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

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Mirroring harddisk with compressed files with Robocopy

I tried to mirroring an existing disks on a new disks with less space. It is very important that the file structure, attributes and ACL's are exact as on the source disk. For this I tried ...
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What's the windows account ftp server runs under?

This is the background of my question (OS is Windows Web Server 2008 R2). I want to prevent ftp users from deleting files and sub folders of root ftp directory. I removed delete permission for IUSR ...
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How to resize a W2003Srv basic partition in Vmvare player

Environment I have Windows 2003 server (XP) Installed as virtual machine using Vmware Player 4.0.2 Primary partition is, as usual, C:-volume, where Windows is installed. Partition type is basic, ...
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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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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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NTFS Permissions - Correct combinations of special access permissions

What would be the correct combination of NTFS special access permissions to allow an AD group (Authenticated Users) to copy files to a share, but after copying no one in the AD group should be allowed ...
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LAN FIle and/or Service Search

Anyone know of a tool/script that I can use to find if a single file is present on machines on my LAN? The file would be in the same place every time. Same applies to a service. Need to know which ...
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File Server Migration from Windows 2000 Standalone to Windows 2003 Cluster to Windows 2008 Cluster with DFS

We are migrating our fileservers again. The original servers were all standalone Windows 2000 Servers. They were migrated to a Windows 2003 cluster with about 10 Servernames that directly ...
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Robocopy falsely marks files as newer

I have two NTFS formatted drives on different machines and I do a robocopy mirror between them like this: robocopy "D:\My Documents" "X:\Backup\My Documents" /MIR /V /NP /XD .* /XO /XA:SHTO /FAT /Z ...
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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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Utility to check Windows NTFS ACL/ACE dependency integrity

I'm having issues with imaging a NTFS filesystem where the ACL/ACE of a file has invalid ACL/ACE dependencies. chkdsk does not detect or fix the problem. Is there a tool available to detect (fixing is ...
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Changing file Ownership with PowerShell 2.0

We have an issue with a file server, whenever a user account is deleted the ownership of his/her files returns to their SID number, which shows up in our report as unknown. Has anyone found a way to ...
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Remove invalid SIDs from filesystem ACLs in Windows

Is there an automated way to traverse a filesystem and remove any ACL entries that reference invalid SIDs in any version of Windows with NTFS?
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FreeNAS - Writing files on NTFS/FAT32 file format

I've recently installed FreeNAS and have been sing it successfully except one minor problem and that is I can't copy files to my FAT32/NTFS mounted hard disks. Is it not permissible in FreeNAS at all ...
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CloneZilla Live vs. PartImage?

For use on a test computer, I need a free cloning tool to save NTFS and ext3 partitions to the same disk, ie. no need to up/download images from a server. CloneZilla Live and PartImage (available on ...
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Backup Linux server onto windows server or DPM server/owner and rights in NTFS?

We are using a rsync based backup for our Lonux servers which is fantastic. We rsync all our Linux server onto our large Linux base samba fileserver. Unfortunately that server is completely outdated ...
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Unable to Write to C: (system drive) from a network resource on Windows 8.1

I have a problem with copying from a network drive to the root of the C drive or to "program files(x64)" or to directly under "\Users" directly from the network. Here's the error I'm getting: "X:\ is ...
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NTFS folder permissions traverse

Here is the problem We have NTFS file server with several layers of sub-folders. FolderA\ - User AAA should not have access FolderA\FolderAA\ - User AAA should not have access ...
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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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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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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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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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Build NAS for Windows and Linux network

I have a spare PC and I would like to setup a NAS that is accessible from Windows and Linux. I would like to avoid using Windows as an OS and would like something like Ubuntu or FreeNAS. My only ...
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Windows Filesystem Permissions Puzzle

I'm having trouble coming up with a solution to this one, maybe because I don't know enough about how Windows ACLs work. I have two folders, let's call them Directory A and Directory B. These are ...
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EFI vs MBR - Installing Windows Server 2008 R2 or 2012 on 8TB

I'm having some difficulty installing Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows Server 2012 on an Intel Server platform. The server specs is as follows: Intel Grizzly Pass Server System - R2308GZ4GC 2x ...
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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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Why is the total size of my files on Windows 7 more than total disk size?

