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 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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Everything on my NTFS partition disappeared. DESPERATE ASSISTANCE NEEDED

I just rebooted into Windows (I dual boot with Ubuntu), and everything in my D: partition is gone! First question: How do I best preserve the current state of the hard drive to maximize chances of ...
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Reformatting NTFS file system

My computer crashed a while ago and the problem was that it was a Lenovo with Rapid Drive Technology, where I had SSD and HDD separate drives but there was only one big partition probably spanning ...
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Permission errors when copying files from the former internal drive of a defunct WIndows Vista laptop

I'm helping a friend resurrect data from the internal drive of a Windows Vista laptop which survived a house fire -- call this SingedDrive. We bought a new Windows 8 laptop, and I've installed ...
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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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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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“This file came from another computer…” - how can I unblock all the files in a folder without having to unblock them individually?

Windows XP SP2 and Windows Vista have this deal where zone information is preserved in downloaded files to NTFS partitions, such that it blocks certain files in certain applications until you ...
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Are there any advantages in partitioning an HDD in to system and storage (NTFS) separately [duplicate]

I once read somewhere that NTFS drives performs better as a single big partition. In Unix systems however a separate HOME partition makes sense; they are convenient for backup-restore actions (without ...
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DiskDrive is not accessible! The Disk Structure is corrupted and unreadable

Recently I am facing problem in accessing my D:diskdrive. It returns error stating that , The Disk Structure is corrupted and unreadable. I tried command 'chkdsk d:/r'. After this tried to open drive ...
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How can I recover a huge folder that's been converted to a zero kb file on an NTFS partition?

I have a 1TB drive with two 500GB partitions. One of them is being used as a Mac OS X Time Machine back up drive and the other one was NTFS and being used for storage. I had my entire 'iTunes Music' ...
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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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How to access files on a USB-connected NTFS disk removed from a Win7 notebook?

My daughter seems to have fried her motherboard in her Lenovo Notebook. The disk seems to be fine. I removed the disk and used a universal disk-to-USB kit to attach it to another computer. The disk is ...
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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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Confused about wording of text in the Effective Permissions window

On the Effective Permissions window in Windows Explorer you can enter a user or group name and see what permissions that user or group would have over that particular file. I'm slightly confused ...
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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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Hard disk space utilization anomaly between two methods

Issue I have an external hard drive formatted as NTFS with a single partition, for which, when I check for properties of disk space it shows, 450 GB used and 6 GB free. If I try to write a 7 GB file, ...
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Accidentally moved folder to System Volume Information

I accidentally moved a folder with lots of subfolders and files to System Volume Information on a Bitlocker-partially-encrypted flash drive. Now I can't move them back (not even with control-Z). The ...
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When I try to write to an NTFS partition in Arch Linux, it fails with “cannot open <file>: permission denied”. Why?

I'm running Arch Linux off a flash drive. /dev/sdb1 is mounted as /, /dev/sdb2 is mounted as /home. /dev/sda3 is the main NTFS partition on the internal hard drive of my laptop. I have it mounted, ...
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Creating and formating a partition using a bash script

Is there any way to create and format a partition using a bash script? I think it can be done with fdisk but I don't know how to feed commands from the bash script into the fdisk shell then exit the ...
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PCMan File Manager automount permissions

Having some trouble with PCMan and USB automounted file systems. My USB is NTFS so it won't let me change permissions on the files. Is there anyway i can configure the way PCMan automounts the ...
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MFT is corrupt, cannot read its unmapped extend record

I am running a dual boot installation (Windows 7, Ubuntu 64bit) with a shared NTFS partition. Windows was running over night. I normally shut down the computer the next morning. The other day when I ...
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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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what does this highlighting of folders refers too

have a look at the below screen cut which i have taken from my windows 8 : its one of the physical drive with ntfs format, could anyone explain the mystery beyond the folder name's(file name's) ...
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How to delete .Trashes/* on NTFS drive on Mac?

I installed Tuxera NTFS for Mac 2013.2 on Mac OS X 10.9. I find that /Volumes/<some NTFS drive>/.Trashes/* on a NTFS drive I mounted on Mac cannot be deleted. Any idea? Things I tried in vain: ...
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Why folder or file name in Windows cannot end with space?

I learned something new today. When I tried create new folder "folder " (no quotes) in Visual Studio I got error: Directory names cannot contain any of the following characters: : * ? | " ...
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SystemRescueCd: Save files from crashed Windows 7, cannot discover the harddrive

My laptop suddendly quit working, simply boots no longer, giving an error stating that it cannot find a disk where to boot from. I suspect that the harddrive is corrupted or broken. Well, I booted ...
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How can I reduce NTFS system volume size beyond the limit of half?

