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

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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: ...
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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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Performance affects of compressing Program Files on Windows / NTFS

What are the performance affects of compressing Program Files on Windows NTFS? On a fast, multicore machine, the overhead of decompression is minimal. Machines are generally disk bound, and if you ...
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NTFS allow Read/Write/Modify, but not Copy

Is it possible to allow users to modify and read files/folders but not copy them to other locations? Problem is I have a folder that users need to read and modify files in, but I don't want them ...
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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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Rebuild Directory Structure

We have an HD with 3 partitions, 2 are correctly identified but the third one is being reported as "unrecognized file system" by the WindowsXP Recovery Console. This third partition was used to ...
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Open/Mount XEN image formatted using NTFS

I've created XEN image with dd some time ago. The image is formatted using the NTFS How it is possible to mount this image from Linux or Windows? Thank You very much!
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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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How to check the creator of a file in Windows?

I want to find out who created a certain file but all I can see under Security tab is Administrators group being pointed out as owner. This is not very helpful. How can I see who really created the ...
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What happens “under the hood” when Windows moves data to a location shares the same root path as the source?

To be clear, I am talking about a move operation within the same partition. For example, say I were to move a file up one directory; before the move, I have "C:\temp\test.txt", after the move I have ...
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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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Recover lost NTFS partition on SSD

About 2 month ago I upgraded my Dell Latitude E6500 laptop with a Corsair Force F120 SSD drive. Everything worked well until about a week or so back. I started the computer and was faced with a beep ...
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Mount NTFS (read/write capability) on Ubuntu

I'm trying to mount Windows 2000 shared folder on Ubuntu in an effort to get Read/Write capabilities. Any advice? I've verified that the user credentials have writable permissions from a windows ...
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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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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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Realtime file-level mirroring from local NTFS to network drive

We have some data collection machines running WinXP. After a new file is written, we would like to immediately copy the new file to network storage (a NetApp CIFS share) automagically. We need ...
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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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How to correctly mount GPT partitions that might have originated on either Linux or Windows

I've inherited some code that examines all available unmounted partitions and tries to determine the correct way to mount them. It checks the partition type ID using sfdisk, then issues the command ...