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

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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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Is it bad to defrag a minimally fragmented drive?

Someone told me that it is not always a good idea to defragment a minimally fragmented drive (<2%); and that it could cause performance issues. Are they right, and why/why not?
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NTFS Permissions will not inherit for one file

I have a bizarre issue that seems to be UAC related but I can't figure it out. On the face of it, it seems to be the same issue as this, but it's not quite. I have a folder which contains the files ...
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Child Folder inheriting a permission that parent folder does not have (NTFS)

I'm reconfiguring roaming profiles on my network to use proper NTFS security settings according to this article. I have reset the following permissions on the roaming profile parent folder: CREATOR ...
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Windows 2003; Find folders with non-inherited/changed permissions

The question: I'm looking for a good way to audit/search a directory structure (Windows 2003) and locate any folders that either don't inherit permissions from their parent -or- have additional ...
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How to grant file MOVE permission on NTFS?

I wonder what is needed in terms of the NTFS Security permission to grant user to do file READ+WRITE+MOVE from one directory to another but NO DELETE ? Any kind of help would be greatly appreciated. ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 Roaming Profiles

I'm having a bit of an issue getting roaming profiles setup with Server 2008 R2. Here are the permissions that I have set on the roaming profile share: Share Permissions Administrators - Full SYSTEM ...
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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 ...
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Windows 2008 R2 NTFS file permissions not working as intended

We just got our first Windows Server 2008 R2 server in. It's going to be a file server. However, I am running into a weird issue with it that seems to be a result of UAC. When I try to share a ...
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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 ...
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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 ++. ...
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Hiding parent folders, give NTFS subfolders full access

On a Windows 2003 server, I need to provide access to a subfolder of the central "project share". The main project folders should not be accessible, preferably hidden, because this access is granted ...
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Is it possible to hide folders/subfolders from users based on permissions?

Having a Windows Server 2008 R2 that has a share with lots of nested folders, I want to be able to only show certain folders to certain AD users/AD user groups. Is it possible to configure the ...
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Rsync for Windows with support for ACLs

I have a need for a free rsync-like tool for Windows (very preferably with some sort of delta encoding) that supports synchronizing Windows ACLs and can copy open files, probably via VSS/Shadow ...
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NTFS on iSCSI - Mounting two Server 2008 servers to same LUN

I'm aware that you can't mount a single LUN to two read/write NTFS iscsi volumes without massive issues unless you are using clustered servers. However, I'm curious about mounting 1 iscsi lun ...
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large 20TB+ NTFS volume allocation unit & compression

I am creating backup volume on RAID6 and I want to expand it in the future up to 12 2TB discs. Currently we have 4 discs in RAID5 and 4096 allocation unit + file compression on. Everything is working ...
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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% ...
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How can I split a drive image created with 'dd' into separate files for each partition?

I created an image of a failing drive with: dd if=/dev/sde of=/mnt/image001.dd The drive had only two partitions: Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/sde1 * ...
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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 ...
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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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Get the Allocation Unit Size from NTFS disk

I need to find out the "Allocation Unit Size" selected when a particular hard-disk was formatted. It doesn't appear in the properties information for the drive. Is there any easy way to get this ...
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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 ...
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Uploading to a Samba Share at less than a MB/s?

I have a Debian box on which iv plugged in a usb external hard drive formated with NTFS. This HDD is 2TB. I mounted that usb drive using mount: mount -t ntfs-3g /dev/sdf1 /media/backup I then ...
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Size on disk issue on windows 2008

I am facing typical "size on disk" issue on windows 2008 OS. I am using NTFS partition with cluster size of 4k and in that Size of disk is almost triple the real size. This is becaus I have large ...
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Getting Windows Server 2008 R2 to Recognize Large Volume

I've got a server with 16 1TB SATA drives in it. It was set as a single RAID5 volume. Unfortunately, Windows was showing two unallocated volumes during the windows setup, one as 2TB, and then the ...
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NTFS permissions for a user on another computer in case of a disk moving in a cluster?

Is there a way to set NTFS permissions for a user on another computer? I have two nodes in a failover cluster. Both have a specific user account ("charley") local to the node. Charley has files on a ...
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Transaction support within the specified resource manager is not started or was shut down due to an error

Got the following error while trying to add, edit or delete a windows schedule task: Transaction support within the specified resource manager is not started or was shut down due to an error. ...
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directory of hardlinks on NTFS appears to be consuming more space than it should

Windows 2008 R2 and Windows 7 Ultimate both exhibit this behaviour... So I have directory structure like... YEAR\MONTH\file_x.ext, where YEAR goes back to 2007 and each MONTH directory contains ...
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NTFS error 55 after rebooting a Windows 2008 Web Server

This one really drives me around since a year or so: Having a public Windows 2008 Web Server (behind a firewall) that runs perfectly smooth, I have lots of troubles when rebooting this server (e.g. ...
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How can I add permissions for the IUSR_Machine account to a remote file share?

