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Setting Deny Permissions with ICACLS on “This Folder”

ICACLS "{PATH}" /DENY "{AD Group}:(D)" I want to deny the ability for {AD Group} to delete the parent folder but still have permissions to delete child folder and files. However, when I set the DENY ...
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Why folder or file name in Windows cannot end with space?

I learned something new today. When I tried create new folder "folder " (no quotes) in Visual Studio I got error: Directory names cannot contain any of the following characters: : * ? | " ...
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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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Where on the disk is the NTFS reserved area?

By default on a freshly installed system with plenty of free space on a disk, where are the NTFS reserved area located on the disk? What percentage of the way through the disk is it located at? ...
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Resetting / Managing User / NTFS Permissions

I'm having a stressful time with User / File / NTFS permissions under Win8.1 I don't know when exactly it happend but something probably went a bit wrong with the permissions on some of my folders, ...
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NTFS change journal user permissions

On Windows (2000+) is it possible to grant non-administrator users rights to be able to read a NTFS change journal? As far as I can see by reading MSDN ...
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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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How to Move multiple sub-folders through out a tree structure with the same name to one folder

I'm looking for a batch file to move multiple sub-folders that have the same name throughout a tree structure to a new folder that will contain a single folder with all the files. i.e. Folder 1 - ...
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51 views

Formatting a Hard Drive with WIndows 7 Machine vs. Window XP

What advantages (if any) are there to formatting an external hard drive with a Windows 7 machine vs. a Windows XP machine? The hard drive will be used for archiving files from both machines. Will ...
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Why do time stamps change when copying or moving files in Windows?

In Windows 8.0, copying a file from C: to D: changes its Created and Accessed time stamps. But the Modified stamp is left untouched. Moving the file from C: to D: instead changes the Accessed stamp, ...
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Does changing a file's attribute also change its time stamps?

In Windows 8.0 it seems that when I change a file's attribute (e.g. H and R) the time stamps (Created, Modified, Accessed) stay the same. Are file attributes in fact stored in the NTFS file system ...
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VirtualBox VM “pauses” indefinitely when mounting ntfs rawvmdk as read-write

I've ran into several interesting issues when mounting an NTFS partition in FreeBSD and Linux. My server is running Windows 7 Ultimate and VirtualBox ver. 4.3.6. There is a reason why it's running ...
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How to open files with colons in their names in Windows?

I have some files on my C drive with colons in their names. I'm pretty sure they were created in some Linux distro I used before. I know Linux supports colons in file names, while Windows does not. ...
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Files copied to NTFS partitions in Ubuntu get deleted by Windows 8

I have Ubuntu 13.10 and Windows 8.1 installed, both 64-bit (dual boot). Whenever I create or copy files to any of the NTFS partitions from Ubuntu, these files get deleted once I login to Windows. When ...
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Can I copy files from NTFS to FAT32, and then open them using a FAT32 OS?

I have a Windows XP operating system disk that is NTFS formatted. The problem is that it is damaged but I can still access some of the files and data, only as a slaved drive. I have a Windows XP ...
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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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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
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How to improve performance of a folder with many files in windows server 2008 sp2?

On a windows server 2008sp2 box, I have a folder with more than 180,000 files(images). Since this folder is used to store images for a legacy application, I cannot change the directory structure. Is ...
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Confused about wording of text in the Effective Permissions window

On the Effective Permissions window in Windows Explorer you can enter a user or group name and see what permissions that user or group would have over that particular file. I'm slightly confused ...
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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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Why does NTFS compression not apply to moved files/folders?

To save some disk space I designated mostly read-only folder containing portable applications to be compressed. It worked, but now whenever I move new files/folders to the compressed folder I need to ...
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1answer
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Windows NTFS : How to reset security easily?

(My English can be strange ..) I have one external HDD formated by NTFS. I use this HDD as my data storage. When I reinstall windows, external HDD's security settings seem to remain, so I must have ...
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40 views

Mounting NTFS volume without permissions on Windows

Is it possible to mount an NTFS filesystem on Windows without permission restrictions? A typical scenario occurs when you connect a drive containing NTFS partitions from another computer. In this ...
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1answer
109 views

Find out where a file was downloaded from

In Mac OS X, there is a very useful file property called "Where from" which tells you the URL that the file was downloaded from, available via the "Get Info" context menu within the "More Info" ...
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How to remove the requirement for administrator permission from a file in Windows 8.1?

I have recently launched TrueCrypt in Administrator Mode and created a encryped file container. Now when I want to move the file, rename the file or do anything it requires me to approve the action ...
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Can you nest alternate data streams?

Is it possible for alternate data streams to be nested? I've been trying to create stuff like a.txt:b.txt:c.txt, but it doesn't seem to work. However, after creating a file a.txt with an ADS ...
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Avoiding extreme fragmentation of compressed files on NTFS

Problem explanation I'm storing windows disk images created with wbadmin on NTFS drive, and I found compressing then with NTFS compression gives 1.5-2× space conservation, still giving full ...
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Protect any unwanted operation by Windows in dual boot?

