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

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I have a NTFS partition now the size of the partition seems to be wrong. Is there an easy way to fix this?

So I I resized a partition and now the partition table seems like it is screwed up. I am running Windows 7. When I open the "Disk Management" The table at the top of the screen show the disk as 139GB. ...
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NTFS and Linux Permissions

I have defined a share in samba config, I am looking to modify permissions on a subfolder within MyShare to allow a specific NTFS group named MyFolder_Security modification rights and all other (with ...
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‘noexec’ option on NTFS under Windows?

Is there equivalent filesystem option on Windows like 'noexec' mount option on Linux? Is it the same if I set "Read" permission, but unset "Read & Execute" permisson on root directory (whole ...
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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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breaking mdadm raid and moving to NTFS

I'm running Ubuntu 8 something and my data is on a mirrored pair of 1TB disks formatted as ext3, and the RAID is via mdadm. I want to move to Windows 7 (yeah yeah I know but Linux aint doing it for me ...
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Different NTFS Permission on subfolders

I have on our server a folder for each client. Inside that folder there are subfolders for each project that belongs to that client. My problem is that different resources in the company handle the ...
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Chkdsk reports unrecoverable errors

I have a drive in a laptop that was working fine, then all of a sudden stopped. Chkdsk is reporting "unrecoverable errors" and not even linux can manage to mount or see any filesystem structure. Is ...
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Software to build report of NTFS permissions

Is there any software that can scan through an NTFS file system and generate an easy to read report of NTFS permissions?
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Can data be destroyed by modifying partition in ubuntu install?

I`d like to install Ubuntu 9.10. At the moment I have ntfs disk with Vista on it. Is it safe to install Ubuntu and choose it to use some of the free space? Or it will just dumbly slice the disk and ...
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Why can't I browse my D: drive, even if I'm in the Administrators group?

My fileserver running Windows Server 2008 has two logical drives; the C: drive contains all of the system and application data, and the D: drive contains all of the business data. There are several ...
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NTFS journal on different (SSD) disk

Some advanced file systems, like ZFS have the option of using SSD disks as a second level cache for the file system or for the journal. Is this possible with NTFS?
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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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Mount TrueCrypt volume with NTFS on Linux command line

I have a hard disk containing a TrueCrypt volume on /dev/sdc. It is formated with NTFS. I am running Ubuntu 9.4. To mount the volume I tried this: sudo truecrypt -t -k "" --protect-hidden=no ...
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How can I deliberately fragment specific files? (NTFS)

This may have been asked but... I'm trying to profile the impact of file fragmentation on one of our business applications. What's the easiest and cleanest way to cause a 20GB file to fragment into ...
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Error 0x80070570: How to delete corrupted and unreadable file?

On my system partition I have a folder which cannot be deleted. This folder has been created by restoring files from an Acronis TrueImage backup. The error message says: Error 0x80070570: The ...
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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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Finding all files in NTFS with specific user or group in ACL

Executive summary: I want to find all the directories and files a particular user or group has access to. In more detail: I'm looking for a command-line tool to recursively search an NTFS directory ...
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Is it possible to back up and then restore a Windows volume partition?

I installed Windows 7 on a MacBook using Boot Camp. Using Boot Camp, I resized the MacOS partition to 20 GB and let the Windows partition consume the rest of the space - 128 GB. (Unfortunately this ...
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Resetting NTFS Permissions Disk Wide

Someone messed up majorly in setting permissions on an NTFS drive and I'm looking at a way to reset all permissions to default. The OS will be reinstalled but I'm trying to salvage data from their ...
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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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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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NTFS permissions allowing access automatically without visible inheritance

This question is unanswered on Super User, I thought it was the best place for it but no one knows. As it is related to a server, hoping it can be moved to server fault and someone can help me there. ...
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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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Configuring NTFS file system for performance

We have an application that is planning to store around 1.1TB of XML files which average 8.5kb in size. These represent a rolling 18 months of data, with around 200,000 new files being created every ...
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How can I find where a tombstone file is pointing to?

I'm installing SQL Server on Windows Home Server. It failed. It think it is because when it load the master DB it doesn't understand NTFS tombstones--the windows event log seems to think the system ...
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How do you copy huge (millions) directory trees in Windows?

