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

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Safe to change NTFS ACLs on an active file system?

We're adding a lot of new groups to the permissions on our companies shared drives. Some of the folder trees can contain millions of files and TBs of data. As is, changing the ACLs on these folders ...
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Windows Server DFSR Log Repeating Error

I'm running Windows Server 2008 R2 on both sides of the DFS replication. Both servers are on the same LAN. Server1 is my source and I'm pushing to Server2. I preseeded following Microsoft's ...
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Windows 7 Cloned hard drive boot repair

I was handed a hard drive today and told to make a clone. The clone is supposed to be inserted in a workstation and booted up. I've never seen the hardware from the original, but I'm certain it ...
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EFS can decrypt a file but not re-encrypt after modification

I have a Windows 2008 R2 server with a shared folder containing an encrypted subfolder (EFS) for each user with important files. For security reasons 2 additional DRA's have been configured on the ...
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Adding Folder Permissions Using Powershell

I'm running this script in PowerShell: Add-NTFSAccess -Path 'C:\MyFolder' -Account PROGRAMMING\IIS_IUSRS -AccessRights FullControl and I'm getting this error: Add-NTFSAccess : Cannot bind ...
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NTFS Traverse-permission - How are the correct settings?

I am trying to get the traverse-permission to work, but I just can't handle it. I have read a lot of threads (at serverfault and some other places) but still... What I want to do is the following: ...
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Script to propagate root folder inheritance to sub folders every X minutes?

Is there a batch script that I can run every 15 minutes (assuming task scheduler) that will propagate inheritable permissions to every sub folder from the root folder? A little background on why I ...
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Different NTFS Permissions on subfolders

We're an engineering company and for our project files, I only want certain group of people to have access to a costing subfolder. I'm looking at automating the permission of the costing folder. ...
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SQL Server 2014 Backups not inheriting NTFS permissions

I am running a script I run on all my SQL servers however on this specific server I have run into the problem where the script fails to make a copy of the DB backups in an external location because ...
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CorrectFilePaths (or alternative) for Server 2008

I have a server with Windows Server 2008 R2 installed, and a third party application that handles all our business transactions. The problem is, we're running out of space, and the root folder for the ...
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Server 2012 NTFS group permissions not working in domain

We just recovered from a major hardware disaster, and had to restore all of our data from an offsite backup. In the process, we upgraded from a Windows Server 2008 R2 to a Windows Server 2012 R2 ...
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How do I find out if a file or folder breaks inheritance inside another folder in NTFS without looking at all the files and folders?

So I have two directory hierarchies one on Windows Server 2003 and another on Windows Server 2008 R2. The directory on Windows Server 2008 R2 was created before hand by right clicking and creating ...
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Formatted capacity of a Sandisk Fusion-IO Card?

I'm interested in buying some 6.4 TB Fusion IO SX300 cards. They will be formatted as NTFS 64 Kb cluster size with Windows Server. My question is what will the actual usable space be once the drives ...
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Windows Server NTFS Advanced File Permissions

Here is what I would like to do: 1) Create a main folder that doesnt allow inheritance. 2) Create a template folder with subfolders. 2.1)Set permissions so these folders cannot be deleted. ...
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User accidentally messed up a Robocopy command and caused a bunch of folders to get created with corrupt security

We had a user run a robocopy command to copy some files but unfortunately the user accidentally messed up the syntax. Something like: robocopy "\\server1\share\Accounting" ...
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Is this the Right Way to Perserve Owners, Permissions and Attributes when copying files with robocopy?

Note: This example is making a copy of an existing directory to an non-existing prior to copying directory. Note: When my scheduled tasks were giving me an error, this is how I went about ...
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How to deny directory listing on C:\Windows?

I created a special user who should never be able to CD into several system directories like program files, Windows directory, etc. Whilte I can use icacls to setup the permissions on most of them, I ...
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using icacls to copy a specifc user's folder permissions and apply them to another

Let me preface this with that I know the 'right way' to do this is with security permissions, but for curiosity's sake, let's take this scenario: user1 and user2 are part of the same security group ...
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How to create folder share without being able to read the folder contents?

I encountered a problem when trying to create a folder share on an NTFS volume on a Windows 2003 R2 instance: The account used for administration should - due to the sensitivity of the data - not be ...
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Add single permissions entry on the folder

On windows 2008 file server, I have huge folder, where some of subfolders do not inherit ACL from the parent object. I would like to add single permissions entry (full control for local administrators ...
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Quick format of LUN in Server 2012(R2) hosted on a Thin provisioned SAN vol takes ages

I've now experienced this issue with 3 different storage vendors, using 3 different CNA adapters (all FCoE though), so I'm fairly sure this issue is not isolated to a specific storage vendor (seen on ...
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Linux centric backup solution for NTFS target

I've got to backup data (around 100GB) on a linux system on a daily basis. I need daily incremental and regular full backups on an 2TB USB drive that is NTFS formatted (no way to change that). If I ...
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Windows Server Backup Error - Volumes Larger than 16.7TB cannot be protected?

