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27 views

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 ...
6
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1answer
156 views

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 ...
0
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0answers
50 views

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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1answer
89 views

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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1answer
41 views

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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1answer
54 views

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 ...
0
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0answers
30 views

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 ...
3
votes
3answers
73 views

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 ...
1
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1answer
64 views

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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1answer
122 views

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 ...
0
votes
2answers
505 views

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: ...
1
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1answer
116 views

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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votes
1answer
113 views

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 ...
7
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1answer
261 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
1k views

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 ...
2
votes
2answers
117 views

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 ...
0
votes
3answers
86 views

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 ...
4
votes
2answers
694 views

Is it possible to list all permissions where I don't have access

I'm looking for a way to recursively go through my entire file share ( fairly large 3TB of files ) and list out all files/folders that I don't have access to. Due to a migration and some errors on ...
2
votes
1answer
1k views

Windows NTFS: Does taking ownership of file or folder affect permissions?

I have a shared folder that I am moving to a new server with Robocopy. However, I do not have FULL permissions to all of the source files. I am planning on taking ownership of all files and folders ...
2
votes
1answer
1k views

Force NTFS permissions inheritance for newly created files

Does anybody know a way to force that all files that get created inside some folder inherit the NTFS permissions of that folder. The problem is the following: I have a third party software that is ...
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votes
2answers
534 views

Copy past speed very slow for a large number of files on Windows

I've run the following test I've created a folder containing 15'000 files of 400 bytes using this batch : @ECHO off SET times=15000 FOR /L %%i IN (1,1,%times%) DO ( fsutil file createnew ...
0
votes
1answer
442 views

BAD stripes in controller and windows utility to remap bad blocks

Ok, here is my story. I have 3 disks raid 5, one of the disks made a few surface errors and I didn't know. I tried to repair the corrupted database table in mysql and the machine froze on write. I ...
0
votes
3answers
280 views

Can Windows read an unpartitioned NTFS volume? (Single large partition)

So, for various reasons, I've ended up with a 45TB Single Linux Logical volume, without a partition table, formatted as NTFS containing 28TB of data (the Filesystem itself is 28TB). The filesystem ...
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votes
2answers
485 views

I have a HD with bad sectors, can I configure windows to only retry a failed read once? [closed]

I have a bad HD (numerous bad sectors) I'm attempting to get some of the data off, however Windows keeps trying to reread the bad sectors - resulting in a really really long wait time can I ...
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votes
4answers
4k views

Folder doesn't show up in explorer, cmd, and python even though I can access it, how can I fix this?

I am accessing another computer on the network using a mapped network drive. The path looks like \\192.168.0.100\d$ which is mapped to my computer's "m" drive. I can access, view, create, delete, ...
1
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0answers
113 views

Considering MySQL on SSD with NTFS and Windows 2008

My company is considering migrating our MySQL data from an HDD array to an SSD, possibly the Intel SSD 520 series. We have a fairly large set of databases, some with upwards of 100 million rows, so we ...
0
votes
1answer
111 views

Is it possible to disable write ahead logging in NTFS?

In my Azure roles I don't really care of what happens if the virtual machine crashes - I'll get a new one with completely reset and intact disks if that happens. So to me NTFS write-ahead logging that ...
5
votes
5answers
1k views

Protect files on NTFS volume from Domain Administrators

We're a small company with a 2008R2 domain on which we have a file server with several shared volumes. We have a number of IT staff in the domain administrators role, because effectively we're all on ...
5
votes
3answers
303 views

How to see if/when a long file copy operation actually completed?

Having to move several very large files (VHDs) between two servers, I launched the file copy operation using Windows Explorer in a Remote Desktop session, and then closed the session without logging ...
0
votes
1answer
201 views

Add restrictions for files and folders naming on Windows

Is it possible, with Windows Seven pro, to add restrictions on the naming for files and folders? Let me explain: My users can't refrain from using characters like é, ô, or string like l'agence ++. ...
1
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2answers
358 views

File report ignoring NTFS permissions

I need to inventory based on file age a huge NAS. Some folders are restricted, and only users or groups have rights. As you probably know Treesize is the best solution, the only problem I found is ...
0
votes
1answer
521 views

Windows NTFS Permissions replacing child objects bulk

I have about 300 home user folders in a homes share. Each user has modify permissions to their own folder. They are connected to the folder via Active Directory with the \filerserver\homes$\%username% ...
1
vote
2answers
3k views

NTFS permissions: how to make a folder read only for a group, but give write permission for only one member of this group?

