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

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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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resize partition hfs ntfs

Is there any tool available to grow a primary NTFS partition at the expense of an adjacent HFS partition ? (like in the image: http://i.stack.imgur.com/9kRXf.png Thank 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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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 ...
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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 ...
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Does Windows have a checksumming filesystem like ZFS or BtrFS?

I use ZFS and love it. I know that BtrFS also supports checksumming. I've been told that checksumming is available in Windows 2008, but I've been unable to verify this. Are there checksumming ...
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2003 disk check fails using standard UI tools

I'm trying to check a volume with the standard UI tools (right-click, tools, check now), and this is failing with the error: windows was unable to complete the disk check As recommended by a random ...
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SQL Server 2008 R2 - Cannot create database snapshot

Server: Windows Server 2008 R2 X64 Enterprise SQL: SQL Server 2008 R2 Enterprise X64 I have a default SQL Server instance, the SQL Server service account is running as a domain user. I am trying ...
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Are Windows Backup Files (.bkf) compressed?

I'm running out of diskspace on a server - i've got a directory containing around 20gb of bkf files, which are backups of an ADAM store. I'm thinking of applying NTFS compression to the folder to ...
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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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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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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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How can I set a disk quota for a group (vs a user)

How can I set the disk quota for a group (vs. a single user) on an NTFS volume? I'm using Windows Server 2003 SP2.
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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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Are there any programs that log all activity on a Windows 2003 file share?

I'm looking for a simple way to log when a file/folder has been deleted or moved. I'm sort of surprised there doesn't seem to be a way within Windows to do this. I see there's several programs out ...
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Raid 0 with 2 failed disks

So, a legacy server of mine was using a PERC (5, if I am not wrong) with Raid 0 and he went down with 2 failed disks. We forced the disks back online but the filesystem is a mess. Is there any ...
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List user's folder access permissions

I have a user in a domain who has access to multiple subfolders in multiple folders. His rights were defined pretty granularly. Now he's leaving the company but will continue to work for a firm as a ...
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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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How to recover from RAID 5 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to recover from RAID 5 there are 5 disk-array. i've lost the data of one of them. How can i recover?
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Create NTFS symbolic links from within Linux

Is there a Linux utility that can create NTFS symbolic links? That is, a link on an NTFS partition that points to another NTFS folder - one that will work within Windows 7, specifically. I wish to ...
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Window 256 characters path name limitation

after a long research, I finally found out that pathnames cannot be longer than 256 characters even in the latest Microsoft Windows 7. I really don't get it why there is such a stupid limitation, ...
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Can I unformat an NTFS volume that was formatted as ext4?

No data was written to it. Is there a tool that will allow me to do it? I would prefer a free tool, but please recommend non-free if only such software can do the job.
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Windows 2003 Permissions Problem

I am trying to setup a new user on a Standalone (non-domain) Windows Server 2003 SP2. The user needs FTP access to 1 folder in our web site's directory structure. Here's exactly what I have done so ...
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Orphaned Accounts on Windows Server 2003

When editing the NTFS permissions for some folders on my Windows 2003 Server w/ SP2, I see many accounts like Account unknown(s-1-5-21-545330648-264140627-1714.....) This server isn't a member ...
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How do I move the physical location of $MFTMirr, to allow resizing the partition?

When an NTFS volume is created, the first four entries of the MFT are copied and placed halfway the volume in the $MFTMirr file. According to Microsoft, since XP these files (metadata files) can be ...
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Directories created by XP and Win-7 clients aren't visible to each other

We have a user who has found an interesting misbehavior on our file-serving cluster. He was able to create a directory on his home directory using WinXP and not have it be visible by a Win7 machine. ...
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Mount NTFS HDD on linux

I have an external HDD, Maxtor, with an NTFS partition on it. How can this be mounted on an RHEL5 OS?
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Take ownership of NTFS volume after moving to new machine

I had a 1.5TB hard disk in a Windows 2003 Server. Two partitions, one FAT and the other NTFS. The server crashed, and while we are ordering a new one, I would like to access the data on that volume. ...
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Windows7 IIS7: can't turn off read-only flag for InetPub\wwwroot. Can't edit website files!

I finally got PHP running on Windows 7 IIS7 but now for the life of me can't edit files in wwwroot because my editor keeps saying "You don't have permission to save to this location... save in Pete ...
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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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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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NTFS Folder has no owner, no permissions, can't be deleted

I have a folder a 2003 member server which can't be deleted. Nothing has any permissions (domain admin and running up a cmd prompt as "nt authority\system" using psexec) - always "access denied". ...
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How to restrict deletion of a folder on NTFS share, but still allow modify access within folder

I am setting up a set of scan folders from a scanning copier device, and would like to know the best way to protect the folders (for each department) from moving or deletion, but yet still allow ...
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Allowing Apache in Ubuntu to access files in NTFS hard drive

I have LAMP running in Ubuntu. However, my files are located on a separate NTFS hard drive (/media/shared/mysite/). going to http://localhost gives me a 403 how can i, securely, allow apache to ...
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How to empty the Directory-Name-Lookup-Cache?

I'm having speed problems with a Windows software that is looking up files in several directories on a NTFS formatted HDD. In order to find out why and in which settings the problem is occurring I set ...
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NTFS Change Journal Size

How many file changes can be stored in an NTFS Change journal database with size 32MB for instance. How do I get from megabytes to amount of files?