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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Size on disk way bigger than expected

I have read Why is there such a big difference between "Size" and "Size on disk"? but why is mine so different? My RAID5 is set at 128kb stripe, the volume is formatted at 64kb NTFS. I would expect ...
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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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Uncompressing files, compact'ed on Windows 10

I'm testing Windows 10 and one very interesting thing I found is new switches for compact: Displays or alters the compression of files on NTFS partitions. COMPACT [/C | /U] [/S[:dir]] [/A] [/I] [/F] ...
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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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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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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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Copying files from ext4 to NTFS

I am trying to copy some files from an Ubuntu-based (ext4) external drive I have to my NTFS external drive. I opened up ext4 hard drive in Windows (it's read only) and started copy / pasting to NTFS. ...
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Shrinking NTFS partition: numerical result out of range error

I have a NTFS partition on my 2TB hard disk. Currently it is 1.7TB big, and there's some unallocated space to the right of it of about 100GB. There are no other partitions on the disk. I would like ...
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Cannot turn on bitlocker windows 7 with TPM and NTFS - Optiplex 7010

My specs are: Dell Optiplex 7010 Windows 7 ultimate C and D drive both of them are NTFS TPM My problem is: When I am trying to activate bitlocker on drive C, I am getting error message ...
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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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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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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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Efficient mirroring of directories using hardlinks

I'm backing up my music collection on to a number of NTFS-formatted external hard-drives; however, as I store my main collection in FLAC and have my library on my laptop as MP3s to save space, I want ...
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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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Avoid undeleting corrupted/partially overwritten files

Recently I dealt with some computers infected by ransomware, with encrypted user files. My job was to either decrypt these files (if possible), or recover as much usable files as possible. That ...
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ReFS combination with storage spaces and TrueCrypt

I would like to store data encrypted and reliable (no bit rot, mirror). Already did some testing but I am not sure at some points. For all cases: I set up a windows storage space with 2 drives ...
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Large container file overwritten by empty file (0 b) on external NTFS volume

In order to build a new container file on an external NTFS volume using the terminal command dd, I unintentionally overwrote the existing container (280G). Fortunately, I realized the mistake ...
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Remove my own access rights from from files in a network folder from the commandline

I have full access rights to a share on another Windows PC, e.g. \\Backup\PC. After I copied files from my normal Windows office PC to that share, I want to remove all rights from the copied files ...
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Change NTFS folder date when editing or adding a file (Windows)

Is it possible to update the date/time of the parent windows folders when editing or adding a file? (OS: Windows 7) Only the first parent folder is being updated, it would be nice to update all ...
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Persistent Privilige Violations in Console causing extreme OS delays

I have a 27" iMac at home with Boot Camp running Windows 10 on a "standard" NTFS-formatted partition, in addition to an external hard drive running a GUID partition scheme with an exFAT partition and ...
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(External USB) HDD not accessible as usual after strange behaviour

first of all, I'm using Linux (but have access to a Windows PC as well). During some data transfer, my external USB hard disk drive (NTFS formatted) suddenly was no more accessible, I could not ...
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Most of the files on a NTFS Partition show zero bytes as size after chkdsk on Boot

I was trying ubuntu from a bootable pen drive of ubuntu. But Ubuntu was unable to access F: Drive, it was showing the following error message : Error mounting /dev/sda2 at /media/ubuntu/New ...
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No space left on device - although there is plenty of space and inodes

I have a USB disk with truecrypt volume for backup. This truecrypt volume occupies almost the whole USB disk. USB disk and the truecrypt volume have both NTFS format. When I tried to copy a directory ...
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Re-restricting permissions to Documents directory (to only its user in Windows) after moving it (onto another NTFS partition)

I moved a user's Documents folder (let's call the user "Beta") to a separate partition by going to the user's My Documents folder, right-clicking, selecting Properties, clicking on the Location tab, ...
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Windows: Is a symlink to NUL (or \\.\Device\Null) possible?

I have an application at hand, which insists on writing huge amounts of log lines into a file, that I have to clean out manually all the time. Is it possible to somehow replace the file with a ...
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Use Junction or symbolic link to “rename” NTFS directory

I was wondering (indeed it would be very useful) if it is possible to use NTFS Junction, symbolic link or something like that to use an alias for some directory, and at the same time to hide the ...
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best way to copy content of NTFS partition to ext4 partition

I have a 263 GiB NTFS partition (with no free space) and want to copy all its files to a ext4 partition, that can't be larger than 294 GiB. I also need to copy NTFS Junctions as some kind of link. ...
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Running Windows 10 Recovery caused my files to be deleted; how do I recover them?

I have a dual boot Windows 7 and Linux Mint. I decided to upgrade to Windows 10 but I had the black screen with cursor issue. I power cycled my laptop and booted to Windows which showed me the windows ...
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Load failure: [14] Not Found while installing windows

I have HP omni 10 5601tw which came with windows 8.1 preinstalled os. Currently i am running windows 10 pro. I am trying to clean install windows 8.1. I am using rufus to create bootable windows. ...
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Windows Server 2012 Joomla installation under IIS 500.50 error when clicking on PDF link

I have a stock standard Windows Server 2012 that I used Web Platform Installer to install Joomla 3.x. I configured Joomla to doe URL rewriting and did not modify anything else (nothing in the J! ...
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NTFS permissions equivalent to Linux “--x” (chmod 111)

I want to set folder with permissions such that restricted users could access file.txt (in folder) they have permissions to read by specifying full path but could not list the content of folder. For ...
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Windows: Stop users from deleting files NTFS

I've changed the NTFS permissions on a folder called share1 that means users from group 'nodelete' do not have permissions 'delete' or 'delete subfolders and files' This seemed to work OK, except one ...
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Is there a way to zerofill the page file once for VM compaction?

I know it's not good practice to completely disable the page file even with seemingly sufficient amounts of RAM. I have a number of Windows VMs that naturally have a page file enabled at the default ...
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Chkdsk gives following output “NTFSNTFSNTFSNTFS”

I have Windows 8.1 Pro N x64 and I got an error saying "This directory is corrupt" so I decided to run a chkdsk on my C: drive. I put in the Command prompt "chkdsk /f C:" but It gave me the output of ...
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USB thumbdrive reported speed difference between NTFS and FAT32

I found this rather strange. I have a USB 3.0 thumdrive (ADATA UV128/16GB), which when formatted as NTFS, seems to report a much higher writing speed than when formatted as FAT32. For example, I ...
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Install ubuntu (or debian) on NTFS using posixovl

I'm trying to install Xubuntu on my USB pen drive. I would like to use the pen drive as generic storage device as well, so I would like to keep it as a single NTFS partition for maximal compatibility ...
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Migrating from ExFAT to NTFS with Windows 7 running in Parallels upon a Mac OSX Yosimite 10.10.3

If I use Windows 7 backup and restore util to backup an ExFAT external HDD. Then reformat the drive to NTFS , will I be able to restore the backed up files to the NTFS drive?
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How can I view an “EA Record” (presumably part of the MFT in NTFS)?

I recently ran into a situation where a failing USB hub caused an external hard drive to not "safely disconnect." In the process of repairing the drive to avoid having Windows see it as a RAW ...