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 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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Why am I ask “Are you sure you want to copy this file without its properties?” when copying files from NTFS to a FAT drive?

I have an image file on my NTFS filesystem and get following message when I try to copy to my FAT32 drive: Are you sure you want to copy this file without its properties? I cant find any ...
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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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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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BSOD on Resume and in Low Power States (error switches between ntoskrnl, fltmgr, and ntfs)

I have a BSOD that keeps reoccurring with different culprits. It never occurs at startup. It only occurs when the system is sleeping or has just woken from sleeping. I notice that it only seems to ...
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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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What are “reparse records”?

My computer just did a chkdisk, and when it finished processing file records, it said it had processed "44 reparse records". What exactly are they?
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Modify file move/delete queue on NTFS?

The problem occurs when opened file is moved. It appears in new location, and file in old location (if it is on another disk) gives 0xC0000056 / STATUS_DELETE_PENDING. It looks different when 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 ...
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CHKDSK is unable to fix NTFS errors

After my PC shutdown due to power failure, I noticed several errors in EventViewer. The file system structure on the disk is corrupt and unusable. Please run the chkdsk utility on the volume ...
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Under what circumstances will a portion of the file be locked ?

Windows Error Code 33 is The process cannot access the file because another process has locked a portion of the file. What kind of a process would lock only a portion of a file ? In other ...
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rescue data from partially overwritten ntfs partition

I accidentally overwritten part of my ntfs partition with image of another partition using dd if=diskimg of=/dev/sdaX. I canceled it immediately, but unfortunately about 200MB was already written. I'm ...
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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 frequent corruption when writing many small files, index $I30 error

I'm running Windows 7 Ultimate on a laptop with a 500G HDD, and had all partitions formatted as NTFS. I do a lot of programming and LaTeX typesetting, both of these involves a large amount of ...
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Find file or directory by NTFS id

Say I receive the following output from chkdsk: Deleted invalid filename Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions (88216) in directory 403737. Is there any way to find the name(s) of this directory ...
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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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Formatting USB-stick to NTFS or FAT32

After reformatting my USB-stick it became unreadable by Android filesystem. Android Supports only NTFS or FAT32, but whenever I try to format USB-drive from Ubuntu to any of the types I can see flag ...
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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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How to restore the ownership of a folder to “Trusted installer” using silent command line

Please could any one let me know the silent command to restore the owner ship to "Trusted installer" as a default owner. steps i performed is : 1- TAKEOWN /R /F "C:\Program files" (SUCCESS & ...
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Copy file with ADS (Alternate Data Streams) via Network loses hidden streams?

Thanking to this answer http://superuser.com/a/704697/200806 I discovered ADS (Alternate Data Streams) and started to play some demo: created a test.txt:hidden file with hidden in ADS content. I can ...
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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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How to mark a file as originating from an internet location? “This file originated from an internet location”

This question asks how to mark a file as safe (not originated from an internet location). Is there a way to do the opposite? I.e., mark a file as originating from the internet and thus "not safe."
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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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Get last time an NTFS directory was truly modified

What's the most efficient (least amount of time and least CPU intensive) way to check the last time an NTFS folder had an unlimited depth child folder or file deleted, modified in any way, or created? ...
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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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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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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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Give access to a subdirectory without giving access to parent directories

I have a scenario involving a Windows file server where the "owner" wants to dole out permissions to a group of users of the following sort: \\server\dir1\dir2\dir3: read, write and execute ...
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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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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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Windows Showing Access Denied Error to Folders I Own

I logged on to my computer today and wanted to remove a program from my start up folder which I placed there a few months ago. While navigating there, I got an error on the start up folder that stated ...
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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 ...
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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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Some file are getting empty from time to time - One is .NET settings file

I've seen this situation many times during the last few year, some file is getting empty from the content, all of the characters are the null character (0x0), the file remains with the same exact ...
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Is there a way to set a paging file on a folder-mounted volume in Windows 7?

I have a physical volume mounted to an NTFS folder in Windows 7 that I would like the system to use for paging. Is this possible and, if so, how do I enable it? Thanks in advance.
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NTFS permissions issue? Part of group which has access, but denied

My account is part of Domain Admins, which is part of local machines Administrators group. Such as: MYDOMAIN\Domain Admins, is added to MY-LOCAL-PC\Administrators I gave FULL CONTROL access to a ...
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NTFS log file specified size too small?

I was checking my disks and it (chkdsk X: /v /l /x /b) says the log file size (65536 kB - default size) is too small, in each of my partitions, so I doubled it, and redoubled it, and it's now it's 1MB ...
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NTFS drive not working

I copied some files from another computer to my western digital external hard drive and then after I connected it to my PC Windows can't recognize my NTFS drive. A few month ago I changed partions to ...
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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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Is copying files between two different file systems slower than between the same file systems?

I was wondering if copying files between different file systems (for example from ext4 to ntfs) is slower than copying to the same file system (from ext4 to ext 4). I also would like to know how does ...
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Is there a Linux tool for changing DOS/Windows file attributes?

I often use a Linux LiveCD (or Puppy on a pen drive) to disinfect Windows machines that are infested with various malware. However, once the malware is gone, you still need to deal with the ...
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Problems with NTFS USB drive after waking Windows from suspend

I accidentally removed a USB hard drive from a Windows computer in sleep mode (thought it was off) and wrote files to it on another computer, running Fedora. Now, the Windows machine is having ...
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Implementing folder “hardlinks” on NTFS

So if you rename a folder target, and lets say you have a bunch of junctions pointing to it, those junctions break. Hardlinks remedy this problem with files, but folders cannot be hardlinked. I hear ...
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Is Filesystem relevant in SFTP?

I have a home server with an NTFS disk attached, and I use FileZilla to access the data on that disk. I have both Linux and Windows clients, and I was wondering if the data would still be accessible ...
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Specific permissions with Windows File Share

I have a Windows 7 machine with a file share on it. (I've tried having the share on a Windows Server 2008 machine, same result.) Let's call it sandbox. My user has full control on sandbox, but no ...
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How to compress an NTFS folder using Linux tools

I'm facing a problem, my Windows 7 C:\Windows\winsxs folder is growing very large(20GB), and I'd like to compress it using Explorer built-in tool(Folder property -> Advanced -> compress), but you ...
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How do I tune NTFS for subversion

I'm building a new buildhost for Jenkins that will run Windows 12 Server and check out relatively large c-projects from SVN and build them. I our current generation of builders a bottleneck is the ...
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Fastest way of copy files from Ext3 to NTFS?

I’m right now on a Ubuntu Live CD and need to copy 500GB of several big files (videos) from an Ext3 file system to a NTFS file system (it’s an emergency backup since the Ext3 is doing weird noises). ...
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Limit of 21842 files in a directory?

Copying files using Fedora 16 from EXT2 to a NTFS 2TB drive. Discovered that when recursively copying directories of many files, copying stops at file 21842 in each directory... then cp -r moves on ...
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How does Windows calculate the fragmentation percentage?

When running defrag -a -v C: on Windows 2008 R2, I got the following output: Windows Disk Defragmenter Copyright (c) 2006 Microsoft Corp. Analysis report for volume C: Volume size ...