NTFS (New Technology File System) is the default file system for Windows NT and its derivatives (2000, XP, Vista, 7, 8, Server 2003 and 2008).

learn more… | top users | synonyms

0
votes
1answer
25 views

Fixing broken external HDD partition

Basically I used Quick Format on a HDD (300GB ish) and I was changing it from NTFS to FAT32 I believe it was a while back so I cant remember much but it basically just stopped working. Now it wont ...
2
votes
1answer
94 views

ddrescue fails to complete NTFS recovery

I recently had a friend with a new Hitachi 2TB 32MB 7200RPM 3.5" SATA 6.0Gb/s Internal Desktop Hard Drive with Win7 Pro OS that was reported by Windows as failing. He asked me to recover it and ...
0
votes
0answers
47 views

lost files written to NTFS partition from ubuntu 14.04 with ntfs-3g driver

I have a windows PC which I booted to linux with a usb drive. Then I recorded some uncompressed video files , which due to their size , I had to save in the hard disk of the laptop (ntfs partition) ...
2
votes
1answer
115 views

Mount Windows partition with read-write permission if possible

I'm looking for equivalent of -errors={continue|remount-ro|panic} option which is available for i.a. mount.nfs4 but not for the mount.ntfs. I need it to mount Windows 10 partition (via /etc/fstab) ...
0
votes
1answer
118 views

OS X writing on NTFS filesystem: files disappeared after ls -l@

I have an NTFS hard drive that I have written files to after following the instructions here to allow for writing to NTFS. I noticed that if I write files to NTFS, after disconnecting the drive and ...
1
vote
0answers
124 views

Windows Server 2012 Joomla installation under IIS 500.50 error when clicking on PDF link

I have a stock standard Windows Server 2012 that I used Web Platform Installer to install Joomla 3.x. I configured Joomla to doe URL rewriting and did not modify anything else (nothing in the J! ...
2
votes
1answer
91 views

NTFS compression ate all disk space with no possibility to recover

To increase available space on a HDD (Windows Server 2012 Standard x64), I tried to enable NTFS compression on that drive. While doing the compression, it ran out of available space (despite having ...
0
votes
0answers
395 views

“Convert” NTFS EFI partition to FAT32

I want to convert NTFS EFI Partion to Fat32. I tried to install windows 10 on my windows 8.1 but unfortunately made some mistake and now I am middle of something that I am getting error while ...
1
vote
1answer
62 views

Find and remove invisible EFS*.TMP files that are created by NTFS encrypting file system

On my Win7 64 Pro I encrypted a subdirectory using the standard Windows Explorer right-click context menu Properties -> Advanced function but I found out some time later that it created a bunch of ...
0
votes
0answers
115 views

Can I find, open, view a MFT (master file table) in Windows XP?

I understand NTFS maintains a "MFT zone" on the hard disk, where it stores the Master File Table. After a crash and quick reformat in Windows XP, it's still possible to recover plenty of files. ...
2
votes
1answer
385 views

Is there anyway to unlock hibernated NTFS partition?

A broken driver messed things up, and Windows 8.1 won’t boot even into safe mode. Fixboot didn’t change a thing. When I try to restore using a saved recovery point, Windows tells me that partition is ...
1
vote
1answer
72 views

Cannot read directory “(name)”: File exists

I am trying to update a Windows 7 installation to Windows 10, but the procedure is failing repeatedly at step MIGRATE_DATA. Investigating what could prevent the migration, I found two corrupted files ...
0
votes
1answer
77 views

NTFS recovery - How to find out the first and last sectors of a lost NTFS GPT partition?

So I have this disk where the GPT (GUID partition table) went bad, and was overwritten with a new GPT. This made my NTFS partition inaccessible, but I am sure that the partition itself is still on the ...
0
votes
1answer
20 views

Find the permision that gives a user access to a folder

A user can access a folder that he should not be able to access. He doesn't seem to have the permissions but it could be a nested group. Is there a way to show all users that have access to a folder ...
1
vote
0answers
48 views

NTFS permissions equivalent to Linux “--x” (chmod 111)

I want to set folder with permissions such that restricted users could access file.txt (in folder) they have permissions to read by specifying full path but could not list the content of folder. For ...
0
votes
0answers
14 views

Windows 7 Disable Prompt “are you sure you want to copy this folder without its properties” [duplicate]

When copying tons of files to a flash drive or such, Windows 7 prompts "Are you sure you want to copy this folder without its properties" --- sometimes several times. How do I disable this prompt in ...
1
vote
1answer
416 views

Windows 8.1 - Cannot Format Partition as NTFS: “There are no volumes”

I've got two hard drives in a system, one of which (disk 1) is the Windows boot disk, and the other (disk 0) has a partition (partition 1) that I'd like to format with NTFS. However, Disk Management ...
0
votes
1answer
11 views

Find list of directories of unreadable NTFS partition

I have a failing hard disk with two NTFS partitions: C: contains Windows (107 GB) D: which stores my data (393 GB partition) I am using an Ubuntu live session as booting into Windows causes a ...
1
vote
1answer
97 views

When multiple Encrypting File System certificates are installed, which one is used for encryption?