I'm trying to use Windows Server Backup to backup a RAID array on my new server. But, when I do, I run into this error: The server is running Windows Server 2012 R2 and the array in question is ...
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Windows Server 2012R2 NTFS data deduplication and SVN clients

There seems to be an issue with using SVN on a NTFS deduped volume. To save space on my SSD for some huge development checkouts (> 5 GB each) i enabled data deduplication on the volume. This seems to ...
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Issue with folder permission in file server migration - Share Parmissions VS NTFS Permissions

I am migrating a file server form 2003 to 2012 R2. There are about 50TB of files with thousands of individual permissions. I have successfully migrated the files to the new server, including their ...
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Deduplication Savings contradicts Size on disk delta

We have recently migrated to a new Windows 2012 R2 main file server. I decided to take advantage of the built in dedupe on our 20TB of shared files. It works extremely well (we went for a 120TB ...
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icacls: overwrite existing ACL with a DENY ACE

Icacls with /grant:r will replace any previously granted explicit permissions with new ones specified. But there is no :r switch for /deny. So if one wants to completely replace an existing ACL with ...
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Performance issues with cross-drive NTFS junctions

I have the following setup: Windows 8.1 32-bit Drive 0: system drive, SSD, NTFS, mounted at C:\ Drive 1: data drive, magnetic HDD, NTFS, mounted at C:\Users\Database User\Documents and Z:\ ...
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Change only other user's permissions

Is it possible to set the NTFS permissions so that a user has permission to edit folder permissions for every subfolder and every user except himself? For instance, I want a user to be able to ...
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XPEnology - Filesystem

I've looked all over but I can't seem to find a straight answer. I have 4 NTFS drives with data on them - are these compatible with a fresh install of XPEnology? The aim is to obviously share the ...
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What's the difference between a partition blocksize and a volume blocksize in NTFS?

I've recently formatted a new disk (mount point) and wanted to verify the correct block size on Windows Server 2012 R2. Using PowerShell, I checked the WMI counters gwmi win32_volume | select ...
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Mirroring harddisk with compressed files with Robocopy

I tried to mirroring an existing disks on a new disks with less space. It is very important that the file structure, attributes and ACL's are exact as on the source disk. For this I tried ...
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Dangers of NTFS compression? [closed]

What are the dangers of NTFS compression? Can I lose files? What if say my CPU, motherboard or PSU burns? What if some data on my HDD becomes corrupted?
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CoreOS and NTFS

Is there a way I can mount an NTFS filesystem on CoreOS? I can't install ntfs-3g on CoreOS itself. I can create a docker image that has ntfs-3g installed and I can mount my NTFS drive within a docker ...
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Can I recover a corrupt MFT on windows 2003 server if I'm still able to access files through a network share

I have a 2TB SAN formatted with NTFS which was accidentally connected on two hosts simultaneously, and when I browse files from both nodes, I see some test data that I created when I originally setup ...
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premitted user cannot access file through UNC path

I was created a document and would like to share files through email, the file was located at windows 2012 file server, so I attached UNC hyperlink in email and distribute it to teammates. But my ...
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Network Drive Full Trust With Visual Studio 2010/2014

I'm managing 10 developer computers and I want to assign to each computer a Network Drive (Let's say X: drive) so the developer can map the TFS workspace to that drive. When the user tries to open ...
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All of the NTFS hard links disappear, where are those 0KB hardlinks stored on disk and how to recover them?

This is Windows 7 x64 sp1 on a NTFS file system. All hardlinks within C:\Windows\System32 folder disappear, and the Windows can't boot, because even the osloader, C:\Windows\System32\boot\Winload.exe ...
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How do I restrict a removable NTFS drive to domain access only? [closed]

A fixed NTFS drive in my computer requires a login by me, or if on the corporate network, a login by any domain user. So if the drive is stolen, no one can get at it - correct? But a removable drive ...
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Unable to Write to C: (system drive) from a network resource on Windows 8.1

I have a problem with copying from a network drive to the root of the C drive or to "program files(x64)" or to directly under "\Users" directly from the network. Here's the error I'm getting: "X:\ is ...
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you must have read permissions to view the properties of this object, administrators group

I think I'm having some difficulty understanding NTFS permissions. My understanding is that when possible you want to avoid assigning a specific user account to NTFS and instead use a group. So I set ...
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Windows 2003 - Prevent Folder list access but allow file reading

i've shared folder. in this shared folder i have subfolder which i want to prevent users from listing the content. but i want to allow them write into this folder and also read files if they have full ...
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NTFS permissions explanation

I had asked the below question sometime ago and it was answered, I logged I'm recently to refer back to it only to have seen all the answers had been removed. Did I do something wrong? "I seem to be ...
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NTFS permissions issue: file cannot be read or modified in any way

There are four of these files, in three directories. The files cannot be read, deleted, moved, or renamed. I have tried the Explorer permissions dialog, ICACLS, TAKEOWN, and SUBINACL -- all say ...
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NTFS Share vs. NFS Datastore on VMware 5.5

I am currently using Physical Server 2012R2 of 10TB RAID5 mapped as a NTFS share to the Virtual Machine, which is a Camera Server 2012R2 hosted on VMware 5.5. Storage Server is used only for all video ...
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Server 2012 NTFS permissions acting funy

Currently I have setup a locked down share structure. now I used this same structure on windows 2008 with no dramas and but when we came over to 2012 I have had nothing but dramas. First I will ...
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Server 2008 permissions issues

We have a selection of top level folders: E:\Data1 E:\Data2 E:\Data3 The permissions are simple - the default CREATOR OWNER, SYSTEM Full Control, some security groups allowing Modify and the LOCAL ...
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Remove file permission using icacls [closed]

Could someone help me to remove particular security groups from a file using icacls? The file has all security settings inherited from the folder, where the file resides. So I would like to remove ...
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When does a computer cache file permissions?

I just had an issue where users were directly added to the ACL of a folder. I created a group, added them to the group, added the group to the ACL of the folder and then removed the users and pressed ...
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Access Based Enumeration AND Traverse Folder rights

Using Server 2012 in a cluster configuration as an upgrade to our main file server (win2003) we have trouble using traverse folder rights AND access based enumeration (ABE) ABE works really well in ...