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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Running Windows 7 copied from old Boot camp Partition

I have a macbook pro mid 2012. I had the stock harddrive, 750 gb, with a 550 gb partition for osx and a 200 gb partition for windows/bootcamp. I got a new ssd 960 gb, with 750 gb for osx and 210 as a ...
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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, ...
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Is file creation date visible and NTFS ADS metadata preserved on an EXT4 partition accessed via SMB?

I want to build a small backup server for my essential data. I'm interested in not losing any of the features that Windows/NTFS offers, like: File Creation Date ADS metadata(comments, tags, etc) ...
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I am not able to copy 14.6 GB file to my NTFS volume

I am trying to copy a virtual machine hdd file (14.6GB size) from external hard drive to my internal hard disk(Label: virtual machines). But After transferring some amount of data it says the ...
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adding/editing data inside a hidden NTFS partition

I have a bootable USB stick that we use for imaging machines. Which has 2 Partitions in it. Bootable MS-DOS (FAT 32) - Can edit etc NTFS - Can't touch, can only read The problem I have is that I ...
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How do I access files created by Ubuntu while using Windows (files created on NTFS disk)

I've created a folder called 'Video' in E:\ using Ubuntu. When I switch to Windows I can't see it. How do I access the contents of this folder? Note: the folder is also hidden in Ubuntu and not ...
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Is HDD RAW or NTFS?

I'm troubleshooting an internal HDD because of sporadic I/O errors (cables/SATA ports already checked out). Windows 10 recognizes the 3TB drive as being NTFS, so I run chkntfs /C e: to schedule a boot ...
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Formatted SSD No Longer Visible in diskpart

I just purchased an Intel Nuc, I3, 16gb Ram and a 120GB Samsung Evo M2. I don't want to buy Windows 10, so I was installing windows 7 from flash drive(copied from cdrom) in order to update to Win 10. ...
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How to make an exact copy of a directory to an another partition?

I have a 20Gb folder on an ntfs drive. How can I make an exact of only that folder to an another ntfs volume? By exact, I mean, copy pemissions; keep directories hard links (if any); and keep ...
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filesystem conversion from fat32 to ntfs on external hard drive

i'm currently having problems with a filesystem conversion on a 1TB external usb hard drive. The drive is filled with about 300GB and attached to a windows 7 system. The conversion was started using ...
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How does Windows calculate the fragmentation percentage?

When running defrag -a -v C: on Windows 2008 R2, I got the following output: Windows Disk Defragmenter Copyright (c) 2006 Microsoft Corp. Analysis report for volume C: Volume size ...
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Fix an external drive not ejected properly with OSX or Ubuntu

I have an external drive of 1tb from western digital. It is formatted with NTFS. I ejected not properly from a mac and now I am not able to see the disk in finder, nautilus, disk utility or gparted. ...
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How to un/break some Windows Store apps

I wanted to get rid of a bunch of Windows Store apps on my Windows 10 PC. So after Googling around for a way to do so, I settled on renaming a bunch of subfolders of this: C:\Program Files\...
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NTFS vs FAT32 Popularity (Dec '15) [closed]

Are there any publicly-available data on what file system PC users' home drives are formatted to? I'm only really interested in Windows, but broader stats will likely take into account Windows' market ...
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best way to copy content of NTFS partition to ext4 partition

I have a 263 GiB NTFS partition (with no free space) and want to copy all its files to a ext4 partition, that can't be larger than 294 GiB. I also need to copy NTFS Junctions as some kind of link. ...
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hide hidden files on NTFS shared drive on linux

I have my computer set up to use the same home folder / user profile for Linux and Windows. As a consequence I have files like NTUSER.DAT that are hidden on Windows showing up when I ls and in my file ...
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Deleting file names from MFT

I want to delete the unused contents of a disk without leaving any traces, e.g. for giving it to a colleague or a customer. The colleague/customer shall receive some files which are already on the ...
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Running Windows 10 Recovery caused my files to be deleted

Note: I've asked this question before with an unregistered user and lost access to it (I have lost alot on Christmas day this year) so I am reposting it to be able to comment on any feedback. I have ...
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Running Windows 10 Recovery caused my files to be deleted; how do I recover them?

I have a dual boot Windows 7 and Linux Mint. I decided to upgrade to Windows 10 but I had the black screen with cursor issue. I power cycled my laptop and booted to Windows which showed me the windows ...
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make NTFS Junction system hidden on Windows

I'm trying to migrate my user profile to a separate partition an I've got to the point of adding the compatibility system Junctions to the new profile. However I don't want to see them in my profile ...
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Read data on NTFS Partition

I had a Windows XP machine with an NTFS partion for programs (C:\) and I installed Ubuntu 10.10 on it. I will use Ubuntu from now on. On the disk there was an NTFS partition and free space. I ...
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Weird RAM Usage

Much of the time, my laptop (Windows 7, Lenovo ThinkPad) will be using the expected ~50-70% of RAM, only going higher when I, say, play a game or load a bunch of images. But sometimes it's randomly ...
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Removing `sparse` file attribute

What's the sparse file attribute on NTFS partitions and how can one remove it? Using Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1.
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NTFS permissions denying delete but allowing modify, forbid from explorer and commandline, but let apps do so

I need this for an internet shop workaround until they can use diskless technology. We got people deleting files of games in windows thinking they're hotshot of sorts. They're in a a drive that is not ...
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NTFS - Allow only one user

Is it possible to use NTFS to only allow one specific user to a resource? I have a shared folder, where I will put user home directories, which allows the "Domain Users" group full access. I have a ...
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Should i use ReFS instead of NTFS?