I've a folder that I want a group of users can have read-only access, but only one of these users must have write permissions. The problem is that seems that if that user pertains to the read-only ...
1
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2answers
4k views

Why can't I delete a folder that I have ownership (+ children) AND full control permissions (+ children) on?

I've got some leftover Windows update temporary folders (they have GUID-ish names) on the root of the system drive. I'm trying to clean these up, but am getting the following behavior upon deletion ...
3
votes
1answer
136 views

Localizing NTFS Folder Share Names

We have an office in the US and Poland. This is a long shot but does anyone know if you can specify both an english folder name as well as a polish folder name for the same folder name so that if a ...
1
vote
1answer
219 views

Recovering a deleted Firebird database file?

I've got a client running a radio server which essentially uses Firebird as the database. (Databases are stored in files ending in *.fdb anywhere on the filesystem, think SQLite) I had to reinstall ...
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votes
1answer
205 views

NTFS: Restore deleted files by unflag delete state only (not copy files to another drive) [closed]

I am looking for a solution to restore deleted files on a NTFS Volume. No new files are written to the disk so all files has the condition "Excellent". But i have no storage room to copy the deleted ...
4
votes
2answers
508 views

Can't access NTFS file after BSOD. Corruption undetectable by chkdsk?

We have several files on a Windows server that show up in directory listings but can't be accessed. I can take ownership of the files, and the ACL shows that Everyone has read/write/execute access; ...
1
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2answers
54 views

Securing file content in folders under Windows

Is there a way to allow a user to create a file in a folder under Windows, but not allow them to edit the contents of the files? This would be analogous to setuid on FreeBSD systems, where files ...
2
votes
2answers
729 views

copying directories between NTFS drives in linux uses a lot more space on destination drive

When formatting a Windows computer I always copy the full content of the harddisk to an external drive using an USB-based Linux distro (currently Knoppix). This makes sure that I can always retrieve ...
1
vote
1answer
68 views

What NTFS permissions for ApplicationPoolIndentity website?

In my website's application pool, the identity is set to "ApplicationPoolIdentity". Normally I would use "Network Service" and give read/modify rights to "Network Service" on the website file system. ...
1
vote
1answer
729 views

Best way to reset all security/ownership for NTFS?

How can I completely reset the security and ownership for a drive (ie. all subdirectories and files)? I'm recreating a large RAID array and I'd like to "start fresh" with the absolute default ...
0
votes
3answers
359 views

How to protect a local NTFS folder so only it's owner can access (i.e. not a local / domain admin)

What i'd like to do is to set up such folder permissions so the folder can be accessed only by a user who created it (or one, who knows his password). Is it possible? Is it secure? I tried to set ...
0
votes
1answer
268 views

Access to restricted NTFS partition after reinstall (lost SID?)

After reinstall of a Windows Vista computer, trying to access a second NTFS partition (D:) is impossible (Access Denied). The partition had access restricted to only one user before reinstall. I'm ...
2
votes
2answers
18k views

Overcoming maximum file path length restrictions in Windows

One of our customers habitually use very long path names (several nested folders, with long names) and we routinely encounter "user education issues" in order to shorten the path to less than 260 ...
4
votes
3answers
2k views

Does NTFS performance degrade significantly in volumes larger than five or six TB?

One of my customers is planning to set up a new document store, which will probably grow by 1-2TB per year. One of my co-workers says that Windows performance is extremely bad if it has a single NTFS ...
3
votes
1answer
492 views

Performance affects of compressing Program Files on Windows / NTFS

What are the performance affects of compressing Program Files on Windows NTFS? On a fast, multicore machine, the overhead of decompression is minimal. Machines are generally disk bound, and if you ...
0
votes
3answers
2k views

Allow seeing if file exists, but not read any data

Is it possible to set a folder permission so that you (in this case a .net app), can see if a file exists - but not read any data. I want to be able to set permissions, so: A user can tell if a ...
2
votes
1answer
816 views

Utility to check Windows NTFS ACL/ACE dependency integrity

I'm having issues with imaging a NTFS filesystem where the ACL/ACE of a file has invalid ACL/ACE dependencies. chkdsk does not detect or fix the problem. Is there a tool available to detect (fixing is ...
1
vote
2answers
6k views

How to check the creator of a file in Windows?

I want to find out who created a certain file but all I can see under Security tab is Administrators group being pointed out as owner. This is not very helpful. How can I see who really created the ...