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

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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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/etc/fstab entry for ntfs-3g drive ignoring uid= and gid= values

On a raspbian system, I have the following entry in /etc/fstab UUID=DE16FE6416FE3D59 /ocdata ntfs-3g rw,nofail,uid=33,gid=33,umask=0022,noatime 0 2 But when I reboot or execute an unmount/...
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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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mount.ntfs slowing computer without taking up CPU , showing “disk sleep”

I have two NTFS partitions mounted in my filesystem. One of them hosts my projects, so it is very important. Every so often, my computer gets sluggish, sometimes to the point of almost freezing up. I ...
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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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Windows Continuous Availability slow with System.IO.DirectoryInfo

we have a share on a Windows Failover Cluster with enabled "Continuous Availability". It runs on Windows Server 2019 When we create a folder and check how long it takes till we get an existing handle ...
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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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How can IIS Application Pool that is using a custom identity still access the file system with the managed application pool identity?

I'm sure there is a logical explanation to this anomaly, but I'm interested in what it is. Here is the setup: Create a TEST folder on a local drive (C:\TEST) Configure a new IIS Site and Application ...
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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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Audio books image building fails on Windows Server 2019 Core (Hypervizor and VM)

We are migrating from a 2008R2 server to 2019 core standard with Hyper-v role. 2019 Server VM's with GUI. We burn audio books with files shared from 2008R2. Now I try do the same, from a Virtualized ...
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Mount Windows share in RHEL, while managing NTFS permissions on the windows side

I have a requirement to mount a Windows share (\windows1\share$) on a RHEL server (RHEL1). To mount the windows share, I'm using an Active Directory service account. The service account has share\...
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Calculate folder size without counting links

I need to calculate the size of "real" files created under a folder (and its sub-folders) on an NTFS drive, where "real" is all files that are not present because of hard/soft-links, junctions etc. ...
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Using a user scoped GPO to create a folder and set permissions

Using user scoped group policy preferences, we are creating a home folder for new users on the server. This home folder inherits "CREATOR OWNER" permissions from the root home share. Now, we want to ...
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What are the requirements of ROBOCOPY /SEC?

I just noticed some strange behavior using ROBOCOPY /SEC that I can't explain... We require a {TEMPLATE} folder holding +50 subfolders with custom access rights to be copied for each new project. For ...
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How to setup IIS on Failover Cluster with Shared Data

I'm trying to setup a highly available IIS for public facing websites, and I'm having a hard time finding information on the best and most secure method of setting up the permissions, correctly ...
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How do I properly order NTFS ACL using icacls?

I have a directory structure 4 subdirectories deep: [Department] -> [Job #] -> [Docs] -> [EMail] At the [Docs] level I have 4 groups inherited from root and one group (st_JobDocs) explicit. All ...
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File Share Issue

My company is experiencing a number of odd behaviors with our file server (Windows 2008 R2). One issue I'm running into is with permissions, specifically permissions for the user group:Domain Admins (...
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Large-ish shared file directory very slow to open files

I have network share that contains several folders. One of those folders contains somewhere around 70,000 files, most of which are fairly small (less than 10kb) files, though some are significantly ...
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File Share in Windows Domain

How do you assign a single user (or a couple users) to a shared subfolder but restrict it for others? My company and I are running into an issue with how our current file share environment was setup ...
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Compound Permissions on windows 2012R2 using Kerberos Armoring

I am trying to setup NTFS Compound Permissions to limit access from certian devices using Kerberos Armoring. As far as I can tell it should be very easy you just set 2 GPO settings. One for the server ...
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Migrating mounted ntfs folders to another installation

I'm using server 2012 r2 + drivepool + jbod 4u60, the drives are mounted to 20ish ntfs mount folders, and now i want to migrate to another machine with better specs. The idea is just to swap the sas ...
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Windows file permissions - Admin permissions don't seem to work as expected / access denied

I have just inherited a server and I have an issue accessing some folders. I usually get this solved "in the end", usually by forcing a takeown command and then starting from scratch - but, it's ...
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Can't mount ntfs drive anymore ($VOLUME_INFORMATION attribute not found in $Volume)

I have a external hard drive with ntfs partition and it isn't accessible or mountable anymore. Last thing I did was a rsync copy to that usb drive. I still can see the ntfs partition with gnome-disks ...
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Why does Windows process all NTFS child objects when changing a parent’s ACL?

