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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Lost Mbr Data recovery

I wanted to use gparted to position my windows 7 partitions to the first sector in my hard disk. When I executed gparted the following error message pop up to me: Warning: /dev/sda contains GPT ...
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NTFS-3G unmounts USB drive as soon as it is mounted

I have created an udev rule to automount a USB hard-disk when I plug it in, but the drive doesn't appear as mounted. In /var/log/messages, I can see Dec 27 09:11:02 smug ntfs-3g[6043]: Version ...
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OneDrive on a Mounted Volume

I am trying to create a partition to store my OneDrive files so it can be accessed on both my Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu installations. The shared partition is formatted with NTFS and I am currently ...
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Does resizing partitions cause damage?

I plan on resizing already-separated partitions. Let's say that there is partition A and partition B on drive C:. All of drive C: is NTFS, and drive C: is, in total, 1 TB. Partition A has 400 GB, and ...
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How do I determine optimal Blocksize, Sectorsize, and Clustersize for a disk with millions of files?

I have millions of files on a large disk. I want to minimize the average wasted space by correctly formatting the drive. Is there any way to optimize the BlockSize, Sectorsize, and cluster size for ...
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“Access is denied” to Admin when using Sysinternals Contig to defrag the $LogFile metadata file

I have folders with hundreds of thousands, to over a million files and subfolders in each parent. I'm reading that the NTFS log file may be responsible for slow file creation and other actions. How ...
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How can I format a drive to NTFS without an operating system?

I am trying to install Windows 8.1 onto a desktop I have that currently has Ubuntu. When I installed Ubuntu, the installer automatically reformatted the drive from NTFS to whatever format it was that ...
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How to workaround when IntelliJ IDEA dumps files in profile and ignores junction?

I'm using Intellij on Windows and when I create a project it dumps a whole load of files into the profile. That's ok - because maven does this too. When maven does this I move the files to another ...
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Cannot delete the the many Zone.Identifier files testdisk left behind

After successfully recovering many files from a Windows drive with a broken partition table with testdisk, I have noticed that for many filetypes, so-called Zone.Identifier files were created as well. ...
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NTFS rw-support for Mac via fstab not working

I have used an NTFS partition for a long time with my Mac getting rw support for it via the "LABEL=DriveName none ntfs rw,auto,nobrowse" entry in /etc/fstab. I reinstalled Yosemite last night just to ...
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Apache NTFS symlink linux

I have a dualboot system with a common NTFS drive. I wish to store my files there and run from there. I ran into several roadblocks and cleared most of them. Here is what I am facing. I have set my ...
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Can I recover data from a clobbered NTFS volume? [duplicate]

First of all, yes, I know I'm a moron. Long story short, I overwrote the first few dozen megabytes of a 2 terabyte disk, clobbering the partition table and beginning of an NTFS partition. It's all ...
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Copy Files from One Drive to Another and Keep Hard-Link in Windows

I have drive A: with 16G Space and plenty of files, due to the Hard-link feature in NTFS, the files together is 15G but only takes 2G of real space. I like to copy all those files to drive B: which ...
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Using junction.exe for Windows 8 only creates a directory to copy to and is not protecting the targetted directory

I am using junction.exe for Windows 8 with commands like these D:\Downloads\Junction\junction.exe D:\Temp\Sandbox\ C:\Sandbox\ D:\Downloads\Junction\junction.exe D:\Temp\AppData ...
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Paragon NTFS for Mac v12.1.62 shutting down computers, corrupting files

We have Paragon NTFS for Mac 12.1.62 on seven Mac computers. We've never had issues with Paragon for NTFS, but recently updated to version 12.1.62. Ever since, we have had multiple problems with ...
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Format ext3 partition to NTFS and merge it with another one in Windows 8.1

A few months ago I had Linux and Windows OS on one HDD. Now I don't use the Linux and I want to format the partition to NTFS and merge it with the Windows one or at least be able to use it with ...
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removing the “click to permnantly get access” prompt on many files?

I am trying to back up files from an old hard disk; it will be placed back into the original system if/when I get that system working. However, every software will fail to backup a folder if I have ...
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NTFS “desyncronisation” with Linux and Windows

I have common data partition (D:\ in Windows) with NTFS shared by Linux and Windows 7, where Windows is on it's own OS partition (C:\) with NTFS too and Linux (Ubuntu) is on ext4. Because I do spend ...
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How do NTFS Permissions Work with Deletion?

I have a folderA. I'd like a user (let's call him darth) to be able to do anything (create,read,write,delete) folders/files inside folderA , BUT darth should NOT be able to delete folderA itself. To ...
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What is the difference between creating a junction point and going to folder properties and changing the location?

I was reading up on how to maximize the lifespan of an SSD and they mention creating a junction point for the directories most written to on the SSD. I found that junction points just creates a second ...
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Files Larger Than 4GB Are Not Transferring To Hard Drive?

Moving things from my laptop to a 1TB hard drive. Stops at any file larger than 4GB saying that that there isn't enough space on the hard drive. I checked the formatting on my hard drive and it is ...
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Classic Windows oddities… (NTFS.SYS error that fixes itself?!)

I am getting a boot error with my Windows 8, regarding the fact that my ntfs.sys file is corrupt. However, if I keep retrying the boot through the "Select OS" screen, I boot successfully on the ...
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Why can't I delete files that “do not exist”, but appear in my download directory?

