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

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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?
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How to delete a file with a space at end of the name and hidden attributes?

We have a hidden file with a space at the end of the file name. Usually, I take ownership of the file, then use a command line rename with the 8.3 (dir/x) file name. However, rename doesn't ...
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Decompressing Files on an NTFS Volume from Linux

I recently did something stupid on my dual-boot laptop, where I compressed the entire volume to make room for a Linux partition. For some reason, Windows let me compress C:\ntldr. Now I need to get it ...
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Full Access user removed from NTFS Share

I don't know how it happened but for some reason one of the sub folders in the Network shares (call the share Market and the sub folder Support) no longer has any groups or users with full permissions ...
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NTFS Permissions - Correct combinations of special access permissions

What would be the correct combination of NTFS special access permissions to allow an AD group (Authenticated Users) to copy files to a share, but after copying no one in the AD group should be allowed ...
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Windows Hiding Folders

Has anyone noticed that after certain actions, a Windows folder will just go hidden? Like its been entirely removed from the taxonomy of the file system, but is still accessible if you type in the ...
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Including file server into domain

We have a file server in our LAN. Windows 2003 Server. It was not included into our domain. Every user has local account on that server, and NTFS permissions are granted to those local accounts. Now ...
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Windows Vista file permissions does not inherit when copying to a network share

I've got a network share with specific permissions on a subfolder (e.g. access to developers and freelancers). A designer copied PNG files from his local system to the network share. These files ...
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Hiding parent folders, give NTFS subfolders full access

On a Windows 2003 server, I need to provide access to a subfolder of the central "project share". The main project folders should not be accessible, preferably hidden, because this access is granted ...
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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? [closed]

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 ...