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 Junction Point from HDD to SSD, will it cause performance bottleneck? (steam game relocation)

Can an NTFS Junction Point between HDDs cause a bottleneck? Or will the junction be cached in memory? Specifically, I want to install Steam on a magnetic HDD. This means all the games will be ...
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Windows 8.1 fails to optimize System Reserved partition

I have Windows 8.1 Professional x64 running from a 256GB OCZ Vertex 4 SSD. Windows has divided the drive in to two partitions: System Reserved (350MB NTFS) C: (238.13GB NTFS) Whenever Windows ...
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Change windows files permissions from Ubuntu

I need to change a windows file permissions from Ubuntu, I found that article about it http://askubuntu.com/questions/195464/how-to-change-file-permission-from-ubuntu-wubi-install I did change that ...
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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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Can append only NTFS files become corrupted if power goes out?

NTFS journals metadata so the file system itself doesn't corrupt if the machine goes down. I read this is not the case for file data itself. But what if the data is only appended at the end of the ...
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Windows 7 NTFS Symbolic Link - Network Share Availability/Timeout

In Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008, is there a way to quickly detect if the target of a symbolic link is available? For example, a symbolic link is created to a remote share UNC using the ...
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What are the other uses of Hard Links , Junction Points , Symbolic Links

There are many answers on why Hard Links, Junction Points & Symbolic Links are useful. I understand Junction Points are supported Vista onwards and described as Directory Hardlinks (even though ...
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What does a “Copy/Cut & Paste” operation exactly consist of?

I understand the purpose of these operations. What I'd like to know is 1.What happens at the File System Level ? Does a new MFT entry for the copy get created in the destination volume's MFT and ...
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Decrypt EFS-encrypted file (I do have certificate backup)

I have an encrypted folder on a Windows 8 machine, which was encrypted by another user-account (which I cannot boot into due to a corrupted profile). But I do have the private-key backup certificate ...
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Error mounting external hard drive

When I tried mounting an external hard drive connected via usb I got the error quoted below. So far I've tried using ntfsfix and chkdsk. My operating system is Arch Linux and the drive is NTFS ...
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Safe option to handle NTFS on Mac

What are the risks associated with the following methods and which one is the less likely to damage the OS or the drive? Tuxera/Paragon OSX "native" NTFS support (via terminal tweak) Windows Virtual ...
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Can not copy files after installing windows

I am experiencing a weird problem. I was running Xubuntu on my laptop until yesterday that I had to delete Xubuntu and install Windows. I had a NTFS partition on my Xubuntu that I kept some files on ...
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Use NTFS HDD with FreeNAS

I'm making my old pc into a FreeNAS server to share my files in my home network. I have the server already up and running ok but I bumped into a problem when I tried to add 2 HDDs. For some years I ...
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Getting event 57:The system failed to flush data to the transaction log. Corruption may occur

I have a weird issue with my Windows7 desktop. There are two separate disks, C: (system) and D:. Both are encrypted with TrueCrypt. Every once in awhile I am getting following issue: all writes to ...
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How to fix damaged NTFS partition?

I have an external HDD with one NTFS partition. I wanted to transfer some files between PCs, so I have copied some files from Debian PC to the drive. After then as usual I have chosen safety remove ...
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NTFS: chkdsk reports 11237 files on empty disk

Ok, there is actually 1 file reported by DIR, and the two directories contain 5 subdirectories. 21 directories if you count . and .. as DIR does. ATTRIB /s /d reports 12 entries, including the ...
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Folder doesn't show up in explorer, cmd, and python even though I can access it, how can I fix this?

I am accessing another computer on the network using a mapped network drive. The path looks like \\192.168.0.100\d$ which is mapped to my computer's "m" drive. I can access, view, create, delete, ...
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After a repair/chkdsk, all NTFS junction points are gone

I've been repairing a Windows 7 64-bit installation. In the process, the Windows partition was subjected to several rounds of automatic repair, chkdsk, sfc, even a volume shrink. Long story. Anyway, ...
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How to create link in NFS that is visible through NTFS?

I have a NFS share in Windows 2008 mounted in Linux. If i create a symlink in Linux it works as expected in Linux. In Windows it appears as a file and we can't follow it. If i create a link in ...
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How can I know which blocks/sectors were last written to on an NTFS volume?

Is there a tool that would enable me to identify which blocks of data were last (most recently) written to an NTFS volume? Perhaps the NTFS volume's "$Journal" file might have information that can be ...
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Does a smaller cluster size increase the ratio of NTFS compression?

I read that NTFS compression needs a partition formatted with an allocation unit size <= 4KB. Could a smaller cluster size of a partition give more compression and lessen wasted space? For ...
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Is it possible to create or store a Windows backup system image on a non-NTFS drive?

I'm trying to use Windows Backup on Windows 7 to create a system image to a network location. The destination, identified by UNC path, is an Apple Time Capsule formatted with HFS+. While Windows ...
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Journaling Folder Size Utility

I have been fascinated with Everything recently. It is a very simple utility that can manage to find stuff incredibly fast on NTFS because it reads the MFT and journal. Is there similar utility for ...
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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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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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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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What causes the files in Program Files to be inaccessible?

