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 view a NTFS filename in HEX view

Basically an ill behaved software in my Windows PC is spoiling filenames with illegal characters. To help the developer to debug this issue, I am looking for a solution to dump the offending filename ...
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Cause of disk data corruption?

I have had in the recent weeks several cases of data corruption that occurred while copying files from one disk to another. Question is: what can be the cause, and how do I pinpoint it? Some clues: ...
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Mounting ntfs subdirectories of device

I have an external hard drive mounted in arch-linux using /etc/fstab: dev/sda1 /mnt/share ntfs-3g user,users,gid=users,fmask=113,dmask=002,locale=en_US.UTF-8 0 0 charles@arch ~ $ ls -l ...
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Not permitted to create a new directory on a ntfs partition?

I am using Ubuntu 12.04. When I open a pdf file in Evince, and want to click "Save as" in the menu of Evince to create a new directory on a ntfs partition (shared between Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows 7 ...
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Why does NTFS compression not apply to moved files/folders?

To save some disk space I designated mostly read-only folder containing portable applications to be compressed. It worked, but now whenever I move new files/folders to the compressed folder I need to ...
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Windows NTFS : How to reset security easily?

(My English can be strange ..) I have one external HDD formated by NTFS. I use this HDD as my data storage. When I reinstall windows, external HDD's security settings seem to remain, so I must have ...
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Mounting NTFS volume without permissions on Windows

Is it possible to mount an NTFS filesystem on Windows without permission restrictions? A typical scenario occurs when you connect a drive containing NTFS partitions from another computer. In this ...
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Folders on ext. HDD has been replaced with an mp3 file How get the folder Back?

My external hard drive is in NTFS format and I'm using a mac computer. In order to write to the hard drive I'm using "Paragon NTFS for Mac", have been using this for years without any issues, until ...
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sitecopy insists on a ~/.netrc with 600 permissions, but my ~/ is on an NTFS partition

I am desperately trying to get sitecopy to run from my computer, but the stupid thing seems to insist on reading my ~/.netrc file, even if the manpage seems to say otherwise ("If it exists, the ...
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Disable Windows 8.1 Component Store (WinSxS/DriverStore) automatic compression?

Windows 8.1 has a new Scheduled Task (Servicing\StartComponentCleanup) which will automatically delete or compress superseded and unused files from the Side by Side store, DriverStore and drivers ...
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Mark Deleted Files as Undeleted

The capacity of my hard drive is 500 GiB. 150 GB of data got deleted accidently. I didn't write any byte to the drive after that incident, so my data is guaranteed to be there. I have tried apps like ...
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How do I verify hard drive in Ubuntu?

I am running Ubuntu. I have taken a 250GB hard drive from my old machine, and wanted to use it as an external hard drive with my laptop. I bought a USB to SATA cable, and connected it to my laptop, ...
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Input/output error in OS X but not Linux on NTFS external hard drive

My external hard drive contains a directory. On my Mac I can't see this folder, neither in Finder nor with ls -la. But I know that it exists, since there is no problem with it on Linux. Because I'm ...
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Data on unallocated space

Earlier, on a separate question, I was trying to recover data from a lost partition. Specifically, the partition was lost from a Windows 7 NTFS partition, and is now unallocated space. Through ...
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Find out where a file was downloaded from

In Mac OS X, there is a very useful file property called "Where from" which tells you the URL that the file was downloaded from, available via the "Get Info" context menu within the "More Info" ...
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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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Error mounting external hard drive

When I tried mounting an external hard drive connected via usb I got the error quoted below. So far I've tried using ntfsfix and chkdsk. My operating system is Arch Linux and the drive is NTFS ...
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How to remove the requirement for administrator permission from a file in Windows 8.1?

I have recently launched TrueCrypt in Administrator Mode and created a encryped file container. Now when I want to move the file, rename the file or do anything it requires me to approve the action ...
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Can you nest alternate data streams?

Is it possible for alternate data streams to be nested? I've been trying to create stuff like a.txt:b.txt:c.txt, but it doesn't seem to work. However, after creating a file a.txt with an ADS ...
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How to restore the ownership of a folder to “Trusted installer” using silent command line

Please could any one let me know the silent command to restore the owner ship to "Trusted installer" as a default owner. steps i performed is : 1- TAKEOWN /R /F "C:\Program files" (SUCCESS & ...
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What are “:ms-properties ” files?

Due to a failure of a partition managing software, I had to recover the files from my local hard drive with TestDisk on a live Ubuntu drive. Afterwards, I encountered several files named ...
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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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Avoiding extreme fragmentation of compressed files on NTFS

Problem explanation I'm storing windows disk images created with wbadmin on NTFS drive, and I found compressing then with NTFS compression gives 1.5-2× space conservation, still giving full ...
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How to undelete dynamic partition?

I've tried to remove mirror from software raid 1 but windows removed the whole array. How to restore it? It was standard windows mirroring on dynamic discs.
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Protect any unwanted operation by Windows in dual boot?

