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

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RAID not changing write speeds [migrated]

So I have two hard drives one connect with SATA and one with USB3.0 SATA (/dev/sdc1): Apple HDD Toshiba USB (/dev/sde2): Western Digital Technologies, Inc. Elements SE Portable ...
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OSX clients showing incorrect owner on samba share

We currently have a NetApp SAN with a large volume set to NTFS security style, whose permissions are managed by our active directory server. This volume us then shared via a CIFS server built in the ...
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How can I use PowerShell to enable NTFS compression, in place, on log files older than x days?

I have an application server, running Windows 2012 R2, which generates a high volume of log files, to the point that it runs the application volume out of free space on a semi-regular basis. Due to ...
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NTFS: User can edit/delete files without rights

I have a very strange NTFS rights phenomenon on a fileserver and I cannot find my mistake, pulling my hair out for hours now. What am I missing? My goal is: User from Group-A should be able to ...
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Share and NTFS Permissions on a File Server

I have a folder A and inside two files B and C What I need is that the user "XPTO" as access to read B and write on C. Usually I give the permission "list folder contents" on folder and then give a ...
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Windows Server: file system limitation

We are developing an app for tablet which uploads and saves photos taken by the user. The problem we are suddenly meeting is that photos are not saved anymore in our directory in our Windows server ...
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Sluggish performance on NTFS drive with large number of files

I am looking at this setup: Windows Server 2012 1 TB NTFS drive, 4 KB clusters, ~90% full ~10M files stored in 10,000 folders = ~1,000 files/folder Files mostly quite small < 50 KB Virtual drive ...
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Why does .vhdx take up much more space than the actual files - NTFS

We seem to have a number of NTFS drives like this where they consume much more space on the virtual disk than they do as files. Noticed the problem when Windows Server Backup was taking-up much more ...
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Strange NTFS Permissions issue on Windows Share + Win 8.1 Clients

Server 2012 R2 file server -- the share is exposed over a DFS namespace. I have a group called "share" that all the users are members of. This group has read/write access to the root of the DFS share ...
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Access denied on single file with explicit permissions set

I have a Windows 2008R2 server that has a weird permissions issue. I have a single file in a share that has inheritance disabled and explicit permissions set on the file. The only groups that have ...
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Get hardlink count for a file on Windows (without fsutil, which requires admin)

I have various files which I've created as hardlinks to others using mklink. I need a command I can use inside a batch file to determine which files in a given directory have only one link to it. I ...
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wbadmin discardes complete backup history after dynamically resizing virtual **source** volume

A customer SBS2011 (Windows Server 2008 R2) is incrementally backuped using wbadmin. The system ist hosted on a VMware ESX 5. We dynamically increased the size of one of the volumes which is backed ...
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My event log has corrupted DACL 'Write Attributes' in 4656 file audit events

I have been scripting a procedure in powershell to pull security event logs from my windows 2012r2 server. Investigating a bug in my procedure to parse the event into xml I discovered a very strange ...
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2TB NTFS Partition Works in linux, Causes windows to hang

I have a ESXi server containing a large virtual disk (1.8TB) on RAID 0, and the server suffered from a power outage. The drive was a storage drive for a Windows Server 2012 R2 file server, which is ...
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Determine target of NTFS reparse point

I have a Windows 2012 R2 server running as a VM (on top of KVM/Libvirt). It has an extra "internal" disk defined as F: If I snapshot the Linux-based host's logical volume representing F: and mount it ...
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What happens with the shared permisions on file server after reinstalling system partition

I was wondering what would happen if i need to reinstall Windows 2008 R2 which is set as file server joined to second computer which is set as domain controller. The file server have second drive d: ...
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Recursively remove secuirty objects in NTFS

Situation I have several folders at the root, where each folder contains several hundred subfolders and then thousands of files. Many subfolders and files have security objects that I no longer want. ...
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Some subfolders on NTFS share randomly disappear and then reappear

As the title suggest, One user has reported that most subfolders of a NTFS share keep disappearing and then reappearing randomly. The share has 7 folders however 6 of them keep disappearing randomly. ...
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How do I prevent ntfs-3g use starving my ZFS ARC of memory?

I have an HP Microserver running OpenMediaVault 2.1.18 (Stone burner), based on Debian GNU/Linux 7 (wheezy). A few days ago, I needed to copy a large number of files from a USB drive, formatted with ...
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DFS-R replication: NTFS permissions don't work on some subfolders on members

I've setup DFS-R (Hub and spoke) for a share between 6 Windows 2012 R2 servers. The share on all servers is called "Websites$" with "full access" permission for everyone. All servers have high ...
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Does `ntfsclone --save-image' attempt to read bad sectors?

I'm migrating from an HDD with NTFS that has a number of bad sectors. I've just run chkdsk /r (from ERD 6.0 x32) on it to make sure they all are properly marked as such. Yet, when running ntfsclone ...
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NTFS Permission Report

Team, Can any one help me make the following changes to the script. what it does it perfect, but when it checks for permissions. it does not seem to be able to differentiate between ALLOW or DENY ...
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xubuntu : How to automatically mount NTFS USB flash drives with big_writes mount option

Writing to NTFS formatted USB drives in xubuntu i have very poor perfomance. Unmounting and remounting from cmd-line with "big_writes" option , the performance became comparable to windows. Is it ...
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What is the best way to prevent a Windows domain user from deleting their home directory sub-directories?

I'm working on a Windows Server 2012 R2 domain controller, with primarily Windows 7 Professional clients. I have recently set up folder redirection and user profile roaming, such that each domain ...
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Is there a way to force group membership changes to be refreshed on clients?

I'm working with a Windows Server 2012 R2 domain controller which is being used primarily as a file server. The clients on this network are mostly not domain users, but instead use domain user ...
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Allow copy folder structure without granting create folder permission

Is it possible to allow a user to copy a folder structure template to a new location without having the Create Folder permission on the root folder of the template structure? For the template folder ...
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permissions, access based enumeration

I have a service account that has full control of a sub folder deep into a share. Access based enumeration is enabled at the root of the share and this service account has 0 rights at the root. An ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 Shows Event ID 137 Error

I have a Windows Server 2008 R2 Machine running HyperV, IIS, and File Server. Under FileSystem, Everyday morning I could find some warnings and errors happened at 4AM. There are 11 copies of same ...
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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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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 ...