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

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How can you make a Windows USB HDD Modify All for All Users

I use a USB HDD a lot between lots of different Windows Boxes. What I find after a while is that there get to be lots of different Permission on the files in some cases stopping me looking at files ...
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Expanding iSCSI LUNs (NTFS)

I have a 4TB iSCSI LUN that formated as NTFS in Windows 2008. I've shared this formated volume as a folder over SMB. When the capacity of this volume is not enough, I have to add more iSCSI LUNs, but ...
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Issue with corrupt 1tb volume: can we rescue SQL databases?

We have an instance where some how a 1tb volume has become corrupted. There are Event ID 55 errors in the system event viewer. When running chkdsk, it gets to 47% verifying indexes and returns to the ...
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Set windows permissions to allow modify, but not execute

Is it possible to set permissions on a folder in Windows (Server 2003 64bit) so that an account can write and modify, but not execute? If I set modify permissions, windows seems to insist I also set ...
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Remove invalid SIDs from filesystem ACLs in Windows

Is there an automated way to traverse a filesystem and remove any ACL entries that reference invalid SIDs in any version of Windows with NTFS?
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Could MFT fragmentation be a problem on my busy file server?

Windows Server 2003 SP2 LUN mounted from SAN Millions of small files across hundreds of thousands of directories (100GB total) NTFS with 4k cluster size While doing the initial file crawl for backups ...
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how does ntfs implement raid 0

My understanding was that Windows can implement something like RAID 0 programmaticaly, that is, if you don't have a physical RAID controller, you can still make two hard drives to appear as one. How ...
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How to move or delete files from a folder containing 2 million files on an NTFS drive?

The issue is that any modification to the directory locks up Explorer indefinitely, though Samba access to other directories still works. I've tried moving files locally and over Samba. Even ...
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How to resize the primary partition in Windows Server 2008?

We have a Windows Server 2008 with C: and D: drives. I freed up 30 GB from the D: drive using the "shrink volume" option and that needs to be added to C: drive. But the extend volume on the C: drive ...
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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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DFS-R NTFS Permissions Not Working?

I have two Windows 2008 Standard servers running DFSR okay. I can create a file on one server and it is replicated to the other okay, etc. I have the namespace shared folder on each server shared ...
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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 ...