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MFT is corrupt, cannot read its unmapped extend record

I am running a dual boot installation (Windows 7, Ubuntu 64bit) with a shared NTFS partition. Windows was running over night. I normally shut down the computer the next morning. The other day when I ...
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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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Format OS X Partition as NTFS from within Windows

I'm currently running Windows 7 Pro, installed via Bootcamp, on my MacBook Air. I never use OS X and I'm running out of space on my Windows partition. If I format the partition which currently ...
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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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255 views

Files copied to shared folder do not inherit permissions

I have a shared directory with the Guest account having Read & execute, Read, List contents permissions. I can access files over the network (e.g. on my tablet or laptop) without issue. However, ...
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33 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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29 views

How to best recover archived folder which appears as a file on NTFS drive?

I archived a folder to an external HDD and kept it in sync with another one using Sync Toy. Now I see that the folder appears as a 0 byte file on both HDDs. Everything else is fine and readable. I am ...
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1answer
55 views

How to recover files from hybrid drive

I have a somewhat complex problem. My notebook's hybrid drive failed and the HDD part (500 GB) was damaged physically so any software based solution was off the table. However I have taken an image of ...
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1answer
83 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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Not permitted to create a new directory on a ntfs partition?

I am using Ubuntu 12.04. When I open a pdf file in Evince, and want to click "Save as" in the menu of Evince to create a new directory on a ntfs partition (shared between Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows 7 ...
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1answer
48 views

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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1answer
226 views

How to unmark an NTFS cluster as bad?

How do I unmark clusters as bad in NTFS? Background I mistakenly ran >chkdsk /R on my SSD, where /R: Locates bad sectors and recovers readable information (implies /F) /F: Fixes errors ...
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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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1answer
84 views

Writing to NTFS external HD attached to Windows 7 from OSX

I have a Windows 7 computer on which I have an external 3TB HD attached. It is formatted NTFS, which is the way it came. Had I realized the hassles I'm going through, I might have reformatted it ...
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1answer
29 views

How to unlock lost file handles?

I'm a developer and sometimes my IDE crash leaving a huge cache file locked. When I restart my IDE I can't compile because the file is locked and can't be removed. My solution to the problem now is ...
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1answer
105 views

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
23 views

searching tool to read defect ntfs partition on the fly [closed]

i have a hdd crash by physical influence (laptop fell down 0,5 m while disk running) after connecting the disk to a notebook via USB adapter, i could see 1 of 4 partitions with a drive letter, the ...
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45 views

Is it possible to isolate which process caused data corruption on hard drive

I have windows 7 (64 bits) installed on a hard drive along with other systems(windows and linux , that can see mutually other OS partitions)...when i run one of the other systems there is no data ...
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2answers
97 views

Copy files *without* taking ownership

I'm manually backing up data off a hard drive that has XP installed on it, because I suspect the drive is failing. I want to copy the files, but I don't want to change the owner (or any permissions) ...
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1answer
59 views

Why doesn't Windows plan ahead when file moving/copying between drives/directories?

When I move a file from C: to D: (for example), sometimes I might have an older backup to merge into, but then it will start copying and stop halfway with a message that says something like this: ...
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234 views

How to fix external USB NTFS hard drive that stopped working in Windows but works in Mac Os X?

I have an external USB 1 TB hard drive which is formatted in NTFS. After copying of large amount of small files it stopped working. Meaning when I connect it to Windows XP or 7 the OS starts to lag ...
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Where is my disk space going?

I have a 1TB partition mounted with all my local non-program data in it, and it was showing as only having <250 GB of space left. So I went to do what I usually do, move the worst of it onto my ...
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1answer
118 views

Windows 7 Ultimate versus Cygwin: POSIX compliance and is it practical to install a GNU system directly on Win 7 Ultimate without Cygwin

What are the advantages or disadvantages of using GNU/Linux utilities on Windows 7 via Cygwin as opposed to making use of Windows 7 Ultimate SUA (Subsystem for UNIX-based applications) support ...
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153 views

EFS not available on Windows 7 Home Premium: workarounds?

This may well be an easy question to answer. I am running Windows 7 Home Premium and my hard disk's file system is set to NTFS which in theory should support EFS. However I've read that EFS is only ...
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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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0answers
48 views

Can not copy files after installing windows

I am experiencing a weird problem. I was running Xubuntu on my laptop until yesterday that I had to delete Xubuntu and install Windows. I had a NTFS partition on my Xubuntu that I kept some files on ...
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2answers
417 views

How can I fix an inconsistent NTFS file system without Windows?

I have a Dell laptop that came with Windows from the factory. Since then, I have installed Linux and replaced the hard drive with an SSD. The NTFS partition is inconsistent (a result of bad sectors on ...
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1answer
93 views

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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1answer
63 views

Is it necessary to regularly check drives for bad sectors?

