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).

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Replace NTFS hardlinks with files

I deduplicated backup files on an NTFS partition. I would like to know if there is a way to reduplicate the files so that they can be edited individually. Currently /dir1/file1 /dir2/file1 -- hard ...
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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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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 ...
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Recover Time Machine partition that turned MBR only instead of GUID

I have one drive that has a NTFS partition, a TimeMachine partition (I guess HFS+) and empty space. The other day, I did one partition more from Windows 8 (bootcamp) and since then, I can't see the ...
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Recover directory *entries* in NTFS

I somehow managed to delete the root directory in a NTFS volume (I know... don't ask). Using ntfsundelete on Linux I can find a lot of inodes I can recover 100%. The problem is that I end up with ...
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Possible to mount an NTFS partition with uid=1000,gid=1000,dmask=022,fmask=133 but allow files to later be chmod'd?

This is for a single-user system that's using an NTFS partition as its $HOME; is it possible to mount the partition in such a way that New files would be owned by $USER:$USER with 644 permission ...
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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 [closed]

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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Mount a subdirectory of an NTFS mount with different ownership

I would like a user without sudo to be able to read and write a subdirectory of an NTFS HDD. I would like my main user to have read/write access to all the filesystem. As far as I can tell, I can't ...
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Is it unusual for users with NTFS “write” but not “delete” permissions not to be able to modify files?

I recently removed a user's NTFS "delete" permission (leaving them with full read/write access to a share), only to discover that they effectively only had read but not write access to their files. ...
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How to prevent users from deleting a folder, while still giving them modify permissions to its contents?

I am trying to prevent users from accidentally deleting certain folders (such as their personal scan destination folder - stored in their home drive), while still giving them read+write permissions to ...
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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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UNC cut-paste (move) to same NTFS partition

If we use local machine and cut-paste (move) file into same NTFS partition, no actual file copy happens and just internal pointers are changed. In my scenario, I have two UNC paths, both are in same ...
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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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cannot correct errors with chkdsk

Cannot correct the following conditions. XP Home SP3. I have tried just about everything ... chkdsk /f, chkdsk /r, chkdsk /P, chkdsk /v .. using XP recovery console where needed. Have spend several ...
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Correct setting for Win2008R2 home folder auto creation?

I have some problems creating a home redirection in a WinXP / Server2008 environment. GPO states to redirect home folder to server share, but the folder for the user is not created. After refreshing ...
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The Requested Operation Could not be Completed Due to a File System Limitation

I have a DB backup that is about 24GB and growing. I move it from a workstation in our corporate environment to an EBS volume at AWS by compressing it with 7-Zip, transferring to the EBS volume, then ...
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What are these blocks in NTFS partitioned HDD?

I have full formatted a 1TB hard disk in Windows using NTFS format. Then in linux I run the following command to see what happend to the disk blocks! dd if=/dev/sdf1 | hexdump I expected to see hex ...
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how to view hidden files on an NTFS drive that were copied from a Mac?

I have some files on my external NTFS drive that were copied from a Mac using Paragon NTFS. Back in Windows 7, I'm unable to view said files. I believe they exist because they still occupy space on ...
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NTFS folder permission: Full control for group

I have windows server 2012. Now i am setting some folder permissions. The issue is that the Administrators are not able to edit any of the folders, remotely on LAN. Even if the "Administrators" group ...
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What does the NTFS encryption protect against?

I have encrypted a folder from the (Properties>Advanced>Encrypt contents to secure data). However when I change my user profile to another one which is also an administrator the folder seems to be ...
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rsync on NTFS - permissions

I'm backing up directories on a Fedora machine onto an NTFS drive (fuseblk according to df -T) and it seems to go just fine with this: ls -t | sed -e "1,"$n"d" | xargs -d '\n' rm -rf nice rsync -azv ...
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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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Create Home Directories and Assign Access Permissions

I need to creates a home directory and assigns access permissions for all users in the domain. i already know about the power shell script that's been floating around on the web. But my problem is ...
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Recover data from NTFS partition

My brother scandisked NTFS partition of my USB HDD. Safe remove didn't work safely. After reattaching the data is missing. Testdisk outputs the following (I have no undelete in Advanced). I run ...
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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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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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Files on SSD disappear, reappear after restarting

After not using my PC for a while, all of the files on the non-system D:\ drive disappear. It doesn't happen on the system drive (SSD) or another data drive (HDD). I'm not sure if this only happens ...
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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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NTFS: What is a file?

Today, i discovered that the Master File Table is itself a file. However, I guess that file doesn't have a path, you cannot open, delete, or modify it. So if that is a file, maybe partitions are ...
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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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Copy file with ADS (Alternate Data Streams) via Network loses hidden streams?

Thanking to this answer http://superuser.com/a/704697/200806 I discovered ADS (Alternate Data Streams) and started to play some demo: created a test.txt:hidden file with hidden in ADS content. I can ...
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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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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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Why can't ddrescue just recover blocks used by the filesystem?

It seems that ddrescue tries to recover all blocks on a disk or partition, even ones that don't contain files. Wouldn't it be possible for it to find out which blocks actually hold files by looking at ...
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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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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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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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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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How can I archive directories containing hardlinks?

I am supporting a legacy Windows 2000 system that contains a number of hardlinks on a shared ntfs drive. We have run out of space on the shared drive and want to know the best way to archive some of ...
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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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How to view a NTFS filename in HEX view

Basically an ill behaved software in my Windows PC is spoiling filenames with illegal characters. To help the developer to debug this issue, I am looking for a solution to dump the offending filename ...
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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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Mounting ntfs subdirectories of device

I have an external hard drive mounted in arch-linux using /etc/fstab: dev/sda1 /mnt/share ntfs-3g user,users,gid=users,fmask=113,dmask=002,locale=en_US.UTF-8 0 0 charles@arch ~ $ ls -l ...
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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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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 ...