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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Is it safe to delete the System Volume Information folder?

I have a 3 TB external NTFS drive I was originally using on Windows. I'm now using it on a Linux samba fileserver, and there's a folder named "System Volume Information" on the HDD root. Windows ...
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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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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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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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Main disk have strange filesystem

I have my data disk (hdd, 1,5TB), that I'm using in windows just fine (ntfs). When I look at it with MiniTool Partition Wizard, I get 2 partitions, both simple ntfs, with same letter. Strange, but ...
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Corrupt disk after fsck for ntfs

A while ago, I found out that I could not use my 2TB type 07 (NTFS) USB disk when connected to a computer with a Windows boot. Disk had only one partition. However, I could mount and use it under ...
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Group Admins means every Admin in the world can access files?

I have an external NTFS-formatted hard disk for my Win 7 PC. For this disk the group Admins of PC1 has full rights. I connected this hard disk with another Win 7 machine and I was surprised, that on ...
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Improve SSD reliability with NTFS but no TRIM support

I have an SSD with a single NTFS partition, but I access it through an external USB interface and there is no TRIM support. My question is: Does NTFS attempt to reuse previously used sectors when ...
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Convert ext4 hard drive to ntfs fromat without formatting

I have a 1TB external hard drive with about 800gb data of ext4 format. Is there a way of converting it to ntfs format without having to format hence losing my data?
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Why doesn't XCOPY copy my junctions?

I'm trying to copy a Users Directory with XCOPY, but parts of it are not working. (I'm running as Administrator, in a command prompt which was started with Run As Administrator) The user directory ...
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Force TRIM with Windows 7 on SSD (w/ NTFS) after cloning [duplicate]

I have Windows 7 and a 512GB SSD that supports TRIM, with a single NTFS partition. I just cloned the SSD from a 512GB image of another drive, which puts it in about the worst state possible since all ...
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Easy2Boot not working with a exfat format

I am triying to multiboot a USB flash drive using Easy2Boot and it says: You can use FAT32 or NTFS (and with a few limitations an exFAT or ext2 formatted drive) But when I launch ...
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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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Can mklink make portable links?

Is there any way to create portable links in NTFS using mklink? Or it there a better solution? I want to be able to distribute an application in a zip file or folder copy where there is one "real" ...
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Cloning a 512 sector size to Advanced Format WD Black drive

I have a old WD Black drive that is not Advanced Format. Due to it having one bad sector in a unused area I need to clone it to a new hard drive to avoid losing data. Unfortunately the same model of ...
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ntfs disk dying or..? rsync and mkdir failing, strange behavior

System root@host:~# uname -a Linux host 3.2.0-4-686-pae #1 SMP Debian 3.2.57-3+deb7u1 i686 GNU/Linux Mounts root@host:~# mount | tail -2 /dev/sda1 on /mnt/sda1 type ntfs ...
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How to write to a NTFS partitioned drive from a Mac? [duplicate]

Looking for a good (preferably free) driver or way to enable read and write access to an NTFS hard drive from OS X 10.9.
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Truecrypt container with NTFS on a Truecrypt disk unmountable

I have following setup: OS Ubuntu/Gnome, 1 TB external drive, created and encrypted (whole disk encryption) on Windows7. On this encrypted partition I have a 80 GB Truecrypt Container. My system ...
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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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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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Unable to mount external hard disk in Ubuntu 13.10

When I tried to mount via terminal: sudo mount -t ntfs-3g /dev/sdb /mnt it shows the following message: $ sudo mount -t ntfs-3g /dev/sdb /mnt [sudo] password for ****: NTFS signature is missing. ...
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Changed “partition type” to EFI GPT accidently when default WAS Intel using TESTDISK

So i was trying to recover a failing drive by doing some tests. This drive was connected externally. After some trial and errors - I decided to 'write changes' after going into the EFI GPT category ...
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NTFS File Repository

Windows 2012 Server, Active Directory. Top level folder name: Reports Folder requirements: Allow create subfolders Allow create new files Allow read existing files Deny modify (i.e. overwrite) ...
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Unable to format drive to NTFS

I'm not sure what I did with my 16GB USB stick but now I won't be able to format it to NTFS anymore. Tried to quick and full format it and I got this: C:\Users\Home>format g: /q /fs:ntfs Insert ...
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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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“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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Corrupt MFT & MFT Mirror on NTFS

So here's the issue: An NTFS partition on a hard disk has a corrupt MFT and MFT mirror. I have a ton of important files on this filesystem. I also have a little bit of information about the ...
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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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Mac os partition corrupted

i'm in big trouble. Here is my story: i wanted to resize my bootcamp patition (i had windows 8.1) i followd these steps https://discussions.apple.com/thread/5450324 i resized hfs+ partition from mac ...
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Showing Hidden Files as Hidden in Windows from Linux Samba Share of NTFS Drive

I have a Raspberry Pi which is using samba and ntfs-3g in order to share a USB external hard drive on my home network. On the hard drive, there are some files which are marked with the "Hidden" ...
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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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Everything on my NTFS partition disappeared. DESPERATE ASSISTANCE NEEDED

I just rebooted into Windows (I dual boot with Ubuntu), and everything in my D: partition is gone! First question: How do I best preserve the current state of the hard drive to maximize chances of ...
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Reformatting NTFS file system

My computer crashed a while ago and the problem was that it was a Lenovo with Rapid Drive Technology, where I had SSD and HDD separate drives but there was only one big partition probably spanning ...
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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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Are there any advantages in partitioning an HDD in to system and storage (NTFS) separately [duplicate]

I once read somewhere that NTFS drives performs better as a single big partition. In Unix systems however a separate HOME partition makes sense; they are convenient for backup-restore actions (without ...
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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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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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PCMan File Manager automount permissions

Having some trouble with PCMan and USB automounted file systems. My USB is NTFS so it won't let me change permissions on the files. Is there anyway i can configure the way PCMan automounts the ...
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Corrupt NTFS partition's MFT – Which tool is right? What tool to fix?

I used Avira Rescue Disk (Ubuntu 12.04) to access a broken NTFS boot partition. Windows 7 fails to mount it: it displays a bluescreen ("UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME") and restarts immediately. With the ...
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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) ...
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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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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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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 ...
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How to solve mounted partition error in Debian 7

I installed MATE on Debian 7 (LXDE), and encountered problems with both ntfs and ext4 partitions when I mount any partitions (ntfs, ext) using MATE file manager (Caja). I don't recall how it was with ...
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Exact copy of files from NTFS to another NTFS using Linux

I try to copy all files from an NTFS to an external drive and want to preserve all permissions and attributes. The external drive has already an NTFS and contains other files. I've considered using ...
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Batch adjust / increment file date by an offset?

Suppose I have a folder of 100 files, and they have created/modified dates that are wrong, because the real-time-clock in the device that wrote them was wrong. I want to add the same offset to the ...
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SystemRescueCd: Save files from crashed Windows 7, cannot discover the harddrive

My laptop suddendly quit working, simply boots no longer, giving an error stating that it cannot find a disk where to boot from. I suspect that the harddrive is corrupted or broken. Well, I booted ...
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NTFS overhead calculation

Is there a nonexperimental way to calculate the exact amount of overhead space that NTFS partition will require (given a particular cluster size)? Theoretically I would imagine it's possible since ...
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NTFS connection restarts Mac

I'm running Mavericks 10.9.2. For some reason, I have this external drive that is NTFS formatted. I have Paragon for Mac so I can write to NTFS. It's always worked fine. Then this past weekend, it ...