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

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Moving Windows file server contents from one iSCSI LUN to another

Good day, I have a fileserver role on a Win2016 Failover Cluster backed by an NTFS volume on an iSCSI LUN. I need to move its contents to another iSCSI LUN, on another block storage system. The ...
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What am I doing wrong? access-based enumeration not working with share-subfolders

Create a share D:\Shares\DATA_AUTH_TEST. Make sure ABE is enabled, DOMAIN USERS is granted read permission. Create a folder in D:\Shares\DATA_AUTH_TEST\USER1, Disable inheritance, grant full control ...
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ReFS to NTFS - How to reclaim space on drive?

Physical 8TB HDD was formatted as ReFS with 64k Allocation Unit Size by mistake. Drive now shows it has 1.3TB of space instead of 8TB. If I format back to NTFS, it still shows only 1.3TB of space. ...
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Inheritance is changing previous folder from sub folder and all subfolders within. Even though inheritance is disabled?

The title pretty much says it, I am testing ABE in my test area. I have created a folder series: SharedLocation\testDestination\Test4\test5\test10\ inside test10 are three more folders. test14 test15 ...
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How to correct NTFS permissions set by OneDrive client?

We use a Windows Server, which we want to get rid of in a few months. As replacement we configured SharePoint via Office 365, and we use the OneDrive client for synchronisation of files on the ...
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rsync cannot write files to folders it created

As the title says, Rsync is not able to copy files to the folders that Rsync itself created seconds before. I thought it could be a problem with curlftpfs, which is what mounts the ftp folder. I ...
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Windows NTFS filesystem - user cannot access file using Administrators group permissions

There is a shared folder on the computer running Windows 2012R2 with a NTFS filesystem. There is a local User X who is part of the local Group Administrators on the computer. The Shared folder is ...
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NTFS - Why is the partition size limited to 16 TB with 4K Cluster?

How do you calculate the max. size of 16 TB with a the number 4K? Is it because 2^32)-1)*4K byte is about 16 terabyte? 4K = 4000 https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-server/storage/file-server/...
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How NTFS folder access is checked in a Active Directory domain?

I understand that both NTFS folders and AD objects use security descriptors and DACL’s to check user/process access MS Learn - How access check works However, how does the access check resolves ACE’s ...
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IUSR can't write to Windows Event Log but Application Pool Identify Can?

I have a website on IIS. The website runs PHP. When an error occurs in PHP, the error should appear in the Windows Event Log (because the error_log setting in php.ini is set to syslog). If the ...
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How to create a non-modifiable structure of shared folders on NTFS?

I am in the process of finding a suitable solution of the following. I have a Windows Server 2013 share with a set of shared folders. This share has a central folder (say Shares) and a set of ...
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Simple NTFS/permissions q

Say I would like to only allow domain admins write permissions to a folder, and disallow everyone else. If I set write permissions for domain admins, but then read-only for 'authenticated users', ...
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NTFS directory listing missing

A directory on an NTFS partition no longer lists its contents, but the files are still there if I can remember their full names. Is there a way to get the directory listing working again? I caused the ...
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Windows file content not updated in Explorer/Powershell

On a Windows Server a logging tool writes .log files to disk continuesly and rotates log files daily at midnight. Every day the new log file gets created, but almost every day its content / meta data ...
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Ubuntu CLI Drive removed

I recently added a drive to my server. However, I check my computer this morning to find the drive doesn't show up on NTFS and I noticed that all folders and files were gone from that mount point on ...
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Adaptec 6805 accessing to JBOD with GPT / NTFS

I have several hard drives with GPT and NTFS volumes, and I plugged them to an Adaptec 6805 but The volumes are not visibles from Windows 10 and from MaxView. The only option I have ti to initialize (...
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Windows share not respecting NTFS permissions?