I have just installed Windows 10 and I am adding in a 4TB Storage drive. Should I use ReFS on instead of NTFS? I have heard it is more reliable to use - are there any drawbacks to using this ...
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Can I find the previous (not last) modification time in NTFS?

A file was modified in a text editor and saved. Modification and access time changed, creation time was left untouched. I need to find out the modification time before the edit. Is it somehow ...
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3TB NTFS Volume Allocation Unit Size

Getting ready to deploy a 3TB to be used as shared backup and file storage for Windows 7/10 and Linux. I know I need to set it to GPT partition table, but what I'd the best cluster/allocation unit ...
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How to Count Hard Links, Symbolic links, and Junctions on an Ntfs Volume

I know of some programs that claim to count one or the other, but I don't know of any that can count all three. I would like to count all three and print out a list like so: Hard Links: 123 ...
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Accidentally moved folder to System Volume Information

I accidentally moved a folder with lots of subfolders and files to System Volume Information on a Bitlocker-partially-encrypted flash drive. Now I can't move them back (not even with control-Z). The ...
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MFT Zone is not 12.5% (Zone 1) ? Huh?

I recently became aware of MFT Zone, which is one of four levels: 1, 2, 3, 4. An NTFS volume is formatted with default Level 1, or 12.5% according to Microsoft (unless user specifies different level)....
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Copy NTFS MetaData: Good Idea or Bad?

I wanted to "migrate" or "mostly clone" a drive to a new one. So, I robocopied a drive, and discovered that the destination has a few missing MetaData files including files from: B:\$Extend\$...
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How to use WinHex to Copy File From Drive to Drive?

How can I copy $Extend from A: to B: with WinHex? The program shows the folder in the drive, and has a copy, but no paste? I'm new to WinHex. Both drives are NTFS formatted, and I am using Windows ...
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What is $TxfLog?

I was using recovery software on my drive and I found this "$TxfLog" in the $Extend metadata file on my NTFS. What is it? It's currently holding some files with several megabytes.
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Does it worth to reinstall Windows 7 in the same partition after bad sectors found by CHKDSK in it?

I've executed CHKDSK with both "Automatically fix filesystem errors" and "Scan for and attempt recovery bad sectors" options selected on a system partition of a clean Windows 7 installation. Wininit ...
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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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Setting NTFS permissions to share root breaks inheritance

I'm having an issue with Windows 2012 R2 where setting NTFS permissions on the root of a share breaks inheritance, and the NTFS permissions are effectively replaced with the new ACE. The only way I ...
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Copying Old files from NTFS to ext-4 primary partition in LINUX(Elementary OS)

So recently i just switched from windows 7 to elementary OS and i copied my important files from my Local Disk C:to Local Disk D: I installed elementary OS in Local Disk C:. After that i want to put ...
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External Hard Disk is not empty but files are not being displayed

My external hard disk has data on it. When I right click and see properties it says has 189GB occupied, but I am unable to see any files in it. It is of NTFS format. Can anybody tell me what's wrong ...
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Virtualbox slow on ExFat formatted hard drive normal on NTFS

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 as host and Windows 7 as a guest with VirtualBox. My vdi file for Windows 7 was getting large, so I migrated it to a Samsung 850 EVO internal SSD connected through a USB hub ...
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How to get rid of folder containing just three dots […] (pointing to its parent folder)

On a (German) Server 2008 we found a folder with the name G:\Daten\Büro_GL\... When entering the folder ... in windows explorer it just points back to its parent folder (G:\Daten\Büro_GL). The ...
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Wrong MBR in NTFS partition

I have a inacessible partition. By inaccesible I mean it cannot be accesed from Windows command prompt ("file or directory is damaged and not readable"). Even chkdsk could not do anything: "Could not ...
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Mark bad blocks as unusable on NTFS using linux

one of my laptops are using windows and after a certain impact it doesn't boots up anymore, I figured the disk might've been damaged. So I've launced live Kali linux and scanned it with badblocks (...
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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 ...
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Someone please explain how I'm writing to EXT4 from Windows 8.1

I'm dual booting Debian amd-64 Wheezy 7.5 and Windows 8.1 I have 6 drives and I am 100% positive that four of the drives are formatted Ext4 (Formatted in Linux) How on earth is it that when I'm in ...
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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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truecrypt drive encryption NTFS compression

I have an external (non-system) drive with whole disk Truecrypt encryption. When I mount the NTFS volume there is no option to compress contents in the drive->properties. And truecrypt mounted ...
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How to search in dumped MFT (NTFS) file?

I dumped MTF file with Wiztree disk browser software. Wiztree open the dumped mft file and I can browser it but I can not search the files or folders. How can I search it ?
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Write times for large files on NTFS

I am trying to benchmark the performance of sequential writes (I know that writes are buffered, but that doesn't matter for the scope of my experiment - I'm not looking to measure raw disk speed) on ...
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NTFS permissions to allow a user to access and save to a folder, but not to delete or change contents?

I am in the process of trying different combinations of settings however in the process of learning. Could anybody point me in the right direction? Many thanks