Questions tagged [ntfs]

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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Recover files from an 2TB NTFS-partition, after zeroing-out the first 5GB of it? [duplicate]

First let me apologize for asking such a newbie-question, as well as for asking a questions that undoubtedly has been asked hundred times before - however in case exactly how I corrupted my partition ...
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NTFS permissions: deny existing file deletion, but allow read

I think I understand NTFS permissions pretty well, but I still cannot get the following to work (on Windows Server 2016): I have a folder (which will be a share, but please ignore share permissions ...
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How many reparse records are a lot?

My computer is acting strangely, slowing and freezing or partially freezing (some applications but not all) fairly often; it has blue screened 3 times in three weeks; I had at least one NTFS error. I ...
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Bootable media not working

So i have Ubuntu installed in my system. I formatted the 8GB usb stick (mbr partition) created a FAT32 partition and copied contents of ISO. After sometime i notice error in copying because install....
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grant ownership to everybody / remove ownership completely

I had a dual boot system with Win10 and Mint 19.3 for some time and I am now in the process of adding a hackintosh to the mix. I have a NTFS partition to which all three should have access. Between ...
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How to remove a dir with long strange name?

Recently some tool have created a directory on my external USB hard drive. The name is too long and contains things that cannot be there at all. Obviously standard Microsoft Explorer (or even Total ...
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How to move users' data from a separate partition on one drive to another drive and remove the original users' data partition?

Simplifying, my old drive has four partitions; we are going to speak about first two (which "belong" to Windows; the remaining two "belong" to Linux). Let's call the first two partitions C: and D:; ...
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Why can I boot from an NTFS USB flash drive?

I own multiple PC and on some of them, I am able to boot to Windows installer using a USB flash drive formatted in NTFS (same one for all the PC), but not for others. PC that I have tried this on: (...
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MFT performance with fragmented SSDs

My undestanding is that NTFS's MFT maps file names with each physical location (or some kind of virtual address) of file fragments. Therefore a highly fragmented disk such as a SDD will have a bigger ...
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How to recover from ntfsfix -b -d /dev/sdb?

As root, I unintentionally ran ntfsfix -b -d /dev/sdb instead of ntfsfix -b -d /dev/sdb1 for an external 80GB drive (approximately 47 GB occupied by useful data) connected via USB. This process ...
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USB NTFS partitions unreadable under Centos 7 Linux Shows as CDROM device and no partitions

This is a strange one. I have access to a server in another country for work. It runs Linux Centos 7. It has ntfs-3g and ntfsutils and ntfsprogs installed. If someone in the office puts in a USB drive ...
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Read another PC's NTFS encrypted files [duplicate]

I had an old desktop PC running Windows 10 Enterprise. That PC broke, and as it was very old I got rid of it. I took the hard drive and put it in an enclosure and transferred my files to my laptop PC, ...
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Regularly moving NTFS drive between Windows 10 computers causes data corruption

I have 3 SSDs plugged into a PC. I use a SATA dock to control power to the drives. One drive (Drive #3) is always powered on, this is the "data drive". I use the dock to "dual boot" the system by ...
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Create NTFS report and show whether user accounts are enabled or disabled

I've been tasked with updating a script that was created by someone else and I'm running into a wall. The script is used to gather NTFS permissions on a specific folder. The script currently outputs ...
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Why can MFT records point to invalid MFT records as their parents (folders they are in)?

