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

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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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How do I force ntfsresize to ignore the backup bootsector?

I cloned one hard drive to another and things are working well. Except for my NTFS volume not taking up the entire partition (due to the older volume being smaller). Doing this: sudo ntfsresize -x ...
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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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DFSR NTFS Permissions Not Working?

I have two windwos 2008 standard servers running DFSR okay. I can create a file on one server, it is replicated to the other okay etc. I have the namespace shared folder on each server shared with ...
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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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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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MS Windows issue - “Filename or extension is too long”

I run Microsoft windows on a few of my machines. I don't know if many people know about this issue in the OS but you can't have very long filenames, from what I know Linux can have longer names, I ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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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...
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How can I compact the VHD file with Ubuntu?

I use windows server 2008r2 with role Hyper-V. The guest system is Ubuntu 12.04 LTC. It is situated on the dynamic virtual hard disk. I want to compact this VHD (The real size is 50 GB, 360 GB on the ...
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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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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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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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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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Partitioning an External HDD

I have an external hdd and i want to partion it into 2 partitions which are ext4 and ntfs. Is that OK with this kind of partitioning and Is there a problem with partitioning an external hdd rather ...
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How can you make a Windows USB HDD Modify All for All Users

I use a USB HDD a lot between lots of different Windows Boxes. What I find after a while is that there get to be lots of different Permission on the files in some cases stopping me looking at files ...
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Specify file size limit on NTFS share?

We have a NTFS file share on a Windows 2k3 server which we'd like to limit file creation size to be a specific size (~1 MB/file or less). Is it possible to set a limit like this? If so, how? I've ...
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Is there a way to create a 'trackable' link (~hard link) to a folder on Windows (Windows XP in particular)?

Lets suppose that there are: a folder and a junction point or a symlink to that folder When the original folder is moved to a new location, both the junction point and the symlink fail (point to ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Shrink NTFS Partition Windows 2003

We have an iSCSI target provided by a CentOS server attached to a Windows Server 2003 Standard box, formatted in NTFS. My question is this - I know we can resize the backend block device fine (LVM et ...
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How much performance is gained from setting NtfsDisable8dot3NameCreation = 1?

You can tune NTFS with different parameters in the registry and an TechNet articles states that you increase file performance by setting NtfsDisable8dot3NameCreation to 1 in the registry. In real ...
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Is there a way to use Linux & Samba Server to mimic NTFS ACL's under a Windows Domain?

Does anyone know of an up-to-date tutorial for this? I found this old doc from 2003: http://www.bluelightning.org/linux/samba_acl_howto/ . I've like to have a Linux server replace the Windows file ...