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File system corrupt after attempting to repair NTFS partitions using TestDisk

Primarily I'm looking for: Details of what TestDisk means by "Warning: number of bytes per sector mismatches 2048 (NTFS) != 512 (HD)" Analysis or suggestions regarding what probably went wrong and ...
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Windows equivalent of linux “blockdev --rereadpt /dev/sdb” command?

I have three machines A,B and C. Machine A is connected to an iSCSI disk on Machine B. Machine A can only write information to this iSCSI disk. Machine C is also connected to this same iSCSI disk on ...
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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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Trouble creating real NTFS links using Cygwin

I have administrator privileges and would like Cygwin's ln -s to make NTFS links instead of the fake !<symlink> files that only Cygwin understands. I tried the following, based on Cygwin ...
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Can't shrink to available partition volume in Windows

I have 1TB HDD with 800GB free space plus a typical System Reserved partition. I removed system files before shrinking in Disk Management since suggested shrinking size was no more than 100GB ...
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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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Does Windows 8 have to be installed on NTFS?

Does Windows 8 need to be installed on an NTFS partition or does it just like to be on one? If I installed it on NTFS and then copied all its files on to a FAT32 partition would it work or would it ...
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1answer
58 views

Folder missing either before or after Chkdsk ran in verify mode

When I started my computer I was shown a popup window asking to check the disk of H:, I chose the scan mode that only checks and would allow me to choose what to do. I wasn't asked again if I should ...
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NTFS compressed folders: is it possible to tweak compression ratio?

As it seems, Windows compresses the NTFS compressed folders with the lowest compression ratio possible. While this maybe good for increasing speed and decreasing CPU load, for the files that are ...
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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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How can I manually mark a bad block on a NTFS-formatted hard disk in Windows?

I have a disk with a single broken sector. SMART shows 0 reallocated sectors and 0 pending sectors. Unfortunately, this sector can not be fixed in usual way by forcing HDD controller to remap it, as ...
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Add read permissions to user folder in Windows when opened with Linux

I have laptop and 2 harddrives (Windows and Linux) When I on Linux I often need some files from Windows. If I connect Windows HDD with USB connector then I can see all files and I can read some ...
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Someone please explain how I'm writing to EXT4 from Windows 8.1

I'm dual booting Debian amd-64 Wheezy 7.5 and Windows 8.1 I have 6 drives and I am 100% positive that four of the drives are formatted Ext4 (Formatted in Linux) How on earth is it that when I'm in ...
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34 views

Decrypt EFS-encrypted file (I do have certificate backup)

I have an encrypted folder on a Windows 8 machine, which was encrypted by another user-account (which I cannot boot into due to a corrupted profile). But I do have the private-key backup certificate ...
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27 views

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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43 views

Can I grant permissions on files in windows 7 using a security identifier from another machine

I have an external hard drive, and I wish to grant permissions on some files to users from 2 different computers without having to hook it up to the 2 different computers. I know the SID of the user ...
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60 views

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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1answer
26 views

How can you circumvent Windows's 260 chars filepath in Dropbox?

Dropbox says it's limited by Windows's 260 chars file path limitation. But almost all Windows programs we use work properly with longer filepaths, so it not a Windows problem after all. Is there any ...
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13 views

find the group or permission that grants the user permissions to a specific folder

In windows you can find whether a user has permission on specific folder with "effective permissions" under security that is under properties of the folder. But how can you find what group has ...
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1answer
39 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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1answer
75 views

“Copy but keep both files” but only for files with different timestamps

I'm trying to consolidate 5 very similar but slightly different tree structures into a single one but not lose any modified data. So, I need a solution that will: 1. Copy files that exist in the ...
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1answer
54 views

How to get size of folder without taking ownership?

Is it possible to see how much space a folder I don't have permission to access (like Windows\TEMP or the Windows Store App repository) uses without taking ownership of it?
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51 views

DOS Batch script to iterate through NTFS drives

I need a Batch FOR loop that iterates through the driveletters of NTFS drives only. I found a way to do a FOR loop like so: for %%X in (C:\ D:\ E:\ F:\ G:\) do <bla> Obviously I could go A-Z ...
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NTFS Permissions - Create Files and Folder but prevent Deletion and Modification

Objective: A shared folder to which users can create files but not modify or delete them. Users should also be able to create subfolders. I have granted my security group the following advanced NTFS ...
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142 views

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? [closed]

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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1answer
94 views

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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36 views

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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43 views

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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1answer
62 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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1answer
130 views

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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236 views

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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352 views

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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1answer
311 views

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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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
25 views

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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1answer
78 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
427 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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1answer
353 views

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 ...