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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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Linux breaking my NTFS filesystems?

I'm currently using Kubuntu 22.04, kernel 6.5.0-28 amd64. Ever since the unassisted update, my system has been stuttering a lot. Initially I thought it was the RAM, but then I noticed that the system ...
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Why is my partition readonly flag being reset

I have a partition which I want to be readonly. It is one of several partitions on an external USB drive with GPT-style partitioning. I have followed the instructions here and it works great for a ...
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Windows after Nobara installation

I found this tutorial, but it seems to be written for someone that has a single drive. My current setup is: 200 GB SSD (NTFS) that contained a previous Windows install, that I plan to format as the ...
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user profile is corrupt; seemingly with no possibility of recovery

This is my last resort, I've contacted my IT guy and hes not seeing a solid solution other than me sending my drive out to a place that can do low level data recovery besides some shot-in-the-dark ...
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Ubuntu freezes during I/O on external NTFS disks

I have external NTFS disks of 1TB, which I use to keep a backup of my data. This disk is plugged into the PC once a month or so. I noticed that my Ubuntu freezes while copying 300 GB of data from this ...
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How can I suppress, disable the message "are you sure you want to copy this folder without properties" and related check

I understand the NTFS to FAT32 format problem but THAT is not my problem. I am coping from a NVME M.2 NTFS partition to a EXFAT SD Card. I do not care about file properties. How can I skip this step / ...
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Large NTFS disks are causing Ubuntu 24.04 to hang during I/O operations

I noticed that while performing I/O operations on large NTFS disks, (say 1TB, 2TB), Ubuntu is freezing. SSH and Ping do not return anything from remote PC, and this PC does not respond to keyboard, ...
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TestDisk - rebuild NTFS partition on dead WD Elements [from macos]

I have a 5TB WD Elements external USB disk, which was formatted as a single 5TB NTFS partition without about 4TB of files. It's not a bootable disk. It stopped mounting, so I pulled it apart and ...
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Windows installer can't recognise my drive with Linux Mint installed on it

After making a Windows 10 bootable drive, I soon realised that the Windows installer could not find identify the main drive within my laptop to install Windows on. I assume this is due to the nature ...
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external HD RAW, then what?

Argh. It is one of these bad days really. I had my work archive external 6tb HD attached on my main computer (no bootable system on it) I don't really know what happened, but when I put it back on, ...
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HDD: 0x8007012E The volume is too fragmented to complete this operation

I have a 4TB HDD used for storing backups made by UrBackup server run on Ubuntu - but formatted as NTFS. (Ie, data was written by linux on NTFS drive). In windows Explorer and on Ubuntu it reports as ...
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When copying 10ks of files, rarely a copy is larger and zero filled to the next block

I have an issue that sometimes occurs when copying data from SD/CF cards to internal drives, but also manifests when backing up a large archive of photos to external drives. Files are copied using ...
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How can I recover lost partitions?

My primary SSD has its boot sector erased, thus all partitions are not recognized by the computer. I can't boot the operating system on it, and I am currently using a spare HDD with bad sectors, and ...
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How to automatically do a ntfsfix every time at reboot? [duplicate]

On a dual-boot laptop I have a partition /dev/nvme0n1p4 which I want to mount as ntfs partition for Ubuntu 22.04 and Windows-10. But really often this partition only mounts as read-only. The entry in ...
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Check if file referenced in MFT actually exists on NTFS volume

I have a large NTFS disk. Due to unwise modification of partitions (namely, I enlarged C at the expense of D), I now have a lot of files that appear in windows explorer but cannot be open. I suspect ...
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Kubuntu 23.10 freezes normal I/O operations on SSD

I have set up a dual boot system with Kubuntu 23.10 and Windows. Windows is installed on one SSD, while the other SSD is divided into two partitions - one NTFS shared between both operating systems, ...
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High kernel CPU usage from CcUnpinRepinnedBcb

"System" regularly takes 100% CPU on one core of my PC, so a little over 6% total on average. This causes some extra heating and battery usage. In trying to figure out why, I checked the ...
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my drive shows size on disk very smaller than its actual size

I have check there is no compression check on ntfs settings but still also 1 TB file shows 60 GB on disk. How is this possible ?
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Debian 12 and NTFS permissions

Back in Ubuntu 20.04 LTS I could copy to and from NTFS partitions without problems. Practically all apps had access to everything. Then there was an accident that made me not just upgrade to 22 but ...
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Are Authenticated Users required to be added to NTFS permissions for shared folder?