To encrypt a file or folder in Windows, you basically go to its Properties and check Encrypt contents to secure data. Windows will use the certificate for Encrypting File System (EFS) that is ...
0
votes
1answer
25 views

ntfs: finding all files sized at 64k intervals

In Windows, is there a tool or way to easily find all files (maybe within a directory tree only) to list all files whose file size is a whole multiple of 64KB? I.e. those files that may have been ...
0
votes
0answers
25 views

Need help retrieving FAT32 partition from an unallocated portion of and external HD

I was going to create a liveusb out of my external HD, as indicated in the archwiki, using the dd command, except I didn't know what the result of the command would be. I then realized that it ...
0
votes
1answer
99 views

assign permission on DFS server 2012

I have 4 directories and 4 groups and I want each group have access to one directory for example GroupA access to Directory A and GroupB access to Directory B and .... . and also I install DFS ...
0
votes
0answers
55 views

How to fix a drive corrupted by TrueCrypt?

I keep an SD card in my Windows 8.1 laptop which contains a TrueCrypt volume. I also sometimes have an unencrypted USB hard drive connected to my laptop, which was formatted as NTFS. Somehow, I ...
0
votes
0answers
12 views

Why does locking a file prevent renaming hardlinks to it?

Suppose I have a file X.foo on a Windows machine (living on an NTFS filesystem, in case it matters). Then, I create a hardlink to it and call it Y.foo. My understanding is that once I've done this, ...
0
votes
0answers
14 views

Read partly cloned filesystem

I wanted to do a backup of an NTFS partition and I decided to do it by cloning it (with dd from within Linux), but I interrupted the process about 10% (had to do something else under another OS) ...
-1
votes
1answer
89 views

Copying .exe files from ext4 to ntfs

maybe a silly question but.. why cant i copy an .exe file format from linux (ubuntu 14.04) to windows 8.1 without corrupts when i try to execute it? I can copy some others file formats like images ...
1
vote
5answers
93 views

If I format my drive will I lose all traces of the file completely?

I tried installing Linux to a hard drive but I chose the wrong one. I ended up deleting my media hard drive (pictures movies text documents etc). Unfortunately I dont make backups. Lesson learned. ...
0
votes
0answers
139 views

Windows does not allow creating VSS shadow copy on removable USB flash disk, why?

I formatted a 16GB USB flash disk to NTFS and tried to make it VSS available, but failed. I tried to do it on a Windows Server 2008 R2 machine, running vssadmin create shadow /for=e: and I got ...
0
votes
1answer
52 views

Make a directory writeable by only one user

I'm trying to set up PostgreSQL for local use on my desktop and I ran into a weird problem. I can't seem to find a simple way to make the database cluster (which is just a directory) only accessible ...
0
votes
1answer
115 views

Preserving permission when saving from linux to NTFS filesystem

Today I was devastated to see that a software project that I had backed up in my external HDD was almost completely ruined because the execution (and other permissions) where "reset" because the ...
0
votes
0answers
41 views

What NTFS permissions to choose for secondary partition?

My computer has two disks and two partitions: C: for Windows D: for data The idea is that C: is expendable and can be reimaged quickly. Everything of value is on D:. What NTFS permissions should ...
2
votes
1answer
56 views

Garbled text at end of file. Is this encryption related?

Preface: About a month or so, we upgraded our work systems from a Windows 7 desktop to a Windows 8.1 Dell laptop. Laptop's file system is NTFS with DDPE file encryption and desktop's file system is ...
1
vote
2answers
117 views

Reinstalled windows on same drive, windows.old folder is broken

I reinstalled windows, from within windows, on the same drive (inserted the disk while windows was running, and ran the installer). When the installation completed I had a C:\windows.old folder that I ...
1
vote
0answers
35 views

Windows: Stop users from deleting files NTFS

I've changed the NTFS permissions on a folder called share1 that means users from group 'nodelete' do not have permissions 'delete' or 'delete subfolders and files' This seemed to work OK, except one ...
1
vote
0answers
44 views

Shrinking NTFS partition: numerical result out of range error

I have a NTFS partition on my 2TB hard disk. Currently it is 1.7TB big, and there's some unallocated space to the right of it of about 100GB. There are no other partitions on the disk. I would like ...
0
votes
0answers
41 views

How to copy one big file to two drives C: and D:?

