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File system corrupt after attempting to repair NTFS partitions using TestDisk

Primarily I'm looking for: Details of what TestDisk means by "Warning: number of bytes per sector mismatches 2048 (NTFS) != 512 (HD)" Analysis or suggestions regarding what probably went wrong and ...
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23 views

Do I have a bad HD sectors?

A computer user and an avid learner but an absolute novice to HD partition. Got a new laptop less than a month but DAMNED, dropped it (tripped on the power cord and it dropped to the carpeted floor). ...
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19 views

Windows equivalent of linux “blockdev --rereadpt /dev/sdb” command?

I have three machines A,B and C. Machine A is connected to an iSCSI disk on Machine B. Machine A can only write information to this iSCSI disk. Machine C is also connected to this same iSCSI disk on ...
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1answer
40 views

Linux Mint 17 could not boot

I have a sony external hard drive. In that i created dev/sdc1/ (NTFS) for windows8.1 clone image via clonezilla. dev/sdc2 (NTFS) dev/sdc3 (NTFS) then i deleted sdc2 and then created root/ , home/ ...
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2answers
38 views

Why does ubuntu linux insist on been installed on a ext partition and can it be installed on fat32 or NTFS?

Before i start don't lecture me on the fact that fat32 is old and hasn't been updated for nearly 20 years. Right now i have sorted that, I am trying to install ubuntu Linux on to a 64GB flash-drive ...
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22 views

Chkdisk seems to have wiped a drive it shouldn't have

I had a 3TB internal drive on my system (dual Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 7) and I recently lost it's entire contents. I'm hoping that there is some way of getting it back. I'm including here the events ...
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1answer
32 views

Can't shrink to available partition volume in Windows

I have 1TB HDD with 800GB free space plus a typical System Reserved partition. I removed system files before shrinking in Disk Management since suggested shrinking size was no more than 100GB ...
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37 views

Expand system partition on my system disc C (Windows 7)

I have a system disc C: (Windows 7 is installed) and all installation program files (installed programs) on D: because of poor space on C:. Now I'm stuck with this question: how to increase the space ...
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16 views

Extra space after resizing NTFS file system

I had a 500 GB hard drive with 2 partitions on it. A Dell recovery partition and a 495gb partition. The larger had a windows 7 pro. Installed on it, and some personal data, such That windows showed ...
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1answer
51 views

Recover files formatted / broken partition

I recently got my hard disk broke (not physically broke) and that I tried to do data recovery. I've tried Easeus and GetBackData tool already, it works great and I can recover files, however there is ...
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1answer
41 views

Resize NTFS partition from Mac OS X?

I have an external hard drive that I used for backups of my Windows machine. I left that machine behind but took the drive when I moved to a new city. So far, I've only bought and used a Macbook in ...
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22 views

Main disk have strange filesystem

I have my data disk (hdd, 1,5TB), that I'm using in windows just fine (ntfs). When I look at it with MiniTool Partition Wizard, I get 2 partitions, both simple ntfs, with same letter. Strange, but ...
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25 views

Corrupt disk after fsck for ntfs

A while ago, I found out that I could not use my 2TB type 07 (NTFS) USB disk when connected to a computer with a Windows boot. Disk had only one partition. However, I could mount and use it under ...
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1answer
58 views

Changed “partition type” to EFI GPT accidently when default WAS Intel using TESTDISK

So i was trying to recover a failing drive by doing some tests. This drive was connected externally. After some trial and errors - I decided to 'write changes' after going into the EFI GPT category ...
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1answer
40 views

Shrinking NTFS drive doesnot allow all free space of the disk to be used

This is what my current partition looks like. I tried to shrink the D: drive to create another new ext4 drive, but the problem is, even though it has 39GB free, only 6GB is allowed to be shrinked. ...
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133 views

Corrupt MFT & MFT Mirror on NTFS

So here's the issue: An NTFS partition on a hard disk has a corrupt MFT and MFT mirror. I have a ton of important files on this filesystem. I also have a little bit of information about the ...
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1answer
44 views

