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

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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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Safe to change NTFS ACLs on an active file system?

We're adding a lot of new groups to the permissions on our companies shared drives. Some of the folder trees can contain millions of files and TBs of data. As is, changing the ACLs on these folders ...
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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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Permissions on files created by Linux in NTFS

I'm trying to mount NTFS filesystem in Linux with the following settings: In Linux all files and directories in NTFS should be owned by root and have a group win. Permissions should be set to 775. ...
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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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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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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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CorrectFilePaths (or alternative) for Server 2008

I have a server with Windows Server 2008 R2 installed, and a third party application that handles all our business transactions. The problem is, we're running out of space, and the root folder for the ...
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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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NTFS Permissions will not inherit for one file

I have a bizarre issue that seems to be UAC related but I can't figure it out. On the face of it, it seems to be the same issue as this, but it's not quite. I have a folder which contains the files ...
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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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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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permissions, access based enumeration

I have a service account that has full control of a sub folder deep into a share. Access based enumeration is enabled at the root of the share and this service account has 0 rights at the root. An ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 Shows Event ID 137 Error

I have a Windows Server 2008 R2 Machine running HyperV, IIS, and File Server. Under FileSystem, Everyday morning I could find some warnings and errors happened at 4AM. There are 11 copies of same ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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NTFS Permissions Overhaul

Essentially I am required to do a complete overhaul on a rather old (and messy) Windows server NTFS permissions. I have a Powershell script which gives me the information I need for permissions but ...
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Dynamically allocating limited disk space per user on NTFS

I'm designing a module that needs to allocate dynamic, limited disk space per user. Based on a large NTFS filesystem, I want each user to tell me how much space he want's extended to him, and then ...
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Running SpinRite on SAN attached LUN with NTFS corruption

Got a customer that has an issue with NTFS corruption that is popping up on SAN attached storage. The LUN is RAID-10 (4:1 spindle ratio). The machines are Windows Server 2003 (64-bit), and they are ...
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Securing iis 8 nt permissions

I have an win2012/IIS 8 webserver which I am trying to secure. I want to isolate each site/user to their own folder as best as possible. I have moved the websites to "c:\sites\mysiteA\", ...
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While using an ntfs smb share for mac users, do symbolic links and extended attributes work?

We have a majority of mac users but we'd rather support their file sharing using a Windows server with an ntfs drive, or at least a Linux server with ext3. We've had trouble, much trouble, utilizing ...
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Considering MySQL on SSD with NTFS and Windows 2008

My company is considering migrating our MySQL data from an HDD array to an SSD, possibly the Intel SSD 520 series. We have a fairly large set of databases, some with upwards of 100 million rows, so we ...
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Virtual linux drive on a NAS - recommendations

I have a Linux server currently running under a Microsoft Virtual Machine. I have it set up so that the storage drive is set up as a secondary virtual disk. I need to move this machine to a new box ...
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Periodically completely lose access to a file (cannot take ownership) in Win 2k8 R2

Running Win 2k8 R2 SP1 64 bit as a web server box with IIS 7/.NET 4. Periodically, I completely lose access to the membership database in one of my sites (ASPNETDB) which causes a "Network Service ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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xubuntu : How to automatically mount NTFS USB flash drives with big_writes mount option

Writing to NTFS formatted USB drives in xubuntu i have very poor perfomance. Unmounting and remounting from cmd-line with "big_writes" option , the performance became comparable to windows. Is it ...
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Allow copy folder structure without granting create folder permission

Is it possible to allow a user to copy a folder structure template to a new location without having the Create Folder permission on the root folder of the template structure? For the template folder ...
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Windows Server DFSR Log Repeating Error

I'm running Windows Server 2008 R2 on both sides of the DFS replication. Both servers are on the same LAN. Server1 is my source and I'm pushing to Server2. I preseeded following Microsoft's ...
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EFS can decrypt a file but not re-encrypt after modification

I have a Windows 2008 R2 server with a shared folder containing an encrypted subfolder (EFS) for each user with important files. For security reasons 2 additional DRA's have been configured on the ...
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NTFS Traverse-permission - How are the correct settings?

I am trying to get the traverse-permission to work, but I just can't handle it. I have read a lot of threads (at serverfault and some other places) but still... What I want to do is the following: ...
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Script to propagate root folder inheritance to sub folders every X minutes?

Is there a batch script that I can run every 15 minutes (assuming task scheduler) that will propagate inheritable permissions to every sub folder from the root folder? A little background on why I ...
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Is this the Right Way to Perserve Owners, Permissions and Attributes when copying files with robocopy?

Note: This example is making a copy of an existing directory to an non-existing prior to copying directory. Note: When my scheduled tasks were giving me an error, this is how I went about ...
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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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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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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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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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GPO: Is there a way to apply NTFS permissions dynamically?

I would like to create a GPO that sets NTFS permissions on a set of folders and files. Computer Configuration => Policies => Windows Settings => Security Settings => File System and ...
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Permissions not being inherited

So I have a parent folder FolderA which has: Administrator FullControl Allow FileAccessGroup FullControl Allow TerminalServerDeny FullControl Deny FolderB is a sub-folder with Inheritance enabled ...
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Scripting for bulk NTFS permission xcacls.vbs vs PowerShell

I have a batch file with about 1000 lines using xcacls.vbs for customizing NTFS permissions for complex folder structure (removes of grants, removes of inheritance, then grants plus some explicit ...
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Sector number for NTFS details

I have a SSD on which I created a NTFS volume. Which LBA/Sector contains the NTFS information like the sample below? 0000: EB 52 90 4E 54 46 53 20 20 20 20 00 02 08 00 00 .R.NTFS ..... ...
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Security permissions appearing as long numbers instead of user name

I transferred over folders/files from one server to another using robocopy for Server 2003. However, for each individual that has special permissions to access a folder or file the security ...