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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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Can't delete folders/files because permissions are empty in Windows 10

I was trying to uninstall Rapport a Trusteer application from my computer and the uninstallation program left tracks. So I went to the application's folder and checked that it had System user as owner ...
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why don't viruses just attack the FAT or MFT to delete data or Windows? [on hold]

I have seen some of the virus attacks and what I have seen is that it takes longer for viruses or any harmful piece of code to delete data if a lot of data is in the hard drive. So why does the virus ...
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Windows Fileserver / Domain Migration: remove NTFS Permissions first?

I'm working on a fileserver-migration. Currently I have 1 TB of data in "Domain A". Those folders and files should have a complex yet mostly unknown permissions hierarchy implemented by my predecessor....
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How do I see and set the NTFS compression attribute in Linux?

Browsing an NTFS partition in Konqueror or Dolphin, the compressed files and folders are not displayed with blue names, and there doesn't seem to be any page in the file properties dialog to see or ...
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I have 30 hard drives of which 12 are Linux. How do I give them drive letters? I also have about 3 usb that need drive letters as well

I used to have 2 main workstations. Windows and Linux - Ubuntu for the Linux. Between the two of them, I had more than 30 hard drives in 2 NAS boxes operating on a JBOD basis and each workstation ...
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An external SSD gets pretty warm when idle. Is it better to unplug it when not in use?

I recently bought an external SSD ("Sandisk extreme portable SSD"). I formatted it to NTFS with Tuxera NTFS and I've noticed that it gets quite warm when I don't use it. I've used iostat to confirm ...
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folder for no reason converts into file - why? where is my data now? can I get it back?

I just shut down my PC yesterday and when I started it today the directory, where I saved my important files is not there anymore and instead there is a file with the following content: "AppWorkshop" ...
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How to share dropbox folder between Ubuntu Linux and Windows?

Currently my dropbox is on an NTFS filesystem which is shared between windows and ubuntu. However, dropbox is removing support for NTFS on linux in Nov. I tried creating a symlink to my NTFS dropbox ...
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Creating a .pfx or PKCS#12 file from PFX or other external

Reading the fine manual, I can copy and/or export all the required credentials to another Windows machine for import after exporting: Figure 1: Exporting the Encrypting File System key Right-...
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Hide a disk E: in “Computer” view of Windows Explorer, but still have it mounted as E: [duplicate]

I know how to hide a volume with DISKMGMT.MSC (Right click, Change Drive Letter and Paths, and remove the drive letter), but here I want something a little bit different: I would like to still have ...
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Windows 10 - What is causing User Profile Service service failed the logon error? [migrated]

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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Cannot Move Files to Hard Drive/Not Enough Room on Destination File System- External HDD with Plenty of Space

I have a working WD 4TB Hard Drive which was recently removed from a NAS. I performed a DOD (0x000) overwrite with a NTFS format, using the disk utility DiskWipe.exe - a free disk cleaning utility, ...
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NTFS on Linux for backing up Windows systems

Currently I have a Windows based backup "server" which has access to some shares on other windows systems, and uses robocopy to pull all the new/mofified files from those systems, without modifying ...
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Make a 2nd hard drive “appear” as part of 1st hard drive's partition

On my Thinkpad laptop, I have a 1TB SSD (main computer's drive): C:\ ~200 GB (system) D:\ ~800 GB (documents) I'm about to add a second internal 1TB SSD (buying a 2TB SSD is currently not an ...
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Why does “Size on disk” vary when “Size” does not with the same set of files?

I understand why "Size on disk" is larger than "Size". I have three NTFS-formatted drives with the same exact data on it. Their allocation unit is 4096 bytes. The number of files and folders as well ...

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