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

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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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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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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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Unable to change access permissions on external ntfs Harddrive [closed]

I am fairly new with Linux when it comes to mounting hard drives, so hopefully this is a simple question. I recently purchased a 3TB hard drive that would have read/write access with both Mac and ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Folder sizes differ within two copied NTFS file trees (using ntfs-3g)

I have a NTFS partition, that I previously used with a Windows machine. I installed ntfs-3g as a filesystem driver in CentOS, then mounted the drive. I copy the contents (cp) to a different NTFS ...
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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 ...
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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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File/Folder permissions on Windows file server will only work from the top down

We have a 2008 R2 server hosting most of our network shares. Lately we have been locking down the permissions in the folders to give only certain users and groups access to certain folders, but we ...
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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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Windows 8 NTFS errors only when on adapter [closed]

We have a very strange error with a brand new ASUS Notebook S550CA, + Windows 8 64 bits Single language + 500 GB Hitach HDD (type: HTS545050A7E380). if the laptop is running on battery power, the ...
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Prevent Administrators from accessing each others folders on Windows Server 2008

I have a Windows 2008 server running a Rails App, owned by one of our Hardware engineers. Now one of our marketing guys created another rails app and my boss wants me to put it on that same server. ...
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Restore file permissions after rsync on ntfs

When messing around with partitions under Windows when I tried to format empty space of the hard drive to have it in Windows, I messed something up and cfdisk told me that all the partitions did not ...
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Sector number for NTFS details

I have a SSD on which I created a NTFS volume. Which LBA/Sector contains the NTFS information like the sample below? 0000: EB 52 90 4E 54 46 53 20 20 20 20 00 02 08 00 00 .R.NTFS ..... ...
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How can find out how much space I'll save with NTFS compression before compressing?

Is there a way to estimate how much space I would save by compressing a folder with NTFS compression without actually compressing the folder? This is on a Windows 2008 R2 server in case that makes a ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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KVM WinXP guest on physical drive

I want to migrate my Windows VM from VMware player to KVM. All documents I found deal with disk images, however my current VM is installed on real NTFS filesystem, located on separate SATA drive. Is ...
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Permissions on files created by Linux in NTFS

I'm trying to mount NTFS filesystem in Linux with the following settings: In Linux all files and directories in NTFS should be owned by root and have a group win. Permissions should be set to 775. ...
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Dynamically allocating limited disk space per user on NTFS

I'm designing a module that needs to allocate dynamic, limited disk space per user. Based on a large NTFS filesystem, I want each user to tell me how much space he want's extended to him, and then ...
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Vmware Tools potentially locking files/folders on Windows Server

I have a Windows 2008 R2 X64 server running on Vmware ESXi. Originally it was running on Hyper-V, but I have since converted the VHD to a VMDK and migrated to ESXi. I also installed VMware Tools. ...
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How do I allow an administrator with full control of a file to actually do anything with the file in Windows Server 2008 R2?

I have moved a windows script to a new machine running Windows Server 2008 R2 (from a machine running 2000). The first thing the script does is rename a text file in the same folder as the script. ...
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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 ...
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Running SpinRite on SAN attached LUN with NTFS corruption

Got a customer that has an issue with NTFS corruption that is popping up on SAN attached storage. The LUN is RAID-10 (4:1 spindle ratio). The machines are Windows Server 2003 (64-bit), and they are ...
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Multiple spaces in folders and files for rsync backup via /bin/bash /bin/sh

Need a one-time backup of two old messy Windows XP machines because of a company split. Using CentOS 6 x64 minimal install, i mounted some MS Windows NTFS harddrives installed locally via ntfs3g and ...
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Security permissions appearing as long numbers instead of user name

I transferred over folders/files from one server to another using robocopy for Server 2003. However, for each individual that has special permissions to access a folder or file the security ...
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SBS 2008 Folder Share permissions mess

I came across this question asked a couple of years ago about setting permissions via a script and was hoping that there might be a similar script that would work for me with the issue I am having. ...
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Permission Refactoring Tools

Are there any products out there that can refactor permissions? I am talking about something like... Folder has users A, B, and C in it as direct permission assignments. I'd like to have a tool that ...
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NTFS permissions on shared folder - safe to remove CREATOR OWNER and SYSTEM?

I was looking at some of the new Windows servers I've inherited at my new job. Most of the shares have the default permissions for the drive inherited. Two entries are always there: I've read the ...
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Troubleshooting I/O latency possibly caused by file system driver

I have a SQL Server instance (SQL Server 2008 R2, Windows 2008 R2) that complains, for very short, random periods of about 15-20 seconds, that some of its I/O requests are taking longer than 15 ...
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Windows Server 2008 and Directory Symlinks

I have a shared Directory on my TeamCity Server, C:\Work which is about 9 GB and I want to move it to a separate Disk E:. When I copy the C:\Work to E:\Work and do mklink /D to make a symlink, the ...
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How to resize Windows partition after conversion from RAID 1 to RAID 5?

I'm using Fujitsu PRIMERGY RX200 S6 with RAID controller RAID Ctrl SAS 6G 5/6 512MB (D2616) I've migrated RAID 1 (2 discs) to RAID 5 (4 discs) without any problems and on the fly without restarting ...
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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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Is it good practice to use NTFS Compression on IIS Log folders?

Is it a good practice to use NTFS Compression on a IIS Log folders and files? I was able to go down from 20GB to 7GB by doing this. The IIS logs are per day, and have an average size of 20MB but some ...
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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 ...
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Folder creation date is very recent, while last modified is years ago

We're experiencing some weird stuff with our roaming user profiles. We use folder redirection for Documents/Pictures/Music/Destkop/Downloads, yet these folders are being created in the roaming user ...
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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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Securing iis 8 nt permissions

I have an win2012/IIS 8 webserver which I am trying to secure. I want to isolate each site/user to their own folder as best as possible. I have moved the websites to "c:\sites\mysiteA\", ...
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NTFS Share: Allow file read, deny list folder

How do you setup permissions on a Windows NTFS share so that users (in a AD group) 1) can read any file on that share, if they know the full path to the file 2) can't browse/list any folder on that ...
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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 ...
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How to setup NTFS ACL with Acces Based Enumeration

We're in the process of migrating from Novell Netware to Windows 2K8 R2 infrastructure (AD, File server, print server... etc) My question is about ACL. While Netware and Windows are totally ...