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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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Moving the Recovery Partition, EFI System Partition, and a 16mb "Reserved Partition" to resize Windows partition

This is my first question, so please let me know if I'm missing something. Long story short, I messed up one of my Windows 10 installation on another SSD and ended up with a Windows system drive too ...
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restore data on external disk after windows repair

Here is an issue my friend faced: He has an external hard drive NTFS formatted. First he was putting photos to it using MacBook. Then he was putting photos using Ubuntu laptop. Then he moved to a ...
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How to create a file (placeholder?) with nonzero (>1k) size but 0 size on disk, on windows? [duplicate]

Just like a file that is "online-only" in dropbox, which shows its original size in the ntfs system, at the same time 0 bytes on disk? I am aware that if the file size is smaller than 1k ...
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NTFS, chkdsk, check bad sectors and recover readable parts for only specified files?

It is a large disk and it seems all files but a few are readable. For the few files, reading fails at the same point. Something like position 1.5GB of a 5GB file. The SMART data does show ...
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Folder icon, desktop.ini and file attributes

When we set custom icons for folders, a desktop.ini file will be generated in it with the following structure: [.ShellClassInfo] IconResource=${path to the icon file},0 [ViewState] Mode= Vid= ...
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How to delete fake bad sectors from hard disk?

I have a portable 5TB HDD. I was downloading data on it and it was 3/4 (or so, almost full) full with documents. I did chkdsk /f /v /r /x just to check it. It was shown to be perfect in HDD Sentinel ...
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What exactly does NTFS compression do to files?

Until not so long ago, I've not even known that you could compress specific folders, files or even entire drives using windows' builtin compression. A simple way to do this is just go to properties ...
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Data repair for a FAT32 drive that failed dynamic conversion to NTFS

I used this command "CONVERT F: /FS:NTFS". where F: is a 1Tb FAT32 formatted drive. Process hung and had to close it. After that my files sizes remained same but they were corrupt & ...
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Cannot delete junction as admin

I have a junction point in Windows 11 which points to a deleted folder, and I cannot delete it in any way. takeown reports success takin ownership, but then neither rmdir nor fsutil reparsepoint ...
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Is there some user groups cache in Windows Server and how to flush it?

I am seeing the following unexpected behavior: Summary of a problem: Changing the contents of a user group does not have immediate effect on the actual effective file permissions linked to this user ...
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Allow users to edit files in a folder but not create new ones

I am trying to restrict file creation in a particular NTFS shared folder containing .xlsx files. We need users to be able to still edit and save the existing files. So far, I have tried setting ...
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Unable to mount BitLocker 2 encrypted NTFS partition using the new `ntfs3` driver found in Linux 5.15 Kernel

I made a fresh installation of Ubuntu 22.04 LTS, which comes with the new ntfs3 driver $ uname -a Linux HRK-HPZBOOK 5.15.0-27-generic #28-Ubuntu SMP Thu Apr 14 04:55:28 UTC 2022 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 ...
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USB flash drive doesn't work properly after making it bootable

I burned Raspbian buster lite on my USB drive. Now I can only use it as storage. I can see the USB flash drive and I can copy on it, but it doesn't accept any burning tool anymore. What I have tried: ...
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How to access Windows ntfs ea/extended attributes under Linux or Windows? Or convert Volfs to DrvFs past version 1903?

I accidentally deregistered the legacy wsl1 install at %APPDATA%\local\lxss (back at the time when wsl was called bash on Ubuntu on Windows and there could be only 1 rootfs which had to be installed ...
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How to restrict the system account of a specific windows system from accessing a drive

I installed two windows 10 operating systems on my computer. For some reason, I don't want the system account of one of the windows operating systems to modify the files on this disk, and I don't want ...
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How to best apply compression in Windows to speed up a slow disk with a powerful CPU?

