the space ...
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Extra space after resizing NTFS file system

I had a 500 GB hard drive with 2 partitions on it. A Dell recovery partition and a 495gb partition. The larger had a windows 7 pro. Installed on it, and some personal data, such That windows showed ...
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68 views

Whats the meaning of “???” in ls command output

I am using WD my passport hard disk. when i use ll -l command in my hard drive it shows as below ls: cannot access The.Big.Bang.Theory.S07E15.HDTV.x264-LOL.mp4: No such file or directory ls: cannot ...
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Recover files formatted / broken partition

I recently got my hard disk broke (not physically broke) and that I tried to do data recovery. I've tried Easeus and GetBackData tool already, it works great and I can recover files, however there is ...
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1answer
430 views

Resize NTFS partition from Mac OS X?

I have an external hard drive that I used for backups of my Windows machine. I left that machine behind but took the drive when I moved to a new city. So far, I've only bought and used a Macbook in ...
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1answer
312 views

Is it safe to delete the System Volume Information folder?

I have a 3 TB external NTFS drive I was originally using on Windows. I'm now using it on a Linux samba fileserver, and there's a folder named "System Volume Information" on the HDD root. Windows ...
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Installing Hard Drive With Data Onto Another Computer

I have a spare 320 GB internal hard drive, and there are some programs on it. If I take the spare hard drive out of the computer it is currently in, and install it into another computer, will the ...
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Best way to defragment hard drive? [closed]

I'm trying to understand how defragmenting works so I can write my own program to do it. I was considering have it iterate through the files on the hard drive and defragment them each seperately. ...
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How to write to a NTFS partitioned drive from a Mac? [duplicate]

Looking for a good (preferably free) driver or way to enable read and write access to an NTFS hard drive from OS X 10.9.
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196 views

Changed “partition type” to EFI GPT accidently when default WAS Intel using TESTDISK

So i was trying to recover a failing drive by doing some tests. This drive was connected externally. After some trial and errors - I decided to 'write changes' after going into the EFI GPT category ...
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1answer
56 views

Shrinking NTFS drive doesnot allow all free space of the disk to be used

This is what my current partition looks like. I tried to shrink the D: drive to create another new ext4 drive, but the problem is, even though it has 39GB free, only 6GB is allowed to be shrinked. ...
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314 views

Corrupt MFT & MFT Mirror on NTFS

So here's the issue: An NTFS partition on a hard disk has a corrupt MFT and MFT mirror. I have a ton of important files on this filesystem. I also have a little bit of information about the ...
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45 views

Reformatting NTFS file system

My computer crashed a while ago and the problem was that it was a Lenovo with Rapid Drive Technology, where I had SSD and HDD separate drives but there was only one big partition probably spanning ...
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0answers
41 views

Are there any advantages in partitioning an HDD in to system and storage (NTFS) separately [duplicate]

I once read somewhere that NTFS drives performs better as a single big partition. In Unix systems however a separate HOME partition makes sense; they are convenient for backup-restore actions (without ...
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523 views

DiskDrive is not accessible! The Disk Structure is corrupted and unreadable

Recently I am facing problem in accessing my D:diskdrive. It returns error stating that , The Disk Structure is corrupted and unreadable. I tried command 'chkdsk d:/r'. After this tried to open drive ...
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1answer
155 views

How can I reduce NTFS system volume size beyond the limit of half?

