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

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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 ...
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Does NTFS performance degrade significantly in volumes larger than five or six TB?

One of my customers is planning to set up a new document store, which will probably grow by 1-2TB per year. One of my co-workers says that Windows performance is extremely bad if it has a single NTFS ...
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Why can't I browse my D: drive, even if I'm in the Administrators group?

My fileserver running Windows Server 2008 has two logical drives; the C: drive contains all of the system and application data, and the D: drive contains all of the business data. There are several ...
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Is it possible to disable write ahead logging in NTFS?

In my Azure roles I don't really care of what happens if the virtual machine crashes - I'll get a new one with completely reset and intact disks if that happens. So to me NTFS write-ahead logging that ...
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Clone and resize NTFS GPT partition?

I have a ntfs partition, GPT, of 5.6 TB containing only 200 GB of data, that I need to fit onto a 1 TB partition (of a vmware ESXi guest). Vmware converter does not support GPT. Acronis disk director ...
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resize partition hfs ntfs

Is there any tool available to grow a primary NTFS partition at the expense of an adjacent HFS partition ? (like in the image: http://i.stack.imgur.com/9kRXf.png Thank you
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How can I programmatically change file permissions from one AD domain user to a separate AD domain user?

We are in a colocated RackSpace facility in San Antonio, with an active directory named "SAT". We are being moved to their Dallas/Ft. Worth facility, with an active directory named "DFW". These ...
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Share Permissions [closed]

We have some directories on one of our servers that are shared, however, they need to be locked down to an extent that they cannot be accessed by logging on as a local user or administrator or by ...
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(Server 2008) Changing file permissions of a folder after moving it from another user

I've recently started using a GPO to force users 'My Directory' folder to forward to c:\home on the server. This is working fine so far. The issue I'm running into is that since nothing like this ...
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Mount NTFS HDD on linux

I have an external HDD, Maxtor, with an NTFS partition on it. How can this be mounted on an RHEL5 OS?
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Why is ext3 so slow to delete large files?

I have a server, which makes an incremental backup of a system every night. Now on saturdays, there is a full backup. But after the full backup has finished, a script kicks in, that deletes the ...
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How to restore missing space in NTFS file systems

I have a 40 GB USB hard drive formatted with NTFS on a PC running Windows XP Pro, SP3. I am trying to free as much space as possible. Windows Explorer tells me that I have about 200 MB of files on ...
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What applications is NTFS preferable for? [closed]

When building a new server I prefer to deploy Linux as my OS of choice. This gives me the luxury of being able to choose from various file systems (amongst other aspects), and I will choose a ...
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Software to build report of NTFS permissions

Is there any software that can scan through an NTFS file system and generate an easy to read report of NTFS permissions?
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There is any Windows logger tool which would track file manipulation?

I want to be able to know who and when touched a file. My last question showed that I can't rely on NTFS.
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Protect files on NTFS volume from Domain Administrators

We're a small company with a 2008R2 domain on which we have a file server with several shared volumes. We have a number of IT staff in the domain administrators role, because effectively we're all on ...
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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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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 ...