I am using Server 2019 and am trying to create a shared folder. But I want only certain users to have access to it. So, based on my knowledge (and quick online search), I created a Global Security in ...
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My Seagate hard disk shows that's is RAW and also show that is 0 bytes

My Seagate hard disk shows that's is RAW and also show that is 0 bytes and in diskpart it shows that it is healthy, when trying to format to NTFS using diskpart it is stuck on 0%.
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Windows disk partiton: Cannot shrink a volume beyond the point where any unmovable files are located

As you can see from the title, im not able to shrink my C drive NTFS partition (My Windows 11) partition. Here are something i tried to solve it: Disable hibernation through powercfg/h off Disable ...
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NTFS Special permissions - List Folder/Read Data and Read Attributes

I applied ntfs special permission "List Folder/Read Data" on a folder that contains a simple text file, now i can open the folder and see the names of files and subdirectories inside the ...
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Create a folder with a name ending with a dot on a NTFS volume in Linux

On Windows, the win32 API seemingly disallows a directory name to end in a dot (.) but according to several questions asked in that direction (e.g. link1, link2), the solution on windows is to specify ...
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Why am I unable to set NTFS permissions on %ProgramFiles%?

Using an Admin user account on Windows Server 2019, I am trying to change NTFS permissions for a user account on %ProgramFiles%, %ProgramFiles(x86)%, and %WinDir%, but I get an access denied error ...
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Streamlining Bind Mounting for User Folders between Windows 10 and MX Linux 23.2

I've successfully configured a shared partition between Windows 10 and MX Linux 23.2, ensuring strict mapping of user accounts in both operating systems. Steps such as creating the ntfs-formatted ...
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Recovering NTFS / GPT partition after failed "Automatic Repair". Now shows as "RAW" in diskpart

My Wife's Windows 10 laptop seems to have suffered some critical failure on her primary system drive (c:). I didn't loose the whole disk since I'm able to get into WinRE and spawn a WinPE shell from ...
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HDD missing space until reboot

I have a non-system HDD in my computer. There is no hibernation, pagefile, backup, volume shadow set up on that HDD. Recycle bin is empty. The OS is Windows 8.1 the disk is NTFS. I downloaded some ...
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Is it possible to recover files on NTFS after writing to the same directory?

I've accidentally deleted a couple of .tex and .pdf files. The files were stored under C:\Users\Name\Desktop\notes on my laptop's SSD. I'm using a Windows 11 Pro. It seems like this happened about a ...
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How to prevent massive fragmentation when copying large files to NTFS HDD?

I have some virtual machines, and for example the first one I'm looking at is 89gb. Unfortunately when I try to copy it to a new drive it forms around 100,000 fragments (more than 1 per mb.) I don't ...
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When a folder is encrypted in Windows, where is the encryption data/keys stored?

I have an encrypted folder in Windows. Presumably there must be a key stored somewhere to access the data. Where exactly is the key stored? If in the registry, where in the registry? I have an ...
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How to identify file by "File Record Segment"?

How to actually identify files by "File Record Segment" addresses as reported by chkdsk? There was a blackout and my drives' filesystems were corrupted, the hardware and operating system ...
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What does "$DATA (nonresident)" mean?

There was a blackout in my home and my computer's hard drives' filesystems were corrupted. I checked the system files and the hardware, and found no problem. But I did the stupid thing of running ...
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How to see all files affected by chkdsk?

