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Yes it is possible. Boot from the Windows 10 installation media and follow instructions till it reaches on drive selection. Don't select the partition with data. Now select unallocated space and click view (if not available click advanced tools). This will take you to the wizard to create a new drive from this space. (Make sure to format it as NTFS ...


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According to your figures, the 1 TB drive that is failing has 330 GB free, which means that you likely have somewhere around 650 GB of data on it, and the 450 GB drive (I assume it isn't a 450 TB drive, or you likely would know better than to ask here) that you want to back up to now has 410 GB (also assumed unit) free. Even if the best case, where you ...


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This might be the answer you are looking for. It makes Windows re-evaluate the hardware and makes the HDD reappear as it is and not SSD. So, whether it works on RAID or not can only be assessed by trying the same on them. How to switch from SSD to HD in Windows 8.1? I cloned my SSD to a HDD, but Windows still thinks its solid state It's suggested here ...


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This folder is part of the disks NTFS metadata. You should never see NTFS meta-structures, so thats one mystery, but either way $EXTEND is NOT user readable, and you should never ever touch it. Reparse Points are structures that allow the disk to be extended, by including non-contigious data, like volume mount points, hard links, etc.


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If you can boot a Linux system from (USB/CD) I would use the comands fdisk, dd and ntfresize to do the job manually: use fdisk to create a new partition of the unallocated space use dd to copy the windows partion into the new one again fdisk to remove the old windows and the new partion, and re-create the new one with the same number of the old windows ...


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Today, I was looking at this question and it's comments. I found out that removing ntfs-3g from a live USB of Ubuntu 16.4 allowed me to access my 500gb Windows drive which was not working before with gparted while it was installed. I don't know what fixed it, but it's now working fine. Sorry if I missed anything, this is my first post here.


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I have a similar situation with a large (16 TB) GPT drive that is part of a Raid 5 array. Backing up the entire drive is not an affordable option. I will be assuming GPT uses an MFT as well for the rest of this, but if that's not the case please correct me. I have lost data due to software corruption and not hardware failure in a raid array. If I don't ...


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Well, the reason for this problem is because the file is >4.0 GB in size and the USB is formatted in FAT32 format. The max file size for FAT32 is 4GB. The max file size for FAT16 is only 2GB. So how do you fix this problem? Well there are two ways you can go about it. You can either split the file into smaller pieces and then copy it to your external hard ...


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There are two different ways this can be accomplished on an NTFS volume. The SetEndOfFile function, on NTFS file systems, reserves the disk space for the file but does not fill that space with anything. There might be a little disk activity here from updating the NTFS bookkeeping. When a program does anything to a file past the last byte that has previously ...


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Yes, this is called "sparse file". NTFS and ReFS support it, but FAT32 and ExFAT not. A program can explicitly tell the OS which byte ranges of a file should have space on the disk (per default, it's everything). The other, unallocated parts are treated like the contain just a lot of bytes with value 0 if read by the program. In the file properties ...


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I wouldn't do that if I were you. For a filesystem you should use the tools of the os for which it was created. These cross-over tools often don't work as well as you might wish. I am gathering you only have one drive? If so, then my best suggestion, assuming your data takes up less than half the drive, is: using a live dvd of ubuntu, say, resize ...


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Changing the owner isn't enough. You need to modify the permissions.Change the owner to .\Administrator is the ideal practice.


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Open command line (CMD) and run the command below: format X: /FS:exFAT It basically means format the "X" Drive with exFAT Filesystem. Change the X to whatever drive letter the internal hard drive has at the moment. There are other filesystem type, which you can check by doing format /?


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By Command prompt Format D: /A:64K /FS:ExFAT 64k is cluster size, D is target drive letter. By Diskpart: list disk select disk '#' (where # is the number of the targer drive) If you want that for a partition: list part select part # (where # is the number of the partition) format fs=exfat -q If you want it for the whole drive just erase it all ...


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Now I am here because the HDD seems fine, HD Tune returns a completely green grid under 'Error Scan' and a pile of 'ok' under 'Health' This is good, it means that most likely there are no hardware problems. Should I worry for my data? Yes, file system corruption is not good for your data. But you already mentioned working with GetDataBack to read the ...


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Q. How to copy files to read-only NTFS hard drive on a Mac? A. Enable NTFS write on the drive. There are some excellent instructions on osxdaily.com. Michael Dreher points out in the comments of the preceding osxdaily.com link: (referring to this source code) We only allow read/write mounts if the "nobrowse" option was also given. This is ...


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Q. is there a way to copy files from a mac osx machine to NTFS external hard disk? I have a mac book on OSX el Capitan A. Enable NTFS write on the drive. There are some excellent instructions on osxdaily.com. Michael Dreher points out in the comments of the preceding osxdaily.com link: (referring to this source code) We only allow read/write ...


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To able to do that you can use a 3rd party software that provides NTFS support. Here's a list of choices: Tuxera (Paid) OSX Fuse (Free) NTFS for Mac (Paid)



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