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

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Setting NTFS permissions to Write, but not Read

For our Benefits Open Enrollment period, we want to setup a file share/mapped drive where a specific user account (autologon to locked down laptops for this specific purpose) can save a PDF of their ...
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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 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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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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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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How to deny directory listing on C:\Windows?

I created a special user who should never be able to CD into several system directories like program files, Windows directory, etc. Whilte I can use icacls to setup the permissions on most of them, I ...
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using icacls to copy a specifc user's folder permissions and apply them to another

Let me preface this with that I know the 'right way' to do this is with security permissions, but for curiosity's sake, let's take this scenario: user1 and user2 are part of the same security group ...
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How to create folder share without being able to read the folder contents?

I encountered a problem when trying to create a folder share on an NTFS volume on a Windows 2003 R2 instance: The account used for administration should - due to the sensitivity of the data - not be ...
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Add single permissions entry on the folder

On windows 2008 file server, I have huge folder, where some of subfolders do not inherit ACL from the parent object. I would like to add single permissions entry (full control for local administrators ...
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Windows Server Backup Error - Volumes Larger than 16.7TB cannot be protected?

I'm trying to use Windows Server Backup to backup a RAID array on my new server. But, when I do, I run into this error: The server is running Windows Server 2012 R2 and the array in question is ...
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Quick format of LUN in Server 2012(R2) hosted on a Thin provisioned SAN vol takes ages

I've now experienced this issue with 3 different storage vendors, using 3 different CNA adapters (all FCoE though), so I'm fairly sure this is issue is not isolated to a specific storage ...
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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 2012R2 NTFS data deduplication and SVN clients

There seems to be an issue with using SVN on a NTFS deduped volume. To save space on my SSD for some huge development checkouts (> 5 GB each) i enabled data deduplication on the volume. This seems to ...
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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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Linux centric backup solution for NTFS target

I've got to backup data (around 100GB) on a linux system on a daily basis. I need daily incremental and regular full backups on an 2TB USB drive that is NTFS formatted (no way to change that). If I ...
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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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What's the maximum theoretical data transfer throughput of NTFS?

Recently I was at a local user group meeting where the presenter noted that the maximum throughput of the NTFS IO stack was 1 GBps. He substantiated his claim by simultaneously copying two large files ...
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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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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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Is there a way to prevent a file from being deleted?

I have a file on NTFS that holds accumulated information that will take forever to recreate. I marked it as 'archive' and 'system', so that it would not be obvious to notice or mishandle, but what I ...
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MS Windows issue - “Filename or extension is too long”

I run Microsoft windows on a few of my machines. I don't know if many people know about this issue in the OS but you can't have very long filenames, from what I know Linux can have longer names, I ...
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Issue with folder permission in file server migration - Share Parmissions VS NTFS Permissions

I am migrating a file server form 2003 to 2012 R2. There are about 50TB of files with thousands of individual permissions. I have successfully migrated the files to the new server, including their ...
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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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Fixing a corrupted Windows Server 2003 server

I have a Windows Server 2003 server that is being mainly used for some reporting done in SQL Server. Recently Windows has started complaining about being corrupted, we are getting an NTFS error 55: ...
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Deduplication Savings contradicts Size on disk delta

We have recently migrated to a new Windows 2012 R2 main file server. I decided to take advantage of the built in dedupe on our 20TB of shared files. It works extremely well (we went for a 120TB ...
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icacls: overwrite existing ACL with a DENY ACE

Icacls with /grant:r will replace any previously granted explicit permissions with new ones specified. But there is no :r switch for /deny. So if one wants to completely replace an existing ACL with ...
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Performance issues with cross-drive NTFS junctions

I have the following setup: Windows 8.1 32-bit Drive 0: system drive, SSD, NTFS, mounted at C:\ Drive 1: data drive, magnetic HDD, NTFS, mounted at C:\Users\Database User\Documents and Z:\ ...
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Unable to restore from Shadow Copy due to long filename

We have shadow copy enabled on our Windows SBS 2008 server. Attempting to restore a file from shadow copy gave the following error- The source file name(s) are larger than is supported by the file ...
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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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Is it possible to grant rename permissions, but not delete, in NTFS?

We have a folder for employees to scan contracts to. After scanning, they're supposed to rename them according to our conventions so they can be processed further. In response to a recent incident, ...
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Change only other user's permissions

Is it possible to set the NTFS permissions so that a user has permission to edit folder permissions for every subfolder and every user except himself? For instance, I want a user to be able to ...
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How to workaround the NTFS Move/Copy design flaw?

As anyone that has dealt with file server permissions is aware, NTFS has an interesting design feature/flaw known as the Move/Copy problem. As explained in this MS KB article, the permissions for a ...
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XPEnology - Filesystem

I've looked all over but I can't seem to find a straight answer. I have 4 NTFS drives with data on them - are these compatible with a fresh install of XPEnology? The aim is to obviously share the ...
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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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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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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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What's the difference between a partition blocksize and a volume blocksize in NTFS?

I've recently formatted a new disk (mount point) and wanted to verify the correct block size on Windows Server 2012 R2. Using PowerShell, I checked the WMI counters gwmi win32_volume | select ...
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Mirroring harddisk with compressed files with Robocopy

I tried to mirroring an existing disks on a new disks with less space. It is very important that the file structure, attributes and ACL's are exact as on the source disk. For this I tried ...
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Dangers of NTFS compression? [closed]

What are the dangers of NTFS compression? Can I lose files? What if say my CPU, motherboard or PSU burns? What if some data on my HDD becomes corrupted?
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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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CoreOS and NTFS

Is there a way I can mount an NTFS filesystem on CoreOS? I can't install ntfs-3g on CoreOS itself. I can create a docker image that has ntfs-3g installed and I can mount my NTFS drive within a docker ...
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Force NTFS permissions inheritance for newly created files

Does anybody know a way to force that all files that get created inside some folder inherit the NTFS permissions of that folder. The problem is the following: I have a third party software that is ...
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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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Can I recover a corrupt MFT on windows 2003 server if I'm still able to access files through a network share

I have a 2TB SAN formatted with NTFS which was accidentally connected on two hosts simultaneously, and when I browse files from both nodes, I see some test data that I created when I originally setup ...
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How much performance is gained from setting NtfsDisable8dot3NameCreation = 1?

You can tune NTFS with different parameters in the registry and an TechNet articles states that you increase file performance by setting NtfsDisable8dot3NameCreation to 1 in the registry. In real ...
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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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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 ...