Why does Windows process all NTFS child objects when changing a parent’s ACL? I would expect this behavior if I had checked the “Replace all child object permissions...” box, but even when that box ...
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Restrict modify / delete for “not my” files / folders on an NTFS share

This question is, perhaps, slightly similar to this question, but the actual plan is different. My goal is to create a "temp" share where people can off-load their data (for example, when they are ...
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NTFS vhdx On REFS Mirrored Storage Spaces

I've been trying to figure this out now for sometime, but haven't found an answer. I have a Server 2016 VM running on HyperV Server 2016. It has a file storage VHDX formatted as NTFS that is ...
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Unable to mount cloned partition via ddrescue

I have a problem with mounting the cloned partition. To clone it, I used as root: ddrescue -f -n /dev/sda3 ./sda3_rescue.img ./rescue.log The partition which I cloned, was a broken NTFS partition. ...
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What are $Extend\$Deleted file system entries and how do I get rid of them?

I'd like to shrink an NTFS data partition on one of my servers. Unfortunately, it has an "unmovable file" located at an inconvenient position. Here is the relevant event log entry: A volume shrink ...
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VHDX drive space being consumed

I have a host running Server 2012 R2, and a file server VM also running 2012 R2. The VM has 3 drives, OS.vhdx, file-1.vhdx and file2.vhdx. Dedupe is running inside the VM on file-1.vhdx and file2....
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Windows 10 - What is causing User Profile Service service failed the logon error?

Domain environment My environment is seeing a spike in an issue where users cannot log into their profiles, while being met with error: "The User Profile service failed the logon. User profile cannot ...
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File system, that handles over 2 million files

I'm going to store files in one folder in my server. The amount of files will exceed 2 million. Each file size will have range between 5MB - 100MB. What kind of file system can handle well that ...
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NAS : Share vs. NTFS Perms

Dear Data Storage Experts, Background : For any Windows CIFS NAS share, there are Share/Storage Level Perms and Windows/NTFS Level Perms and most companies/people like to have 'Everyone/Full ...
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How to mount an NTFS drive on a Linux VM on Google Compute Engine

Some of my data is on a drive that a Windows VM used, but I'd rather continue my work under a flavor of Linux. What is the foolproof way to mount this drive if it was formatted with an NTFS file ...
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Is there a mapping of USB Flash Drives to Fat32 / NTFS / Ex-Fat?

I am helping with documentation for a hardware product that is compatible with Fat32 Formatted USB sticks. Instead of saying "Fat32" and confusing users who may not be tech-savvy, we'd like to provide ...
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Users bypassing network share permissions rules by creating folders

My organization has several network shares, and permissions to all folders are strictly through security groups. Users are not to be added individually to folders. Despite this, we come across folders ...
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Windows Share Migration

So I was tasked (noob here) with migrating a server 2008r2 shares to a new server 2012. However, upon completing the directory copy, some users where getting access denied messages or would only be ...
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NTFS - writing small files performance variations

I have some test code that generates a list of 5000 small blocks of data (min. size: 351 bytes, max size: 386 bytes, average size: 385 bytes) and then writes them as separate files to a directory - ...
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ntfs-3g Ignore case

I am mounting an ntfs filesystem on a Linux box using the fuse filesystem driver ntfs-3g. I am then doing some operations on the filesystem (git clone to be precise) unmounting and attaching the ...
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What can cause a local administrator account to be unable to access a local folder, even when using special privileges that bypass NTFS security?

I have a Windows 2012 R2 server where local administrator accounts (or at least one particular one) cannot access the "System Volume Information" folder. This works for the same account with the same ...

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