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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Fresh install of Windows 10, keeping intact partition with data

I have to install Windows 10 Pro in a bootable hard drive of about 1Tb (model WD10EARS), formatted like this: first an 850Gb NTFS partition with data, and then 150Gb of unallocated space. My aim is to ...
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Create a multiboot USB drive with NTFS or ext2

I am trying to create a multiboot flash drive, but I don't want to use fat 16 due to the huge performance cliff between fat 16 and other file systems like ext 2 or NTFS. I need to have multiple linux ...
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NTFS Hard disk about to die, I only have another ext4 hard disk and want to backup on it

Is it possible? Right now i'm manually copying inside it, used ext2 Volume Manager to assign a drive letter to it. Is there any other way to do it? The ntfs is 1TB while the ext4 is 450. The ext4 is ...
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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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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 (...
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Taking ownership of a folder and adding full permissions to a domain account in powershell?

Taking ownership of a folder and adding full permissions to a domain account? I have a Powershell function that does part of this, but it doesn't use the domain account to take ownership and add ...
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What is “C:\$Extend\$Reparse:$R:$INDEX_ALLOCATION” in Win7?

ProcMon.exe tells me that many different processes including ones owned by standard users, admins, and the SYSTEM user are receiving "ACCESS DENIED" error results when trying to read "C:/$Extend/$...
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How do I extend the size of an NTFS partition?

I'm absolutely blown away by how impossible this task appearing to be. I've been through probably a hundred separate Google search results, every single one explaining how to "right click the volume ...
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unable to read contents of file systems

I used to own a windows-based laptop but I wanted to partition the disk for ubuntu installation. After two weeks of debugging, defragmentation and windows settings, I was still unable to partition the ...
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Is it possible to backup the MFT in Windows? - NTFS

I experienced my first crashed Hard Drive a few days back, luckily it was not the primary disk and was just full of software which I could reinstall on. I tried several utilities like Easeus ...
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Does Windows (or NTFS) support placeholder files with fake sizes?

Every time I start Photoshop, it immediately creates a 2GB temporary file on the hard drive where the cache is located. It's a platter drive, and I don't hear any of the hard-drive noises that would ...
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sd card with NTFS not detected by my windows 8 pc. i want to format to FAT

I had this 16GB sd card in my windows phone and now I want to put it into my android phone but it's not detecting it. I was told that it has the NTFS system and so the android can't read it and I ...
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Why I cannot copy install.wim from Windows 7 ISO to USB (in linux env)

I need to make a USB bootable disk of Windows 7 ISO. My USB is formatted to NTFS, ISO is not corrupt. I can copy install.wim elsewhere but I cannot copy it to USB. I even tried rsync. rsync error ...
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Setting Deny Permissions with ICACLS on “This Folder”

ICACLS "{PATH}" /DENY "{AD Group}:(D)" I want to deny the ability for {AD Group} to delete the parent folder but still have permissions to delete child folder and files. However, when I set the DENY ...
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How to prevent users to exchange files with other windows machine?

I am trying to remove supporting Windows filesystems such that if a user inserts a USB formatted with NTFS or FAT, the linux system doesn't recognize it.
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Windows 8.1 - Cannot Format Partition as NTFS: “There are no volumes”

I've got two hard drives in a system, one of which (disk 1) is the Windows boot disk, and the other (disk 0) has a partition (partition 1) that I'd like to format with NTFS. However, Disk Management ...
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Can ext2fsd be used to turn a volume as NTFS?

I have a ext4 formatted hard drive. Could I plug it into my Windows system using ext2fsd, and turn it into NTFS using the following steps? Plug ext4 formatted drive into Windows using ext2fsd. ...
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Recover files with deleted indexes by chkdsk from corrupt NTFS volume?

First off, I realize similar questions have been asked before, but most of them don't actually have any answers from what I've found. I'm hoping that perhaps there might be an actual answer out there ...
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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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Cannot see files on a backed up disk

I made a full copy of the files from one disk to a backup disk before formatting my pc. I connected the disk to my laptop and now I cannot see the contents even though i can see the disk is 75% full. ...
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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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How do I format an internal hard drive to exFAT in Windows 10?

I have an internal hard drive that I use as storage where I dump the stuff I need backed up. I want to format it to exFAT instead of NTFS so that it doesn't have to deal with permissions. The problem ...
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Running chkdsk on a disk partition without a drive letter

I have a hard drive that shows up in Disk Management as having two partitions. One of the partitions says 69.71GB and that's it. The other says 4.82GB and, underneath that, Healthy (OEM Partition). ...
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External NTFS HDD with index errors

My external HDD became problematic. I wanted to get rid of some unused data, and found two folders were not accessible under Windows because they were corrupted and unreadable. These folders had no ...
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is there a way to copy files from a mac osx machine to NTFS external hard disk [duplicate]

I have a mac book on osx el Capitan. I want to transfer data from the mac book to my Toshiba external hard drive which has the ntfs file system. Is there any way i Can do it without changing the ...
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Format USB drive to NTFS/FAT from UDF

I formatted a USB drive UDF to boot an ISO image and now I can't find a way to get it back to being in NTFS/FAT or another usable format. Do I need a 3rd party tool?
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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. According to the ...
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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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How to copy files to read-only NTFS hard drive on a Mac?