Is it necessary to regularly check drives for bad sectors? I've heard it's important to do a "full" format when you first get a new hard drive, in order to do a deep chkdsk which will find and mark ...
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174 views

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
195 views

Will chkdsk do detect any more errors beyond “Index verification” if run with /f as opposed to without /f?

So I was using an external USB HDD, NTFS-formatted, on a linux machine with Fuse-NTFS. The machine stopped responding and crashed, and I was forced to hard-reboot. I gave it about 2 full minutes to ...
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1answer
366 views

Files on pendrive can be accessed by searching on pendrive, not visible normally

I used to open my NTFS File System pendrive on Windows 7. When I opened it on Windows XP, it opened a folder with a autorun file, this autorun file brought me to the content of my drive. The same ...
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1answer
49 views

Recovery text data from a NTFS partition after disk checking

I have a Win 7 laptop. Today, when I have started Windows, it asked me for checking the partition F on my hard drive. I accepted. It shows the message that it will delete invalid entries ... And ...
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1answer
260 views

NTFS file corruption when using drive with Windows and Linux Mint

I have two identical Seagate Barracuda drives in an IcyBox/Raidsonic dual HDD enclosure, one is formatted as NTFS the other is a TrueCrypt volume (both were created on Windows 7). I have always had ...
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0answers
50 views

Windows Explorer Search for Files and Hardlinks

This should be classified as MS Windows weirdness. I have a "file A" in a "folder A". In "folder B", I create a hardlink called "file Ah". It is clearly visible inside of "folder B". No problems so ...
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459 views

Accidentally moved folder to System Volume Information

I accidentally moved a folder with lots of subfolders and files to System Volume Information on a Bitlocker-partially-encrypted flash drive. Now I can't move them back (not even with control-Z). The ...
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1answer
22 views

Issues using Ubuntu and Windows 7?

Soon I plan on getting some new parts for my computer and when I upgrade I want to use my new SSD for windows 7 and my old one for Ubuntu (I have a lot of very large win software and games). I would ...
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1answer
308 views

Windows's 7 C: permission

I need to give to Users group read/write authorization to the C:\ folder (only this folder, not its subdirs). I'm using this command as administrator: icacls "c:/" /grant Users:M This works for ...
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1answer
51 views

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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2answers
144 views

Copying contents from an NTFS disk to exFAT formatted disk

Will there be any problem if I copy contents from an NTFS file-system hard disk to an exFAT file-system hard disk? I will taking files from Windows 7 on an NTFS file-system EHD and copying them on a ...
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1answer
164 views

Is it possible to get case-sensitive filename handling in Cygwin 64-bit running on Windows 7 Professional 64-bit?

I have been using Cygwin 32-bit on Windows 7 Professional 64-bit. I had the HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\kernel\ObCaseInsensitive registry key set and all has been good: I ...
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2answers
509 views

Can file system performance decrease if there is a very large number of files in a single directory (NTFS)?

I have heard that file system performance (on a NTFS partition) can start decreasing if the number of files in a single directory becomes very huge (eg : >= 10.000.000 items). Is it true ? If true, ...
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2answers
389 views

Partition suddenly became empty, any way to restore it?

I shutted down my o.s. and while it was shutting down I pressed "Cancel" the exact moment it shutted down, so it kept shutting down and I think this corrupted in some way the partition table. The O.S. ...
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1answer
85 views

Share and NTFS Permissions Issue

I am facing a domain level issue, the problem description is; I try to create a folder and Named "Folder 1" and share it with every one with "Read" permissions only. I created another folder inside ...
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0answers
359 views

Is safe check a NTFS Windows 7 partition using Hiren Boot Mini XP and executing partition check?

I'm unable to check HD from the Windows 7 installation cos seem to me that due to problems on the PC HD, Windows 7 is so unstable that don't allow me run its check partition tool. So I decide that ...
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0answers
978 views

Fix corrupted NTFS files system?

I was copying some files over to my RAID (Drobo) connected to my Win7x64 computer and it hung up so i tried to cancel and restarting but when i restarted the computer as soon as it recognized the ...
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1answer
528 views

Drive removed while accessing, filesystem is corrupt, can it be fixed?

The drive slipped off my desk and dropped out of a USB-HDD 2.5" SATA caddy while I was copying some files, and now it won't recognize properly in Windows. It does show up in Testdisk but before trying ...
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drive visibility on ubuntu that has formatted by windows

i always use windows and now i want to install ubuntu as my second OS(multi boot) i'll install ubuntu on separate drive. will i be able to see my other drives that were formatted by windows? the ...
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1answer
417 views

Is it safe to move Windows\Installer to another drive?

This folder is way too big to have on an SSD but I've heard deleting it can cause problems when uninstalling programs, is it safe to move it to another drive using NTFS link junction things?
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1answer
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How can the windows file system know that files and folders are related? [duplicate]

Yesterday, when saving a web page for analysis, I noticed a peculiar thing: If I decided to save a "complete web page" (I was Chrome), and then deciding that I want to delete the folder with the ...