I have a web application which I need to grant permissions to a file share that's hosted on another machine in my DMZ. Users are accessing the application anonymously using the IUSR_Machine account ...
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NTFS Permissions Auditing with PowerShell

I am working on a project where I need to be able to audit various users and user group permissions on a NTFS formatted Windows file server. I would like to use PowerShell and have it recursively ...
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I have a 21TB array but only 16TB is visible from Windows

CONTROLLER Raid Controller: 3Ware 9650SE-24M8 Disks: 21 x 1TB RAID5 Stripe 64KB WINDOWS OS: Windows Server 2003 SP2 32x Disk: Dynamic 19557.44GB Volume: Capacity 15832.19GB I guess my array ...
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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 ...
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How to prevent Domain Admins from being denied access to network folders?

As I understand it, if a user creates a folder they become the owner and can control NTFS permissions including removal of inherited permissions granted to Domain Admins. What is the best approach to ...
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Mount LUN from SAN at the same time in Windows and Linux

I have a mounted NTFS partition under Windows (2003) and Linux (RHEL 5.7) at the same time. The LUN resides on SAN and is presented to both servers at the same time. At first, the setup looks ok as I ...
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Can't detect my NTFS partition from Finder (Leopard)

From Leopard, I created a new NTFS partition for Windows using BootCamp. Everything went fine : Windows 7 was installed correctly and its partition (C:) showed up in Leopard's Finder. Then, from ...
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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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What are possible drawbacks of an IIS 7 site having an NTFS junction as a web root?

I am trying to come up with a way to deploy ASP.NET code with as little site disturbance as possible. One thought was to set up the site to be served from an NTFS junction c:\www\example.com where ...
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Windows Server 2008 - change security settings for multiple files at once

On Windows Server 2008, is there an easy way to modify security permissions for multiple files at once (as with Windows Server 2003)? Right-click menu -> properties does not provide a "Security" tab ...
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Best practice ACLs to prepare for auditors?

An auditor will be visiting our office soon, and they will require read-only access to our data. I have already created a domain user account and placed them into a group called "Auditors". We have a ...
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Virtual linux drive on a NAS - recommendations

I have a Linux server currently running under a Microsoft Virtual Machine. I have it set up so that the storage drive is set up as a secondary virtual disk. I need to move this machine to a new box ...
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Linux - Test the write speed of an NTFS HDD USB drive

I have a Debian box with an USB HDD drive formated in NTFS connected to it. I would like to test the write speed of it because with samba, when I upload files to it from my Windows 7 laptop, I got ...
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Set ntfs permissions so that a file can be read, but no browsing of the directory

OK folks, I don't think this is possible, but: Got a client who needs to allow domain users to read files in a directory. The catch is, he does NOT want them to BROWSE the directory. basically, ...
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How does Linux's unlink on a NTFS filesystem differs from Window's own implementation? [closed]

I have an external USB disk with an NTFS filesystem on it. If I remove a file from Windows and I run one of the several "undelete" utilities (say, TestDisk) I can easily recover the file (because ...
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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 ...
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Increase Server 2003 Primary NTFS Partition (C:\) size?

I have a Dell PowerEdge 2900 machine with OS Server 2003 (x64) that is part of central domain. All the partitions on this machine are of type NTFS. I am currently running out of free space on C:\ and ...
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Why is NTFS better than FAT32? [closed]

Just wondering why NTFS is considered better, and how NTFS manages to do so (structure, actions, etc), compared to FAT. thanks! :)
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Samba, NTFS drive and win7

I've just added to my unix server ( just shoved it in) an ntfs drive with some stuff and I want to access it through win7 (home edition). After a small struggle I've managed to get access to the ...
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What is on a HDD sectors 1 through 62 under MBR-NTFS?

I do not understand why my partitions always start on absolute sector 63. What is the purpose of sectors 1 through 62? I understand sector 1 is the MBR but what about the rest? Thanks!
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Bulk Directory Permissions

So I'm looking for some advice/guidance on my issue: Our file server was originally setup incorrectly by providing permissions to individual users rather than than groups. Ive been in the process of ...