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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What do I do after directly copying an NTFS volume from one device to another with ddrescue?

I used ddrescue in a Ubuntu Live boot to rescue data from a failing 3TB external HDD formatted as NTFS. I had it copy the data directly to a new physical device, i.e. I didn't create an intermediate ...
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Finding space used on windows NTFS mounts

I have a few windows servers that I am interested in determining how much space is being used. If a drive is mounted as a drive letter, this is pretty easy. But in several cases I see volumes that ...
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WAFL - Write Anywhere File Layout

Hi I'm looking for some information on how WAFL works , more specifically I need help in understanding the following parts. To make your task of answering simpler I've outlined a few questions. ...
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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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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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Will installing NTFS Driver for Mac OS delete my existing files?

I have been saving all my PC files onto a Seagate GoFlex external hard-drive. I am now using a Mac. Although I can read my files, I cannot save changes. I have been advised to install NTFS Driver ...
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Do “child object” ACL changes through Explorer traverse junctions/symlinks?

Does the option to.. "Replace all child object permission entries with inheritable permission entries from this object" ..traverse through symbolic links and junctions? I'm trying to debug ...
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Why is the mounting of an NTFS partition in Linux not functioning properly?

This question is related to this one; call it Part 2. @allquixotic provided advice on that original question, which solved the symptoms, but the result exposed an apparent underlying problem, which is ...
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Why is a mounted NTFS partition not showing up in the Linux file manager?

The internal hard disk on my computer has three NTFS Windows partitions (Win 7 main, boot, and recovery), and several Ext4 Linux Partitions (Mint and swap). I'm temporarily doing most of my work on ...
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Why flash drive has different capacity when formatted using FAT32 and NTFS?

I have a HP flash drive with 8 GB capacity. Recently I tried to copy a file larger than 4 GB to it(when the flash drive was empty) and got an error(saying something like "cannot copy, insert another ...
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windows disc read-only after mounting in linux

For accessing my windows (NTFS) partition in linux, I have the following line in fstab # <file system> <mount point> <type> <options> <dump> ...
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Unable to Access WD My Passport 1TB Harddisk in Ubuntu 14.04, showing error

Error mounting /dev/sdb1 at /media/aham_brahmasmi/My Passport: Command-line `mount -t "ntfs" -o "uhelper=udisks2,nodev,nosuid,uid=1000,gid=1000,dmask=0077,fmask=0177" "/dev/sdb1" ...
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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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ExFAT is good for flash drives only or it also gives benefits on external HDD, instead of NTFS?

I have external HDD that around 7 years old and decided to reformat it. I heard that exFAT is good for flash drives and keeps sectors alive longer, do this applies for external hard drive also? Any ...
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Linux NTFS-3G General Protection Fault when using OS X in VirtualBox

I have an OS X virtual machine in VirtualBox on a Debian host. The disk image is located on an NTFS partition (which is not the system's root partition), mounted using NTFS-3G. The machine was ...
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Windows 8.1 suddenly booting slowly, ntfs event id 98 appearing in the system log for each drive

This morning my PC took much longer to boot than normal, 60 seconds instead of the usual 10 or so. Investigating the event viewer I see that now on every boot there's an ntfs event 98, example below, ...
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Extra boot options in BIOS

I've got two extra boot options in my BIOS called ubuntu. There is a picture of them for reference, and they've got a portable hard drive icon in UEFI BIOS. Does anyone know how to get rid of them? ...
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Dangers of deleting C:\$Extend\$UsnJrnl:$J:$DATA

Got a Vista laptop with Wubi Ubuntu installed (read: Ubuntu on virtual disks located on the NTFS partition). I only use Ubuntu, but the disk performance is so poor that I want to switch to a normal ...
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Attempting to install Windows 8.1 as secondary OS, misdetects EFI partition

Currently I have Arch Linux installed as my primary OS, and wish to install Windows 8.1 as a secondary so I may utilize certain special hardware (a capture card which has no Linux drivers at the ...
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How to remove directory with invalid name on running system root partition without third party software? [duplicate]

Somehow, most probably from one or another usb-born Linux, I got cute little directory named C: located on my C: NTFS partition, due to its peculiar name I can not operate on its directory tree as ...
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Maximum sequential speed for folder, defragment

How can I move folder at the beginning of the drive (partition) to achieve maximum sequential read speed in Windows? Can you recommend defragmentation tool that can do this ?
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NTFS Permissions make it near-impossible to achieve a given task

Here's the problem . User is called "Darth". I (the Administrator) would like Darth to do whatever he wants inside a folder called "dataset". He can create/modify/delete any folder/file. He will not ...
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How can I format a drive to NTFS without an operating system?

I am trying to install Windows 8.1 onto a desktop I have that currently has Ubuntu. When I installed Ubuntu, the installer automatically reformatted the drive from NTFS to whatever format it was that ...
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Deleting file names from MFT

I want to delete the unused contents of a disk without leaving any traces, e.g. for giving it to a colleague or a customer. The colleague/customer shall receive some files which are already on the ...
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How do NTFS Permissions Work with Deletion?

