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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How to fix NTFS MFT if chkdsk hangs?

Once my external has became too slow I've ran chkdsk /f. And it has found no problems. Next time (in a day approximately) I've ran it it still found no problems in files, indices and security ...
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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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Changing deleted partition back to NTFS without having to recover to another drive

Recently, I accidentally deleted a partition off of my external hard disk. I had a copy of Minitool Power Data Recovery left over when the same drive had become RAW about a year ago. When I selected ...
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InnoDB O_DIRECT on NTFS external drive

I have a MySQL database with a table that has about 170 mil rows. I have it partitioned into 32 partitions with hash(id div 10000000). I created and imported the rows and then moved the data to an ...
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How to unlink a folder in Windows? (NTFS)

Is it possible to unlink a folder in NTFS rather than delete it? ie. Can I simply delete it from the filetable? The reason I want to do this is because I have a bunch of stuff that I've copied off ...
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Change windows files permissions from Ubuntu

I need to change a windows file permissions from Ubuntu, I found that article about it http://askubuntu.com/questions/195464/how-to-change-file-permission-from-ubuntu-wubi-install I did change that ...
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How can I delete over 2,000,000 files in a single directory efficiently?

I have over 2,000,000 (that's right, over 2 million) files in 'Temporary Internet Files'. This predicament is the result of a scheduled task that runs a script. After installing Visual Studio, it has ...
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Recover files formatted / broken partition

I recently got my hard disk broke (not physically broke) and that I tried to do data recovery. I've tried Easeus and GetBackData tool already, it works great and I can recover files, however there is ...
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Does Windows 8 have to be installed on NTFS?

Does Windows 8 need to be installed on an NTFS partition or does it just like to be on one? If I installed it on NTFS and then copied all its files on to a FAT32 partition would it work or would it ...
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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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NTFS compressed folders: is it possible to tweak compression ratio?

As it seems, Windows compresses the NTFS compressed folders with the lowest compression ratio possible. While this maybe good for increasing speed and decreasing CPU load, for the files that are ...
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External drive not showing after NTFS format

I just refreshed my Windows 8.1 installation, and I wanted to make a system image on my external drive using the native System Image program. It required me to backup to an NTFS drive, but the ...
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How to restore the file access time after extracting from archive

Is it possible under Linux to restore the file access time to that of the original file after extracting files from an archive created with tar on NTFS file system? tar does not restore the access ...
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Fat32 incorrectly converted to NTFS

I had a FAT32 partition, and I run the following command: C:\USERS\USER1\CONVERT D: /FS: NTFS Not run this command, but asked me to reset my computer. I reset my computer. CHKDSK first startup, ...
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Extra space after resizing NTFS file system

I had a 500 GB hard drive with 2 partitions on it. A Dell recovery partition and a 495gb partition. The larger had a windows 7 pro. Installed on it, and some personal data, such That windows showed ...
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Windows 7 - cannot access my own external disk

I use Windows 7 Home Premium and external USB disk with NTFS partition. I cannot write-access the my own files on it, even as a member of Admnistrators group! Is there any way how to go around this ...
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How can I manually mark a bad block on a NTFS-formatted hard disk in Windows?

I have a disk with a single broken sector. SMART shows 0 reallocated sectors and 0 pending sectors. Unfortunately, this sector can not be fixed in usual way by forcing HDD controller to remap it, as ...
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How to unmark an NTFS cluster as bad?

How do I unmark clusters as bad in NTFS? Background I mistakenly ran >chkdsk /R on my SSD, where /R: Locates bad sectors and recovers readable information (implies /F) /F: Fixes errors ...
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Whats the meaning of “???” in ls command output

I am using WD my passport hard disk. when i use ll -l command in my hard drive it shows as below ls: cannot access The.Big.Bang.Theory.S07E15.HDTV.x264-LOL.mp4: No such file or directory ls: cannot ...
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Standard user cannot access directory with ownership and mod 777, but root can

I have the weird issue of a directory being visible and viewable by root, but not by average users (even a sudoer). I run the command ls -alF at the directory containing the folder in question, and I ...
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Getting files out of an NTFS-formatted system disk via USB

I have replaced an old SATA disk in my laptop with an SSD. Now I want to get some files (that I thought I backed up but I didn't) from the old disk. I have an external disk enclosure that connects the ...
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What's the fastest application for defragmenting NTFS?