I've downloaded three videos. I moved them to a different folder where I put all my videos, however a copy of the files still show up in my download directory. I tried (in Explorer and cmd.exe) to ...
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Adding NTFS partition to disk in Windows makes HFS+ partition on same disk invisible in Mac OS X

I've got a USB hard drive that I've been using with my Mac for backups, formatted as one large HFS+ partition. I added a second NTFS partition for similar use with Windows, as follows: Resize HFS+ ...
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cannot delete file on windows or mac [duplicate]

I have a NTFS drive that I was editing on my Mac. I have Paragon 9 that allows me to edit NTFS. When I was moving or deleting a folder with two files in it, something got messed up and I cannot ...
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How to hide desktop.ini files without hiding other hidden files/folders?

Is there anyway to hide desktop.ini files, but unhide them when I need them? They get in the way when I'm moving files and such but I do use them so deleting them isn't an option.
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File names with illegal characters on NTFS drive [duplicate]

I have an external drive which is using NTFS. I think what has happened is the file was saved under Linux so has the illegal (to Windows) character ":" in the filename. This file can't be read by ...
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NTFS write speed really slow (<15MB/s) on Ubuntu

When copying large files or testing writespeed with dd, the max writespeed I can get is about 12-15MB/s on drives using the NTFS filesystem. I tested multiple drives (all connected using SATA) which ...
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How to run chkdsk if I can't boot to Windows

I have a NTFS partition with Windows XP but it has bad sectors and it can't boot. It's a SATA drive and the Windows CD can't access it because it's missing it's drivers, I don't have a floppy drive ...
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Why does NTFS compression take up a lot of space?

To save some disk space I figured it might be a good idea to compress the VMware vSphere Client I have installed because I almost never use it. I was surprised to find that it had the exact opposite ...
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How to make Folder Properties show modified and accessed dates?

On Windows XP NTFS, when I right click a file → "Properties", I can see the created, last modified, and last accessed date: However for folders, the last modified and last accessed dates ...
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Can't copy data into NTFS-formatted external HDD from Macbook [duplicate]

I have copied my whole HDD into a Macbook Pro. Now I formatted the HDD from FAT32 to NTFS. Macbook is not allowing me to copy the data back to the HDD. What do I do now?
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How do you make Windows 7 fully case-sensitive with respect to the filesystem?

I want to make Windows 7 case-sensitive when it reads/writes anything on the hard drive (the C drive, or any other NTFS drive). I found a video via google that says to change the registry key ...
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How do I recover files from a corrupted filesystem without losing folder structure?

A friend gave me his external hard drive to rescue his data. It contains only one NTFS formatted partition. Windows shows this partition as "RAW". CHKDSK fails, because it doesn't recognize a NTFS ...
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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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Mac OS X - Problems with file permission into NTFS usb drive

I can read/write files within an NTFS external USB drive. I have some problems with large files like AVI/MKV stored on an NTFS external drive. Those files appears greyed into Finder and, always using ...
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Folder missing either before or after Chkdsk ran in verify mode

When I started my computer I was shown a popup window asking to check the disk of H:, I chose the scan mode that only checks and would allow me to choose what to do. I wasn't asked again if I should ...
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How can I completely remove all traces of Paragon NTFS for Mac 12 (Trial)?

so I did something foolish and installed this software without fully reading the reviews about how bad it is. I did the free trial for Paragon NTFS for Mac 12. I ran the installation and after hitting ...
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How to protect an SMB shared directory with a password on WIndows Server 2008?

There is this directoy inside a shared resource that's accessible to everyone and I have to secure it so only one user can have access to it, so I proceeded to create their account and then set the ...
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How to format to NTFS my EXT4 partition on Windows 8?

I'd like to format one of my partitions to NTFS which is EXT4 at the moment and an ubuntu is installed on, that I don't need anymore. I can't see the partition in My Computer and I've never tried ...
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Edit & add Administrators permissions without using SUBINACL

I am Server Admin but getting Access denied errors for few folders. There is a way to use SUBINACL play file. Is there a way edit & add Administrators permissions without using SUBINACL ?
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CHKDSK finds no errors but drive keeps on failing

So here is the problem: I have an external disk that I use to store all the archived data, e.g. photos, movies, etc. The drive is formatted as NTFS, and checking the Disk Management tool from the ...
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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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How to get Cygwin Permissions in Windows 7

I had installed Cygwin, then later deleted my Windows 7 account and recreated the account with the same name. Now I am having trouble editing files in my Cygwin folder or creating new folders/files. ...
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On a Mac, how can I find all files on a NTFS partition that have the same name, given case *in*sensitivity?

Here's the deal, I have a huge mess of files on an external drive that is formatted as NTFS. I wish to copy all of these files onto my MacBook Pro. NTFS, like sane filesystems, is case sensitive. HFS ...
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Linux NTFS-3G General Protection Fault when using OS X in VirtualBox

I have an OS X virtual machine in VirtualBox on a Debian host. The disk image is located on an NTFS partition (which is not the system's root partition), mounted using NTFS-3G. The machine was ...
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How to delete Windows NTFS hard link (mklink /h) while original is in use?

On a Windows NTFS file system, I have a file (say, orig.mp3). I open this file, through this path orig.mp3, in such a way that it is in use (say, by playing it in VLC). Then I create a hard link ...
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Need simple NTFS permissions setup example

I have a fairly straightforward need to setup permissions on an NTFS filesystem using icacls.exe. I hope that someone can give a complete cookbook solution. I believe this example will provide a ...
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Two folders with identical names causing many problems

In my 'Documents' folder (Win7) I have two folders with names that appear in Explorer to be identical, though their contents are different. I can rename them both to something else (eg: 'Test') and ...
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USB 3.0 flash drive has slow performance after reformatting

I bought a USB 3 flash drive, and after a few weeks of using it (happily), I needed a bootable linux and that was the only thing handy. So I reformatted it and worked through all that jazz. But I'm ...