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).

learn more… | top users | synonyms

1
vote
2answers
141 views

Why flash drive has different capacity when formatted using FAT32 and NTFS?

I have a HP flash drive with 8 GB capacity. Recently I tried to copy a file larger than 4 GB to it(when the flash drive was empty) and got an error(saying something like "cannot copy, insert another ...
0
votes
0answers
281 views

Unable to Access WD My Passport 1TB Harddisk in Ubuntu 14.04, showing error

Error mounting /dev/sdb1 at /media/aham_brahmasmi/My Passport: Command-line `mount -t "ntfs" -o "uhelper=udisks2,nodev,nosuid,uid=1000,gid=1000,dmask=0077,fmask=0177" "/dev/sdb1" ...
2
votes
0answers
55 views

What does a “Copy/Cut & Paste” operation exactly consist of?

I understand the purpose of these operations. What I'd like to know is 1.What happens at the File System Level ? Does a new MFT entry for the copy get created in the destination volume's MFT and ...
0
votes
1answer
410 views

ExFAT is good for flash drives only or it also gives benefits on external HDD, instead of NTFS?

I have external HDD that around 7 years old and decided to reformat it. I heard that exFAT is good for flash drives and keeps sectors alive longer, do this applies for external hard drive also? Any ...
3
votes
3answers
2k views

Removing `sparse` file attribute

The question is a bit broaded: What's the sparse file attribute on NTFS partitions and how can I remove it? Using Windows 7 and Windows 8.
1
vote
0answers
281 views

How do I remove 1,000,000 directories? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Quickest way to delete big folders in Windows? I found that in a directory more than 1,000,000 subdirectories has been created due to a bug. I want to remove all ...
6
votes
3answers
6k views

Why are file permissions retained when moving files within the same volume?

Ocassionally, we have the problem that a file has permissions different from the folder where it's in. Now I found out that there's a KB article explaining the reason behind this: By default, an ...
2
votes
2answers
1k views

How to recover deleted files?

My laptop has two os. one is windows vista. and other is Ubuntu. I am currently on ubuntu system, this is my primary OS. There are 4 partitions of my hard disk Windows OS Linux(Ubuntu OS) Data ...
0
votes
0answers
61 views

Extra boot options in BIOS

I've got two extra boot options in my BIOS called ubuntu. There is a picture of them for reference, and they've got a portable hard drive icon in UEFI BIOS. Does anyone know how to get rid of them? ...
0
votes
0answers
389 views

Windows 8.1 suddenly booting slowly, ntfs event id 98 appearing in the system log for each drive

This morning my PC took much longer to boot than normal, 60 seconds instead of the usual 10 or so. Investigating the event viewer I see that now on every boot there's an ntfs event 98, example below, ...
2
votes
1answer
1k views

Dangers of deleting C:\$Extend\$UsnJrnl:$J:$DATA

Got a Vista laptop with Wubi Ubuntu installed (read: Ubuntu on virtual disks located on the NTFS partition). I only use Ubuntu, but the disk performance is so poor that I want to switch to a normal ...
1
vote
1answer
299 views

Attempting to install Windows 8.1 as secondary OS, misdetects EFI partition

Currently I have Arch Linux installed as my primary OS, and wish to install Windows 8.1 as a secondary so I may utilize certain special hardware (a capture card which has no Linux drivers at the ...
1
vote
0answers
31 views

How to remove directory with invalid name on running system root partition without third party software? [duplicate]

Somehow, most probably from one or another usb-born Linux, I got cute little directory named C: located on my C: NTFS partition, due to its peculiar name I can not operate on its directory tree as ...
2
votes
2answers
5k views

Recover files from corrupt filesystem

My situation: I have an older 80GB IDE internal hdd, with a few files on it that I would like very much to recover: some word documents some latex documents (text files) and pictures (png, jpg, eps ...
0
votes
2answers
44 views

Deleting extraneous NTFS Partition

A Windows 7 laptop I commonly use has an internal hard drive that is partitioned into the primary Windows partition, drive C, and an extra partition, drive D, that is also NTFS and is positioned ...
0
votes
1answer
30 views

Maximum sequential speed for folder, defragment

How can I move folder at the beginning of the drive (partition) to achieve maximum sequential read speed in Windows? Can you recommend defragmentation tool that can do this ?
2
votes
2answers
5k views

How Can I Create a NTFS Directory Redirect in Windows 7 Enterprise?

