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

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Domain computer cannot search for domain users when adding permissions

I can't seem to add user permissions to files and folders on a domain added computer. Regardless of the user that is logged in, when adding users to local or shared folders, when trying to add a user ...
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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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VM acting as a proxy over Azure Files for SMB2 support

Context We're in the process of migrating a number of systems from on-prem to Azure. As part of this, wherever we've got a file share I'm looking to switch to Azure Files, so we can avoid the joys of ...
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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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File system ReFS on Windows and cluster boundaries

I am experimenting with ReFS, an alternative file system to NTFS with a handful of advantages. One requirement of ReFS is, that the data must begin and end at a cluster boundary. I try to make use of ...
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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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CentOS7: Mount/access ntfs logical volume

so an old virtualization host refuses to reboot. In an attempt to fix it I ultimately messed up the boot partition and the grub installation. This doesn't worry me as I had migrated the VMs away from ...
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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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write ext4 hdd is slower than ntfs on samba server linux

I recently installed a samba server on ubuntu server (intel celeron 1.6ghx 4gb ram) i have two hdd , in ext4 and ntfs. all forum says that the native file system are better but i have a speed slow ...
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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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Windows 2012 R2 - Anonymous Access won't turn off

I have a file share on Windows Server 2012 R2 server. It is not in a domain and we use local user accounts to access the file share. The Guest account is disabled. Share level permissions are Everyone ...
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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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Migrate File Server from one volume to another volume with preserving shares/ntfs permissions

I need to move files/folders and Shares/permissions from one Volume to another volume within the same server. Also, I need to maintain the existing permissions and security settings. At this point i ...
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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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User can access folder which has Explicit Allow but Inherited Deny (Group)

I have a folder bar in domain server, and want to share to user p_an. I set this permission to this folder as p_an can modify bar folder (Read, List, Write). => Explicit Allow But bar folder is ...
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Restrict IIS site with Windows Authentication folder permissions

I created two IIS sites which both have Windows Authentication and Directory Browsing enabled. For the first one, let's call it "admin", I set no special permissions. I navigated to the ...
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cloning NTFS disk

I need to clone a failing 2TB disk that contains a NTFS partition, using Debian GNU/Linux. The disk has a number of non-relocatable bad sectors, so I know that part of the data is already lost; ...
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How to quickly change NTFS all security settings of files

We have a disk with 19M files. I need to change security settings (add group that can read/write). So I right clicked the root folder, updated the security settings and pressed the apply button. The ...
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How determine what the volume is

So, to the point, I've been getting this on a 2016 server hosting hyper v: A corruption was discovered in the file system structure on volume \\?\Volume{1c63d7ca-0000-0000-0000-f01500000000}. The ...
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Huge MFT and slow performance

I have a Windows Server 2012 R2 with huge MFT and slow performance when listing file in folder. Filesystem is about 350.000 files but in past many millions file was created and delete with crap Backup ...
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I'm getting Permission Denied when redirecting output from CMD to a text file using the logitech_dfu tool

I've gotten this output using this command you see here from the Logitech instructions, and using the ">" operator before the file names in said command. It errors, and does not place anything in the ...
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Copying one 16TB folder onto several consecutive 8TB drives on a standalone Freebsd

I have a very old server that stores 16Tb of data. It is running FreeNAS (freebsd). Network cards are physically damaged and the server is on its last breath. I have 2 8TB NTFS external hard drives. ...
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Windows Server 2019 Hyper-V guest simultaneous access

Environment is a standalone Windows Server 2019 hosting multiple Hyper-V machines running on it. The idea was to be able to mount a single specific virtual disks to multiple virtual machines and be ...
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Creating an NTFS folder with read/write, but not “edit”, permissions

If you start with "read, execute, write" basic permissions and take away "create folders/append data" you get a "drop folder" with read and "write new files only", but applications "save as" functions ...
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Windows: How to fix broken permission-inheritance?

On our network-shares, we have all kinds of broken permission-inheritance. Just one example: The folder "D:\Shares\PublicRelations" has full access for the groups "PublicRelations" and "HR" (both ...
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Where do these NTFS permissions actually live? How are they created?

Alrighty, not sure how to word this but: Where do the NTFS permissions themselves get created? For example, I can set "Full Control" or "Read", but where are those programmed at? Here is why I ask: ...
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What's the largest possible Logical Cluster Number (LCN) on an NTFS volume?

By spec, NTFS partitions can have up to 263 - 1 logical clusters. But when I tried to calculate what size drive I'd need to test values greater than 32bits, I ran into a problem. Doing the math, a ...
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Why is “traverse folder” and “execute file” a combined permission?

The Advanced permissions dialog for an NTFS directory lists one of the permissions as "Traverse folder / execute file". These seem like two separate and completely unrelated concepts to me. Can ...
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Why Explorer ask me take control of the folder?

I'm logged as domain admin on Windows Server 2016 (server member of my domain). I create a second NTFS partition (e:) and I remove access to the local users group (I dont want non-domain admin access ...
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NTFS treating files as temporary without T attribute, and not replicating over DFS

I have found a folder of files that are failing to replicate between my DFS servers, and I can't find any documented reason why. Here are some examples: FileName ...
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NTFS Permissions Anomaly

I have this scenario: Server-A\Share-A\Folder Folder permissions are: Inheritance enabled Domain Users (group) - Full Control - Inherited from Server-A\Share-A - Applies to This folder only ...
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Manage NTFS Share Permissions via GPO

I've seen you can manage NTFS permissions on a share using a Windows GPO. Searching around I've come across this article and have followed it but had no joy getting it to work. I've run gpupdate /...
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Mount NTFS Partition on two Servers - Just one will have RW access

I want to configure my san to present a disk to two windows servers, i would present it one time as RO and to the other Server as RW Will the windows servers have a problem with this setup?
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SeBackupPrivilege, but cannot read all files

I am trying to read full directories independent of the current file-permissions. But even though I do have "SeBackupPrivilege", the following code leads to an "UnauthorizedAccessException". How can ...
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HDD shows blank File System in Disk Management, unknown partition type

So I have a secondary internal HDD that was used as storage on an Ubuntu machine. I did a clean install on the boot drive with Server 2012R2 and the secondary drive shows the capacity in Disk ...

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