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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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
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Benefits of converting Data partition from NTFS to FAT32

Desktop PC with internal SSD is running Windows XP SP3 and partitioned as below. Over time I've come to learn that NTFS does many more read/write operations than FAT32 thus possibly reducing the ...
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/dev/sda1 not Accessible in Ophcrack

I have problems using the Ophcrack Live distribution on a PC with Windows 7. I can not in any way to see the C: drive. I've tried everything, from entering as SU, I did mount, mount force, mknode, ...
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Using testdisk to recover a partition corrupted after enabling NTFS support on OSX

I have a 1TB WD external drive. I had a 1TB ntfs partition that I used to keep all my files on Windows. After moving to OSX, I tried many ways to make OSX write on it (macfuse, paragon), but after a ...
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How do incremental imaging programs know what changed?

When you tell an imaging program like Macrium Reflect to create an incremental backup, how does it figure out which clusters have changed on the volume since the last backup? For example, does it look ...
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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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Unable to mount NTFS partition using ntfs-3g

My system was able to mount NTFS partitions previosly, but after some while, mounting "broke" and cannot succeed now. Details: Disks are healthy, I checked the system on 3 different disks. Attempt ...
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How to recover files from the compressed NTFS partition?

One of the NTFS partitions was compressed with the tool implemented in Windows 7, available in the partition properties window. Later, one of the folders has disappeared. I was trying to use Piriform ...
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Maintain duplicate files with same/ different names on a Windows NTFS drive? Use junctions, symbolic or hard links?

Maintain duplicate files with same/ different names on a Windows NTFS drive? Use junctions, symbolic or hard links? I've read junctions, symbolic links and hard links, but its unclear how the ...
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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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Why can't ddrescue just recover blocks used by the filesystem?

It seems that ddrescue tries to recover all blocks on a disk or partition, even ones that don't contain files. Wouldn't it be possible for it to find out which blocks actually hold files by looking at ...
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Mount Unknown Type External HDD (was NTFS)

I'm new to Ubuntu and came here as my i can't read my external HDD in Windows. So i've booted up my Ubuntu 15.04 install to check if it pops up within the program Disks. The strange part in this ...
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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 ...
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external hard drive rescue mbr to gpt to mbr

good day all I am a slightly losing my mind at the moment. I recently bought a flashdrive for backup livecd/rescue purposes,but I am a day to late. I have an external hard drive, 2TB Seagate - file ...
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Find all files that occupy the sector range on NTFS

How can all files that occupy the sector range (not particular sector) be found on NTFS? The solution I'm using now is to process the sectors in batch with Micrisoft nfi. And it doesn't suit me, the ...
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Read partly cloned filesystem

I wanted to do a backup of an NTFS partition and I decided to do it by cloning it (with dd from within Linux), but I interrupted the process about 10% (had to do something else under another OS) ...
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Recover lost video file/stream from an NTFS filesystem

I recorded an online video conference using CamStudio. Unfortunately when it reached 4 GB CamStudio suddenly warned me it couldn't save the file (because of its size or something) any more, then ...
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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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Can't mount device

everybody! I have a strange problem. When i try to mount hard drive or usb flash i see the strange messages in syslog. And i can't rw on my device. What the stange thing is happened? I use Debian 8.0 ...
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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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USB Drive Format NTFS Vs FAT32?

Please can anyone explain the Pro's and Con's of Formatting your USB drive in NTFS format or FAT32 format and vice versa ? Please highlight any advantages of one format over the other . Keeping in ...
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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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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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How to fix external USB NTFS hard drive that stopped working in Windows but works in Mac Os X?

I have an external USB 1 TB hard drive which is formatted in NTFS. After copying of large amount of small files it stopped working. Meaning when I connect it to Windows XP or 7 the OS starts to lag ...
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Windows 8 wrongly detects my Raid1 HDD as Solid state disk

I have upgraded my machine from Windows 7 to Windows 8 and then Windows 8.1 (this is the only available upgrade path to keep my files, settings AND applications). My system is setup as follows: 2 x ...
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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 ...
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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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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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NTFS: chkdsk reports 11237 files on empty disk

Ok, there is actually 1 file reported by DIR, and the two directories contain 5 subdirectories. 21 directories if you count . and .. as DIR does. ATTRIB /s /d reports 12 entries, including the ...
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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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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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exFAT to NTFS formatting troubles

I recently ran a chkdsk on 2.5" 230GB SATA HDD but the plug was pulled before the end of the chkdsk and since then it wouldn't boot up. Deciding to scrap all data on the HDD (no longer needed it), I ...
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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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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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How can I find all symlinks in Windows Vista or 7?

I'm looking for a way to search for all the symbolic links on a NTFS filesystem on Windows Vista or 7. It would be even better if I could specify a specific target to see if it has any symlinks ...
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Windows xp recovery console without Ntfs.sys? (0x00000024 BSOD)

I have two physical disks in a computer, for simlicity lets call them C and D. C: got Windows XP and D: got some data. The problem is that whenever i have D: connected i can't boot windows. I get ...
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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 ...