Mac os partition corrupted

i'm in big trouble. Here is my story: i wanted to resize my bootcamp patition (i had windows 8.1) i followd these steps https://discussions.apple.com/thread/5450324 i resized hfs+ partition from mac ...
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38 views

Are there any advantages in partitioning an HDD in to system and storage (NTFS) separately [duplicate]

I once read somewhere that NTFS drives performs better as a single big partition. In Unix systems however a separate HOME partition makes sense; they are convenient for backup-restore actions (without ...
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1answer
87 views

How can I reduce NTFS system volume size beyond the limit of half?

I have Windows 8.1 installed exclusively on 1Tb volume. Recently I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on the other disk and want to access this big drive in read-write mode. However, Windows placed it's ...
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44 views

NTFS overhead calculation

Is there a nonexperimental way to calculate the exact amount of overhead space that NTFS partition will require (given a particular cluster size)? Theoretically I would imagine it's possible since ...
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1answer
49 views

Recover Time Machine partition that turned MBR only instead of GUID

I have one drive that has a NTFS partition, a TimeMachine partition (I guess HFS+) and empty space. The other day, I did one partition more from Windows 8 (bootcamp) and since then, I can't see the ...
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75 views

What is the best format to format a hard-drive to [closed]

OK my question is what is the best format for a hard-drive. When I say best a mean: Compatibility with other OS other than windows. Ability for file compression and de-fragmenting. Speed and ...
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1answer
39 views

What are these blocks in NTFS partitioned HDD?

I have full formatted a 1TB hard disk in Windows using NTFS format. Then in linux I run the following command to see what happend to the disk blocks! dd if=/dev/sdf1 | hexdump I expected to see hex ...
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1answer
123 views

Recover data from NTFS partition

My brother scandisked NTFS partition of my USB HDD. Safe remove didn't work safely. After reattaching the data is missing. Testdisk outputs the following (I have no undelete in Advanced). I run ...
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3answers
91 views

Why is my NTFS parition full when it's not?

My D: drive of 137GB (NTFS) would appear to be full, but I personally disagree. This are the reasons I disagree with reality: Selecting all files and viewing their properties, it says 43.4GB size ...
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1answer
46 views

Cut off the broken sector while preserving data

I have 320GB drive with following layout: 100 MB - win data; 100 GB win partition (boot+data); 190GB data; 30 GB Linux Now my system started to hang up, I got many atapi errors and some ntfs errors, ...
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1answer
34 views

Not permitted to create a new directory on a ntfs partition?

I am using Ubuntu 12.04. When I open a pdf file in Evince, and want to click "Save as" in the menu of Evince to create a new directory on a ntfs partition (shared between Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows 7 ...
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1answer
71 views

Data on unallocated space

Earlier, on a separate question, I was trying to recover data from a lost partition. Specifically, the partition was lost from a Windows 7 NTFS partition, and is now unallocated space. Through ...
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3answers
489 views

Benefits of converting Data partition from NTFS to FAT32

Desktop PC with internal SSD is running Windows XP SP3 and partitioned as below. Over time I've come to learn that NTFS does many more read/write operations than FAT32 thus possibly reducing the ...
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36 views

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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1answer
132 views

How to convert the ext 3 file system of hard disk to ntfs and install Windows 7?

In my laptop earlier I had Windows 7 32-bit installed and then I had formatted the complete hard disk to ext 3 and installed Linux Ubuntu. Now I want to install Windows 7, but when I try to install ...
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1answer
179 views

NTFS and ReFS limitations

As far as I know, by design NTFS supports partitions containing up to 2^64 clusters. But NTFS implementation in Windows XP and later is somewhat limited by Windows stack which can address 2^32 ...
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1answer
32 views

searching tool to read defect ntfs partition on the fly [closed]

i have a hdd crash by physical influence (laptop fell down 0,5 m while disk running) after connecting the disk to a notebook via USB adapter, i could see 1 of 4 partitions with a drive letter, the ...
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2answers
908 views

How can I fix an inconsistent NTFS file system without Windows?

