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 can I recover data from an interrupted file system conversion? [on hold]

I attempted to convert a USB 2TB drive (containing around 500GB of data) from NTFS to HFS+. The process was done using Paragon Partition manager on Windows. It started OK, and began walking the disk ...
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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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How to install Windows 7 after removing Windows 10?

After this problem (not being able to mount ntfs drives in Linux after installation of Windows 10 because of hybrid shutdown technology) I have deleted both Windows/ntfs partitions and created new ...
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How to determine if two directory pathnames resolve to the same target

I am trying to implement a function in powershell that can reliably tell me if the directories referenced by two valid path names are indeed the same. It needs to be able to handle directories which ...
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NTFS Security Settings Authenticated Users not in list

Working on securing permissions on network shares in the office and I wanted to use "Authenticated Users" group instead of one I already had called "public fileshare users". They serve me the same ...
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read-only NTFS junction point or symlink

On our file server, we have a directory, lets say S:\, that is shared out as \\server\share. This share is mounted (mapped) by our app server, as say M:\ = \\server\share We use a particular ...
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intermittent reparsepoint attribute

We have a file server with a directory S:\ that is shared out as \\server\share. On the server we have the directories S:\rootDir1, S:\rootDir1\subDir, S:\rootDir2, and a junction ...
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How can I clear NTFS file system level marked as bad sectors?

Just made a sector-level copy of a laptop hard disk (multiple manufacturer partitions - recovery etc.) using dd but I had already run chkdsk /f /r a number of times on the C: and it has re-mapped bad ...
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how to install windows 7 on GPT disk partition [duplicate]

I try to install windows 7 on my laptop. The partition I try to install it on is in NTFS format. When I clicking thorugh the installation steps and come to the part were I'm going to choose where ...
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Cannot mount NTFS partitions because of Windows 10?

I have a multi-boot computer, one of the partitions is taken by Windows 10 technical preview and another one is also ntfs. Booting in an Ubuntu-eOS system I get this errors when trying to mount these ...
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Truecrypt container with NTFS on a Truecrypt disk unmountable

I have following setup: OS Ubuntu/Gnome, 1 TB external drive, created and encrypted (whole disk encryption) on Windows7. On this encrypted partition I have a 80 GB Truecrypt Container. My system ...
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Is an NTFS partition containing valuable data safe on a Linux machine?

I have a machine running Ubuntu. The hard-disk (size 600 GB) contains an NTFS partition (size 300 GB) with intensive read/write operations on it. Considering NTFS is not a native Linux file system, ...
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What files can I safely enable NTFS compression for on Windows 7/8 USB bootable drive?

The title says it all. I am just a few MB short of copying the needed files to a USB flash drive I intend to use for installing Windows. I have marked the partition as active. I was wondering if I can ...
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Windows 8.1 no longer recognize disk with a NTFS AND a ext4 ubuntu install

So, as I do every 6 month, I installed a Ubuntu partition on my computer. I have a main SSD (C:) with Win8.1 on it and I had a secondary HDD (D:) with a single huge NTFS partition on it for my data. ...
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How to allocate partition of more than 2TB?

I've installed a Windows 8.1 on a 3TB hard disk, creating an initial system partion with approx. 300GB. Now I'd like to create partitions on the remaining space, however Windows won't let me do it. ...
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Restoring ASR/Disk Utility NTFS image on OS X

I used the OS X (10.6.7) Disk Utility to make an image of an NTFS partition/volume. The resulting DMG file was imagescanned. Now, when I come to try to restore the image to a new partition on the ...
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Unable to delete a directory from NTFS drive: “Access is denied”

I'm running Windows XP Pro x64 SP2. I have a directory on an NTFS drive that was created by a Maven build. A subsequent build attempted to delete this directory and failed. I now get the error "Access ...
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External hard drive no longer recognized as NTFS

I'm running Vista 64 with all the latest updates, and am having trouble accessing my external Seagate FreeAgent XTreme 1.5TB drive. It shows up in the provided Seagate Manager software, and in ...
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Delete protected files in ntfs?

I want to delete an old Windows directory from my system drive (C), but I am unable to due NTFS permissions. I tried from Win 7 and Win 2003. I tried safe mode as well with same result. Is there a ...
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Shrinking a partition in windows 7

im trying to shrink my C: drive to make another partition where im planning to install Debian. When im trying to shrink the partition, it says: Size of available shrink space in MB = 0 Is there ...
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Can't delete C:\Config.Msi\75ce84f.rbf

I can't delete C:\Config.Msi\75ce84f.rbf. it's not readonly, system or hidden it's not in use by another process (according to Process Explorer) the NT security permissions aren't the problem either ...
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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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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 can I write to Journaled HFS+ from NTFS?