I have Windows 8.1 installed exclusively on 1Tb volume. Recently I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on the other disk and want to access this big drive in read-write mode. However, Windows placed it's ...
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How to remove obsolete users from ACLs and other unneeded data from an NTFS drive?

I have a hard-drive on which I have re-installed Windows many times with numerous users which have accessed numerous files. I’ve also plugged the drive into other Windows computers with other users. ...
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How to solve mounted partition error in Debian 7

I installed MATE on Debian 7 (LXDE), and encountered problems with both ntfs and ext4 partitions when I mount any partitions (ntfs, ext) using MATE file manager (Caja). I don't recall how it was with ...
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Exact copy of files from NTFS to another NTFS using Linux

I try to copy all files from an NTFS to an external drive and want to preserve all permissions and attributes. The external drive has already an NTFS and contains other files. I've considered using ...
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Batch adjust / increment file date by an offset?

Suppose I have a folder of 100 files, and they have created/modified dates that are wrong, because the real-time-clock in the device that wrote them was wrong. I want to add the same offset to the ...
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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 boot from USB/CD without the BIOS password

I need to be able to view/delete copy to files to a NTFS hard drive. At first, I used a live CD, but when I went to my target computer, there was a BIOS password on it. Is there a way or program to ...
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What's the minimum occupied space that triggers Windows' low space notification?

Is it a percentage related to the partition size? Or, is it a hard-fixed number? What if it's a non-system partition? Why would it matter to Windows if it isn't installed into it? In my case, I run ...
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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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Permission problems with a mounted NTFS VM volume

I’m trying to migrate a VMPlayer system to VirtualBox, but the migration isn’t working (I’ve already spent hours trying the small handful of solutions people have suggest and eventually given up). As ...
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Resize primary partition

I have a hard drive with the folowing partition table 12Gb Primary Partition (ntfs) 140Gb Extended Partition (ntfs) I want to install Windows 7 and I need more space for the Primary Partition. The ...
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NTFS overhead calculation

Is there a nonexperimental way to calculate the exact amount of overhead space that NTFS partition will require (given a particular cluster size)? Theoretically I would imagine it's possible since ...
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View a list of symbolic links on system?

Is there a way to see a list of all the symbolic links that are active on a Windows machine?
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NTFS connection restarts Mac

I'm running Mavericks 10.9.2. For some reason, I have this external drive that is NTFS formatted. I have Paragon for Mac so I can write to NTFS. It's always worked fine. Then this past weekend, it ...
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Trying to mount ddrescue image from a 1tb crashed ntfs drive

I asked this on Ask Ubuntu without success and they recommend to repost it on superuser, so here i am! It was time, after 5 years my 1tb external drive with all of my family photos and all my music ...
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NTFS File shows as directory

I have a WD Passport external disk formated in NTFS. I either use it attached to my laptop or to a WD TVLive multimédia player. After a fews days conencted to the TVLive, some of the files are ...
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Where on the disk is the NTFS reserved area?

By default on a freshly installed system with plenty of free space on a disk, where are the NTFS reserved area located on the disk? What percentage of the way through the disk is it located at? ...
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Shrinking NTFS drives (in virtual machines)

Sometimes it’s useful to shrink the drive image of a VM to reduce wasted space on the host. We do this by defragmenting and compacting the contents of the virtual drive, wiping the free space, then ...
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How to remove NTFS system files from a previous Vista installation

Tl;dr: Can't delete inaccessible (because system file and without owner) C:\$Extend\$UsnJrnl:$J. I'm trying to shrink my system partition under Win Vista. It's all fine, except that in front of the ...
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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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NTFS: prevent/deny directory delete in a otherwise “personal” folder

I have a directory shared via CIFS from a Windows 7 "server". No domain: just simple workgroup. My clients access this directory via LAN via "Standard User" (no "Administrator") accounts on the ...
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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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Copying Windows 8 Users directory, how can I reliably deal with things with very long paths (possibly nested/linked)?

I was trying to move my "Users" folder in Windows 8 as described here and here. But when I try to copy the folder using "xcopy" in Windows Installation Disk Repair Mode, after some files are copied, ...
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Attributes of a file - followup for Windows and Linux

I found a question that lists the (quote): attributes are of a regular file (as opposed to a symbolic link, etc.) on Mac OS X with Mac OS Extended (Journaled) (HFS+) Does such a list exist for ...