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

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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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, ...
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NTFS: How do I find the sector(s) a file is occupying?

On my hunt to find an answer, I came across an answer to the opposite question, how to find which file occupies a sector (on Windows, use nfi.exe from the Windows 2000 OEM toolkit). From what I ...
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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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NTFS inherited permissions… from where?

I have a folder with special permissions for an user inherited from the "primary object", but the primary object isn't the normal hierarchical folder. How can I know which is the primary object for ...
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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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How to deny execute permissions on a share/folder in Windows?

I am archiving files into self-extracting .exe files. I want the user to have to copy the .exe to their machine in order to execute (extract) the files. So I want to deny only execute permission. They ...
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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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NETWORK SERVICE is unable to save to a network path

I've done some extensive research on this and I've tried every suggestion I have seen. I am troubleshooting an application that runs a "scheduler" service to periodically export *.txt files to a ...
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From bad sector to “damaged file” - did it for Linux/ext3, can I do it for Windows/NTFS?

When a SMART check on a disk reports a bad sector, it is important to be able to identify the file that has the bad sector - and restore it from backups. Below, I show how I did this for my Linux/ext3 ...
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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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Recover bad data from RAID-0

I have two hard drives that were setup as RAID-0 and NTFS, one of the hard drives has bad sectors. does anyone know if I ran Spinrite to move those bad sectors, will I still be able to access the ...
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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 ...
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While using an ntfs smb share for mac users, do symbolic links and extended attributes work?

We have a majority of mac users but we'd rather support their file sharing using a Windows server with an ntfs drive, or at least a Linux server with ext3. We've had trouble, much trouble, utilizing ...
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Security: Unable to display current owner

I have a user with local administrative rights on their Windows 7 64-bit box. They extracted a file from a zip file they downloaded with the Zip shell extension to their desktop on a non-encrypted or ...
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Change NTFS Security via Powershell [closed]

I'm looking for a simple Powershell way to set NTFS permissions on a specific folder. Get-Acl "\\fileserver\c$\Program Files\Target" is not even working for me. Any ideas?
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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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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 ...
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How to delete a file with a space at end of the name and hidden attributes?

We have a hidden file with a space at the end of the file name. Usually, I take ownership of the file, then use a command line rename with the 8.3 (dir/x) file name. However, rename doesn't ...
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Change owner recursively with Powershell?

I'm trying to use Powershell to change owner of a folder, recursively. I'm basically using this code: $acct1 = New-Object System.Security.Principal.NTAccount('DOMAIN\Enterprise Admins') ...
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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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Debian Harddrive Fdisk - Same ID's and changing letters

I am trying to create and install a debain NAS and ive been having a hard time because I am new to all of this. I used ntfs-3g in order to automount my 4 NTFS drives. I also have a partitioned ...
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What is the most efficent way to grant a user ready-only permisson to all folders and files on a file server?

We currently operate about four file servers, all running Windows Server 2008 R2. Until now, we have used the Windows internal file search (aka “Indexing options”) and this worked OK and found all ...
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NTFS Permissions - Access Denied even though Explicit Allow and no Deny

I'm hoping someone can help me with this NTFS permissions problem. The short version is that I can't write a new file in F:\SomeDir even though I seem to be granted full permissions via both the ...
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Folder rights doesn't work on group, but does on user

I've got this share where I want to restrict access to two folders so that only members of a group can get access to them. I've done this countless of times, but this time there's something odd going ...
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Prevent folder deletes at top level only on Server 2008

I'm trying to prevent folders moves, really folder delete in NTFS parlance, for series of folders within a network share. So let's say I have: FolderA, FolderB, FolderC. Each folder has various ...
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Deleting an undeletable Directory in Windows 7

I have encountered a problem from time to time but have not been able to resolve it without formatting. I have a directory called d:\DotNet that I want to delete. I cannot because inside this folder ...
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NTFS: Deny all permissions for all files, except where explicitly added

I'm running a sandboxed application as a local user. I now want to deny almost all file system permissions for this user to secure the system, except for a few working folders and some system DLLs ...
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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 ...
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Is it possible to copy a (.ISO) file that lives on an NTFS file-system within a VMDK file to the datastore VMFS using ESX SSH terminal?

I have several .ISO DVD backup files stored on a virtualized Win2008 server. Is there a simple way to mount the NTFS partition stored in a VMDK file using the ESX SSH terminal so that I can copy it ...
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How to activate deduplication in Windows Server 2012?

I just installed Windows Server 2012, and while I see and read about a new deduplication feature, the Server Manager keeps reporting empty fields in the columns for deduplication rate and savings. How ...
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Interesting phenomenom with Windows Server 2008 R2 user access controls and NTFS ACLs

One to try, and I'd appreciate any thoughts on this. On a Windows Server 2008 R2 box (or presumably 2008 R1, Windows Vista or Windows 7): i) Logon as an administrator, and create a new NTFS volume ...
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NTFS journal on different (SSD) disk

Some advanced file systems, like ZFS have the option of using SSD disks as a second level cache for the file system or for the journal. Is this possible with NTFS?
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Resize ntfs system partitions with GParted?

Trying to resize 2 ntfs system and boot partitions (windows 2003 server) using GParted. Goal: Resize D: (/dev/sda1) to ~850G - this is the boot drive with D:\ntldr, boot.ini, etc. Resize C: ...
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How to resize the primary partition in Windows Server 2008?

We have a Windows Server 2008 with C: and D: drives. I freed up 30 GB from the D: drive using the "shrink volume" option and that needs to be added to C: drive. But the extend volume on the C: drive ...