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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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C:\Windows.old has a phantom permission, how do I rid myself of it?

I just clean reinstalled Windows 10 1809 (big mistake, I know). It's the official refreshed version, but it grants ALL APPLICATION PACKAGES permission to C:\Windows.old. This is relevant because ...
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Downsides of 8Kb cluster size for NTFS on top of ZVOL?

I am trying to maximize performance of Windows VM on a ZVOL. The official recommendation is that allocation unit size (volblocksize) on the zvol should be aligned with the allocation unit size of what ...
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How can a file created date be in the past?

I have an installation where some of the files that are put onto the file system have Created timestamps in the past. I understand that it is possible to use API calls to modify the Created (and other)...
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How to access Changed file timestamp metadata

I understand NTFS file timestamp metadata includes the following: Created Accessed Modified This data is accessible in the Windows Explorer UI and elsewhere. However, I believe the timestamp ...
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Placing a R-Drive file on FAT32 Usb Drive

I'm having a lot of problems regarding creating a USB Bootable Drive and copying a specific R-Drive file archive. I've got a R-Drive file that contains windows 10 and a bunch of other software that ...
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How to use explorer like functions in Recycle Bin itself?

I have a large folder in the Recycle Bin on Windows 7 Ultimate Edition. I cannot restore that folder (too big) but I want to be able to explore it; like open it so I can restore only the files I want. ...
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Windows (with NTFS Usermap in Linux) new files permissions error

Whenever I download an exe file to that partition in Windows, I cannot run it at all. It gives me the error: "Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file. You may not have the ...
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Deny NTFS permission

How can I deny NTFS permission (permission to Write for some user)? I have to prove it with Get-NTFSAccess, so I can't use Remove-NTFSAccess. I'm using PowerShell.
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Laptop HDD fail, Shows partition but can not copy data, testdisk MBR code fail

I use 2TB HDD in my laptop with 250 GB partition for windows 10 and rest for data storage. I switched my laptop so moved the HDD from old to new laptop and started the system. Windows logo came up but ...
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I need help! I re-formatted my EXT4 Linux install as a Windows NTFS storage medium and now I can't get ANY of my files back [duplicate]

I'm literally crying right now as I had accidentally formatted my Linux hard drive with years of hard work into NTFS and now I can't get anything back! I'm trying TestDisk, but I don't know if it will ...
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External hard disk when trying to mount it says NTFS Signature is Missing

Here is my fdisk output Disk /dev/loop0: 3.7 MiB, 3887104 bytes, 7592 sectors Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes I/O size (minimum/optimal): ...
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Windows 10 change user folders location on a NTFS mounted volume

I have two drives, on the bigger one I have created a NTFS partition and mounted it on an empty C:\Home folder, and I have changed the location of user folders (Desktop, Documents, Downloads, ...) to ...
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Combined NTFS Permissions & Combined Share Permissions

Can someone please clarify: What happens to combined NTFS permissions? Does the most restrictive permission prevail or the least restrictive permission wins? Is this the same to the combined share ...
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Format a USB Drive CDFS to NTFS

I have some USB Drives that came pre-programmed. They are read-only and are being loaded as a CD Drive (ISO9660 / CDFS). I cannot format the drives via the standard "right-click >> format". I have ...
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Acer Laptop with two disks: second ntfs harddisk become “ESP” Fat32 disk, data gone

I have an Acer A715-71G-706B, two disk ssd+hdd. Recently I needed to connect diffrent hdd in place of laptop's to check it's data. After returning to orginial 1TB hdd I've noticed that my disk ...
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Nautilus and File Explorer show different number of files on same folder on shared NTFS partition?

Ubuntu's file manager Nautilus and Windows File Explorer count the total number of files in folders on NTFS partition differently. For an example, Nautilus count one folder to totally 14687 files ...
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Does stripping 8dot3name entries on NTFS OS partition on Windows 10 on an m.2 SSD provide any noticeable benefit?