I am using DeepFreeze to keep my C:\ drive from getting corrupted, but I need the "C:\Users" directory to be redirected (like a virtual directory or alias) to "D:\Users" so that basic changes to user ...
4
votes
2answers
2k views

Can file system performance decrease if there is a very large number of files in a single directory (NTFS)?

I have heard that file system performance (on a NTFS partition) can start decreasing if the number of files in a single directory becomes very huge (eg : >= 10.000.000 items). Is it true ? If true, ...
13
votes
3answers
20k views

Is there a limit to the number of files I can place in a given folder?

How many files can a folder contain? I have 30k folders inside 1 folder. Each of the folders has 1 image file. Is there a limit on the number of files a folder can store? I am using Windows Server ...
1
vote
3answers
2k views

Does NTFS overwrite file on the same physical location (sector)?

I want to recover an overwritten file on a NTFS partition. Let's say I have file named A in a directory. I made another file but I saved this new file with the same name, "A". Will the new file ...
2
votes
4answers
8k views

How to change file creation time in the different file systems

Is there a tool that would allow me to change the file creation time and file modified time on a list of files? Must be able to work in the NTFS and FAT32 file systems.
2
votes
0answers
1k views

How to fix damaged NTFS partition?

I have an external HDD with one NTFS partition. I wanted to transfer some files between PCs, so I have copied some files from Debian PC to the drive. After then as usual I have chosen safety remove ...
1
vote
2answers
65 views

What's the minimum occupied space that triggers Windows' low space notification?

Is it a percentage related to the partition size? Or, is it a hard-fixed number? What if it's a non-system partition? Why would it matter to Windows if it isn't installed into it? In my case, I run ...
2
votes
0answers
365 views

Does a smaller cluster size increase the ratio of NTFS compression?

I read that NTFS compression needs a partition formatted with an allocation unit size <= 4KB. Could a smaller cluster size of a partition give more compression and lessen wasted space? For ...
1
vote
2answers
63 views

Windows 7 won't boot unless neighbor HD is turned off

I have two HDs, in one there's a OS-less NTFS partition which I sucessfully shrunk using Linux's gparted utility. On the other drive, I have Windows 7, which since the resize, will only boot on one ...
1
vote
2answers
159 views

Resized NTFS partition, now it wont mount

I have had a 1.5TB drive used as an external for 6 months or so, then I decided to put it in my linux server for network storage. ntfs was being crazy inefficient so I wanted to change the filesystem ...
1
vote
2answers
400 views

What's the best way to grow an NTFS partition at the *end* of the drive?

I've got a drive layout that looks a bit like this: +------+----------------------+------------------------+ | Swap | Ubuntu (ext4) | Windows (NTFS) | ...
1
vote
0answers
81 views

Resizing 2 partitions (NTFS and ReiserFS3)

When creating a Win7 and Gentoo setup I miss allocated the space needed for Windows and Linux. I have a 320 gb drive and created a 40gb partition on Win7 and used the rest of the space on Linux. Now I ...
0
votes
1answer
395 views

Windows Explorer - How can an large file have a zero “Size on disk” value? What does it mean

I would expect some discrepancy between "Size" and "Size on disk" in Windows Explorer due to file system allocations etc. Below is a screenshot of an example file on a Windows 2012 R2 file server ...
1
vote
4answers
1k views

Remove ALL NTFS ACL's except time stamps - for data migration

I am migrating some data (2TB) off of a Windows NTFS server file share to a Mac OS X file share. I need to strip all the NTFS permissions, except for the time stamps. Any good scripts out there with ...
3
votes
1answer
319 views

NTFS Permissions - deny delete does not work

Hopefully you guys will be able to help me out. ========================= Scenario: FolderA > FolderB FolderA Permissions (no inheritance): This Folder Only Deny Delete Allow everything ...
6
votes
1answer
3k views

How can I add metadata to NTFS files/folders?