I have got strange problems on my notebook for months. I finally tracked down the problem to unusual situation in C:\Program Files, so now I ask this question here. I have got two user accounts - ...
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OneDrive on a Mounted Volume

I am trying to create a partition to store my OneDrive files so it can be accessed on both my Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu installations. The shared partition is formatted with NTFS and I am currently ...
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“Access is denied” to Admin when using Sysinternals Contig to defrag the $LogFile metadata file

I have folders with hundreds of thousands, to over a million files and subfolders in each parent. I'm reading that the NTFS log file may be responsible for slow file creation and other actions. How ...
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Paragon NTFS for Mac v12.1.62 shutting down computers, corrupting files

We have Paragon NTFS for Mac 12.1.62 on seven Mac computers. We've never had issues with Paragon for NTFS, but recently updated to version 12.1.62. Ever since, we have had multiple problems with ...
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CHKDSK finds no errors but drive keeps on failing

So here is the problem: I have an external disk that I use to store all the archived data, e.g. photos, movies, etc. The drive is formatted as NTFS, and checking the Disk Management tool from the ...
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Edit & add Administrators permissions without using SUBINACL

I am Server Admin but getting Access denied errors for few folders. There is a way to use SUBINACL play file. Is there a way edit & add Administrators permissions without using SUBINACL ?
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How can I completely remove all traces of Paragon NTFS for Mac 12 (Trial)?

so I did something foolish and installed this software without fully reading the reviews about how bad it is. I did the free trial for Paragon NTFS for Mac 12. I ran the installation and after hitting ...
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Why WDS required NTFS partition for storing images

it says HERE under "Prerequisites for installing Windows Deployment Services" that WDS requires NTFS for storing images. Can anyone explain me why is it so? I hope I'm asking at the right place ...
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Files suddenly disappear (and reappear) on a NTFS USB drive used with Linux?

I recently bought a portable 1TB external USB drive which I intend to use mostly with my Ubuntu laptop, but I would like to be able to use it with other OS as well. It came formated as NTFS, and that ...
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NTFS drive recognized by Linux, not by Windows

I have a 2TB NTFS formatted USB drive attached to a Raspberry Pi which I use as a NAS. I can access the drive through the Linux terminal and see all the files, and I can also access all the files from ...
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Why does NTFS compression not apply to moved files/folders?

To save some disk space I designated mostly read-only folder containing portable applications to be compressed. It worked, but now whenever I move new files/folders to the compressed folder I need to ...
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Protect any unwanted operation by Windows in dual boot?

I have both Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows 7 on different partitions on my hard drive. There is a ntfs partition accessible to the two OSes. I have almost always been using Ubuntu, and haven't used Windows ...
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Do not allow locking read only files by network

I have shared a folder with read-only access rights. But if someone is using files from this folder, I can not delete these files, because they are locked. Is there any way to prevent read-only users ...
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Two files with same path and name - corrupted file system?

My computer is running windows XP 32 bit. I am using the following script to download the contents of a website to my hard drive, which is formatted as NTFS. wget-1.10.2.exe -r -x -p -nc -c -e ...
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EFS not available on Windows 7 Home Premium: workarounds?

This may well be an easy question to answer. I am running Windows 7 Home Premium and my hard disk's file system is set to NTFS which in theory should support EFS. However I've read that EFS is only ...
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Change default NTFS drivers ntfs-3g to paragon NTFS drivers(set as default)

I am using ubuntu 12.04 LTS-32 BIT, kernel 3.2.0.52 Default NTFS-3G drivers are slow in R/W mode and i installed Paragon NTFS drivers for Linux. They worked like charm and i got read write speed = ...
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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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Partitioning a hard drive with Linux already installed

well I have a problem with my current linux installation where it freezes the entire system when I try to write to my external USB 2.0 hard drive. I think it might be a bug with NTFS but I don't want ...
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NFTS Recovery: No such Device or address

A student gave me a hard drive that he says no longer works. I told him I'd at least take a look at it, since I run Ubuntu 13.10 on my desk computer. I didn't make any promises, but I'd very much like ...
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copy|move sparse files on NTFS with Windows

How can I copy or move a sparse file from one NTFS volume to another NTFS volume while maintaining the sparseness using the native tools included with Windows? If there is no way to do this with the ...
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Partition suddenly not accessible

Okay, so I was working on my system, nothing fancy (and most definitely nothing that would have any reason to cause this issue) when I suddenly saw my primary data partition disappear from the list of ...
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1TB ext4 Harddrive with 400GB NTFS MBR written by mistake

I was imaging my ext4 1tb storage disk that I had accidentally formatted to NTFS with testdisk and an external usb dock when I had to back out. Testdisk asked about writing the MBR and I clicked yes. ...
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Ubuntu 12.04/xp dual boot testdisk wrote the wrong mbr to my storage disk

Using disk Utility in Ubuntu 12.04, I inadvertently formatted my 1TB ext4 storage disk to NTFS. I was in the process of doing clean installs so I just pulled the drive and set up a usb hdd dock to ...
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How to run ntfsfix automatically when a disk with corrupted partition is plugged in?

I'm wondering if it's possible to detect a corrupted partition automatically and run ntfsfix on that partition to fix it when a disk is plugged in similar to Windows asking to run chkdsk. But I ...