I've read about 8dot3name problem when there is a large number of files on a hard drive partition (>300'000 is the general rule of thumb, it seems) but all the sources are at least several years old ...
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system.ntfs_reparse_data: Operation not supported - Ubuntu 18.04

I am trying to use this guide: https://serverfault.com/questions/165389/create-ntfs-symbolic-links-from-within-linux To try and copy reparse data from a symlink created in windows to another file (...
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Restore files from a hard drive with an overwritten partition table [duplicate]

Recently i tried to clone a drive to an external one with DD, but because of my keyboard being faulty in some keys i accidentally cloned the drive to /dev/sdd instead of /dev/sde and lost very ...
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RAW partition with Live CD, NTFS partition in Windows 7

I have a Windows 7 disk with C letter mount point in NTFS. Windows 7 boot normally with NTFS partition mounted. All is normal. But!, when I boot with a Linux live-cd or other tools like HBoot or ...
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How can i view the HEX data / Tag data of reparse points?

I am playing around with reparse points, and i found a utility that allows you to create stubs with reparse points attached. Now i am trying to find a way to determine the actual value of a reparse ...
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How to run CHKDSK on a flash drive formatted to NTFS?

I formatted 2 flash drives to NTFS file system using windows explorer , then I tried to run CHKDSK for each one of them, with the command CHKDSK /F I got this message: Le type du système de ...
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Windows 10 Event Viewer: Asks for disk check on non-existing volume

When checking the event viewer, Windows will log the following error: Volume \?\Volume{xxxxxxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxxxxxxxxxx} {\Device\0000003f} needs to be taken offline for a short period to ...
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After resizing NTFS partition, Windows 10 no longer boots

My computer is configured for dual-booting via Grub. I run Windows 10 and Ubuntu 17.10. Earlier today I was working in Ubuntu and I ran out of space on my ext4 partition. Wanting to make it larger, I ...
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Monitor file system for processes accessing files Windows

I have a Windows Server 2012 R2 running Veritas Enterprise Vault (EV). For backups of index data/metadata we put EV into backup mode and take a snapshot of the disks using the underlying SAN storage, ...
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Dual boot and Dropbox

I dual boot on my laptop: Ubuntu Mate 18.04 LTS Windows 10 I've set up Dropbox in both operating systems. I'm not actually syncing the Dropbox twice -- as my Dropbox is quite large, this would be ...
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Disk data recovery after partial format – TestDisk and PhotoRec failed to find anything [duplicate]

So I was trying to create a bootable USB to reinstall Windows for a friend, but mistakenly started partitioning the wrong disk (probably the dumbest mistake I could have made). This disk is a 1 TB WD ...
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How do I format an NTFS drive on CentOS 7 so that I can also use it in Windows?

We have a LIDAR system that collects data in the field. The computers that process the raw data are Windows computers so we use NTFS. However, the LIDAR system itself runs CentOS 7. Normally this ...
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WD Red 3TB NTFS BitLocker drive suddenly shows up as “2048GB GPT Protective Partition”

Last week my new (<1year), NTFS, single-partition, non-OS, BitLocker-encrypted Western Digital Red 3TB drive stopped mounting, and only shows up in disk manager as a Basic, Online, 2048.00 GB, ...
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Received Input/Output error while mounting an NTFS formatted drive in MacOS Mojave

I created an NTFS file system on a USB drive in my Linux Mint system. Standard NTFS filesystem, formatted. When trying to mount it in macOS, I receive the following: [system name: scavenger] $ ...
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Why is “read (extended) attributes” and “read permission” necessary to allow access to shared fodler?

I am experimenting with sharing files and NTFS permissions. One thing I can't understand is why if I go to advanced permissions and if I want to let others see my folders/files and let them just copy ...
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FFMPEG Permission denied on file in NTFS

FFMPEG won't read a file on my NFTS partition, even with sudo, giving the error "Permission denied". Something to do with whitelist and crypto? Full log: $ cp a.mp3 b.mp3 $ ls -l ?.mp3 -rwxrwxrwx 1 ...
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Lost all permissions from directories in Windows 10 and I can't delete them and even take ownership as admin

I was trying to uninstall Rapport a Trusteer application from my computer and the uninstallation program left tracks. So I went to the application's folder and checked that it had System user as owner ...
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Windows Fileserver / Domain Migration: remove NTFS Permissions first?

I'm working on a fileserver-migration. Currently I have 1 TB of data in "Domain A". Those folders and files should have a complex yet mostly unknown permissions hierarchy implemented by my predecessor....
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How do I see and set the NTFS compression attribute in Linux?

