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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Blocking specific users from using Microsoft Edge browser

How can I block specific ("standard") users from using Microsoft Edge on Windows 10 Pro? NTFS permissions on: C:\Windows\SystemApps\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe\MicrosoftEdge.exe don't ...
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Copy to another NTFS disk and preserve hard links

I have to copy directory structure from one local NTFS disk to another (Windows 7+) and preserve hard links that exist within this directory structure. An acceptable solution would be to replace hard ...
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Upgraded to Debian Jessie from Wheezy, can't mount NTFS disks anymore

After upgrading from Debian Wheezy to Debian Jessie, I can't mount my NTFS partitions anymore. One error message which I get is: Mount is denied because the NTFS volume is already exclusively ...
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file deletion from NTFS drives doesn't frees the space on the disk

Okay, so this problem is very weird. I have rMBP mid 2014 running OS X El Capitan and Paragon NTFS 14 software, which enables write premission for NTFS drives. There's no problem with copying files to/...
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Used space on an “empty,” formatted flash drive

I recently purchased a SanDisk Cruzer CZ36 16GB USB 2.0 flash drive. The flash drive was formatted as FAT32 from the package. I will need to store files that are larger than 4GB on this flash drive, ...
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Unable to extend volume even though all prerequisites fulfilled

I have searched for the answer to this problem for a while. I have a 64GB flash drive that I recently had to format to FAT32 to place Windows Recovery tools on it. When I attempted to extend the re-...
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exFAT file timestamps

I use external SD cards to backup important data on my PC. I typically use "Robocopy /mir /ndl" so that I get on the SD card a true picture of what's on the disk. Twice a year, when the clocks change,...
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Message “file too large for recycle bin” on any file on external HDD Win 10

On my external only-files (no Windows) NTFS 2TB HDD Win 10 raises a "file too large for recycle bin" message on any file I delete. I formatted the HDD with the onboard Windows partition tool and the ...
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linux samba server with ntfs external

good day all Linux Ubuntu 15.04 - gnome External HDD - 2TB NTFS End result: Stream media from my external hard drive via linux using Samba What I have done/tried: Followed a tutorial, setting up a ...
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1 out of 3 ntfs partitions failed to mount on OS X 10.11.1

This is a single usb hard drive with three NTFS partitions (which were historically created by windows), that functions perfectly under ubuntu linux. When connected to this MacBook Air (OS X 10.11.1) ...
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Speed Comparison Hard Drive( Speficilally NTFS and EXT Linux)

How would I measure the speed of my hard drive for tons of different files? (I would like to create a chart for the NTFS and the ext file systems) I'm planning to use NTFS for my home directory so I ...
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Unable to delete folders from Mac archive on Windows

I extracted a zip file, but found that I cannot delete the extracted folders afterwards. Including the actual file folder and the __MACOSX folder. If I shift-delete these files, nothing happens. If I ...
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NTFS File Compression Issue

I have several hundred photo files that were inadvertently moved from a Windows NTFS formatted, compressed external drive, to a second external drive that was formatted by Mac OS X. The move was ...
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Robocopy - NTFS Access is Denied

I am trying to backup a disk from one share to another using robocopy with the following command: robocopy \\servername\E$ \\servername\F$\Copy /E /ZB /copyall /r:5 /w:30 /dcopy:T /log:"C:\Temp\log....
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Recover NTFS partition overwritten by Mac OS X installer

When installing OS X to a different disk, I accidentally quick erased my ~3TB NTFS HDD to Mac Extended (HFS+). I believe I originally had one partition on the drive because it didn't have an OS, it ...
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Hard Links in Windows - risk of file-loss?

I am now creating hard links to remove duplicate space usage in backup data. This is within single NTFS partitions. I am afraid of data-loss - losing a file completely if one link reference is broken,...
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file locked on shared drive by user who no longer exists

I'm really banging my head against the wall with investigating this issue, we have a shared drive with a number of documents, one such document was created in 2015 and User1 attempted to access this ...
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Load failure: [14] Not Found while installing windows

I have HP omni 10 5601tw which came with windows 8.1 preinstalled os. Currently i am running windows 10 pro. I am trying to clean install windows 8.1. I am using rufus to create bootable windows. ...
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Bitlocker, the manufacturer partitions and NTFS

I have just bought this Probook 450 G2 with Freedos. Initially there was two manufacturer partitions, each about 8 GB, one for HP documents and the second for something else. I deleted the one about ...
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“Unable to find or create a directory of the trash” on NTFS partition

I use RFRemix, desctop XFCE4 ]$ uname -a Linux localhost.localdomain 3.17.4-302.fc21.x86_64 #1 SMP Thu Dec 4 19:12:43 UTC 2014 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux When I try to delete from NTFS ...
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Rebuild NTFS partition table

At our SOHO we have several 3TB NTFS GUID partitioned hard disks. One of them became unusable. windows did not even recognized it. Using a hard disk edit utility we found the partition table was ...
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how to set automatic NTFS LZX compression on new files

I know it is possible to compress files on the commandline with LZX: COMPACT /C /S:E:\Backup /EXE:LZX But i would like to do that BEFORE the files gets written on the disk. If i enable compression ...
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NTFS file restore it without copy for recover

I have deleted a file from an NTFS drive using winhex by setting flag to 0x00 of file in use. It deleted the file from the drive. I now want to get the file back by setting the flag again to 0x01 of ...
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Cannot extend Windows partition

I have created a 150 gigabyte partition for an extra operating system, but then decided I did not need it. Now I cannot extend my partition C:/Windows8_OS(NTFS), even though the 150 gigabyte partition ...
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chkdsk not logged to even log on Windows 10

If I schedule chkdsk to run on restart: chkdsk C: /F /X No results are reported in event log after chkdsk is run (used Ctrl-F -> chkdsk to find it). Is anyone else seeing this ? UPDATE It seems ...
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Maximum volume size of NTFS

I was going through this Microsoft's link, and under NTFS section I have found the following information. NTFS: Maximum Volume size: power(2,64) on disk format and power(2,32) on implemetation. ...
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Files dissappeared after remounting NTFS partition. Why?

I was trying to login my Ubuntu 14.04, but after entering password, I wasn't able to see any icons or dash. I had faced this issue before and I knew the solution as well. The issue was that my Ubuntu ...
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How can I display all 8 NTFS timestamps?

I understand that there are 8 NTFS timestamps http://www.governmentsecurity.org/forum/topic/30896-frustrating-ntfs-time-stamp-forensics/ NTFS MACE (Modified, Accessed, Created and MFT Entry ...
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How do I use NTFS links to merge folders A and B?

To save on disk space and to keep things tidy, I want to have two folders, A and B. Folder A contains "stock" files, and Folder B contains "modded" files. I want to have the contents of Folder B in ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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) ...
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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) ...
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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 ...
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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! web....
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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 ...
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“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 ...
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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 ...
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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. ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...