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NTFS external hard drive formatted on Linux is not recognized by Windows

The problem is likely that the partition table type is "Linux filesystem", which you can verify in fdisk with the p command to print the partition table. The partition table can easily be ...
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How can I recover lost partitions?

I have fixed the second problem. Turns out the solution is extremely simple. I did the following to fix the boot problem. I first converted the partition table type to MBR using DiskGenius and then ...
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How can I recover lost partitions?

About your update: Bootcode is only updated on MBR partitioned disks. A different partitioning scheme is used on this disk. You are trying to write a MBR boot loader to a GPT partitioned disk. This ...
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How can I recover lost partitions?

To repair your installation, here is the absolute minimum you need to know: There are two commonly used boot methods for Windows and Linux machines. The old one is based upon code in the MBR (see my ...
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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. Technically possible only in a rare corner case. The term boot sector commonly stands for the first ...
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Are there faster solutions for NTFS on Linux than NTFS-3G?

I want to share my experience in hope of being helpful. In Linux, just use the standard ntfs-3g. There is really no better option available that will serve you with higher performance without causing ...
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my drive shows size on disk very smaller than its actual size

If you wish to find which file or files in the folder are sparse: If there is just one sparse file, it would be the only file whose size is around 29 GB, so very easy to locate. If it's more than one ...
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my drive shows size on disk very smaller than its actual size

You have a sparse file. Regions of it which are still empty (not yet written by the program) are not stored on disk at all – instead of pointing to some specific area on disk, they're marked as "...
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