NTFS is the primary file system of all modern versions of Windows.

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Evaluating current ACEs on NTFS ACLs with PowerShell

We have a document management system that has million of files on a NTFS file system accessed through a network share. A single service account needs full permission to all of these files and the ...
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Windows server 2003 check disk fails

I tried doing ntbackup and got a lot of errors saying there were corrupt files and eventually it would come to one that it could not deal with and abort. This is what I get when running chkdsk: ...
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Best way to mirror an NTFS directory structure (Linux or Windows)

I am trying to mirror a directory structure onto another disk. The problem with built in tools like RoboCopy is that they get into an infinate loop with the symlinks (think the Users folder). I ...
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Should I use FAT or NTFS when using Windows XP as a KVM guest? [closed]

I am installing 32-bit Windows XP as a KVM guest on CentOS 6. Should I be using FAT or NTFS filesystem and why?
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Permissions when copying/moving on the same volume on a Windows 2008 R2 server

Does http://support.microsoft.com/kb/310316 still apply to 2008 R2? I see other questions here on SF like: How to workaround the NTFS Move/Copy design flaw? that discuss the issue, but I was ...
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GPO: Is there a way to apply NTFS permissions dynamically?

I would like to create a GPO that sets NTFS permissions on a set of folders and files. Computer Configuration => Policies => Windows Settings => Security Settings => File System and ...
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Is there a way to create a 'trackable' link (~hard link) to a folder on Windows (Windows XP in particular)?

Lets suppose that there are: a folder and a junction point or a symlink to that folder When the original folder is moved to a new location, both the junction point and the symlink fail (point to ...
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Windows 2003 Ntfs error Event 55 every 15 minutes

I have Windows 2003 with four errors every 15 minutes in my EventLog. The file system structure on the disk is corrupt and unusable. Please run the chkdsk utility on the volume I ran chkdsk and ...
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DFS-R - secondary member NTFS permissions

On server1 I have E:\data\ that contains the home folders and shared department folders in it. Everyone has full share rights, then the rights are restricted appropriately through NTFS permissions. ...
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Restrict access to a nested shared folder in Server 2008R2 file share

Server 2008 R2 VM as a member server set up as a file server. Situation: We have a contractor that needs read access to a nested folder in a shared directory in a domain environment. How do I go ...
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Issues with XCACLS.vbs

The other day I had a pleasure to arrange some tricky permission changes on complex folder structure with help of XCACLS.vbs (it was not tool of my choice but I had to modify some existing scripts ...
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Permissions not being inherited

So I have a parent folder FolderA which has: Administrator FullControl Allow FileAccessGroup FullControl Allow TerminalServerDeny FullControl Deny FolderB is a sub-folder with Inheritance enabled ...
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NTFS Permissions Overhaul

Essentially I am required to do a complete overhaul on a rather old (and messy) Windows server NTFS permissions. I have a Powershell script which gives me the information I need for permissions but ...
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You don't have permission to access / on this server - changing default www to NTFS drive

i have been struggling for a couple of days about this problem. I am trying to change the default www directory for Apache/2.4.6 (Ubuntu) web-server under LinuxMint16 and making it point to a NTFS ...
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Mount NTFS volume on two different servers

We mounted an NTFS volume on two Windows 2008R2 servers. This volume is on a MD Dell storage array, connected to servers with Fiber Chanel. It worked a while, but now we get some errors like ...
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NTFS Permissions Confusions

I seem to be falling into this weird loop of permission problems. We have a file server and everyone has their user share and their department share. All is working well. The permissions are set to ...
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How do NTFS permissions become improperly ordered?

I have some files on a network share and they were read-only accessible to users. I had set the permissions to provide full rights to all domain users - when I checked the main folder, this was still ...
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Fast indexer for Windows file search? [closed]

I have 10 Petabytes of Microsoft Office documents on an NAS. I want to index it so it can be searched efficiently, but even with a standalone search server on good hardware that'd take well over a ...
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Windows - Backup file on change

How can I watch a file or folder for changes, and when any updates occur, back up a copy of that file? For example, when c:\orders\orders.xml is created or updated, write a copy to ...
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NTFS permissions: clarifications sought

After reading the following page to update myself on how NTFS file, folder, and share permissions work, I am left with a few questions and hope to receive some answers on this group: ...
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Scripting for bulk NTFS permission xcacls.vbs vs PowerShell

I have a batch file with about 1000 lines using xcacls.vbs for customizing NTFS permissions for complex folder structure (removes of grants, removes of inheritance, then grants plus some explicit ...
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Does NTFS / Windows as OS performs checksumming on file movement operations by default?

That's what I can't find Does NTFS / Windows as OS performs checksumming on file movement operations by default? alike ZFS or somehow else...
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Restoring NTFS permissions

I have two large file shares where the following has occurred: A (currently unknown) administrator took ownership of the share. The administrator broke inheritance on the share, and removed the ...
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How can I compact the VHD file with Ubuntu?

I use windows server 2008r2 with role Hyper-V. The guest system is Ubuntu 12.04 LTC. It is situated on the dynamic virtual hard disk. I want to compact this VHD (The real size is 50 GB, 360 GB on the ...
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Fixing a corrupted Windows Server 2003 server

I have a Windows Server 2003 server that is being mainly used for some reporting done in SQL Server. Recently Windows has started complaining about being corrupted, we are getting an NTFS error 55: ...
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NTFS volume GUID

I'm currently experimenting with my own backup software, and just wondered where the NTFS volume GUID (i.e. the one that appears as \?\Volume{xxxxxxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxxxxxxxxxx}) is actually stored, ...
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change security folder attribute to “only this folder”

I have a folder "FOLDER1" that have a lot of subFolders. There is a permission to "EVERYONE " for READ&EXE to " all subfolders and files ". I want to create a batch file that will change the ...
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Deleted files on network drive from user A show up in user B's local recycle bin

A customer relayed to us the issue that one of his users (user B) discovered sensitive documents in his recycle bin, which another user (user A) apparently deleted on a mapped network drive. Now, I ...
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Why does chkdsk take a long time on one particular index?

