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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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Tool to synchronise folder structures (Windows) [on hold]

I need to find a tool to synchronise an (empty) directory structure, NTFS shares and NTFS permissions across ~30 Windows 2012 servers. The application we are developing requires a certain directory ...
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Recover rm'd files from last day? [closed]

TL;DR: Can you recover only the files that were deleted today? I'm in the process of testing different linux distros as I haven't found the right one yet. Part of this testing involves mounting a ...
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Unable to restore from Shadow Copy due to long filename

We have shadow copy enabled on our Windows SBS 2008 server. Attempting to restore a file from shadow copy gave the following error- The source file name(s) are larger than is supported by the file ...
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How do I move the physical location of $MFTMirr, to allow resizing the partition?

When an NTFS volume is created, the first four entries of the MFT are copied and placed halfway the volume in the $MFTMirr file. According to Microsoft, since XP these files (metadata files) can be ...
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How do I force ntfsresize to ignore the backup bootsector?

I cloned one hard drive to another and things are working well. Except for my NTFS volume not taking up the entire partition (due to the older volume being smaller). Doing this: sudo ntfsresize -x ...
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“No space left on device” when writing to NTFS on Ubuntu [migrated]

I'm on Ubuntu 12.04 and want to backup data to my external hard drive which is NTFS. When running cp -rp or rsync, I get no space left errors like this: `rsync: mkstemp "/media/Expansion ...
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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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Is it possible to grant rename permissions, but not delete, in NTFS?

We have a folder for employees to scan contracts to. After scanning, they're supposed to rename them according to our conventions so they can be processed further. In response to a recent incident, ...
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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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How to workaround the NTFS Move/Copy design flaw?

As anyone that has dealt with file server permissions is aware, NTFS has an interesting design feature/flaw known as the Move/Copy problem. As explained in this MS KB article, the permissions for a ...
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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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SQL Server 2008 R2 - Cannot create database snapshot

Server: Windows Server 2008 R2 X64 Enterprise SQL: SQL Server 2008 R2 Enterprise X64 I have a default SQL Server instance, the SQL Server service account is running as a domain user. I am trying ...
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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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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 ...
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EFI vs MBR - Installing Windows Server 2008 R2 or 2012 on 8TB

I'm having some difficulty installing Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows Server 2012 on an Intel Server platform. The server specs is as follows: Intel Grizzly Pass Server System - R2308GZ4GC 2x ...
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MS Windows issue - “Filename or extension is too long”

I run Microsoft windows on a few of my machines. I don't know if many people know about this issue in the OS but you can't have very long filenames, from what I know Linux can have longer names, I ...
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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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NTFS - Domain Admins don't have permissions despite being part of the Local Administrators group

As per "Best Practices" staff in our IT department have two accounts. An unprivileged account and an account that is a member of the global Domain Admins ($DOMAIN\Domain Admins) group. On our file ...
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List user's folder access permissions

I have a user in a domain who has access to multiple subfolders in multiple folders. His rights were defined pretty granularly. Now he's leaving the company but will continue to work for a firm as a ...
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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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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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Flash Drives - should be formatted NTFS?

Should Flash Drives be formatted NTFS? What are the Pros & Cons of doing so?
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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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How much performance is gained from setting NtfsDisable8dot3NameCreation = 1?

You can tune NTFS with different parameters in the registry and an TechNet articles states that you increase file performance by setting NtfsDisable8dot3NameCreation to 1 in the registry. In real ...
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Robocopy falsely marks files as newer

I have two NTFS formatted drives on different machines and I do a robocopy mirror between them like this: robocopy "D:\My Documents" "X:\Backup\My Documents" /MIR /V /NP /XD .* /XO /XA:SHTO /FAT /Z ...
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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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Windows7 IIS7: can't turn off read-only flag for InetPub\wwwroot. Can't edit website files!

I finally got PHP running on Windows 7 IIS7 but now for the life of me can't edit files in wwwroot because my editor keeps saying "You don't have permission to save to this location... save in Pete ...
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How to recover data from re-partitioned hard drive

I have an external HDD that has been mistakenly re-partitioned and some data written on it. Previous Partitions were: 480GB NTFS + 20GB FAT32 New partition is all FAT32 and only 70mb of data has ...
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Does Windows have a checksumming filesystem like ZFS or BtrFS?

I use ZFS and love it. I know that BtrFS also supports checksumming. I've been told that checksumming is available in Windows 2008, but I've been unable to verify this. Are there checksumming ...
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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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Does using a large NTFS disk allocation size for a file share make a difference?

I'm formatting a drive using NTFS which will be dedicated as a file share for users to centrally store their files. The files will likely be large (10's to 100's of megabytes). Someone suggested ...
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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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Window 256 characters path name limitation

after a long research, I finally found out that pathnames cannot be longer than 256 characters even in the latest Microsoft Windows 7. I really don't get it why there is such a stupid limitation, ...
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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 Folder has no owner, no permissions, can't be deleted

I have a folder a 2003 member server which can't be deleted. Nothing has any permissions (domain admin and running up a cmd prompt as "nt authority\system" using psexec) - always "access denied". ...
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How to take ownership of files from the command line?

Every so often I run into a file that I need to take ownership of. I normally use cacls for changing ntfs permissions, but it doesn't seem to do ownership. Under *nix I would run something like ...
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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 you copy huge (millions) directory trees in Windows?

I have a NTFS partition that has a folder that holds over 5 million directories. Each directory contains more directories and then files. I am moving to SSD and I need to copy all these data over to ...
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Are Windows Backup Files (.bkf) compressed?

I'm running out of diskspace on a server - i've got a directory containing around 20gb of bkf files, which are backups of an ADAM store. I'm thinking of applying NTFS compression to the folder to ...
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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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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 ...