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

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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 ...
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block level replication - perserve NTFS permissions?

When doing block level replication between 2 drives (with a NTFS partition) on separate but identical Windows installations, do the file/folder permissions get preserved?
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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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Access to restricted NTFS partition after reinstall (lost SID?)

After reinstall of a Windows Vista computer, trying to access a second NTFS partition (D:) is impossible (Access Denied). The partition had access restricted to only one user before reinstall. I'm ...
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Recover NTFS filesystem after DISKPART CLEAN

I managed to run the CLEAN command in DISKPART on the wrong disk (disk 1 instead of disk 3 in LIST DISK). Now it shows up as a "Healthy (Primary Partition)". If I assign a drive letter to the ...
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Increase Server 2003 Primary NTFS Partition (C:\) size?

I have a Dell PowerEdge 2900 machine with OS Server 2003 (x64) that is part of central domain. All the partitions on this machine are of type NTFS. I am currently running out of free space on C:\ and ...
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How do you grant read-only permissions on NTFS Security settings?

Is it possible to create a security group that can read who has permission to do what on NTFS folders but without granting Full Control or letting the group open files within those folders?
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NTFS file size, how do you guys refresh it to view its current correct size

I work in a command prompt quite often and around many large (remote) log files. Unfortunatelly, the sizes of these files do not update as the logs grow, unless it would appear the files are touched. ...
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Overcoming maximum file path length restrictions in Windows

One of our customers habitually use very long path names (several nested folders, with long names) and we routinely encounter "user education issues" in order to shorten the path to less than 260 ...
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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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ntfs general Question

Hey, One week ago I got my Macbook Air [it is wonderful :-)] and as I desired, I installed (using Bootcamp) Windows in addition. I am happy as it works fine and very sweet is that I can access the ...
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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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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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Remove Linux file permissions, in windows

I've set up a fileshare that I want my users to be able to read/write/delete to. The problem is that I'm able to list content and delete it, not read/write. Yes, this goes for several users. The ...
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NTFS (bootcamp) overwritten by HFS+ (time machine)

While setting up Time Machine over network for a Mac in the Office, I accidentally picked Bootcamp drive instead of the network drive as backup disk (the Mac is entirely set in Chinese, I was guessing ...
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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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Best practice ACLs to prepare for auditors?

An auditor will be visiting our office soon, and they will require read-only access to our data. I have already created a domain user account and placed them into a group called "Auditors". We have a ...
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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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How to deny execute permissions on a share/folder in Windows?

I am archiving files into self-extracting .exe files. I want the user to have to copy the .exe to their machine in order to execute (extract) the files. So I want to deny only execute permission. They ...
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1TB hard drive not working on RedHat linux workstation, dialouge box saying ntfs is not installed on your system comes

I have this new 1TB hard-drive from Sandisk for the purpose of taking backup from my linux (Redhat) based linux system, but when i try to use it, a dialouge box comes saying that u do not have 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: ...