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Questions tagged [ntfs]

NTFS (New Technology File System) is the default file system for Windows NT and its derivatives (2000, XP, Vista, 7, 8, Server 2003 and 2008).

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how a Mac user creates unencrypted files on Windows shared folder?

I have a Mac user who can read/write on a windows shared folder, but when he creates files on the shared folder, these files seem to be green (encrypted) and can't be backed up on our backup system. I ...
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Last Access Time on Windows 7/10 not updating

The last access timestamp does not change when reading/opening/editing without saving a file in both Windows 7 (32-bit, NTFS) and 10 (64-bit, NTFS). I did use: fsutil behavior query ...
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Rename a file called $MFT [duplicate]

I recovered a different system's $MFT file to my desktop for data recovery analysis, but the software named it "$MFT" - a reserved system name. Windows refuses to show it in a directory listing (even ...
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File Access Time is not getting modified in File explorer

I am trying to figure out the last access time for file in Windows if user read the file. I know that to improve the performance of NTFS filesystem in Windows vista and above the last access times of ...
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Windows automount drive by label

Is there any way to automount windows drives (volumes) by label on an ntfs folder? I would like to have something similar to what is done in most linux distros (assign a folder as a mountpoint ...
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Why can't I mkdir \\?\%temp%\very\long\path in cmd.exe?

I found out from several places in the internet that I can use \\?\ to use the long path feature of NTFS. However, if I try to create a long path in cmd.exe with mkdir \\?\%TEMP%\a\very\long\path\...
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Grub cannot find ntfs.mod

I am not able to boot into my Windows partition. When startig grub and entering windows it just shows the text on the Grub Windows Boot picture. grub.d/40_custom: menuentry 'Windows 10' --class ...
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Batch file to create a folder in multiple other folders and assign NTFS Perms to it

I have a series of folders which receive .pdf files from paper scans made by staff at a photocopier. One folder per Business Unit on a Windows 2000 server, so: Scan$ Unit 1\ Unit 2\ ...
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NTFS compressed photo occupies 3M times more space than on disk

I've got some photos copied from a smartphone. Each file's properties says that it's size is 12 GB while it only occupies 4kB on the drive. The result is that 83 files occupy 1TB of 256GB HDD :). I'...
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How to delete a junction link where the target doesn't exist?

I have a directory junction whose target doesn't exist anymore and I want to delete said junction. Sounds easy enough but I get errors when I try: > rd Documents Access is denied. > fsutil ...
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Ntfs Shadow Volume redirect on write

I am developing an application that require to read an ntfs partition while other program are writing on it and i need to assure consistency of the data i read. A solution i found is having Volume ...
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Is using 2MB allocation unit size on NTFS a bad idea?

It's for a drive 200GB in size with only virtual machine images. Additional files may include a couple of xml files. The images themselves range from 5GB to 40GB in size. Is 2MB a good idea or a ...
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How files are allocated in NTFS? [closed]

If a file is deleted from the hard disk, which is using NTFS, and after that I copied a new file, then where is the space the new file is allocated? Is the file allocated to the deleted space or it ...
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Locked or ghost file created when a file is moved or deleted

When a commercial software package has processed a file in location A, it moves it to location B (from the changes to the file attributes, I suspect that it writes the data from A to B & deletes ...
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Why is IIS sending tiny files (under 500B) with a file size over 60000+B?

I don't know which of the following details matter or not; I'd guess some (but hopefully not all) are not. First, it's IIS on Windows Server 2012 R2, on a virtual machine. The data drive is NTFS with ...

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