I have an external (USB) drive that I’m fairly sure is NTFS formatted. I would like to copy the files off of it, reformat it for Mac, and then put the files back on it. I am aware that you can’t ...
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Can't mount device

everybody! I have a strange problem. When i try to mount hard drive or usb flash i see the strange messages in syslog. And i can't rw on my device. What the stange thing is happened? I use Debian 8.0 ...
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How to convert Hierarchical File System (HFS) to FAT/NTFS?

I know how to change FAT32 to NTFS file system and vice-versa. But I am unaware of Hierarchical File System (HFS). So please tell me if anyone knows how to convert HFS to NTFS/FAT32 ? Thanks in ...
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How to format HDD unrecoverable NTFS partitions

I know it is impossible to format the data from hdd to be unrecoverable, but I search for some really good way to format NTFS partitions. I can use Linux or Windows to do that and I think Linux is the ...
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Unallocated space split

Can someone explain this one. Forgive my amateur knowledge... I am using a 500GB MBR disk for my OS drive. Before this, I had a total of 5 partitions with 2 linked together as "extended ...
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Disk space usage in large folders with over one million files

I have a NTFS-compressed folder containing one to two million small (~25KB) text files. Recently, I noticed that far more space was being consumed than would be expected. Digging deeper revealed that ...
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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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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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Fast folder & file synchronization with ntfs

Who knows a faster file synchonization method to syncronise two folders bi-directionaly on ntfs formatted drives. I know there are a lot of freeware tools out there, but most of them are too slow for ...
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When overwriting a file, how does this effect the filesystem NTFS?

Say a I have a secondary hard drive that has been defragged and optimized so that the data is a nice neat continuous block with no missing spaces/clusters. Like a solid brick wall. If I copy a file ...
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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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Multi-boot: Windows 10 cannot see one ntfs drive

On a computer normally running Windows 7 (sda4) and Linux (Mint, sda5) in dual-boot, I have created two separate partitions (sda6 and sda7) within the same extended partition (sda3) as the Mint ...
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Why while doing a CentOS 7 installation (with Windows 7) at the partition step Windows partitions (NTFS) are not visible?

I want to install CentOS 7 on my machine along with Windows 7 prof 64 bit OS. I download CentOS iso and make pendrive bootable by using dd command in Linux. When I started installation I selected ...
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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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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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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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Best copy process with pending sectors?

I'm a bit confused due to this thread: Any way to recover a file with bad blocks (CRC error in Windows)? I recently decided on a Synology DS1815+ with four WD4000FYYZ HDDs (SHR2, which is Synology’s ...
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Windows converted all files to .lwsdnrl format?

I have some problems with Windows XP. After scanning the whole file system with anti-virus program, each and every file got an extension ".lwsdnrl" ? Even if I try to open the file with the ...
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convert a disk from hpfs to ntfs in windows 2008 server

I have an external disk wich a have formated in HPFS ( That's is the only file system XBOX 360 understands where you can put files bigger than 3 gig) At this moment i don't use the XBOX anay more and ...
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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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Clonezilla restore from Samba - no 'restoredisk' option

I used a CloneZilla LiveCD to back up a couple of Windows machines to a Samba share. Now I'm trying to restore those images, and CloneZilla won't even give me the 'restoredisk' or 'restorepart' ...
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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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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 can I remove OS X Extended attributes from an NTFS drive?

I have an external USB drive that was originally formatted to use on an iMac. I then wanted to use it on a Windows machine and decided instead of copying all the files over, formatting the drive, then ...
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Copied a file with winscp; only winscp can see it

I recently copied a 25.5GB file from another machine using WinSCP. I copied it to C:\beth.tar.gz, and WinSCP can still see the file. However no other app (including Explorer) can see the file. What ...
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Partition broken: Testdisk can see files and copy them, but I can't recover the partition

Some days ago I attached my usb external hard drive, and windows started to say like that: "Disk/drive is not formatted. Do you want to format it now?" So I downloaded testdisk and I tried to repair ...
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Using NTFS hard links to combine full/differential backups

Short: Is it possible to (robo)copy a directory tree using hard links instead of physical copy? I want to make a daily backup of my data files, every day in it's own directory. Now most files don't ...