I have both Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows 7 on different partitions on my hard drive. There is a ntfs partition accessible to the two OSes. I have almost always been using Ubuntu, and haven't used Windows ...
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Do not allow locking read only files by network

I have shared a folder with read-only access rights. But if someone is using files from this folder, I can not delete these files, because they are locked. Is there any way to prevent read-only users ...
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Safe option to handle NTFS on Mac

What are the risks associated with the following methods and which one is the less likely to damage the OS or the drive? Tuxera/Paragon OSX "native" NTFS support (via terminal tweak) Windows Virtual ...
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Writing to NTFS external HD attached to Windows 7 from OSX

I have a Windows 7 computer on which I have an external 3TB HD attached. It is formatted NTFS, which is the way it came. Had I realized the hassles I'm going through, I might have reformatted it ...
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Cannot mount image made with ddrecovery in Fedora

I have recently made a switch to Fedora. I have an NTFS disk image that I made from a failing hard disk on Ubuntu using ddrecover. Under Ubuntu, I could mount the image just fine and recover the ...
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Recovering EFS files from an unbootable Windows partition

I have several folders that were accidentally EFS-encrypted because of a bug in Windows' built-in zip extraction function ...
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Cant see files(created by windows) on NTFS Partition

I have a NTFS Disk that is use to share all my media files betweeon Windows 7 and Ubuntu. Unforntunately after i saved some new movies there using windows i cant not see them in Ubuntu. I just wont ...
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How to unlock lost file handles?

I'm a developer and sometimes my IDE crash leaving a huge cache file locked. When I restart my IDE I can't compile because the file is locked and can't be removed. My solution to the problem now is ...
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How to convert the ext 3 file system of hard disk to ntfs and install Windows 7?

In my laptop earlier I had Windows 7 32-bit installed and then I had formatted the complete hard disk to ext 3 and installed Linux Ubuntu. Now I want to install Windows 7, but when I try to install ...
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NTFS and ReFS limitations

As far as I know, by design NTFS supports partitions containing up to 2^64 clusters. But NTFS implementation in Windows XP and later is somewhat limited by Windows stack which can address 2^32 ...
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How can I determine the location of a file on disk (sector/offset) on an NTFS filesystem?

Are there any tools/utilities that can enumerate all the sectors on which a given file is stored?
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searching tool to read defect ntfs partition on the fly [closed]

i have a hdd crash by physical influence (laptop fell down 0,5 m while disk running) after connecting the disk to a notebook via USB adapter, i could see 1 of 4 partitions with a drive letter, the ...
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Two files with same path and name - corrupted file system?

My computer is running windows XP 32 bit. I am using the following script to download the contents of a website to my hard drive, which is formatted as NTFS. wget-1.10.2.exe -r -x -p -nc -c -e ...
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Deleting directories with many hard links

I'm trying to clean up a directory that contains a lot of data (more that 1 TB), with many of the files hard linked to save space. For some context, this is the drive where we keep our builds, and we ...
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Replace large file with placeholder so backup program won't believe it's changed and will keep it uploaded

I'm using a program which will back everything up, but if you delete a file, it'll only store it on their servers for 30 days. I'm just wondering if it would be possible to replace a file with a 1kb ...
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WinVista and Chrome freezing on high disk usage

I'm trying to diagnose an issue with my PC. I see unresponsive apps like chrome and windows explorer. The UI is responsive but its still very annoying. THe HD utilization seems high when this ...
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Is it possible to isolate which process caused data corruption on hard drive

I have windows 7 (64 bits) installed on a hard drive along with other systems(windows and linux , that can see mutually other OS partitions)...when i run one of the other systems there is no data ...
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Copy files *without* taking ownership

I'm manually backing up data off a hard drive that has XP installed on it, because I suspect the drive is failing. I want to copy the files, but I don't want to change the owner (or any permissions) ...
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Why doesn't Windows plan ahead when file moving/copying between drives/directories?

When I move a file from C: to D: (for example), sometimes I might have an older backup to merge into, but then it will start copying and stop halfway with a message that says something like this: ...
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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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Creating a Symlink in an NTFS share

I am currently on Arch Linux accessing Samba shares of an NTFS drive connected to a windows machine. I want to be able to create Symlinks from my Arch Linux machine in the Samba shares. I have googled ...
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Where is my disk space going?

I have a 1TB partition mounted with all my local non-program data in it, and it was showing as only having <250 GB of space left. So I went to do what I usually do, move the worst of it onto my ...
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Windows 7 Ultimate versus Cygwin: POSIX compliance and is it practical to install a GNU system directly on Win 7 Ultimate without Cygwin

What are the advantages or disadvantages of using GNU/Linux utilities on Windows 7 via Cygwin as opposed to making use of Windows 7 Ultimate SUA (Subsystem for UNIX-based applications) support ...
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EFS not available on Windows 7 Home Premium: workarounds?

This may well be an easy question to answer. I am running Windows 7 Home Premium and my hard disk's file system is set to NTFS which in theory should support EFS. However I've read that EFS is only ...
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NTFS symlink not syncing to target folder

In Windows 7, I've created a directory symlink in my SkyDrive folder that points to my My Documents folder. In other words, I have the following folders: c:\users\<user name>\documents ...
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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 ...