I have a folderA. I'd like a user (let's call him darth) to be able to do anything (create,read,write,delete) folders/files inside folderA , BUT darth should NOT be able to delete folderA itself. To ...
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NTFS Permissions - deny delete does not work

Hopefully you guys will be able to help me out. ========================= Scenario: FolderA > FolderB FolderA Permissions (no inheritance): This Folder Only Deny Delete Allow everything ...
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Recovering Deleted Data onto the Same Drive [closed]

I just accidentally deleted pretty much all of my data. It is on a separate partition, and I have not touched anything except to try some undeleters. The biggest problem is that it is terabytes of ...
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Deleting extraneous NTFS Partition

A Windows 7 laptop I commonly use has an internal hard drive that is partitioned into the primary Windows partition, drive C, and an extra partition, drive D, that is also NTFS and is positioned ...
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Change Journal in NTFS

I'd like to know what these commands are exactly returning as output. fsutil queries http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc788042.aspx In particular , If I were to run fsutil usn readdata ...
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Cannot Access Folders after copying data to new Hard-drive

For Example : I have 10 folders 1-10 , i copied these folders to a new hard-drive E: . My problem is when i tried to access this folders from RDP protocol it gives me an error : "E is not ...
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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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How to specify SIDs in Security Policy?

After the installation of KB2871997, on Windows Server 2008 R2 on a domain controller, you get a new user group: 'Restricted Users', and as this article mentions, you get two new well known SIDs: ...
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Why does copying individual files take so much longer than one large file? [duplicate]

I was copying a few very very large files to my computer. In total, 28 files and roughly 200GB (meaning each one was . I noticed that it was going at more or less the same speeds the entire time: ...
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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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How do I fix an ntfs filesystem on a RAID5 volume?

I have a RAID5 volume with an ntfs filesystem of which chkdsk keeps telling me there are 5 unindexed files. I can't take the volume offline during the workday, so I run chkdsk /f on it, and then say ...
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How to delete a file with a bad file name?

I had a file downloaded from torrent by a media center device on an external hard disk. The file has an invalid filename such as "Movie ** 480p ** NEW.wmv" (without the quotes). I cannot delete or ...
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trouble using autofs with ntfs-3g

I try to mount a ntfs disk with a autofs rule. here is the slave file: # cat /etc/autofs/auto.windows # automount second disk which contains windows data /windows ...
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Windows 8.1 restore permissions User Directory

My laptop broke last week. I removed the hard drive and connected it with a sata to usb cable in another pc with Win7 to copy some files. When I tried to access my Home directory Win7 complained ...
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ntfs_pread failed - unable to mount

My WD Passport external driver had been working well for several months. Recently I've been having random restarts in my laptop which has been since fixed. But I am not sure if that's what caused my ...
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Is this a virus?

When I format My flash as NTFS right after the Format Compeleted window, I see that is has 1.83 GB free space. But after 10 -20 second, the free space changes to 1.80 GB automatically! I ...
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Convert Drive to NTFS from FAT32

I'm having strange problems converting my HDD from FAT32 to a NTFS file storage. I first ran chkdsk N: /f and came up no problems so I ran convert N: /fs:ntfs but it tells me there is a problem. ...
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What is fastest way to backup a disk image over LAN?

Sometimes I boot sysrescd or a similar live linux on a PC to backup the hardrive over local network to my server. I noticed many times, that the transfer speed is not optimal (slower than HDD and ...
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Formatted flash memory in two different Windows have different free space?

I have a 4G Silicon-Power flash memory. When I format it in Windows-7, 47 MByte will remain as used space : But when I format it in Windows-8, 18 MByte will remain as used space : Note : In ...
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Defrag NTFS $LogFile

I have the super descriptive "my computer is slow" issue. In resource manager I notice that c:\$LogFile access times are continuously around 800 ms, and I suspect this is causing much of the slowdown. ...
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Windows Explorer - How can an large file have a zero “Size on disk” value? What does it mean

I would expect some discrepancy between "Size" and "Size on disk" in Windows Explorer due to file system allocations etc. Below is a screenshot of an example file on a Windows 2012 R2 file server ...
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All of the NTFS hard links damaged, where are those 0kb hardlinks stored and how to recover them?

This is Windows 7 x64 sp1 on a NTFS file system. All hardlinks within C:\Windows\System32 folder disappear, and the Windows can't boot, because even the osloader, C:\Windows\System32\boot\Winload.exe ...
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Create NTFS partition for files for dual boot Win 7 (3 primary partitions) & Debian

My problem is that I want to partition my disk so there is no conflict between debian & win 7 AND that they can both access my files. I have a 1 TB hard disk. I installed Windows first, it created ...
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What is the range of dates that windows explorer can display?

I want to set the created date on some old scanned pictures to a date in 1970. If I do that using a third party tool, Windows explorer displays the date as blank. I thought NTFS could go back to the ...
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CentOS 7 and OpenSuSE 13.1 (so far) can't see NTFS partitions during installation

The title is rather self explanatory, but here some more details. I'm currently running my machine with Windows XP x64 (read Windows Server 2003) and I was planning to install CentOS 7 on the same ...
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Formatting or not HDD after new motherboard installion

Is it possible to avoid formatting a hdd after installing a new motherboard on a machine? If "yes" is the answer, what is the best way to do that? I need to install a new M/B on my machine, but I ...