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

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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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How to delete old profiles saved on a shared server folder

We have a Windows Server 2012R2. Just a bit of a background, we are replacing the old IT team at this place, and we've ran into a few problems trying to organize and clean up this network. What we ...
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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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SBS 2008 Folder Share permissions mess

I came across this question asked a couple of years ago about setting permissions via a script and was hoping that there might be a similar script that would work for me with the issue I am having. ...
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Enforcing audit settings for all subfolders and files on NTFS

On Windows 7 I would like to enforce auditing on all subfolders and files for a specific local folder, by using the included Windows auditing features. When a user moves a file from the same NTFS ...
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Automaticly apply 'list folders' permission to parental folders when user granted access to subfolder in Access Based Enumeration share

Firstly apologies if some of my terminology is off, I'm pretty new to Windows networking and Active Directory. We're running a Windows Server 2008R2 fileserver and I've been tasked with restructuring ...
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Windows fileserver and ABE

I am in the process of creating a new Windows 2008R2 file server and have some issues with Access Based Enumaration. I don't just want to migrate all data and permissions as our structure is grown ...
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Takeown You do not have permission to read the contents of directory

Is there a reason I get this error when taking ownership of a directory? It works fine if I go through the permissions in the GUI, but if I try to do if from the command line I get an error that I ...
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How can I compact the VHD file with Ubuntu?

I use windows server 2008r2 with role Hyper-V. The guest system is Ubuntu 12.04 LTC. It is situated on the dynamic virtual hard disk. I want to compact this VHD (The real size is 50 GB, 360 GB on the ...
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How to simulate a WORM environment w/Active Directory/NTFS

In NTFS/Active Directory, assume I have two drives mapped: H:\ I:\ Users can edit files in H:\, but not in I:\ . I want users to be able to, using a script, move their files to the I:\ drive unless ...
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Shared folder write-self, read all permission

We wanted a shared folder where employees can add and modify their own files, but only had “Read” permission to the files other employees have created. How can we set permissions for this folder?
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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 can I use PowerShell to enable NTFS compression, in place, on log files older than x days?

I have an application server, running Windows 2012 R2, which generates a high volume of log files, to the point that it runs the application volume out of free space on a semi-regular basis. Due to ...
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NTFS - Domain Admins don't have permissions despite being part of the Local Administrators group

As per "Best Practices" staff in our IT department have two accounts. An unprivileged account and an account that is a member of the global Domain Admins ($DOMAIN\Domain Admins) group. On our file ...
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OSX clients showing incorrect owner on samba share

We currently have a NetApp SAN with a large volume set to NTFS security style, whose permissions are managed by our active directory server. This volume us then shared via a CIFS server built in the ...
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NTFS: User can edit/delete files without rights

I have a very strange NTFS rights phenomenon on a fileserver and I cannot find my mistake, pulling my hair out for hours now. What am I missing? My goal is: User from Group-A should be able to ...
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Sluggish performance on NTFS drive with large number of files

I am looking at this setup: Windows Server 2012 1 TB NTFS drive, 4 KB clusters, ~90% full ~10M files stored in 10,000 folders = ~1,000 files/folder Files mostly quite small < 50 KB Virtual drive ...
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Share and NTFS Permissions on a File Server

I have a folder A and inside two files B and C What I need is that the user "XPTO" as access to read B and write on C. Usually I give the permission "list folder contents" on folder and then give a ...
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Windows Server: file system limitation

We are developing an app for tablet which uploads and saves photos taken by the user. The problem we are suddenly meeting is that photos are not saved anymore in our directory in our Windows server ...
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Windows NTFS: Does taking ownership of file or folder affect permissions?

I have a shared folder that I am moving to a new server with Robocopy. However, I do not have FULL permissions to all of the source files. I am planning on taking ownership of all files and folders ...
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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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Why does .vhdx take up much more space than the actual files - NTFS

We seem to have a number of NTFS drives like this where they consume much more space on the virtual disk than they do as files. Noticed the problem when Windows Server Backup was taking-up much more ...
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Strange NTFS Permissions issue on Windows Share + Win 8.1 Clients

Server 2012 R2 file server -- the share is exposed over a DFS namespace. I have a group called "share" that all the users are members of. This group has read/write access to the root of the DFS share ...
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Access denied on single file with explicit permissions set

