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

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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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Force NTFS permissions inheritance for newly created files

Does anybody know a way to force that all files that get created inside some folder inherit the NTFS permissions of that folder. The problem is the following: I have a third party software that is ...
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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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icacls equivalents of explorer basic permissions

I am using icacls to set permissions on a large number of directories for various groups. I want to assign what icacls help refers to as "modify access". It seems to do this correctly. However when ...
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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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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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NTFS hard disk repair utility in linux

Is there a hard disk utility which can format(NTFS) &repair a HDD which has lots of bad sectors like Norton Disk Doctor from Linux ?
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Can you limit a directory size?

On a single NTFS drive, is it possible to limit the size of a directory to an arbitrary amount (e.g., 20GB)? I've got a share on a server I want some users to be dumping files into, but I don't want ...
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How do I remove unindexed files from an NTFS system, without unmounting the disk?

I have accidentally created a giant, unindexed, file on an NTFS system and I am trying to remove it. CHKDSK appears to require the disk to be unmounted before the file can be reindexed (and ...
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Server Permissions conundrum

I'm trying to set permissions on particular folders within our domain (Windows 2003). NTFS permissions are set on the folder, to enable a certain group, call them Helpdesk, to change permissions. ...
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NTFS Limitations

What are the limitations of NTFS regarding the number of directories and max allowed files per directory?
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Setting NTFS ACLs over the network - Is there a faster way?

In my environment, I have several projects that involve running NTFS ACL audit reports and various ACL cleanup activities on a number of file servers. There are two main reasons why I cannot perform ...
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Get hardlink count for a file on Windows (without fsutil, which requires admin)

I have various files which I've created as hardlinks to others using mklink. I need a command I can use inside a batch file to determine which files in a given directory have only one link to it. I ...
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Adding Folder Permissions Using Powershell

I'm running this script in PowerShell: Add-NTFSAccess -Path 'C:\MyFolder' -Account PROGRAMMING\IIS_IUSRS -AccessRights FullControl and I'm getting this error: Add-NTFSAccess : Cannot bind ...
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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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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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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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Access Based Enumeration AND Traverse Folder rights

Using Server 2012 in a cluster configuration as an upgrade to our main file server (win2003) we have trouble using traverse folder rights AND access based enumeration (ABE) ABE works really well in ...
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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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My event log has corrupted DACL 'Write Attributes' in 4656 file audit events

I have been scripting a procedure in powershell to pull security event logs from my windows 2012r2 server. Investigating a bug in my procedure to parse the event into xml I discovered a very strange ...
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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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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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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 ...