I have a large set of data (about nine million files of various sizes and types; mostly student home directories) and when I run chkdsk on the volume it spends a long time on a particular index. By ...
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In NTFS, what's the difference between sector size, block size and cluster size?

For example, I have a volume with the following info extracted from ntfsinfo: $ sudo ntfsinfo -m /dev/sdb1 Volume Information Name of device: /dev/sdb1 Device state: 11 Volume ...
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Does RAID1 also checks for corruption? [closed]

I have two 1.5 TB disks, and I don't trust both of them because of weird noises and bad clusters. I was wondering if I put them in a software RAID1 array (mirrored volume in Win7) it will write my ...
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What is the best way to fix NTFS file permissions to inherit parent?

When XP clients move files on the same volume, the permissions are moved with it. With Windows 7 clients and up, when a file is moved, the permissions are inherited. Unfortunately, we still have a ...
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Mac clients accessing a Windows NTFS share resetting permissions at deeper folder levels. Why?

Here's the setup: Windows 2008 server c:\share folder with the following permissions (read, read/write are not important at this point, I don't think): User1 User2 c:\share\add_user3 folder with ...
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File/Folder permissions on Windows file server will only work from the top down

We have a 2008 R2 server hosting most of our network shares. Lately we have been locking down the permissions in the folders to give only certain users and groups access to certain folders, but we ...
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What's the maximum theoretical data transfer throughput of NTFS?

Recently I was at a local user group meeting where the presenter noted that the maximum throughput of the NTFS IO stack was 1 GBps. He substantiated his claim by simultaneously copying two large files ...
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Windows 8 NTFS errors only when on adapter [closed]

We have a very strange error with a brand new ASUS Notebook S550CA, + Windows 8 64 bits Single language + 500 GB Hitach HDD (type: HTS545050A7E380). if the laptop is running on battery power, the ...
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Prevent Administrators from accessing each others folders on Windows Server 2008

I have a Windows 2008 server running a Rails App, owned by one of our Hardware engineers. Now one of our marketing guys created another rails app and my boss wants me to put it on that same server. ...
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Restore file permissions after rsync on ntfs

When messing around with partitions under Windows when I tried to format empty space of the hard drive to have it in Windows, I messed something up and cfdisk told me that all the partitions did not ...
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Sector number for NTFS details

I have a SSD on which I created a NTFS volume. Which LBA/Sector contains the NTFS information like the sample below? 0000: EB 52 90 4E 54 46 53 20 20 20 20 00 02 08 00 00 .R.NTFS ..... ...
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Permissions in IIS and directory access

We have a website(internal) that is using windows auth. Currently in IIS we have pass- through turned on. In order for users to connect to the site we have had to provide access to everyone in NTFS ...
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Windows Server NTFS volume list file name encodings and any illegal file names

I'm having to deal with a Windows Server (NTFS) file server and our backup application appears to be failing with certain files. According to this https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NTFS#Internals NTFS ...
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File system issues on NAS with OS 10.7+

In our university department we have a BlackArmor NAS running CIFS and NFS Services and connected to the network using TCP/IP through Windows iSCSI on a Dell Optiplex 780. The NAS supplies file ...
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How can find out how much space I'll save with NTFS compression before compressing?

Is there a way to estimate how much space I would save by compressing a folder with NTFS compression without actually compressing the folder? This is on a Windows 2008 R2 server in case that makes a ...
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How to duplicate NTFS permissions from one user to another?

Is there a way to duplicate a user's NTFS permissions to another user? For example, the boss says, "Bob needs the exact same access to this folder as Tom". There are too many files and folders to ...
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Offline identification of Windows version

I am trying to customize a Clonezilla Live iso to be able to conveniently take snapshots of different Windows installations (XP, Vista, Win7, Win8). Ideally I would like to boot the machine on a CD ...
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KVM WinXP guest on physical drive

I want to migrate my Windows VM from VMware player to KVM. All documents I found deal with disk images, however my current VM is installed on real NTFS filesystem, located on separate SATA drive. Is ...
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Permissions on files created by Linux in NTFS

I'm trying to mount NTFS filesystem in Linux with the following settings: In Linux all files and directories in NTFS should be owned by root and have a group win. Permissions should be set to 775. ...
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Dynamically allocating limited disk space per user on NTFS

I'm designing a module that needs to allocate dynamic, limited disk space per user. Based on a large NTFS filesystem, I want each user to tell me how much space he want's extended to him, and then ...
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Vmware Tools potentially locking files/folders on Windows Server

I have a Windows 2008 R2 X64 server running on Vmware ESXi. Originally it was running on Hyper-V, but I have since converted the VHD to a VMDK and migrated to ESXi. I also installed VMware Tools. ...
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How do I allow an administrator with full control of a file to actually do anything with the file in Windows Server 2008 R2?

I have moved a windows script to a new machine running Windows Server 2008 R2 (from a machine running 2000). The first thing the script does is rename a text file in the same folder as the script. ...