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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Corrupted NTFS Drive showing multiple unallocated partitions

My external hdd with a single NTFS partition was accidentaly plugged out (kids!)... and is now corrupted. Iv tried running ntfsfix - with no luck - output below.. When I look at the disk under disk ...
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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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NTFS permissions to list folders but not files

We are running Windows Server 2012 as a file server. How can I allow traversing of folders but not listing of any files within the folders? I have attempted to restrict a group (FolderTravers) to ...
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UEFI Boot a NTFS Drive

I'm trying to install Windows 8 through a bootable USB flash drive, in UEFI Mode. However, while it does work when the drive is formatted as FAT for some versions of Windows 8, the version I want to ...
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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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trouble using autofs with ntfs-3g

I try to mount a ntfs disk with a autofs rule. here is the slave file: # cat /etc/autofs/auto.windows # automount second disk which contains windows data /windows ...
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Hard drive error - NTFS damaged

I am helping a friend recover data from a computer (lenovo). After what I was told was a hard shutdown, the computer does not get past the system repair screen. (Windows failed to start) Booting off ...
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Strip my windows NTFS disk of all ACLs

When you purchase a windows PC nowadays, you don't actually "own" the whole disk... There are so many ACLs on each folder that there are portions of it you actually can access only through a ...
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Can an NTFS symlink have a volume guid target?

Any way to specify e.g. \\?\Volume{f993747a-5d7a-4de1-a97a-c20c1af1ba02}\path\to\target.txt as the target of a symlink? Or does the absolute path always require a drive letter?
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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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How can I check the actual size used in an NTFS directory with many hardlinks?

On a Win7 NTFS volume, I'm using cwrsync which supports --link-dest correctly to create "snapshot" type backups. So I have: z:\backups\2010-11-28\cygdrive\c\Users\... ...
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Can you link an NTFS junction point to a directory on a Network Attached Storage?

I'm using Windows, and I want to use Dropbox to back up a folder outside my Dropbox directory. So I want to create a junction point from my target directory to my Dropbox folder. Accoding to the ...
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If I format my drive will I lose all traces of the file completely?

I tried installing Linux to a hard drive but I chose the wrong one. I ended up deleting my media hard drive (pictures movies text documents etc). Unfortunately I dont make backups. Lesson learned. ...
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Garbled text at end of file. Is this encryption related?

Preface: About a month or so, we upgraded our work systems from a Windows 7 desktop to a Windows 8.1 Dell laptop. Laptop's file system is NTFS with DDPE file encryption and desktop's file system is ...
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Copying .exe files from ext4 to ntfs

maybe a silly question but.. why cant i copy an .exe file format from linux (ubuntu 14.04) to windows 8.1 without corrupts when i try to execute it? I can copy some others file formats like images ...
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Why should I use exFAT over NTFS on removable media?

So, basically I always format my removable mass storage devices as NTFS by default, but someone told me I was better off using exFAT. Now I've been looking around google, but can't find any good ...
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NTFS or FAT32? What's better if I don't share my files?

NTFS or FAT32? I am a domestic user and my computer is used only at home (no pun there). I've read somewhere that NTFS is better because it'd allow me to set different security for files in user/file ...
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Why Bytes Per Physical Sector : <Not Supported>

I'm trying to fight with mysterious Windows backup error "Volume larger than 2TB can be protected". I can be seen in internet but no solution. Users give advice to check with fsutil tool. Here are ...
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How do I mount an NTFS image created by GNU NTFSclone on Windows?

How do I mount an NTFS image created by GNU NTFSclone on Windows? Neither the gnuwin32 version of NTFSclone nor Cygwin’s mount seem to be capable.
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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 ...
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Windows does not allow creating VSS shadow copy on removable USB flash disk, why?

I formatted a 16GB USB flash disk to NTFS and tried to make it VSS available, but failed. I tried to do it on a Windows Server 2008 R2 machine, running vssadmin create shadow /for=e: and I got ...
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Corrupt NTFS partition's MFT – Which tool is right? What tool to fix?

I used Avira Rescue Disk (Ubuntu 12.04) to access a broken NTFS boot partition. Windows 7 fails to mount it: it displays a bluescreen ("UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME") and restarts immediately. With the ...
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Make a directory writeable by only one user

I'm trying to set up PostgreSQL for local use on my desktop and I ran into a weird problem. I can't seem to find a simple way to make the database cluster (which is just a directory) only accessible ...
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Preserving permission when saving from linux to NTFS filesystem

Today I was devastated to see that a software project that I had backed up in my external HDD was almost completely ruined because the execution (and other permissions) where "reset" because the ...
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How does NTFS compression affect performance?

I've heard that NTFS compression can reduce performance due to extra CPU usage, but I've read reports that it may actually increase performance because of reduced disk reads. How exactly does NTFS ...
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What NTFS permissions to choose for secondary partition?