I have a Dell laptop that came with Windows from the factory. Since then, I have installed Linux and replaced the hard drive with an SSD. The NTFS partition is inconsistent (a result of bad sectors on ...
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152 views

WD External HDD in exFAT NOT able to convert into NTFS

I'll just keep it short my WD 1 TB external HDD got corrupted for whatever reason into RAW drive and after days of research and wait (2 weeks+), I was successful in recovering all the data on it, yes ...
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29 views

Server 08R2 doesn't want to mount a NTFS partition that Linux can

I have a system with a 30GB SSD containing Server 08r2 and a 3TB HDD used for data storage. Recently, I noticed that I couldn't mount one partition on the larger drive in Windows. This is how the ...
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1answer
882 views

Formating to exFAT (FAT64) w/o loosing data

I recently got a macbook air and I'm trying to make my external HDD to work with it. OSX supports reading from NTFS but unfortunately it doesn't allow writing. I need my files to be accessible on any ...
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93 views

Linux ntfsundelete for recovering files in a Windows XP NTFS partition

Recently some folders have began disappearing from my Windows XP partition while booted in it. Sometimes after a drag and drop or move operations, a folder becomes undeletable, and I am afraid that it ...
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1k views

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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40 views

Make a free space useable in vista

I've just re-installed vista, in my previously dual booted system. Vista is installed on a 120 GB partition on my 250GB HDD. My HDD's architecture has as follows 120GB NTFS where Vista is installed ...
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221 views

How do I recover files from a corrupted filesystem without losing folder structure?

A friend gave me his external hard drive to rescue his data. It contains only one NTFS formatted partition. Windows shows this partition as "RAW". CHKDSK fails, because it doesn't recognize a NTFS ...
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235 views

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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1answer
669 views

Can't format new 3TB disk with NTFS (but it works on linux)

I recently purchased a Seagate Barracuda 3TB drive (ST3000DM001) and I'm trying to get it to work on Windows 8. I've an old motherboard Asus P5K Premium. The system recognizes as 2.7GB, I create a ...
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1answer
327 views

External Hard Drive Partition now “unallocated” space

I created a 32GB partition on my 1TB Western Digital External HDD. The partition was created without a problem. Both the 32GB partition and the remaining partition were fully functional. I then ...
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2answers
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very bad performance by new WD 2TB GREEN(WD20EZRX) HDD

i have a new WD GREEN WD20EZRX. I previously have 4 HDD : 3 X 1 TB (only one partition each)and 1 X 500 GB(2 partition one for WINDOWS and one for data). i had no more power cable for the drive so i ...
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1answer
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Format NTFS to HFS+ without loosing data?

I wish to plug my external hard drive which is formatted as NTFS into my Apple Airport Extreme Basestation. It will only take HFS+ or FAT32. I don't have any other devices to store data. I have ...
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1answer
28 views

External Drive Data is not available on other OS other than Ubuntu

I have 1 TB HDD . It was working well both in Ubuntu and windows , But three days go I can see my data and folders in Ubuntu only . But when I insert this HDD on other system having windows it is ...
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154 views

How to open NTFS binary image on Linux?

Basically I have binary image of NTFS partition made with WinHex. WinHex is able to open such files and show directory structure, besides hex editing. Is there tool with similar capabilities on Ubuntu ...
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165 views

NTFS partition mount but doesn't show any files

The partition was bootable, but it's not anymore. I booted with an ubuntu live CD. "fdisk /dev/sda3 -l" shows this: Disk /dev/sda3: 626.4 GB, 626396585984 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 76155 ...
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277 views

corrupt patition table - testdisk cant find all partitions

I was resizing a partition when my PC freezed and I had no alternative that shut down manually. Unfortunatly that cause my partition table to became corrupt. My partition table was like this: ...