I have a desktop PC with a reasonably powerful Ryzen 3700X (8c/16t) that runs Linux. I need to occasionally use Windows, but not often enough to justify dual-booting. I have instead installed Windows ...
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File deletion on NTFS vs ext4

How does deletion of files on NTFS compare to deletion on ext4 in terms of basic methodology? This may be too broad of a question, so alternatively, I was looking at the Veracrypt docs On Windows, ...
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Check progress on NTFS compression

I have a NTFS disk with compression enabled and moved a couple of files (300gb~) to it. Every time I refresh the windows explorer window I see that the free space on the disk is growing, which I ...
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Recover files from HDD with partition type unrecognized and boot sector that can't be read [duplicate]

I was trying to retrieve data from an old (9 year old) HDD, which was working fine a month ago, after leaving powered off for a month. When I turned on my Windows PC on, it took a long while to boot [...
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NTFS with UserMapping under Debian (LMDE 5)

I've a dual boot system with Windows 10 and LMDE 5. I'd like to setup file permissions correctly when mounting windows NTFS partitions. The .NTFS-3G/UserMapping was created correctly. When using sudo ...
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Can't convert a RAW SD card(MBR formatted) to NTFS or any other windows readable file system

I want to convert my RAW sd card to NTFS or FAT32 file system. I tried using diskpart and tons of other third party tools to recover it but my sd card is partitioned MBR style and I believe diskpart ...
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How to recover partitions?

my partitions are lost and my datas are also lost when I use ntfsfix on my hard drive. For the partition table like this: sdb disk └─sdb1 unallocated └─sdb5 /DATA1 └─sdb6 /...
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Any way to bypass/restore HDD sector count [duplicate]

I have a WDBU6Y0020BBK external hard disk which recently died for no apparent reason. It was making no strange noises, had no reported SMART issues last time I checked, and wasn't even that old. ...
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How to Manage SSH Key Permission in NTFS When Sharing Among Multiple System

I often work with remote hosts on multiple devices, mostly Windows and Linux machines. To avoid deploying my SSH keys everywhere, and circumvent the hassle of syncing SSH configuration, I put my SSH ...
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How can I create a hard link to a directory in Windows? [duplicate]

A comment at How to create a directory hard link in Windows? states it is "technically possible" to create a hard link to a directory, but so far I have not found anything about how to ...
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What features of journaling file systems are actually useful? [closed]

Not concerning about permissions, security, seamless usage with different OS. Journaling remains unclear. Do I need journaling (how exactly will it help)? If yes/no what is the threshold, when I ...
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Reproducing folder named *

The question Folder named * was brought to my attention. I thought I could easily reproduce this by taking Git Bash and entering mkdir \* At first I didn't look closely, I just saw a folder appear in ...
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Folder named '*'

Browsing old hard drives I came across this folder named *: I cannot open, access or rename it from Windows. I have tried accessing it through Moba Xterm, where I get ls -l ls: ./*: No such file or ...
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Why can't I create sparse files on my NTFS partition under Linux?

I have a very large sparse file on an EXT4 partition, and I want to copy that file to an NTFS partition. The file has a size of about 2 TB, but since it is a sparse file it uses only 700 GB on disk. ...
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chkdsk on mounted NTFS partition

I have mounted NTFS partition as Folder on c:\windows\NTFS folder. How do I perform a chkdsk on the mounted NTFS partition?
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Does Windows send TRIM command with every delete?

I understand the concept behind TRIM. I know you can schedule TRIM through the "optimization schedule" part of "defragment and optimize drives". But does Windows send a TRIM ...
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Accessing multi partition USB hard drive on MacOS

I'm having problem accessing a healthy USB hard drive on MacOS. The HD is specially partitioned to have EFI 5T ExFat diskutil list output /dev/disk2 (external, physical): #: ...
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NTFS Sectors per Cluster for 2MB cluster size

Formatted a disk partition using DiskGenius for NTFS with (maximum) cluster size of 2048KB (2MB). I notice Windows itself also can format NTFS with this cluster size in Disk Management. This setting ...
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Why is the default allocation unit size smaller (2048 bytes) for exFAT than for NTFS (4096 bytes) when formatting a disk on Windows 7? [duplicate]

I see that the default allocation unit size is smaller for exFAT (2048 bytes) than for NTFS (4096 bytes) when formatting a disk on Windows 7 via Windows Explorer: Why is the default allocation unit ...
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Why is 1024 Cluster Size with blank drive being shown while querying WMIC for available drives?