I have been messing with NTFS lately to create an application which can scan MFT to find files with specific properties. To do so my app parses MFT records and checks their respective attributes. ...
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Odd behavior for NTFS symlinks? Can use “TYPE” but not “MORE”

I've created a symlink to a file on an NTFS file system (Windows 7). If I use the more command to view the file, it doesn't display anything. If I use the type command, it works as expected. Here's ...
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NTFS partition corrupted, file system not recognized

I recently installed Manjaro on my computer but I somehow "broke" the partition where Windows was installed... It is now not recognized as an NTFS filesystem anymore (actually, it does not recognize ...
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Formatting an external hard drive from HFS to NTFS/exFAT

I have a 2TB external hard drive which I formatted to HFS to store Mac backups since 2014. I also made a 200GB exFAT partition so that it would work with Windows. So currently there is 1.8GB HFS ...
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Semantic difference between directory junctions and symbolic links

aThere are plenty of technical differences between directory junctions and directory symbolic links. They are described e.g. here or here. Notably: Junctions can point to local directories only, ...
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Are there e.g. file metadata issues with VirtualBox or VMware machines, under Linux, on an NTFS filesystem?

I would like to have VMware or VirtualBox virtual machines, used from Linux, stored on an NTFS drive as a first choice implementation. As it is a single-user machine, I am not concerned with security ...
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Why does NTFS store files in contiguous but separate fragments?

I get seemingly contradictory info from contig on a file: >contig -nobanner -a -v "C:\Users\bruno\Downloads\pp.big" ------------------------ Processing C:\Users\bruno\Downloads\pp.big: Scanning ...
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Interrupted partition aligning and disk corrupted

So, I was resizing my partition and accidentally aligned it to the left. I didn't noticed it and it successfully resized it. Then it started to align the partition and I was thinking this was some ...
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NTFS vs Ext4 - Reliability [closed]

Background I have an NTFS formatted external drive attached to my Ubuntu 18.04LTS system that I use for temporary staging of files - some video files, some large archives receive from clients, lots ...
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Why is the size of a folder different when copied to a different location on the same disk?

I copied a folder to a different location on the same disk, and I noticed that both its size as well as the size on the disk is different in the new location. So, I tried using TeraCopy to copy the ...
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NTFS Long Path not working for Windows 10, Server 2019 [duplicate]

We have enabled "Long Paths" GPO for all our servers and clients on the network. Yet when copying files from network to local drive or from one share to another we constantly get failed files due to "...
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Random, frequent crashes with NTFS errors

Computer goes dark as though the power was cut, reboots. No blue screens - no warnings. At first I thought it was the power supply and then a local shop tested that and said it was good. Memory test ...
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Ubuntu NTFS not write permissions

I have inside my system a m.2 samsung evo 970 formatted to NTFS. 3 weeks ago it was perfectly running with write permissions and everything no problem at all in Ubuntu 18.04. Then I upgraded to 19.10 ...
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“Could not find this item” error while trying to delete a directory on Windows 10 [duplicate]

In an application under Windows 10 I saved some files in a folder structure on my desktop: "C:\Users\MyUserName\Desktop\Subfolder1 MyNameA\Subfolder2 MyNameB " The folders "Subfolder1 MyNameA\...
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If ICACLS sets DiscretionaryAclAutoInherited, does that make it a resource manager?

This is a question about the relationship of the ICACLS tool and something called resource managers. We sometimes encounter problems with non-canonical ACL lists in NTFS. What causes them to appear ...
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mount.ntfs slowing computer without taking up CPU , showing “disk sleep”

I have two NTFS partitions mounted in my filesystem. One of them hosts my projects, so it is very important. Every so often, my computer gets sluggish, sometimes to the point of almost freezing up. I ...
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NTFS external drive showing corrupted files (that are not corrupted) on Linux-based systems

I'm using a Seagate Expansion 6TB drive on Linux, NTFS-formatted (For easy handling in both Linux and Windows machines), which I intend to use for upgrading my Linux based NAS running on an RPi3. My ...
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Directory junction equivalent for ext4

In the NTFS, directory junctions used as hard links for a directory. However, on the ext4 file system, no such equivalent exists (to accomplish this task, you have to make a symbolic link). Is there ...
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How to disable automatic CHKDSK of new drives at Windows 7 startup?