My computer has two disks and two partitions: C: for Windows D: for data The idea is that C: is expendable and can be reimaged quickly. Everything of value is on D:. What NTFS permissions should ...
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Reinstalled windows on same drive, windows.old folder is broken

I reinstalled windows, from within windows, on the same drive (inserted the disk while windows was running, and ran the installer). When the installation completed I had a C:\windows.old folder that I ...
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Windows: Stop users from deleting files NTFS

I've changed the NTFS permissions on a folder called share1 that means users from group 'nodelete' do not have permissions 'delete' or 'delete subfolders and files' This seemed to work OK, except one ...
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Got a new hard drive and would like to setup file system [closed]

I just finished assembling a new computer. I installed Windows 7 on my 250GB SSD, and everything is working fine. I've now plugged a 1TB HDD, and formatted it to allow windows to place files on it. ...
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Shrinking NTFS partition: numerical result out of range error

I have a NTFS partition on my 2TB hard disk. Currently it is 1.7TB big, and there's some unallocated space to the right of it of about 100GB. There are no other partitions on the disk. I would like ...
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How to copy one big file to two drives C: and D:?

As total space including (C: and D: drives) availalbe in my PC is around 4GB. But C is having 2GB and D is having 2GB then how to copy a file of size 3GB. Please don't say that to merge both drives, ...
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Use 4TB partition with old NTFS-3G which doesn't support GPT and RAID

I've a D-Link Router (2750U) which has a USB port and FTP Server. I've also a 4TB External H.D.D which I want to use as one partition with this Router as my home cloud. I don't want to split this ...
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Is there a way to zerofill the page file once for VM compaction?

I know it's not good practice to completely disable the page file even with seemingly sufficient amounts of RAM. I have a number of Windows VMs that naturally have a page file enabled at the default ...
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How to recover lost NTFS partition on windows 7

I have a problem with partition. I had one with name "e" and I don't know why it has been lost. (look at screen). I think it is a problem with partition table. Can I recover my partition with files ...
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Unable to See Files on Drive On Windows 7

Drive is 1T external USB SSD formatted to NTFS (by Ubuntu). (Dual boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu 15.04) Works great on Linux. But in Windows 7 it shows up as empty. No errors. dir /a shows just two files, ...
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Chkdsk gives following output “NTFSNTFSNTFSNTFS”

I have Windows 8.1 Pro N x64 and I got an error saying "This directory is corrupt" so I decided to run a chkdsk on my C: drive. I put in the Command prompt "chkdsk /f C:" but It gave me the output of ...
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Windows NTFS - Unable to change permissions of a file despite having all rights

I'm trying to set/unset the Archive Bit of a file called "Alice-file1.txt" This file is accessible from the following share \\dhiwakar-pc\MixedData\AliceFold\Alice-file1.txt I'm accessing this ...
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Windows was unable to complete the format

Hi all I trying to format the memory card of mine but windows can't able to format it. I have tried for hours finding the solutions on the net but got nothing so far. Is there any way I can format my ...
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Is it possible to mount a ntfs drive by name?

So I am currently using ntfs-3g /dev/sdb1 /home/mountpoint/ to mount an external usb drive. But what I want to be able to do is mount it using its volume name, in my head it would look something like ...
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Is there a limit of 2^23-1 files in windows due to driver limitations?

In another question a user mentions that many drivers in Windows impose a limit of 2^23-1 files for ntfs. Max files per directory on NTFS vol vs FAT32 Is this correct? I can't find any other ...
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Windows 7 can't see exFat partition that I made in OSX Disk Utility

My HDD is formatted as the following [HFS+ OSX SYSTEM PARTITION] [HFS+ OSX TIME MACHINE PARTITION (just for convenient history)] [NTFS WINDOWS 7 SYSTEM PARTITION] [exFAT PARTITION] [FREE SPACE] the ...
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Source path too long - BUT IT NEVER USED TO BE

I am getting the following error while trying to copy backed up data from my external hard drive to my desktop: The source filename(s) are longer than is supported by the file system. Try moving ...
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Read a file locked by another program

I have a program that reads a file written by another program, but that software locks the file while writing to it (I cannot even copy the file!). How can I read the file while the other program has ...
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Is there any way to restore EXT4 partition

Is there any way to restore ext4 partition after formatting the entire hard disk then making two partitions of NTFS
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Windows - Create User Folder with specific NTFS rights using CMD?

Situation: Im currently making a default windows image for our new PCs. These new systems come with an SSD (250GB) + HDD (500GB). My Goal is to have the main user profile still on the SDD but ...
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I've messed up with dynamic partitions and I need to be able to backup some files

I had a dual boot of winxp on C, and win7 on S. All partitions are NTFS. It was in this order: C, S, (ext4 7gb partition), F. I originally wanted to remove C and the ext4 partition, to have one ...
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How to format VMFS drive as NTFS?

I have a 1TB SSD, which I used from new as a datastore in VMWare ESXi 5.1.0. It has a VMFS 5.58 file system. I'd now like to store HyperV machines on it, so I inserted it in a Windows 8 machine, ...
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Win7 throws “Cannot read /Boot/BCD” and even booting Windows 7 DVD fails with an error related to NTFS.SYS

The last thing I did was a free-space wipe using iolo's tools, which errored out during the last 30%, throwing an error report toward iolo's support folks. Figuring it was something related to the ...
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windows 7 asking to format harddrive which is working fine on Linux and HDTV

I have 2TB WD HDD which suddenly is asking to format drive on Windows 7 system. While HDD is working fine with Linux (Ubuntu 14). Also, my HDTV able to detect and play files as usual. No slow ...
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Partition created with Minitool Partition Wizard or Linux not recognized by Windows 7 and vice/versa

I'm having a helluva problem. The tl;dr background is that I'm trying to set up a dual boot system with a shared TrueCrypt/NTFS partition for work files. Computer details: HP ZBook 15 256G m.2 SATA ...