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

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NTFS permissions - Owner different then file administrators

I'm currently working on a project to migrate a file server environment, migration from DomainA to Domain B. To be able to do this I first need to understand the current NTFS/Share permissions, and ...
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Mac clients accessing a Windows NTFS share resetting permissions at deeper folder levels. Why?

Here's the setup: Windows 2008 server c:\share folder with the following permissions (read, read/write are not important at this point, I don't think): User1 User2 c:\share\add_user3 folder with ...
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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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How do I force ntfsresize to ignore the backup bootsector?

I cloned one hard drive to another and things are working well. Except for my NTFS volume not taking up the entire partition (due to the older volume being smaller). Doing this: sudo ntfsresize -x ...
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EFI vs MBR - Installing Windows Server 2008 R2 or 2012 on 8TB

I'm having some difficulty installing Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows Server 2012 on an Intel Server platform. The server specs is as follows: Intel Grizzly Pass Server System - R2308GZ4GC 2x ...
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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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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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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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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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You don't have permission to access / on this server - changing default www to NTFS drive

i have been struggling for a couple of days about this problem. I am trying to change the default www directory for Apache/2.4.6 (Ubuntu) web-server under LinuxMint16 and making it point to a NTFS ...
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Robocopy falsely marks files as newer

I have two NTFS formatted drives on different machines and I do a robocopy mirror between them like this: robocopy "D:\My Documents" "X:\Backup\My Documents" /MIR /V /NP /XD .* /XO /XA:SHTO /FAT /Z ...
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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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premitted user cannot access file through UNC path

I was created a document and would like to share files through email, the file was located at windows 2012 file server, so I attached UNC hyperlink in email and distribute it to teammates. But my ...
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Network Drive Full Trust With Visual Studio 2010/2014

I'm managing 10 developer computers and I want to assign to each computer a Network Drive (Let's say X: drive) so the developer can map the TFS workspace to that drive. When the user tries to open ...
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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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Windows - Backup file on change

How can I watch a file or folder for changes, and when any updates occur, back up a copy of that file? For example, when c:\orders\orders.xml is created or updated, write a copy to ...
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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 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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All of the NTFS hard links disappear, where are those 0KB hardlinks stored on disk and how to recover them?

This is Windows 7 x64 sp1 on a NTFS file system. All hardlinks within C:\Windows\System32 folder disappear, and the Windows can't boot, because even the osloader, C:\Windows\System32\boot\Winload.exe ...
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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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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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How do I restrict a removable NTFS drive to domain access only? [closed]

A fixed NTFS drive in my computer requires a login by me, or if on the corporate network, a login by any domain user. So if the drive is stolen, no one can get at it - correct? But a removable drive ...
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Unable to Write to C: (system drive) from a network resource on Windows 8.1

I have a problem with copying from a network drive to the root of the C drive or to "program files(x64)" or to directly under "\Users" directly from the network. Here's the error I'm getting: "X:\ is ...
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you must have read permissions to view the properties of this object, administrators group

I think I'm having some difficulty understanding NTFS permissions. My understanding is that when possible you want to avoid assigning a specific user account to NTFS and instead use a group. So I set ...
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Windows 2003 - Prevent Folder list access but allow file reading

i've shared folder. in this shared folder i have subfolder which i want to prevent users from listing the content. but i want to allow them write into this folder and also read files if they have full ...
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NTFS permissions explanation

I had asked the below question sometime ago and it was answered, I logged I'm recently to refer back to it only to have seen all the answers had been removed. Did I do something wrong? "I seem to be ...
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NTFS permissions issue: file cannot be read or modified in any way

There are four of these files, in three directories. The files cannot be read, deleted, moved, or renamed. I have tried the Explorer permissions dialog, ICACLS, TAKEOWN, and SUBINACL -- all say ...
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NTFS Share vs. NFS Datastore on VMware 5.5

I am currently using Physical Server 2012R2 of 10TB RAID5 mapped as a NTFS share to the Virtual Machine, which is a Camera Server 2012R2 hosted on VMware 5.5. Storage Server is used only for all video ...
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Server 2012 NTFS permissions acting funy

Currently I have setup a locked down share structure. now I used this same structure on windows 2008 with no dramas and but when we came over to 2012 I have had nothing but dramas. First I will ...
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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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Overcoming maximum file path length restrictions in Windows

One of our customers habitually use very long path names (several nested folders, with long names) and we routinely encounter "user education issues" in order to shorten the path to less than 260 ...
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Server 2008 permissions issues

We have a selection of top level folders: E:\Data1 E:\Data2 E:\Data3 The permissions are simple - the default CREATOR OWNER, SYSTEM Full Control, some security groups allowing Modify and the LOCAL ...
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Remove file permission using icacls [closed]

Could someone help me to remove particular security groups from a file using icacls? The file has all security settings inherited from the folder, where the file resides. So I would like to remove ...
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When does a computer cache file permissions?

I just had an issue where users were directly added to the ACL of a folder. I created a group, added them to the group, added the group to the ACL of the folder and then removed the users and pressed ...
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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 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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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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Access Based Enumeration AND Traverse Folder rights

Using Server 2012 in a cluster configuration as an upgrade to our main file server (win2003) we have trouble using traverse folder rights AND access based enumeration (ABE) ABE works really well in ...
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NTFS folder permissions traverse

Here is the problem We have NTFS file server with several layers of sub-folders. FolderA\ - User AAA should not have access FolderA\FolderAA\ - User AAA should not have access ...
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MFT corruption on non boot drive. What could happen?

I have a server that is reporting some error messages related to NTFS corruption. It reports that there is possible corruption within d:\$mft However I have not come across any corruption, or ...
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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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NTFS corrupts by using Windows 2008 R2 share with Debian iSCSI Target

I'm currently using a Debian Wheezy server with a iSCSI block target "lun0". This target is mounted on my Windows 2008 R2 machine and formated using NTFS. The device is mounted as "D:\DATA" and shared ...
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Removing deny everyone permissions from GPO

As part of the workaround for CVE-2014-1776 I created a group policy object that applied Deny permissions to everyone on VGX.DLL. I am now trying to undo this group policy and having a lot of ...
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What's the windows account ftp server runs under?

This is the background of my question (OS is Windows Web Server 2008 R2). I want to prevent ftp users from deleting files and sub folders of root ftp directory. I removed delete permission for IUSR ...
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Evaluating current ACEs on NTFS ACLs with PowerShell

We have a document management system that has million of files on a NTFS file system accessed through a network share. A single service account needs full permission to all of these files and the ...
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Windows server 2003 check disk fails

I tried doing ntbackup and got a lot of errors saying there were corrupt files and eventually it would come to one that it could not deal with and abort. This is what I get when running chkdsk: ...
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Best way to mirror an NTFS directory structure (Linux or Windows)

I am trying to mirror a directory structure onto another disk. The problem with built in tools like RoboCopy is that they get into an infinate loop with the symlinks (think the Users folder). I ...
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Should I use FAT or NTFS when using Windows XP as a KVM guest? [closed]

I am installing 32-bit Windows XP as a KVM guest on CentOS 6. Should I be using FAT or NTFS filesystem and why?
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How do you find what process is holding a file open in Windows?

One thing that annoys me no end about Windows is the old "sharing violation" error. Often you can't identify what's holding it open. Usually it's just an editor or explorer just pointing to a relevant ...
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How to get Windows Server 2008 R2 File and Directory Permissions

I have a setup similar to this: e:\personal\username1\scans e:\personal\username2\scans e:\personal\username3\scans e:\personal\username3\scans Permissions are not inherited on these directories. I ...