I have a Windows server and so far shared a folder D:\AAA as "ShareRW" with full share permissions ("Everyone - Full") and some stricter NTFS permissions as required on and below ...
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Windows File Server 2019 backup to Azure with NTFS permissions

We are running a windows server 2019 with File and storage services. We only use this as a file server with NTFS permissions. My backup program doesn't allow dynamic disks to be backed up and all of ...
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Find Windows VolumeId from FilePath

Problem I want to find the VolumeId that my file is on using the file path. The Best Solution That I Can Think Of The best way that I can think of accomplishing this is to query out via WMI/CIM all of ...
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What accounts for mystery hard drive space gone missing? (Difference between df and du)

To preface: there are lots of other useful questions (e.g. this and this) on possible causes for different sizes reported by df and du. None of the explanations apply to my exceedingly simple case, ...
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Trying to understand IIS permissions

I'm trying to understand how IIS permissions works because I had a weird scenario today.. So one of the developers installed IIS 10 on the server and created a site under C:\WebSites\Site1 Now, that ...
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NTFS file owner is able to delete a file with read permission [closed]

I have a file on NTFS partition, and I'm the owner of this file . I have the read permission only on this file and no other permissions are set. I tried to delete the file thinking it will show "...
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Windows CLI way to copy to the same directory and only change the case of the filename?

I have Windows 10 pro, with NTFS. I think the filesystem is fully case-sensitive. I can have the file Bill_and_Ted.txt in a directory, and write scripts that won't mistake it for bill_and_ted.txt. ...
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NTFS Defrag fails - master file table is too fragmented. (0x89000023)

Issue: MFT is to fragmented to be defragmented OS: Windows Server 2016 The goal was to shrink a volume/partition to make room for a separate data section, but the question comes down to: any known ...
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How much free space does Windows really need to be performant?

We have a virtualized file server here whose data resides on a SAN - performance through the SAN is plentiful. But now the 2TB disk on the virtualized Windows 2012R2 file server is almost full since ...
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How to mount existing Intel RAID ISM (RAID 0) device on Linux?

I have two 1TB drives from 2011 that I need to get the data off of ASAP. Both of these drives are working and were configured as RAID 0 under a Windows Vista machine. Both drives are plugged into my ...
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File permission issue - You need permission to perform this action

This is a very strange issue related to a dfs replicated folder. The share in question is shared with "Everyone" with full access and permissions are applied to sub-folders using ACLs. ...
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Mounting 32Tb RAID Volume Causes Server To Crash

I have a 32Tb NTFS RAID 5 volume. 5x8tb SATA, LSI 9361i+Supercap. Was working fine until it started behaving strange on day - drive name vanished and data seemed to vanish. Then rebooted, Windows 10, ...
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Add NTFS Permission only to folders/files with inheritance disable

Our file servers have been around for years, and as such, the permissions have gotten a bit crazy. To start the clean-up effort, I would to make sure our "File Server Admins" group has Full ...
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Create a kind of dropbox folder on Windows server so users can copy files in, but not delete or modify

Is there a way to set NTFS rights on a folder so that users are allowed to copy files into that folder and read them afterwards, but not delete or write to them (once they were closed at the end of ...
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Windows File Server - file in use error message

Environment details: Windows Domain Environment Windows Server 2016 Standard (Build 10.0.14393) Hosted on VMware (ESXi, 6.7.0, 15160138) Users are on Office365 and most of their files have been ...
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NTFS permissions with multiple user groups

I do not know how to search for this, so I am sorry if this has already been asked. Also, I am new to Windows administration so if I say something wrong do not hesitate to correct me! I have a folder ...
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NTFS: When does Windows consider the newly added file exist in the system? When the writing process starts or ends?