I have a virtual machine with Windows 7 x64 quest OS. When I boot from PE OS CD and run file manager (Total Commander) I see that the total size of my files on virtual machine is more than total disk ...
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Mounting encrypted drive/partition on Linux

I have a Laptop, on which the OS has got corrupted and gives a system32\config not found error. To recover my data, I can boot it using Knoppix but I am not able to mount my partition. My partition ...
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Transferring NTFS Files Between Two Computers Not On A Domain - Best Practices

Does anyone have advice for easily copying files between a Windows XP machine [#A] (NTFS drive) --> External Hard Drive [NTFS] --> another Windows XP machine [#B] (NTFS drive) and getting the ...
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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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Mount NTFS (read/write capability) filesystem on RHEL 5 (2.6.8-18.el5)

I'm using RHEL 5.0 with the kernel 2.6.8-18.el5. I want to mount my external hard disk drive with the NTFS file system. I cannot mount it because it doesn't support NTFS file system. Error msg: mount: ...
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How do I restrict a removable NTFS drive to domain access only? [closed]

A fixed NTFS drive in my computer requires a login by me, or if on the corporate network, a login by any domain user. So if the drive is stolen, no one can get at it - correct? But a removable drive ...
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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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How to recover data from re-partitioned hard drive

I have an external HDD that has been mistakenly re-partitioned and some data written on it. Previous Partitions were: 480GB NTFS + 20GB FAT32 New partition is all FAT32 and only 70mb of data has ...
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Utilizing greater than 2 TB unformatted LUN in the local ESXi datastore

I'm about to create a very large file system for Windows Server and client to use (NTFS), by using Openfiler as the iSCSI initiator.[using any other free appliance will also be considered] Can ...
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I want to format a drive as NTFS, but Windows shows exFAT as the only option

The operating system is Windows Server 2003 R2 x64 with all updates applied. I have an external hard disk enclosure (one of these) with a 1 TB drive (garden-variety Seagate). When I right-click in ...
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Converting NTFS to ZFS (or other)

Are there any benefits of converting HDDs that are running NTFS on a Linux machine to ZFS? Is there a way to do such conversion in Linux without losing the data? What about the stability of ZFS on ...
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Rsync command to synchronize two NTFS drives?

I have a 2 1.5TB drives containing numerous video, audio, documents etc that I would like to essentially mirror to 2 other drives for backup. I would like to do this using rsync (as it seems the most ...
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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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What is the significance of “Percent MFT in use”?

Reading through a Disk Defragmenter analysis report I noticed that my NTFS Master File Table was 6.87GB in size, but only 4% of it was reported as in use. Is this something that could cause NTFS ...
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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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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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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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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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Allow seeing if file exists, but not read any data

Is it possible to set a folder permission so that you (in this case a .net app), can see if a file exists - but not read any data. I want to be able to set permissions, so: A user can tell if a ...
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Backing NTFS hard drive to a Linux distro

I want to move to Linux (Ubuntu more specifically) and also bought a new hard drive. What I'm not really sure about is if I put my old hard drive on an external case, then install Ubuntu on the new ...
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Finding and deleting bad symbolic links in windows

Is there any simple way to find broken ntfs symbolic links in windows and delete them? (other than manual search and destroy) I'm in this mess because of windows home server's inability to upgrade ...
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Restrict access to a nested shared folder in Server 2008R2 file share

Server 2008 R2 VM as a member server set up as a file server. Situation: We have a contractor that needs read access to a nested folder in a shared directory in a domain environment. How do I go ...
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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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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...