I have both Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows 7 on different partitions on my hard drive. There is a ntfs partition accessible to the two OSes. I have almost always been using Ubuntu, and haven't used Windows ...
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Do not allow locking read only files by network

I have shared a folder with read-only access rights. But if someone is using files from this folder, I can not delete these files, because they are locked. Is there any way to prevent read-only users ...
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Cant see files(created by windows) on NTFS Partition

I have a NTFS Disk that is use to share all my media files betweeon Windows 7 and Ubuntu. Unforntunately after i saved some new movies there using windows i cant not see them in Ubuntu. I just wont ...
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How to convert the ext 3 file system of hard disk to ntfs and install Windows 7?

In my laptop earlier I had Windows 7 32-bit installed and then I had formatted the complete hard disk to ext 3 and installed Linux Ubuntu. Now I want to install Windows 7, but when I try to install ...
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1answer
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Deleting directories with many hard links

I'm trying to clean up a directory that contains a lot of data (more that 1 TB), with many of the files hard linked to save space. For some context, this is the drive where we keep our builds, and we ...
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How to delete Windows NTFS hard link (mklink /h) while original is in use?

On a Windows NTFS file system, I have a file (say, orig.mp3). I open this file, through this path orig.mp3, in such a way that it is in use (say, by playing it in VLC). Then I create a hard link ...
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At what point does Windows 7 built-in Guest account can write into HKLM key?

I'm not sure what went wrong in my Windows 7 permissions configuration, but I just discovered that while being logging in as a Guest account I can add and remove keys from the ...
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Is it possible to mount DriveImage XML backup image?

I used DriveImage XML [1] to create backup of the harddrive on some old Desktop PC with NTFS partition. I used no compression (None), enabled Raw, Split Files (I should not check this) and create the ...
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Who should own the root folder of a drive?

All partitions are NTFS. The system is Windows 7 Pro. It does not belong to a domain. I do use shared folders occasionally (both via the Homegroup and old school sharing). Should I set the owner to be ...
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copy|move sparse files on NTFS with Windows

How can I copy or move a sparse file from one NTFS volume to another NTFS volume while maintaining the sparseness using the native tools included with Windows? If there is no way to do this with the ...
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1answer
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Does removing a user from a group revoke their ownership privileges?

This may be a naïve question, but I'm concerned about file ownership and group access under NTFS file systems and in a Windows AD environment. Let's say that Jim-Bob created a folder, \stuff, and put ...
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How can a ntfs share be accessed after being unmounted?

I bought a new hdd for my file server, copied all over to the new disk, and gave it the same drive letter and name, so the change would be transparent to all machines connected to the network. Once ...
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1answer
108 views

WinDirStat sees files that are not there - what's wrong?

I've been running WinDirStat to clean up my harddrive. One folder it reports as consisting of 2GB files, and it's also showing these files, but using explorer or the command line, there is nothing ...
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Linux ntfsundelete for recovering files in a Windows XP NTFS partition

Recently some folders have began disappearing from my Windows XP partition while booted in it. Sometimes after a drag and drop or move operations, a folder becomes undeletable, and I am afraid that it ...
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Gparted wants me to use Chkdsk for corrupted partition?

Gparted cannot fix a NTFS partition. It says its corrupted and Windows Chkdsk needs to run. How can this be if Windows is seeing the partition as corrupted?
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How To Create 'Transparent' or 'Undetectable' Symbolic Links With NTFS?

I'm currently using three 'cloud' services (Google Drive, Dropbox and SkyDrive). However, they are not very customizable; I've been unable to set all three services to sync the same local folder. ...
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Of all things… (in-depth and NTFS-related)

I was using 7-Zip and found some files that I was wanting to take a look at the hex dump of (out of curiosity) prefixed by a dollar sign. I used it to copy the files to a directory that I knew that ...
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USB Drive Format NTFS Vs FAT32?

Please can anyone explain the Pro's and Con's of Formatting your USB drive in NTFS format or FAT32 format and vice versa ? Please highlight any advantages of one format over the other . Keeping in ...
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How to copy folders on same NTFS drive using hardlinks?

Is there a way to create hardlinks to create a duplicate of a folder on the SAME drive (NTFS formatted)? I am looking to do something like this: XCOPY E:\TEMP\SAMPLE1* E:\TEMP\SAMPLE2\ /s but INSTEAD ...
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Is there a way to give NTFS file permissions to users from other Windows installations?

I am trying to set file permissions so users from two Windows installations can access certain files from a shared NTFS hard disk, withouth resorting to give "Everyone" permissions. From within an ...
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How can I create a symbolic link from Windows that will work under Linux?

I have a ASUS O!Play HD media center hard-drive thingie. It has a 2TB hard drive which is formatted in NTFS, and runs some version of linux. The UI for this thing is awful, and every time I turn it ...
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External Hard Drive Partition now “unallocated” space

I created a 32GB partition on my 1TB Western Digital External HDD. The partition was created without a problem. Both the 32GB partition and the remaining partition were fully functional. I then ...
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Cannot cleanly delete symlinks

Problem: When deleting a symbolic link, traces of it remain in the filesystem. Demonstration: Use MKLINK to create a symlink pointing to E:\test Resulting output of DIR /AL /S C:\ | FIND ...