I want to tag different file types (i.e. .pdf, .epub, .iso, .bin, folders,..) using the same descriptive fields. For example i would like a metadata field "type" which would be "eBook" on pdf- and ...
4
votes
2answers
3k views

How to save a ntfs partition which suddenly became empty

One ntfs partition of my laptop was suddenly wiped out without any notice to me, when I rebooted from Windows 7 to Ubuntu 12.04 today. I am in need of help to save my files on that partition, which ...
-1
votes
1answer
48 views

Recovering Deleted Data onto the Same Drive [closed]

I just accidentally deleted pretty much all of my data. It is on a separate partition, and I have not touched anything except to try some undeleters. The biggest problem is that it is terabytes of ...
8
votes
2answers
1k views

What block allocation algorithm does NTFS use?

On Windows XP 64, I downloaded a 1.2 GB file and it ended as fragmented as the image shows. Unfortunately, before taking the snapshot from Piriform Defraggler I defragmented the other files, so you ...
0
votes
0answers
166 views

Cannot turn on bitlocker windows 7 with TPM and NTFS - Optiplex 7010

My specs are: Dell Optiplex 7010 Windows 7 ultimate C and D drive both of them are NTFS TPM My problem is: When I am trying to activate bitlocker on drive C, I am getting error message ...
0
votes
0answers
64 views

Change Journal in NTFS

I'd like to know what these commands are exactly returning as output. fsutil queries http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc788042.aspx In particular , If I were to run fsutil usn readdata ...
0
votes
0answers
14 views

Cannot Access Folders after copying data to new Hard-drive

For Example : I have 10 folders 1-10 , i copied these folders to a new hard-drive E: . My problem is when i tried to access this folders from RDP protocol it gives me an error : "E is not ...
2
votes
0answers
127 views

Journaling Folder Size Utility

I have been fascinated with Everything recently. It is a very simple utility that can manage to find stuff incredibly fast on NTFS because it reads the MFT and journal. Is there similar utility for ...
3
votes
1answer
87 views

Recover data from HDD

Out of the blue, when I plugged in one of my external drives, I could only see a part of the contents in File Explorer; after trying to open the volume again a few times, I rebooted and was greeted by ...
121
votes
15answers
119k views

“This file came from another computer…” - how can I unblock all the files in a folder without having to unblock them individually?

Windows XP SP2 and Windows Vista have this deal where zone information is preserved in downloaded files to NTFS partitions, such that it blocks certain files in certain applications until you ...
0
votes
1answer
3k views

Format NTFS to HFS+ without loosing data?

I wish to plug my external hard drive which is formatted as NTFS into my Apple Airport Extreme Basestation. It will only take HFS+ or FAT32. I don't have any other devices to store data. I have ...
3
votes
0answers
2k views

Windows 7 NTFS Symbolic Link - Network Share Availability/Timeout

In Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008, is there a way to quickly detect if the target of a symbolic link is available? For example, a symbolic link is created to a remote share UNC using the ...
1
vote
5answers
3k views

How to recover the data from the crashed (external) hard disk drive (NTFS)?

The 300 GB harddisk has 2 partitions,90 GB and 200 GB! I can see the drives in windows(XP) but unable to access them, the file system is shown as RAW, 0 used space and 0 free space!..chkdsk returns ...
1
vote
1answer
152 views

How to specify SIDs in Security Policy?

After the installation of KB2871997, on Windows Server 2008 R2 on a domain controller, you get a new user group: 'Restricted Users', and as this article mentions, you get two new well known SIDs: ...
5
votes
1answer
6k views

Create 8.3 name for an existing directory

I have a machine that initially had 8.3 filename creation disabled. However, this was causing issues with some legacy software, so it was re-enabled. I'm wondering if it's possible to go back and ...
4
votes
0answers
101 views

How to find out which files are stored in a certain section on the disk [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I determine what file occupies a given sector? My hard drive recently spit out bad sectors. I used ddrescue to clone it onto a another drive. Unfortunately there ...
3
votes
1answer
639 views

Why does copying individual files take so much longer than one large file? [duplicate]

I was copying a few very very large files to my computer. In total, 28 files and roughly 200GB (meaning each one was . I noticed that it was going at more or less the same speeds the entire time: ...
1
vote
0answers
22 views

Why WDS required NTFS partition for storing images

it says HERE under "Prerequisites for installing Windows Deployment Services" that WDS requires NTFS for storing images. Can anyone explain me why is it so? I hope I'm asking at the right place ...
2
votes
2answers
2k views

How to delete file that has invalid name? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Files with illegal filenames I've accidentally created -?.tgz file on my NTFS hdd (working under linux). And I'm just curious is it possible to delete it under Windows 7 ...