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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Defrag NTFS $LogFile

I have the super descriptive "my computer is slow" issue. In resource manager I notice that c:\$LogFile access times are continuously around 800 ms, and I suspect this is causing much of the slowdown. ...
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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 ...
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All of the NTFS hard links damaged, where are those 0kb hardlinks stored and how to recover them?

This is Windows 7 x64 sp1 on a NTFS file system. All hardlinks within C:\Windows\System32 folder disappear, and the Windows can't boot, because even the osloader, C:\Windows\System32\boot\Winload.exe ...
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Create NTFS partition for files for dual boot Win 7 (3 primary partitions) & Debian

My problem is that I want to partition my disk so there is no conflict between debian & win 7 AND that they can both access my files. I have a 1 TB hard disk. I installed Windows first, it created ...
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What is the range of dates that windows explorer can display?

I want to set the created date on some old scanned pictures to a date in 1970. If I do that using a third party tool, Windows explorer displays the date as blank. I thought NTFS could go back to the ...
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CentOS 7 and OpenSuSE 13.1 (so far) can't see NTFS partitions during installation

The title is rather self explanatory, but here some more details. I'm currently running my machine with Windows XP x64 (read Windows Server 2003) and I was planning to install CentOS 7 on the same ...
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Formatting or not HDD after new motherboard installion

Is it possible to avoid formatting a hdd after installing a new motherboard on a machine? If "yes" is the answer, what is the best way to do that? I need to install a new M/B on my machine, but I ...
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Windows 8 Hardware Diagnostics

I have a new high spec. Windows 8 Pro work station that has now BSOD three times in 5 days due to NTFS problems. Is there a tool I can leave running after work that try to determine the root cause of ...
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How do I remove ownership of an external NTFS drive in Windows 7 to allow only certain users of 2 different systems to fully access all files

I have a hard drive I would like to access from two different windows 7 machines. I have been taking ownership to access the files when I switch machines, but I know this is likely inefficient. I ...
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Files suddenly disappear (and reappear) on a NTFS USB drive used with Linux?

I recently bought a portable 1TB external USB drive which I intend to use mostly with my Ubuntu laptop, but I would like to be able to use it with other OS as well. It came formated as NTFS, and that ...
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Why formatted flash memory has used space

I format my flash memory and select its file system format as FAT32 : And then take a look at the flash memory drive properties : As you see above, there is a 16KB used space. I change ...
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Doesn't metadata occupy any size?

I put 4096 characters in a text file and save it.Since every character is 1 byte, Size of the text file must be 4K byte.As you see below that's OK: I connect my flash memory to my computer. the ...
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In Windows 7, are junctions keyed to the drive?

I have windows 7 on my C drive. I have a 2nd D drive that is a larger storage drive. I currently have several junctions on my C drive that point to my 2nd D drive. Now I want to get a bigger 2nd ...
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How to NTFS compress the system drive?

As you know, some files cannot be compressed when your system is running. How do I enable compression system-wide then? For every single file? Can I enable it in the recovery console? Ps.: For ...
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How to copy files from one computer to another without losing any metadata?

Similar to but more demanding than this question : How to copy files while not modifying the file creation times at all? I want to copy files between computers without the "Modified" and "Created" ...
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Unable to mount 2TB NTFS hard drive in Ubuntu 14.04

Can somebody assist me on this one? Error mounting /dev/sdg4 at /media/jote/DATA_4: Command-line `mount -t "ntfs" -o "uhelper=udisks2,nodev,nosuid,uid=1000,gid=1000,dmask=0077,fmask=0177" "/dev/sdg4" ...
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While extending the partition to unallocated space Windows 8.1

I recently bought a laptop with free dos because I already had a version of Win 8.1. after installing the OS, While repartitioning the Hard Drive, I discovered two unallocated 7.80GB (one NTFS and one ...
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Merging many .rar files in one .rar file

I have about 200GB of rar part files (all .rar) that I would like to merge into 1 single .rar file. I'm trying to perform this in Windows. How would one go about merging many a rar file without ...
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File system corrupt after attempting to repair NTFS partitions using TestDisk

Primarily I'm looking for: Details of what TestDisk means by "Warning: number of bytes per sector mismatches 2048 (NTFS) != 512 (HD)" Analysis or suggestions regarding what probably went wrong and ...
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Do I have a bad HD sectors?

A computer user and an avid learner but an absolute novice to HD partition. Got a new laptop less than a month but DAMNED, dropped it (tripped on the power cord and it dropped to the carpeted floor). ...
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Explorer.exe is accessing $Mft (NTFS Master File Table) and causing excessive hard disk grinding in a directory containing ~10,000,000 files

I have an internal HDD which contains a directory, which contains a series of folders, which contain a total of about about 10 million small text files. Whenever I open this directory in Windows ...
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Linux Mint 17 could not boot

I have a sony external hard drive. In that i created dev/sdc1/ (NTFS) for windows8.1 clone image via clonezilla. dev/sdc2 (NTFS) dev/sdc3 (NTFS) then i deleted sdc2 and then created root/ , home/ ...
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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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Why does ubuntu linux insist on been installed on a ext partition and can it be installed on fat32 or NTFS?

Before i start don't lecture me on the fact that fat32 is old and hasn't been updated for nearly 20 years. Right now i have sorted that, I am trying to install ubuntu Linux on to a 64GB flash-drive ...
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Trouble creating real NTFS links using Cygwin

I have administrator privileges and would like Cygwin's ln -s to make NTFS links instead of the fake !<symlink> files that only Cygwin understands. I tried the following, based on Cygwin ...
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Can't shrink to available partition volume in Windows [duplicate]

I have 1TB HDD with 800GB free space plus a typical System Reserved partition. I removed system files before shrinking in Disk Management since suggested shrinking size was no more than 100GB ...
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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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Expand system partition on my system disc C (Windows 7)

I have a system disc C: (Windows 7 is installed) and all installation program files (installed programs) on D: because of poor space on C:. Now I'm stuck with this question: how to increase the space ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...