I have a NTFS partition that has a folder that holds over 5 million directories. Each directory contains more directories and then files. I am moving to SSD and I need to copy all these data over to ...
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Mimic NTFS “Modify” Permissions on an ext3 acl enabled filesystem in linux?

I am migrating our file share from Windows Server to Samba on Linux, and the only hurdle I have at the moment is the acl's. Currently we have a number of directories that use the "Modify" permission ...
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How to find out which files are read from a folder

I have an installation of a very large Windows program, and I want to understand which files are actually read while I install the program, which my specific setup. Is there a way to monitor this ...
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View files set for deletion during the next system restart

Note: NTFS - version 3.1 - used fsutil to obtain information Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600] Question: Method (or tool) to obtain, a list of files set for deletion during the next ...
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Flash Drives - should be formatted NTFS?

Should Flash Drives be formatted NTFS? What are the Pros & Cons of doing so?
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Having trouble with Samba and NTFS on a CentOS server

Hey guys- got a little samba server running for a small personal file share, and was having some trouble with a very specific scenario. So let's take it from the top: My samba server is a CentOS 5.3 ...
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There is any Windows logger tool which would track file manipulation?

I want to be able to know who and when touched a file. My last question showed that I can't rely on NTFS.
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Why can't I check disk on a path mounted NTFS disk

The set-up I have a laptop running windows 7 with one internal hard drive with 5 partitions NTFS SystemReserved NTFS c: NTFS Shared data Linux Boot Linux Root. I'm booted into windows and the ...
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When a file is copied on NTFS the Modified Date is also copied?

I need to know if I can trust the Modified Date attribute of a file, there is any way to make a file seem older than it truly is?
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FTP Client upload: preallocate file before starting the transfer

I'd like to limit server disk fragmentation when multiple clients upload to an FTP server simultaneously. Is there a way to tell FTP server to preallocate disk space for a big block of an incoming ...
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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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Does using a large NTFS disk allocation size for a file share make a difference?

I'm formatting a drive using NTFS which will be dedicated as a file share for users to centrally store their files. The files will likely be large (10's to 100's of megabytes). Someone suggested ...
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How do you disable the “last accessed” attribute on NTFS/Windows?

Inspired by this answer, I realize I have no idea how to disable the last accessed attribute in Windows to increase performance. If you can, how? I know in Linux you can mount the partition with the ...
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ntfs header files recovery

I have an external harddisk attached to an airport wireless router and somewhat after a few read and writes it is corrupted I tried to attach that to my mac and I can't fix it. It looks like the ...
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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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How do I take ownership of a folder when access is denied and the security tab is missing?

I have a Windows 2003 Standard x64 Server with SP2. After deleting a large number of folders from a folder, the OS is reporting "Access Denied" on any attempt to read or manipulate the folder. When ...
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Setting Windows ACLs to allow sub-subdirectory access

We're in the process of moving some directories from NetWare to Windows, and have run into a difference of permissioning. Because NetWare makes this easy, we have whole volumes where no users have any ...
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How to workaround the NTFS Move/Copy design flaw?

As anyone that has dealt with file server permissions is aware, NTFS has an interesting design feature/flaw known as the Move/Copy problem. As explained in this MS KB article, the permissions for a ...
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Windows Server 2008 - change security settings for multiple files at once

On Windows Server 2008, is there an easy way to modify security permissions for multiple files at once (as with Windows Server 2003)? Right-click menu -> properties does not provide a "Security" tab ...
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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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Recover a lost NTFS partition on the cheap?

I had a workstation running XP. Filesystem was NTFS, single partition over the entire drive. After an attempted XP repair install, suddenly the NTFS filesystem is just gone and the drive is showing ...
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Can't detect my NTFS partition from Finder (Leopard)

From Leopard, I created a new NTFS partition for Windows using BootCamp. Everything went fine : Windows 7 was installed correctly and its partition (C:) showed up in Leopard's Finder. Then, from ...
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How to take ownership of files from the command line?

Every so often I run into a file that I need to take ownership of. I normally use cacls for changing ntfs permissions, but it doesn't seem to do ownership. Under *nix I would run something like ...
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Recommended NTFS cluster size for a specialized volume

I guess that this is an old question, but all answers I found on the net was very diverted, so here goes... I need a dedicated volume for tens of thousands of ~10MiB and ~50MiB files. I suspect that ...
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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: ...