I have a Windows 2008R2 server that has a weird permissions issue. I have a single file in a share that has inheritance disabled and explicit permissions set on the file. The only groups that have ...
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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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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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Get hardlink count for a file on Windows (without fsutil, which requires admin)

I have various files which I've created as hardlinks to others using mklink. I need a command I can use inside a batch file to determine which files in a given directory have only one link to it. I ...
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Replace permission entries on all child objects using icacls

I'm trying to set Replace permission entries on all child objects using icacls but I can't seem to do it. I want new folders/files to receive the permissions as well so I want to check the box Replace ...
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wbadmin discardes complete backup history after dynamically resizing virtual **source** volume

A customer SBS2011 (Windows Server 2008 R2) is incrementally backuped using wbadmin. The system ist hosted on a VMware ESX 5. We dynamically increased the size of one of the volumes which is backed up....
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Transaction support within the specified resource manager is not started or was shut down due to an error

Got the following error while trying to add, edit or delete a windows schedule task: Transaction support within the specified resource manager is not started or was shut down due to an error. ...
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Folder doesn't show up in explorer, cmd, and python even though I can access it, how can I fix this?

I am accessing another computer on the network using a mapped network drive. The path looks like \\192.168.0.100\d$ which is mapped to my computer's "m" drive. I can access, view, create, delete, ...
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Windows 2003 Ntfs error Event 55 every 15 minutes

I have Windows 2003 with four errors every 15 minutes in my EventLog. The file system structure on the disk is corrupt and unusable. Please run the chkdsk utility on the volume I ran chkdsk and ...
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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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List user's folder access permissions

I have a user in a domain who has access to multiple subfolders in multiple folders. His rights were defined pretty granularly. Now he's leaving the company but will continue to work for a firm as a ...
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My event log has corrupted DACL 'Write Attributes' in 4656 file audit events

I have been scripting a procedure in powershell to pull security event logs from my windows 2012r2 server. Investigating a bug in my procedure to parse the event into xml I discovered a very strange ...
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2TB NTFS Partition Works in linux, Causes windows to hang

I have a ESXi server containing a large virtual disk (1.8TB) on RAID 0, and the server suffered from a power outage. The drive was a storage drive for a Windows Server 2012 R2 file server, which is ...
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Folder rights doesn't work on group, but does on user

I've got this share where I want to restrict access to two folders so that only members of a group can get access to them. I've done this countless of times, but this time there's something odd going ...
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Determine target of NTFS reparse point

I have a Windows 2012 R2 server running as a VM (on top of KVM/Libvirt). It has an extra "internal" disk defined as F: If I snapshot the Linux-based host's logical volume representing F: and mount it ...
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What happens with the shared permisions on file server after reinstalling system partition

I was wondering what would happen if i need to reinstall Windows 2008 R2 which is set as file server joined to second computer which is set as domain controller. The file server have second drive d: ...
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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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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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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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How do I prevent ntfs-3g use starving my ZFS ARC of memory?

I have an HP Microserver running OpenMediaVault 2.1.18 (Stone burner), based on Debian GNU/Linux 7 (wheezy). A few days ago, I needed to copy a large number of files from a USB drive, formatted with ...
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Recursively remove secuirty objects in NTFS

Situation I have several folders at the root, where each folder contains several hundred subfolders and then thousands of files. Many subfolders and files have security objects that I no longer want. ...
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Some subfolders on NTFS share randomly disappear and then reappear

As the title suggest, One user has reported that most subfolders of a NTFS share keep disappearing and then reappearing randomly. The share has 7 folders however 6 of them keep disappearing randomly. ...
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Does `ntfsclone --save-image' attempt to read bad sectors?

I'm migrating from an HDD with NTFS that has a number of bad sectors. I've just run chkdsk /r (from ERD 6.0 x32) on it to make sure they all are properly marked as such. Yet, when running ntfsclone -...
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DFS-R replication: NTFS permissions don't work on some subfolders on members

I've setup DFS-R (Hub and spoke) for a share between 6 Windows 2012 R2 servers. The share on all servers is called "Websites$" with "full access" permission for everyone. All servers have high ...
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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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NTFS Permission Report

Team, Can any one help me make the following changes to the script. what it does it perfect, but when it checks for permissions. it does not seem to be able to differentiate between ALLOW or DENY ...
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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 ...