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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NTFS - allow a user to read, write and save an .xlsx file but not delete it or create new files and folders

I would like to allow a user to work with an already created Excel workbook -say A.xlsx- in a folder. It would be able to open, modify it and save it. It can not rename /delete it or other files nor ...
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When multiple Encrypting File System certificates are installed, which one is used for encryption?

To encrypt a file or folder in Windows, you basically go to its Properties and check Encrypt contents to secure data. Windows will use the certificate for Encrypting File System (EFS) that is ...
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Cloned old SSD to new, larger SSD - can't align partitions

I went from a 120GB SSD to a 480GB SSD, but because I dual-boot between Windows and Linux, I can't seem to get the new, unallocated space beside either of the partitions for an extension to happen. I ...
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Journaling on external hard drive

Is journaling a desireable feature for an external hard drive? I am deciding between using NTFS or exFAT. I believe one upside of not having journaling is being able to remove the hard drive as soon ...
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Correcting tree from messed up file tree in NTFS partition

It's a real messed situation, but I'm quite at the end of my options. It's my personal hardrive, so it's very important for me, and yes, I have no backup =( The short story: I have two discs. One ...
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How can I recover my files from a broken partition with a negative amount of used space?

Scenario: I was flashing an IMG file onto my SD card for my Raspberry Pi. Or so I thought - it turns out I foolishly selected the wrong device path (D: instead of F:) and flashed the IMG to my WD My ...
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NTFS volume in an FAT32 partition?

I've just formatted my new external HDD from FAT32 to NTFS in Ubuntu, but then I noticed that the "partition type" shows as W95 FAT32 (LBA) (0x0c) while the volume shows (correctly) as an NTFS ...
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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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Server 2012R2 - “Access Denied” on drive in Explorer, but can browse by CMD line

I've just done an in-place upgrade of a Hyper-V guest from Windows Server 2008 to Server 2012 R2 (via Server 2012, as direct upgrade from 2008 to 2012 R2 is not supported). Usually one would create a ...
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Shrink a NTFS partition ? Understand ntfsresize and gdisk?

I have a backup system file, I would like to shrink a ntfs partition inside the system file in order to copy it into a new smaller disk. I mounter the ntfs partition with losetup and used ntfsresize ...
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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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WD Passport reformatted from Mac to PC (NTFS) capacity reduced from >100GB to 126MB

I just had to move files from a Mac to a PC. I copied all my files off of my WD passport, reformatted it for Mac & copied about 100 GB of photos from the Mac. Then I used HTFSExpress to pulled ...
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How to recover files on NTFS partition

Good people’s with askubunty samy to to try ask in superuser so I copy questions. I have very, very horrible problem. I have 3 partitions in my computer: Linux, Windows and NTFS Data and I have a ...
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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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Lenovo/Windows 8.1 laptop in bad state after migrating data from hard drive

About a year ago, I build a new desktop computer and transferred a lot of data from my laptop's hard drive to the desktop's SSD. I did this by removing the hard drive from the laptop and using a SATA ...
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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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“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 "unblock"...
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What is “Local System account” in Windows?

And how do I run something as this account ? I am in the administrators group for a server in a Active Directory organization. It is mainly a file server and in the interest of security, all non ...
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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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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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Windows 8 and 7 NTFS drive incompatibility

I have a DELL XPS L702x, which has two 2,5" drive bays. I had a Windows 7 Ultimate on it for near a year, then, when Win8 came to be, i bought another SSD and installed it. Not dual-boot, just pulled ...
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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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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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Is there a limit to the number of files I can place in a given folder?

How many files can a folder contain? I have 30k folders inside 1 folder. Each of the folders has 1 image file. Is there a limit on the number of files a folder can store? I am using Windows Server ...
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mklink directory junction inaccessible after updating from Windows 7 to 10

I created a junction with the mklink command on Windows 7 and it worked great for the past 2 years. I made a folder from my SSD drive (F:) available to my HDD (D:). Example: mklink /J "D:\...
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“Convert” NTFS EFI partition to FAT32

I want to convert NTFS EFI Partion to Fat32. I tried to install windows 10 on my windows 8.1 but unfortunately made some mistake and now I am middle of something that I am getting error while ...
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Are files that use NTFS compression decompressed onto disk or into memory?

How does NTFS decompression work in Windows? According to Microsoft, NTFS decompression is done by expanding the file, then using it. That sounds right, but my question is how this process occurs ...
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Copy large file to pc formatted ntfs external drive using a mac [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I share an external hard drive between a Mac and a PC? I run VMWare fusion on my macbook pro and one of my virtual drives has reached about 36Gb. I wanted to put the ...
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Max files per directory on NTFS vol vs FAT32

What's the max number of files that can be present in a directory on a NTFS volume? Same question for a directory for FAT32 volume?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...