When the file is being written to the disk, does the Windows System already consider the file exists or it waits until the writing process is done? Basically, I have a script that checks if a ...
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Backup a Windows with an equivalent of rsync on Linux

I have a computer with a dual boot, a Linux and a Windows. My Linux is backuped with RSYNC on a NAS and it works fine. And from my linux I want to do the same thing with my Windows partition. So i ...
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Rename folder that contains opened files in a Windows server shared resource

This is a Windows 2012 Cluster with a File server role. I'm trying to rename a folder that contains several files and other folders that are in use by users and the OS says that: Is it possible to ...
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NTFS + Windows Server Backup and detecting bitrot/silent corruption

A question has come up regarding how we deal with bitrot, and if we need to do more. We have a very simple setup; a single 4TB HDD (NTFS formatted) which is backed up to another larger HDD using ...
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Windows Server 2019 - Disk size not maching the diskpart info

we'd like to get your opinion on this weird issue: Environment Windows Server 2019 VM running on top of an ESXi 7.1 Cluster The storage subsystem is a compellent iSCSI array. The other windows VM are ...
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ReFS and block cloning on Windows 10 Enterprise

I am using Windows 10 Enterprise (20H2) and setup a storage space of multiple VHXD containers and a REFS formatted disk. I am interested in the block cloning feature, less the explicit dedup command. ...
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Is it safe to defragment a file that's being used?

On Windows with NTFS, is it safe to defragment files that are currently being written to and read from other processes? I believe I may be hitting into an issue with an extremely fragmented large ...
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I can "Map network drive" to a Linux shared disk, but then "Windows cannot access \\" when browsing

I am trying browse into a computer on a network using the Windows 7 network viewer. The computer I want to browse is running Ubuntu 16, with a primary boot disk and a secondary non-boot disk. I have ...
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Special permissions in Windows 2012R2

I have a main folder named "2020". I have a script that creates a subfolder with a file number and an address, and 5 sub-sub folders, like in the following example: I would like: to give ...
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Does Windows Server 2019 behave different with NTFS then Server 2012R2?

Background info: The admin account of a key user needs unrestricted access to a folder on a server. -> he is working on the server per RDP or directly with the folder (shared) Said admin account is ...
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Would a flat or tree-like file structure allow for faster fetching of files by Path?

Would a flat file structure allow for faster locating/fetching of files by Path in an NTFS (Windows 10 File System) or would it essentially be as efficient as a highly structured tree with a bunch of ...
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Migrating Mail Data beetween Datacenters - Looking for Ideas

We already managed to migrate Hyper-V VMs (more than 70 TiB) by 3rd Party Backup Softwares with 10 minutes downtimes. However there is that one dirty job to handle; 4 TiB of Mail Data which ...
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Migrate FSMO roles during FRS to DFSR migration

Hello everyone and I hope everyone is well. I have a bit of a special case at one of my clients, we are in the middle of a migration from FRS to DFSR, (step 2) and have to go to step 3, eliminated. ...
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How to burn multiple partitions on single DVD?

Is there a way to create multiple partitions on DVD and make one of the partitions a bootable volume? I like to create a small bootable partition that is formatted as FAT32 volume and create NTFS ...
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NTFS permissions inheriting incorrectly as "this folder only"

I have a full directory tree that was migrated from another server. I've created top level folders with the necessary permissions that I wish to propagate to all descendant files and folders. However, ...
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Is SMB safer than iSCSI for connection to a NAS?

Recently one of our customers undertook an IT network audit from another (third party) IT audit firm. The results were generally good, although they pointed out that we had used iSCSI client on ...
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Windows NTFS Data Deduplication and Snapshot Backups

We have a file server (fs00) on Google Cloud Platform (GCP): Running Windows Server 2019 (with Desktop Experience installed). One OS / System disk (250GB SSD) An independent data disk (5TB standard ...
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Explanation :File permissions override folder permissions, unless the Full Control permission has been granted to the folder

According to the article: http://ntfs.com/ntfs-permissions-precedence.htm The hierarchy of precedence for the permissions can be summarized as follows, with the higher precedence permissions listed ...
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