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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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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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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How do you find what process is holding a file open in Windows?

One thing that annoys me no end about Windows is the old "sharing violation" error. Often you can't identify what's holding it open. Usually it's just an editor or explorer just pointing to a relevant ...
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How to get Windows Server 2008 R2 File and Directory Permissions

I have a setup similar to this: e:\personal\username1\scans e:\personal\username2\scans e:\personal\username3\scans e:\personal\username3\scans Permissions are not inherited on these directories. I ...
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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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Allowing Apache in Ubuntu to access files in NTFS hard drive

I have LAMP running in Ubuntu. However, my files are located on a separate NTFS hard drive (/media/shared/mysite/). going to http://localhost gives me a 403 how can i, securely, allow apache to ...
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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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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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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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Convert ext4 partition to NTFS

Is there a tool or command to achieve it? I did some search around here I didn’t find the answer. Is that possible? I must mention that my ext4 drive that I want to convert have data so it must just ...
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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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NTFS file or directory is corrupted or unreadable

Anyone know of a way to delete files from an NTFS filesystem when you get "the file or directory is corrupted or unreadable". This isn't a file which is in use, I think it is genuinely corrupted, and ...
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file ownership for new files with administrator - why is it giving ownership to the group administrators?

I am logged in as administrator and I right click on a folder and then go to properties, then the security tab, then advanced, then the owner tab. I am not on a domain. I see that the folder has a ...
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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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How do I take ownership of a folder when access is denied and the security tab is missing?

I have a Windows 2003 Standard x64 Server with SP2. After deleting a large number of folders from a folder, the OS is reporting "Access Denied" on any attempt to read or manipulate the folder. When ...
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Shrink NTFS Partition Windows 2003

We have an iSCSI target provided by a CentOS server attached to a Windows Server 2003 Standard box, formatted in NTFS. My question is this - I know we can resize the backend block device fine (LVM et ...
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Recover lost NTFS partition on SSD

About 2 month ago I upgraded my Dell Latitude E6500 laptop with a Corsair Force F120 SSD drive. Everything worked well until about a week or so back. I started the computer and was faced with a beep ...
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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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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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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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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 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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Converting NTFS to ZFS (or other)

Are there any benefits of converting HDDs that are running NTFS on a Linux machine to ZFS? Is there a way to do such conversion in Linux without losing the data? What about the stability of ZFS on ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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icacls equivalents of explorer basic permissions

I am using icacls to set permissions on a large number of directories for various groups. I want to assign what icacls help refers to as "modify access". It seems to do this correctly. However when ...
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NTFS hard disk repair utility in linux

Is there a hard disk utility which can format(NTFS) &repair a HDD which has lots of bad sectors like Norton Disk Doctor from Linux ?
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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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Look up where a NTFS group is used

We are doing some AD clean up and migrating or deleting old AD groups and replacing them with our current naming stranded in AD. The challenge that we are running into is making sure we have the we ...
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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 ...