Windows 7 seems to automatically performs a CHKDSK of any new hard-drive installed in a computer at startup (before login screen). There is a way to skip that by pressing a key but you have to be ...
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Hard drive freezes all applications that access it

I have a 2 month old WD Passport 4TB. On it is a NTFS partition or at least was. Since yesterday I’m unable to do anything with the hard drive. I was copying many files via rsync on it and suddenly it ...
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Repair NTFS Partition

I have an external drive that recently became unreadable. When I run chkdsk I get the following: The type of the file system is NTFS. The First NTFS Boot Sector is Unreadable or Corrupt Reading ...
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Why there's no DD image for Windows 10 UEFI+GPT+NTFS [closed]

I'm currently installing an Windows 10 and realized that, it's so difficult to create a windows 10 bootable installaion media. Since installaion.wim is larger than 4 GiB, FAT32 is not working. I ...
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The disadvantages of having too many files in single directory

I have two options: Either: To have a database with 100,000 records, Or - To have these records as separate (and very small) text files in the single directory. What are the disadvantages of the ...
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GParted Cant Resize

I want to resize a partition but it doesnt let me do it Im using a VM with dynamic virtual disk Windows7 is installed in that partition Watch minimum and maximun size This is the info i get
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fixing ntfs partition after ddrescue

I had some really slow disk access and determined my disk was unhealthy. I was still able to see file contents and use most of the drive contents in Windows, but a few files were inaccessible. This ...
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Stop android x86 from creating files and folders on other partitions

How to stop android x86 from creating files and folders on other partitions ? I installed android x86 on my PC on a ext4 partition and everything thing works fine except this annoying thing- it ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard “Enable NTFS long paths policy” option missing

A similar problem as in Windows 10 occurs in Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard. The Enable NTFS long paths policy is neither in Local Computer Policy > Computer Configuration > Administrative ...
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Is it possible to mount an ext4 partition in Windows, and move the ProgFiles and Users folders on that partition?

I am looking for the most storage-efficient way to dual boot windows and linux with linux being the 'primary' OS. I had an idea, that maybe I can create a very small partition that is just big enough ...
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Unable to install Windows10 through USB on Asus Vivobook Pro 15

I wrote an ISO image using Rufus with GPT partition scheme and target system UEFI(non CMS) and file system NTFS, but my laptop said when I have Windows installation that it can't be installed because ...
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Resizing NTFS partition by altering total sectors in boot record

I am trying to create an easy way of deploying empty virtual disks by expanding a NTFS formatted 5MB image into whatever size I need. I've been studying the NTFS structure for a while now (from here), ...
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Improving NTFS performance for small files

I would like to know if there are things I can do to improve the performance of NTFS when working with lots of tiny files, such as is the case when working with Git, Subversion, NPM or other tech that ...
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Windows ACL deny move of folders on a hierarchy level

I have the goal to prevent Users from accidentally move or delete folders on one specific hierarchy level of an Windows Server 2019 Share. Example: Two User Groups: Admin and User |-...
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The file or Directory is corrupted and unreadable - chkdsk not working

Unintentionally powered off external HDD when moving some files with the move command. Now the move target folder is "The file or Directory is corrupted and unreadable". chkdsk E: /f /r /x Failed ...
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Win10 External USB HDD partition there, but no drive in Explorer

Win10 External USB HDD partition there, but no drive in Explorer. External USB Toshiba drive. How did I regain access to the files on that drive? Here's what DiskPart shows me: Microsoft DiskPart ...
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Moved NTFS partition with gparted - Windows access it - no files - debian sees everything

I dropped my recent debian partition on my Windows 10 machine. I restored the MBR to remove the grub bootloader At this state all worked fine as expected: No bootloader, a system partition and a ...
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Windows 10 logs event id 98 volume recovery every second “No action required”

An example: Logboeknaam: System Bron: Microsoft-Windows-Ntfs Datum: 20-02-08 20:30:56 Gebeurtenis-id:98 Taakcategorie: Geen Niveau: Informatie Beschrijving: Volume ...

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