For daily/weekly use, so not copying whole disk/partition to disk/partition. What's the fastest way in Windows to defragment NTFS? Edited to add: This is on a 2 Tb hard drive, used for storage only, ...
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Give Access to a Subdirectory Without Giving Access to Parent Directories

I have a scenario involving a Windows file server where the "owner" wants to dole out permissions to a group of users of the following sort: \\server\dir1\dir2\dir3: Read & Execute and Write ...
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Why is NTFS case sensitive?

I personally thought that NTFS was case insensitive, since you can type cmd, CMD, cMd or even CmD and still get the command prompt. However, why is it that during a CHKDSK x: /f /r, sometimes it fixes ...
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How to purge $TxF folder on NTFS drive

after I complete restore from check point in Windows 8 5.5GB of space disappear from my disk. Before restore point this space was hold by files in System Volume Information\System restore.... After ...
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Is it possible to get case-sensitive filename handling in Cygwin 64-bit running on Windows 7 Professional 64-bit?

I have been using Cygwin 32-bit on Windows 7 Professional 64-bit. I had the HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\kernel\ObCaseInsensitive registry key set and all has been good: I ...
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Add read permissions to user folder in Windows when opened with Linux

I have laptop and 2 harddrives (Windows and Linux) When I on Linux I often need some files from Windows. If I connect Windows HDD with USB connector then I can see all files and I can read some ...
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External hard drive FAT32 to NTFS conversion fails

I'm trying to convert the FAT32 file system of an external hard drive to NTFS. Here's what happened: C:\Windows\system32>chkdsk G: The type of the file system is FAT32. Volume PIETEREXT created ...
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Resize NTFS partition from Mac OS X?

I have an external hard drive that I used for backups of my Windows machine. I left that machine behind but took the drive when I moved to a new city. So far, I've only bought and used a Macbook in ...
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Mounted NTFS on Debian server - access denied in Document and Settings

I am trying to make backup of Windows server 2008 R2 with a script on Debian station. I mounted system disk of the windows server with this command: sudo mount -t cifs -o ...
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Encrypted files after resetting windows password

I have some encrypted files in windows and the user account is protected by a password which can be easily bypassed by many tools and methods. So what will happen to these encrypted files? Will ...
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Are there any changes or additions to NTFS in Windows 8?

With Vista came a number of improvements like self healing and symbolic links. Even though these might be OS improvements, they're functionally file system changes. For Windows 8 have there been any ...
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Restoring data from lost NTFS partition?

I had 3 NTFS partitions (C,D,E) on my old laptop running Vista. I wanted to install Ubuntu on the system partition C, i.e. over-write Vista, but keep D,E which were storage partitions. Stupid moron ...
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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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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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Windows 8.1 taking too long to show the content of my local drive

I am trying to open a drive in my 1 week old laptop with windows 8.1 but it takes too long to show contents. I see a green bar in the address bar progressing at a very slow speed. Please help
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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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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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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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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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What does the NTFS encryption protect against?

I have encrypted a folder from the (Properties>Advanced>Encrypt contents to secure data). However when I change my user profile to another one which is also an administrator the folder seems to be ...
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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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Why unrelated files get corrupted after a blue screen of death caused by audio drivers?

Yesterday while hibernating my Windows 7 computer, I got BSOD which complained about Creative sound card driver (ctoss2k.sys). I have been using this system for two years already and I haven't had any ...
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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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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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File History not working Windows 8.1

I have file history turned on yet no data is saved. When I turn FH off and then on I get an error message: "File History has found files that are encrypted with Encrypting File System, on a network ...