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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 ...
2
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0answers
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NTFS Junction Point from HDD to SSD, will it cause performance bottleneck? (steam game relocation)

Can an NTFS Junction Point between HDDs cause a bottleneck? Or will the junction be cached in memory? Specifically, I want to install Steam on a magnetic HDD. This means all the games will be ...
0
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1answer
85 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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27 views

How to purge $TxF folder on NTFS drive

after I complete restore from check point in Windows 8 5.5GB of space disappear from my disk. Before restore point this space was hold by files in System Volume Information\System restore.... After ...
0
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2answers
81 views

Permission errors when copying files from the former internal drive of a defunct WIndows Vista laptop

I'm helping a friend resurrect data from the internal drive of a Windows Vista laptop which survived a house fire -- call this SingedDrive. We bought a new Windows 8 laptop, and I've installed ...
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0answers
246 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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what does this highlighting of folders refers too

have a look at the below screen cut which i have taken from my windows 8 : its one of the physical drive with ntfs format, could anyone explain the mystery beyond the folder name's(file name's) ...
0
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1answer
104 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 ...
1
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0answers
127 views

NTFS drive recognized by Linux, not by Windows

I have a 2TB NTFS formatted USB drive attached to a Raspberry Pi which I use as a NAS. I can access the drive through the Linux terminal and see all the files, and I can also access all the files from ...
7
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1answer
425 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 ...
0
votes
1answer
339 views

File History not working Windows 8.1

I have file history turned on yet no data is saved. When I turn FH off and then on I get an error message: "File History has found files that are encrypted with Encrypting File System, on a network ...
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0answers
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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 ...
3
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3answers
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Disable Windows 8.1 Component Store (WinSxS/DriverStore) automatic compression?

Windows 8.1 has a new Scheduled Task (Servicing\StartComponentCleanup) which will automatically delete or compress superseded and unused files from the Side by Side store, DriverStore and drivers ...
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1answer
66 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: ...
0
votes
1answer
667 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 ...
0
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0answers
39 views

junction to a folder in a junction?

I've created a junction point to preserve the folder structure I'm used to while storing my source code files in the cloud. It looks as follows Junction point: C:\development\projects\ Physical ...
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2answers
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Raspberry Pi NTFS SAMBA SHARE Permission denied Windows 7

I'm running a little RaspberryPi machine that I wanted to turn into a low power network share that is completely unprotected on my home network, the aim is for it to be a universal network dump and ...
1
vote
1answer
352 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
168 views

Windows Built In FS Conversion tool?

Can I use convert.exe to convert my ExFat drive (Which is 3TB and not the boot drive, if that matters) to NTFS? I'm in Windows 8, and I SERIOUSLY need to convert my drive, preferably without data ...
3
votes
2answers
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UEFI Boot a NTFS Drive

I'm trying to install Windows 8 through a bootable USB flash drive, in UEFI Mode. However, while it does work when the drive is formatted as FAT for some versions of Windows 8, the version I want to ...
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1answer
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Make internal HD read only

I would like to make a HD read only to prevent any real changes(except turning off read only). The reason is the hard drive seems to get corrupt for no reason because I never write to it except in ...
0
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0answers
4k views

Windows 8: Cannot access external drives. “Location is not available” “Access is Denied”

Background Information Our office is running a pilot of Windows 8 on a 100 machines. As I've been using Windows 8 at home since the Consumer Preview, I put my name into the pilot. My laptop was due ...
0
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0answers
497 views

Mount exFAT on Windows

I have a Lenovo Carbon X1 with a 128SSD. I'm dual booting Win7 (need it for a couple of apps that don't run on Win 8) and Win8, so once the OS and apps are on the drive there's not much room for data. ...
3
votes
1answer
740 views

UEFI bootloader

Issue is that EFI systems only allow you to boot using FAT32. I have to deploy multiple images of Windows 8. My WIM image is larger than 4GB and unable to transfer to a FAT32 partition. I've been ...
2
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1answer
2k views

Windows 8 Disk Error Checking

Windows 8 has a new approach to checking the disk for inconsistencies, and I'm confused about what I'm seeing. In the properties dialog for C: I launch the disk error checker. It says I don't need ...
2
votes
4answers
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How do I extend the size of an NTFS partition?

I'm absolutely blown away by how impossible this task appearing to be. I've been through probably a hundred separate Google search results, every single one explaining how to "right click the volume ...
0
votes
1answer
342 views

NTFS properties not available in exFAT

I've been trying to find a list of file/folder properties that are available in NTFS but NOT available in exFAT. The reason I want to know this is because I'm trying to copy a few files from a NTFS ...
0
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0answers
119 views

Setting up Fedora alongside Windows 8 with special considerations

I've recently found myself much more comfortable using the console and other tools on my Mac than their counterparts with Windows. Specifically, these tools include LaTeX/xindy, emacs and its load ...
3
votes
2answers
1k views

Ubuntu and Windows 8 shared partition gets corrupted

I have a dual boot (Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows 8) system. Both systems have access to an NTFS "DATA" partition which contains all my images, documents, music and some application data like Chrome and ...
0
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0answers
654 views

Windows 8 and 7 NTFS drive incompatibility

I have a DELL XPS L702x, which has two 2,5" drive bays. I had a Windows 7 Ultimate on it for near a year, then, when Win8 came to be, i bought another SSD and installed it. Not dual-boot, just pulled ...
2
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2answers
1k views

Removing `sparse` file attribute

The question is a bit broaded: What's the sparse file attribute on NTFS partitions and how can I remove it? Using Windows 7 and Windows 8.
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vote
3answers
4k views

External hard drive FAT32 to NTFS conversion fails

I'm trying to convert the FAT32 file system of an external hard drive to NTFS. Here's what happened: C:\Windows\system32>chkdsk G: The type of the file system is FAT32. Volume PIETEREXT created ...
3
votes
3answers
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Are there any changes or additions to NTFS in Windows 8?

With Vista came a number of improvements like self healing and symbolic links. Even though these might be OS improvements, they're functionally file system changes. For Windows 8 have there been any ...
2
votes
2answers
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User folder access when dual booting Win7 & Win8

I've got Win7 & Win8 in a dual boot configuration. When I try to access my Win7 User folder from Win8 I get permission errors. I understand that my user accounts in Win7 & Win8 have unique ...