A few weeks ago my home lost power while my computer is on. Recently I have encountered some problems. So I did a full system check, I used SeaTools for Windows and all drives passed S.M.A.R.T check, ...
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Formatting 500gb HDD NTFS to FAT32 then returns: The volume is too big for FAT32

I got the same error message as this post and it also took me 6 hours to wait for that process to finish. But now, I already understand a little why the problem occurs after reading the answer from ...
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Export UNC path NTFS permissions to CSV file

I need to export UNC path NTFS permissions on a Windows Server 2008, the only way I found possible so far is "wmic /node:rhea share get name,path" this will provide me with the share and ...
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Get the default cluster size for NTFS

I try to determine the default cluster size for NTFS. I check this table. The problem is when the size in the boundary, for example: 2 TB–16 TB: 4kb 16TB–32 TB: 8kb Then what will be the cluster size ...
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How do you enable NTFS compression across all drives?

How do I enable NTFS compression for each of my drives? Currently it is available on my C: NVMe, E: SATA SSD, and my K: HDD but the drives I actually want to compress are not able. K: drive able to be ...
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NTFS get the MFT entry by the record id in $DATA attribute list

I'm trying to code a simple NTFS parser in C and in this video explains that in attribute list $DATA, there is a file record id, this is an unique id in the MFT table that identifies the entry, he ...
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NTFS Compression by file extension

Can I enable NTFS compression on a disk, based on file extension? I mean, that I don't want these files compressed: *.hc, *.mkv, *.mp4, *.ogg, *.7z, *.zip, *.odt, *.docx, *.png, *.jpg but I want these ...
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Does changing a NTFS readonly attribute rewrite the file?

Does changing a NTFS readonly attribute rewrite the file? I used this command to set readonly in every file recursively: Get-ChildItem -Path "D:\Alphabetic\W-Z\XYZ" -File -Recurse | foreach {...
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Can't remove deleted user from file permissions by command

I have deleted a user from a PC and I have many files with this permission in the permission tab of advanced form of security -> Account Unknown(S-1-5-21-2076865150-1137883396-1755809354-1013) Deny ...
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If I ZIP a folder in NTFS, is the ZIP file NTFS?

If I zip a folder from an NTFS partition, can it be extracted on a device or OS that can't read the NTFS filesystem? More generally, do zip files preserve the filesystem of the unzipped folder in some ...
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C:\Windows\Servicing\LCU slowing down servers and workstations; mitigate automatically?

Increasingly, when I see a sluggish server, workstation, or laptop, I find on the order of 200,000 items in C:/Windows/Servicing/LCU. That high a count makes for slow filesystems. I understand it ...
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NTFS Compression very slow when enabled on individual folders [duplicate]

I wanted to know if anyone had come across a problem with copying files to an SSD which is using NTFS compression. I enabled compression on all of the folders on a Crucial 1TB SSD to save some space. ...
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Big size of NTFS/MFT reservation on windows server 2022

Over 1 month ago I started to have have problems with free space on drive C: as it's suddenly started to decrease every day. External tools like TreeSize or Dirstat weren't able to show what is "...
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Can't shrink volume due to \$Mft::$DATA

(I've looked around a bit, but I can't find an exact answer to this) I wanted to dual-boot Ubuntu on my Windows 11 PC, but when I went to shrink C: down ~50GB, there was only ~2,000MB or so available; ...
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Recovering corrupted NTFS partition on external HDD

I have an external WD HDD with a unique NTFS partition on it that seems corrupted. I wish to recover the data on that disk and the disk itself if it is not physically damaged. After a huge file copy ...
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Programs can't modify files on Windows, but can create new ones

After a fresh installation of Windows on my new M2 drive and reinstalling all programs, I'm facing an issue where most programs can't modify existing files, for example Photoshop can't “Save”, but it ...
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Windows crashes when hard drive is loaded

I have a hard drive which has 3 Windows installations on it, and it had 13 partitions in total. a couple days ago it stopped booting, it would hang on boot. When booting Windows 7 in safe mode it ...
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