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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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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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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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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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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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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Find all files that occupy the sector range on NTFS

How can all files that occupy the sector range (not particular sector) be found on NTFS? The solution I'm using now is to process the sectors in batch with Micrisoft nfi. And it doesn't suit me, the ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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NTFS-3G unmounts USB drive as soon as it is mounted

I have created an udev rule to automount a USB hard-disk when I plug it in, but the drive doesn't appear as mounted. In /var/log/messages, I can see Dec 27 09:11:02 smug ntfs-3g[6043]: Version ...
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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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NTFS rw-support for Mac via fstab not working

I have used an NTFS partition for a long time with my Mac getting rw support for it via the "LABEL=DriveName none ntfs rw,auto,nobrowse" entry in /etc/fstab. I reinstalled Yosemite last night just to ...
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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 ?