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

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IRP_MJ_WRITE latency up to 15 seconds

We have written an application that performs small (22kB) writes to multiple files at once (one thread performing asynchronous queued writes to multiple locations on behalf of other threads) on the ...
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Is NTFS 16 TB volume size limit “real”?

I have a couple of raid enclosures, with a total of about 21 TB usable (RAID5) in a W2K8 environment. I would like just a single virtual volume spanning the physical devices, but it is my ...
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How to create a department-specific shared drive

I'm trying to create department-specific shared drives. I'm working with a Windows Server 2008 file server and Windows Vista clients. Ideally, I'd like it to work like this: On the file server, there ...
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Best method to track folder size growth over time?

I have a file server that has a pretty large folder tree. There's a shared folder, under that are 5 departmental folders. Nested inside of those are thousands of subfolders and files. I would like ...
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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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fsutil can't query quota usage?

This is a followup question from Disk quota problem in Windows Server SBS 2003, which has not yet been resolved. When I run quota query (fsutil quota query e:) under the administrator account, I get ...
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Windows utility to delete files and directories

I'm looking for a command line utility to delete NTFS files and directories. And I want it to work: close handles, recurse, never fail, never quit, super-kill stubborn holders of handles, everything. ...
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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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Windows Perms - ADOMAIN\AMACHINE$ - means what (precisely)?

I've got a task running on AMACHINE under the SYSTEM account. There's a shared directory on BMACHINE which is visible on AMACHINE and that shared directory allows r+w to a username ...
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Does a file system lose performance as it fills up?

The context of the question is a Windows computer (so the filesystem in question is NTFS) that is filling up with data that can probably be removed. But I don't know whether it's worth the time to ...
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Storing a million images in the filesystem

I have a project that will generate a huge number of images. Around 1,000,000 for start. They are not large images so I will store them all on one machine at start. How do you recommended on ...
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Decrypting EFS w/o altering timestamp - possible?

I'd like to decrypt some EFS-encrypted files, but I do not know how to do that without altering the timestamp. When encrypting/decrypting files, the modified-time is set to the current time. I'd like ...
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Linux And NTFS Permissions

Trying to restrict a folder within a directory created in linux filesystem. I have changed the permissions to: root rwx, a special active directory group rwx and all others r. Upon doing so, people ...
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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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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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checkinstall doesn't copy files to destination

I am installing ntfs-3g from its source code "Stable Source Release 2009.11.14". After "./configure", "make", I called "checkinstall -D make install". It is at this time I got errors: Making install ...
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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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Recover from power outage during ntfsresize?

After upgrading disks on our local server, I was using the "Parted Magic" boot disk along with gparted to move & resize an NTFS partition. I believe it uses the 'ntfsresize' tool internally. ...
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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? [closed]

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?