Browsing an NTFS partition in Konqueror or Dolphin, the compressed files and folders are not displayed with blue names, and there doesn't seem to be any page in the file properties dialog to see or ...
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I have 30 hard drives of which 12 are Linux. How do I give them drive letters? I also have about 3 usb that need drive letters as well

I used to have 2 main workstations. Windows and Linux - Ubuntu for the Linux. Between the two of them, I had more than 30 hard drives in 2 NAS boxes operating on a JBOD basis and each workstation ...
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An external SSD gets pretty warm when idle. Is it better to unplug it when not in use?

I recently bought an external SSD ("Sandisk extreme portable SSD"). I formatted it to NTFS with Tuxera NTFS and I've noticed that it gets quite warm when I don't use it. I've used iostat to confirm ...
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folder for no reason converts into file - why? where is my data now? can I get it back?

I just shut down my PC yesterday and when I started it today the directory, where I saved my important files is not there anymore and instead there is a file with the following content: "AppWorkshop" ...
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How to share dropbox folder between Ubuntu Linux and Windows?

Currently my dropbox is on an NTFS filesystem which is shared between windows and ubuntu. However, dropbox is removing support for NTFS on linux in Nov. I tried creating a symlink to my NTFS dropbox ...
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Creating a .pfx or PKCS#12 file from PFX or other external

Reading the fine manual, I can copy and/or export all the required credentials to another Windows machine for import after exporting: Figure 1: Exporting the Encrypting File System key Right-...
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Hide a disk E: in “Computer” view of Windows Explorer, but still have it mounted as E: [duplicate]

I know how to hide a volume with DISKMGMT.MSC (Right click, Change Drive Letter and Paths, and remove the drive letter), but here I want something a little bit different: I would like to still have ...
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Cannot Move Files to Hard Drive/Not Enough Room on Destination File System- External HDD with Plenty of Space

I have a working WD 4TB Hard Drive which was recently removed from a NAS. I performed a DOD (0x000) overwrite with a NTFS format, using the disk utility DiskWipe.exe - a free disk cleaning utility, ...
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NTFS on Linux for backing up Windows systems

Currently I have a Windows based backup "server" which has access to some shares on other windows systems, and uses robocopy to pull all the new/mofified files from those systems, without modifying ...
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Make a 2nd hard drive “appear” as part of 1st hard drive's partition

On my Thinkpad laptop, I have a 1TB SSD (main computer's drive): C:\ ~200 GB (system) D:\ ~800 GB (documents) I'm about to add a second internal 1TB SSD (buying a 2TB SSD is currently not an ...
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Why does “Size on disk” vary when “Size” does not with the same set of files?

I understand why "Size on disk" is larger than "Size". I have three NTFS-formatted drives with the same exact data on it. Their allocation unit is 4096 bytes. The number of files and folders as well ...
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Windows NTFS - Add permission to each explicit ACL in all subfolders

We have a folder structure with many explicit rights like root Folder - subfolder 1 (explicit acl, no inherit acl) - subfolder 2 (explicit acl, no inherit acl) --subsubfolder 1 (no explicit rights, ...
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I can not copy files on NTFS drives in Linux Mint

I am using Mint(Tara) along with Windows 10. I have 3 NTFS partitions and when i mount them with clicking on them in Mint, they are mounted read-only and i can not copy or delete anything i used a ...
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mount ignores umask option in /etc/fstab for NTFS drive

I have a 1TB NTFS drive that I'm trying to mount using /etc/fstab at boot. The entry in /etc/fstab looks like this: UUID=0C6C7C9D6C7C82EE /mnt/ext1tb ntfs umask=707 0 2 The drive gets properly ...
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Using Putty on a Synology NAS to Load an old HDD and not loose the data

I am trying to mount a NTFS drive on my Synology NAS and copy the data to one of the volumes so I can then mount the drive with the Synology storage manager and keep the files... I am trying this ...
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Copying to an NTFS filesystem on a remote machine while presevering metadata

I want to copy a bunch of files to a NTFS partition on a remote machine while presevering the file dates. Preserving metadata on a local copy is already tricky on an NTFS filesytem: $ cp -p testfile /...