I wanted to know cluster sizes for my flash drive (ExFAT), and I followed the useful answer here: https://superuser.com/a/1358598/602756 Here is output of cmd: wmic volume get driveletter,blocksize ...
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Macos with external ntfs (default read-only). Python os.walk will not recurse through subdirs on ntfs

With Macbook 2021 (arm64). uname -a Darwin MacBook.local 21.1.0 Darwin Kernel Version 21.1.0: Wed Oct 13 17:33:01 PDT 2021; root:xnu-8019.41.5~1/RELEASE_ARM64_T6000 arm64 External drive, SSD2TB, is ...
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NTFS permissions set to inherit, but don't apply to new files

I'm running into a really frustrating issue with inheritance for NTFS permissions not working correctly. I use cloud storage (specifically OneDrive) for storage of certain files; in this case, I have ...
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How can ntfs.sys be loaded if the driver is located in an NTFS partition?

I was reading about NTFS and the use of the driver ntfs.sys and I was wondering how could the NTFS driver be loaded if it's on an NTFS partition. I couldn't find any answer for this online and I was ...
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Which Unicode characters cannot be used for NTFS file names?

Typically, my programs are creating files with Extended Latin, CJK or Arabic characters in file names without issues and according to input data. I was under impression that only officially named ...
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ddrescue : after having rescued a single partition, can I rescue the whole drive?

It might be a silly question but I had a dying external HDD with one single NTFS partition. I may have been naive, but I thought it would be better to use ddrescue to rescue the partition and not the ...
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Is there a way to create something like a file link that doesn't share read/write permission with original files in windows?

Background: I have a Windows program that needs to read from a certain set of data files to work. This program does not actually make changes to the data files but it locks the files when running. I ...
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chkdsk on external hard drive stucks at level 4

Running chkdsk g: /f /r on my 1 TB external hard drive with NTFS file format stucks at level 4. I let it run for 24 hours but there is no progress. I tried to make a backup of its content but at a ...
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How to copy folder with multiple identical file names

I have an encapsulated Windows 10 Kiosk system that creates/provides reports on external USB storage devices (NTFS). Unfortunately there's not a lot I can say about this system as it is fairly well ...
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System went to sleep during partition resize, ntfs format is now read as raw

I was switching linux distros and my boot partition needed to be 512mb or more and I had around 350mb. In the calamares installer I resized my data partition (800gb) a bit to accommodate the ...
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Remove RAID0 single hard drive and put it in a USB enclosure

My question is simple but searching around I can't find an answer. I have a single hard drive that was brand new and I attached it to a Dell H700 RAID card. The reason is, I needed to backup data ...
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How to safely recursively delete a directory in Windows?

NTFS supports all kinds of links including junctions, hard links, soft links, etc. so here's a problem. Let's say you're recursively deleting a directory which actually contains the above things. It's ...
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Cannot resize NTFS Partition

A family member recently asked me if I can "make their laptop run fast again". When analyzing potential problems it was pretty clear that the storage is the biggest concern. Almost 0% free ...
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Fastest way on Windows to copy 38GB of files to 50 USB drives

If I were doing this, on linux or Mac, I would make an NTFS RAM drive mount it copy the 38GB folder hierarchy to it save the RAM drive to disk insert a USB drive determine the name of the raw device ...
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Sharing NTFS partition with 2 Windows installations

I currently have a setup that looks like this: SSD with Windows 10 installation and most program data HDD with holding larger document folders (such as pictures and videos) or large program data The ...
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testdisk reports an invalid disk size. What is causing this and how to fix it?

I erased by accident the NTFS partition of my archive disk connected on my Ubuntu computer. As suggested by many online tutorials, I used the program testdisk to recover the erase partition. ...
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