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

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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Is it possible to mount a disk device with different file system type?

I wonder why mount command takes file system type option like "mount -t type ...". It can find out device's file system type and choose related parameter. Is it possible to mount disks with a file ...
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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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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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Can't access NTFS file after BSOD. Corruption undetectable by chkdsk?

We have several files on a Windows server that show up in directory listings but can't be accessed. I can take ownership of the files, and the ACL shows that Everyone has read/write/execute access; ...
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gpt partition for raid 6 that was 4.5TB, will i have any issues under server 2008 64bit r2?

has anyone had any issues with using one large gpt partition of 5TB on a raid 6 setup with a 3ware raid controller. i am using the partition as a basic file sharing backup repository, nothing fancy. ...
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Ensuring no EFS files remain on a Windows XP SP3 system

Lets say I have a user in my organization who has forgotten his/her Windows logon password to their office computer. As an IT manager, I can log in via the Administrator and reset that user's ...
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Resizing NTFS partitions impossible

yesterday night I converted a physical server into a virtual one. I used the vCenter Converter from VMware for this task. After converting and deploying the server as a virtual machine I enlarged the ...
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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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NTFS recovery after installing ESXi

I got this server where I had a Windows 2003 installation on, and I didn't think I needed it anymore, so I desided to install ESXi on it for testing purpose. But now I just found out that there where ...
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NTFS : The requested operation could not be completed due to a file system limitation

In my OCZ 240GB PCI-Express SSD, I create huge files and after write about two files 45GB and 45GB the software throw exception "The requested operation could not be completed due to a file system ...
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What is the best/easiest way to change the RAID configuration of a Windows Server and Restore it to its last working configuration with more space?

I have a Dell Server with 6 1TB Drives in it. Currently the drives are configured into two RAID groups: Existing Group 1: 2 x 1TB in RAID 1 (1TB Usable) C: Drive (Windows 2008 r2 Boot Partition ...
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How do I view NTFS metadata?

On a Windows Server 2008 R2 file server, we are encountering a memory usage problem. We used RAMMap to troubleshoot, and found that 10GB of NTFS Metadata is being cached in memory and never gets ...
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fstab filesystem type for NTFS — 'ntfs' or 'ntfs-3g'?

I have a question about the difference between 'ntfs' and 'ntfs-3g' in the filesystem type field in the /etc/fstab file. My Linux distribution is Xubuntu; I suppose the answer may well vary between ...
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Periodically completely lose access to a file (cannot take ownership) in Win 2k8 R2

Running Win 2k8 R2 SP1 64 bit as a web server box with IIS 7/.NET 4. Periodically, I completely lose access to the membership database in one of my sites (ASPNETDB) which causes a "Network Service ...
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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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Any fast way to assign NTFS permissions to a folder with a very big amount of subfolders and files?

I'm trying to change NTFS permission to a folder containing a very big hierarchy below. I'm using the traditional approach (right mouse button, properties, security, etc) It's taking really long and ...
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NTFS or FAT32:Formatting Disk for PFSense

Im a network guy, and know very little about system administration. I would like to install PFSense and Monowall to 2 CF Cards, but not sure how they should be formatted (NTFS or FAT32) and volume ...
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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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How can I use NTFS and iSCSI and not corrupt my SAN?

I know you can't use multiples NTFS machines/servers with the same SAN iSCSI target without corruption. I have multiple servers, however, that need access to the same data on the same SAN. I do not ...
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Taking ownership of NTFS folder locks out user

Administrators were denied access to a NTFS folder. After I made Administrators the folder owner a user complained that they could no longer access the folder. The only way I think this would have ...
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Linux NTFS to NTFS rsync repeatedly recopying files

I wish to backup data mounted on an NTFS partition of a linux machine to the NTFS partition of another linux machine. The local NTFS drive is mounted with all files owned by root.root, but the remote ...
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Deny ACE on NTFS Folder indicates permissions are inherited but no ACE on parent

We have a network share where the NTFS folder permissions indicate a particular user is being denied access and that this permission is being inherited from the parent folder. However, the parent ...
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Log directory access on a disk

Is there a way to monitor all read and write operations on a directory and its files in SBS 2011 (Windows Server 2008 R2)?
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Do I have space to defrag a machine hosted on VMWare ESXi 4.1?

I have inherited what I think is a badly configured VMWare ESXi 4.1 system, I know very little about VMWare. It currently hosts 2 systems. They are both on the same datastore, which is on RAID 5. ...
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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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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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Unable to restore from Shadow Copy due to long filename

We have shadow copy enabled on our Windows SBS 2008 server. Attempting to restore a file from shadow copy gave the following error- The source file name(s) are larger than is supported by the file ...
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Securing file content in folders under Windows

Is there a way to allow a user to create a file in a folder under Windows, but not allow them to edit the contents of the files? This would be analogous to setuid on FreeBSD systems, where files ...
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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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Scripting share security & NTFS settings for AD2003

We will be deploying "dynamic" classrooms using SCCM, and thus will also need to create OU's and matching users and homedirs on the fly. I am currently trying to figure out how to edit the security ...
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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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ntfsclone reports “Can't read sector at 470585344, lost data”. How can I determine what file that is?

I used ntfsclone from ubuntu to copy a bad windows hard drive to a new one using: sudo ntfsclone --rescue -f --overwrite /dev/sda1 /dev/sdb1 which produces the following: WARNING: Can't read ...
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Windows Server 2003: Permissions affect a specific user, but do not affect the user when delegetad by group membership

I created a shared folder on a Windows Server 2003 Machine, and tried accessing it from a remote Windows 7 machine. The user is part of the AD, and the sharing permissions are 'Modify' to everyone. I ...
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Case Sensitve NTFS Folder?

I am migrating a Linux/Apache/PHP website to a server running Windows Server 2008 R2/IIS 7.0. I have everything working except one minor issue. The file system on the Linux box is case-sensitive and ...
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Application server experiencing filesystem problems

We have a Java Application server installed on our client's test server. Within application server, a number of threads access the filesystem in a number of ways. The application servers are started ...
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What NTFS permissions for ApplicationPoolIndentity website?

In my website's application pool, the identity is set to "ApplicationPoolIdentity". Normally I would use "Network Service" and give read/modify rights to "Network Service" on the website file system. ...
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Best way to reset all security/ownership for NTFS?

How can I completely reset the security and ownership for a drive (ie. all subdirectories and files)? I'm recreating a large RAID array and I'd like to "start fresh" with the absolute default ...
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How to protect a local NTFS folder so only it's owner can access (i.e. not a local / domain admin)

What i'd like to do is to set up such folder permissions so the folder can be accessed only by a user who created it (or one, who knows his password). Is it possible? Is it secure? I tried to set ...
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NTFS ACL's: What is the difference between object and container inhertiance?

I am looking at using icacls.exe. However, before proceeding, I wanted clarification on the difference between these two ACL's: (OI) - object inherit (CI) - container inherit ...
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Unchecking Grant Users Exculsive Rights To

I set up my folder redirection with the "Grant Users Exclusive Rights to ..." checked. Now I'm trying to get to someone's AppData folder to fix a Firefox profile issue and I can't. What I want to ...