I have Windows 8.1 installed exclusively on 1Tb volume. Recently I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on the other disk and want to access this big drive in read-write mode. However, Windows placed it's ...
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1answer
173 views

SystemRescueCd: Save files from crashed Windows 7, cannot discover the harddrive

My laptop suddendly quit working, simply boots no longer, giving an error stating that it cannot find a disk where to boot from. I suspect that the harddrive is corrupted or broken. Well, I booted ...
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0answers
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NTFS connection restarts Mac

I'm running Mavericks 10.9.2. For some reason, I have this external drive that is NTFS formatted. I have Paragon for Mac so I can write to NTFS. It's always worked fine. Then this past weekend, it ...
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1answer
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NTFS File shows as directory

I have a WD Passport external disk formated in NTFS. I either use it attached to my laptop or to a WD TVLive multimédia player. After a fews days conencted to the TVLive, some of the files are ...
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46 views

Hard disk space utilization anomaly between two methods

Issue I have an external hard drive formatted as NTFS with a single partition, for which, when I check for properties of disk space it shows, 450 GB used and 6 GB free. If I try to write a 7 GB file, ...
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641 views

How to delete .Trashes/* on NTFS drive on Mac?

I installed Tuxera NTFS for Mac 2013.2 on Mac OS X 10.9. I find that /Volumes/<some NTFS drive>/.Trashes/* on a NTFS drive I mounted on Mac cannot be deleted. Any idea? Things I tried in vain: ...
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Hard drive weird issue

I'm having some difficulties solving a problem that I believe is related to my HDD, and I would appreciate some help. This is what happened: I was using my laptop (DELL XPS L502x/750Gb HDD/ 6Go RAM/ ...
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1answer
77 views

Recover Time Machine partition that turned MBR only instead of GUID

I have one drive that has a NTFS partition, a TimeMachine partition (I guess HFS+) and empty space. The other day, I did one partition more from Windows 8 (bootcamp) and since then, I can't see the ...
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What is the best format to format a hard-drive to [closed]

OK my question is what is the best format for a hard-drive. When I say best a mean: Compatibility with other OS other than windows. Ability for file compression and de-fragmenting. Speed and ...
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1answer
43 views

Mount a subdirectory of an NTFS mount with different ownership

I would like a user without sudo to be able to read and write a subdirectory of an NTFS HDD. I would like my main user to have read/write access to all the filesystem. As far as I can tell, I can't ...
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1answer
42 views

What are these blocks in NTFS partitioned HDD?

I have full formatted a 1TB hard disk in Windows using NTFS format. Then in linux I run the following command to see what happend to the disk blocks! dd if=/dev/sdf1 | hexdump I expected to see hex ...
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Windows 8.1 fails to optimize System Reserved partition

I have Windows 8.1 Professional x64 running from a 256GB OCZ Vertex 4 SSD. Windows has divided the drive in to two partitions: System Reserved (350MB NTFS) C: (238.13GB NTFS) Whenever Windows ...
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109 views

Why is my NTFS parition full when it's not?

My D: drive of 137GB (NTFS) would appear to be full, but I personally disagree. This are the reasons I disagree with reality: Selecting all files and viewing their properties, it says 43.4GB size ...
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1answer
54 views

Cut off the broken sector while preserving data

I have 320GB drive with following layout: 100 MB - win data; 100 GB win partition (boot+data); 190GB data; 30 GB Linux Now my system started to hang up, I got many atapi errors and some ntfs errors, ...
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57 views

Archive entire hard drive [duplicate]

How would you recommend backing up an entire hard drive? Back story: I often help others perform a clean OS installation (usually Windows) or migrate to a new hard drive. I like to begin with a full ...
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393 views

Cause of disk data corruption?

I have had in the recent weeks several cases of data corruption that occurred while copying files from one disk to another. Question is: what can be the cause, and how do I pinpoint it? Some clues: ...
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247 views

Input/output error in OS X but not Linux on NTFS external hard drive

My external hard drive contains a directory. On my Mac I can't see this folder, neither in Finder nor with ls -la. But I know that it exists, since there is no problem with it on Linux. Because I'm ...
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1answer
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Data on unallocated space

Earlier, on a separate question, I was trying to recover data from a lost partition. Specifically, the partition was lost from a Windows 7 NTFS partition, and is now unallocated space. Through ...
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Error mounting external hard drive

When I tried mounting an external hard drive connected via usb I got the error quoted below. So far I've tried using ntfsfix and chkdsk. My operating system is Arch Linux and the drive is NTFS ...