As total space including (C: and D: drives) availalbe in my PC is around 4GB. But C is having 2GB and D is having 2GB then how to copy a file of size 3GB. Please don't say that to merge both drives, ...
1
vote
1answer
76 views

Got a new hard drive and would like to setup file system [closed]

I just finished assembling a new computer. I installed Windows 7 on my 250GB SSD, and everything is working fine. I've now plugged a 1TB HDD, and formatted it to allow windows to place files on it. ...
0
votes
0answers
98 views

Use 4TB partition with old NTFS-3G which doesn't support GPT and RAID

I've a D-Link Router (2750U) which has a USB port and FTP Server. I've also a 4TB External H.D.D which I want to use as one partition with this Router as my home cloud. I don't want to split this ...
1
vote
0answers
28 views

Is there a way to zerofill the page file once for VM compaction?

I know it's not good practice to completely disable the page file even with seemingly sufficient amounts of RAM. I have a number of Windows VMs that naturally have a page file enabled at the default ...
2
votes
1answer
39 views

How to recover lost NTFS partition on windows 7

I have a problem with partition. I had one with name "e" and I don't know why it has been lost. (look at screen). I think it is a problem with partition table. Can I recover my partition with files ...
0
votes
1answer
96 views

Unable to See Files on Drive On Windows 7

Drive is 1T external USB SSD formatted to NTFS (by Ubuntu). (Dual boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu 15.04) Works great on Linux. But in Windows 7 it shows up as empty. No errors. dir /a shows just two files, ...
1
vote
0answers
54 views

Chkdsk gives following output “NTFSNTFSNTFSNTFS”

I have Windows 8.1 Pro N x64 and I got an error saying "This directory is corrupt" so I decided to run a chkdsk on my C: drive. I put in the Command prompt "chkdsk /f C:" but It gave me the output of ...
0
votes
0answers
27 views

Windows NTFS - Unable to change permissions of a file despite having all rights

I'm trying to set/unset the Archive Bit of a file called "Alice-file1.txt" This file is accessible from the following share \\dhiwakar-pc\MixedData\AliceFold\Alice-file1.txt I'm accessing this ...
0
votes
1answer
70 views

Is it possible to mount a ntfs drive by name?

So I am currently using ntfs-3g /dev/sdb1 /home/mountpoint/ to mount an external usb drive. But what I want to be able to do is mount it using its volume name, in my head it would look something like ...
0
votes
1answer
249 views

Why Bytes Per Physical Sector : <Not Supported>

I'm trying to fight with mysterious Windows backup error "Volume larger than 2TB can be protected". I can be seen in internet but no solution. Users give advice to check with fsutil tool. Here are ...
0
votes
0answers
55 views

Is there a limit of 2^23-1 files in windows due to driver limitations?

In another question a user mentions that many drivers in Windows impose a limit of 2^23-1 files for ntfs. Max files per directory on NTFS vol vs FAT32 Is this correct? I can't find any other ...
0
votes
1answer
27 views

Read a file locked by another program

I have a program that reads a file written by another program, but that software locks the file while writing to it (I cannot even copy the file!). How can I read the file while the other program has ...
0
votes
0answers
17 views

I've messed up with dynamic partitions and I need to be able to backup some files

I had a dual boot of winxp on C, and win7 on S. All partitions are NTFS. It was in this order: C, S, (ext4 7gb partition), F. I originally wanted to remove C and the ext4 partition, to have one ...
0
votes
0answers
140 views

How to format VMFS drive as NTFS?

I have a 1TB SSD, which I used from new as a datastore in VMWare ESXi 5.1.0. It has a VMFS 5.58 file system. I'd now like to store HyperV machines on it, so I inserted it in a Windows 8 machine, ...
1
vote
1answer
62 views

Win7 throws “Cannot read /Boot/BCD” and even booting Windows 7 DVD fails with an error related to NTFS.SYS

The last thing I did was a free-space wipe using iolo's tools, which errored out during the last 30%, throwing an error report toward iolo's support folks. Figuring it was something related to the ...