I want to copy my some files from Mac (Macbook-Air) to an USB external hard drive, formatted as NTFS. How is it possible? Because when I do copy my files from the Mac and go to paste them on the ...
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What is the difference between NTFS hard links and directory junctions?

The title says it all... what's the difference? When do I use one and when do I use the other? Added: Note that Junction points, Hard links and Symbolic (soft) links are three separate things on NTFS....
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How to create a single (virtual) partition from the multiple partitions of my 4TB HD?

Is that possible? I currently have two 1.64TB and one 0.36TB partition for my 4TB hard drive and would like them to show up and behave as if it was a single one. I'd also like to keep my data on the ...
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How to clean up/optimize/defrag $Extend\RmMetadata\$Txf files?

After analyzing my HDD, I see so many small files with no extensions. Their paths are mostly C:\$Extend\$RmMetadata\$Txf.. File names start with 000000000[xxxx] Is there a way to defrag all of them ...
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Windows: Make file only accessible for certain process

I'm running SyncBack Pro which saves settings within an *.ini-file. As the ini-file contains a password, I'd like to modify the access rights so that only SyncBack.exe can access the file. If that ...
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Windows folder size far bigger than all files and folders within combined

One of the computers on our network ran out of harddisk space, and it turned out the size of the Windows folder is given as nearly 70Gb (when going to my computer, then the c drive) and then right ...
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Ntfs.sys BSOD with page fault in non paged area

My laptop crashed with a BSOD with the message about ntfs.sys and "page fault in non paged area". The laptop runs on Windows 7. I tried to start a chckdsk command in several ways, but I cannot start a ...
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Windows 7 - ignore security when reading external drive

My system hard drive on an XP computer kind of failed (random corrupt sectors). So i got a new harddrive and am trying to recover the files. The filesystem is NTFS. The system i'm trying to use when ...
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Any performance gain by putting Windows Pagefile.sys onto an Software RAID-0 Striped Volume?

I have a workstation class laptop running 64bit Windows-7 with 8GB-RAM (expandable to 16GB) and Dual SATA2 7200rpm disks. I know my system will be making heavy use of the pagefile since I will be ...
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How to force rsync to stop if destination disk is full?

I am using rsync (version 3.1.0 on a centos) to do some backup task. I develop a software that monitor my rsync processes to fit the backup configuration to my buisness logic. My software launch some ...
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Avoid undeleting corrupted/partially overwritten files

Recently I dealt with some computers infected by ransomware, with encrypted user files. My job was to either decrypt these files (if possible), or recover as much usable files as possible. That ...
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Shrinking a partition in windows 7

I am trying to shrink my C: drive to make another partition where I am planning to install Debian. When I try to shrink the partition, it says: Size of available shrink space in MB = 0 Is there ...
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Can't delete folder (in Windows 10) that contains special character [duplicate]

I have run into something that looks like a bug in Windows. I have extracted a RAR archive onto my PC and the extracted folders cannot be deleted by any means! My OS's language is English with some ...
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Is it safe (or advisable) to compress Windows Installer folder via NTFS compression?

The title pretty much explains the question. Aside from the obvious (speed), is it generally safe or advisable to compress via NTFS compression the C:\Windows\Installer folder given that it's within ...
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How do I get Windows 8.1 to enable Recycle Bin on a removable drive?

I want to use Recycle Bin functionality on my removable USB Sandisk flash drive. i.e. I want to be able to retrieve my file after an accidental delete. A related question exists (How do I get Windows ...
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ReFS combination with storage spaces and TrueCrypt

I would like to store data encrypted and reliable (no bit rot, mirror). Already did some testing but I am not sure at some points. For all cases: I set up a windows storage space with 2 drives (...
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NTFS Permissions - Create Files and Folder but prevent Deletion and Modification

Objective: A shared folder to which users can create files but not modify or delete them. Users should also be able to create subfolders. I have granted my security group the following advanced NTFS ...
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How do I restore a partition without losing the data?

I lost the D-partition in My Computer I opened My Computer, but couldn't find it and I don't know where it is or how to return it. I went to Disk Management and found it available as free space. So ...
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Accidentally removed own NTFS rights from volume in Windows 7

I am using Windows 7 and my hard drive is partitioned to C: and D: drives. Yesterday I tried to limit some permissions for other users to volume D and accidentally denied everything for group "Users" ...
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Can Windows be installed next to a ext4 partition? [duplicate]

I plan on installing Windows while keeping my current filesystem partition. To do so I'm going to delete my swap, boot, and root partitions(making room for the Windows partition), format 60 gigabytes ...
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List all files and dirs without recursion with junctions

Is there a native|portable tool that can give me an unicode (or at least system local-compatible) list of all files and directories under a path recursively, without recursing into junction points or ...
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Mount secondary disk as “Program Files” folder on Windows 10

Back from my Windows XP days I remember that you could do registry hacks to change the default "Program Files" folder to be on a separate disk. With NTFS I learned that you can mount disks not only ...