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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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Is it wise to use compressed NTFS Windows Vmware stored on a compressed NTFS drive?

I have a Windows 10 vmware box stored on a compressed NTFS drive. So, my question is whether it's a good idea to use compressed NTFS on the "C:" drive of the Windows 10 vmware box (i.e. compressed ...
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How can I get rid of this directory that appears to be a link to the root of another drive, but is NOT a reparse point?

I have a drive drive mount at G:\, and another mount at D:. G:\ somehow contains a folder in the root of it named "D" that links to the root of the D:\ drive. These are all things I have tried in ...
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NTFS: Disable File Permission Check

How do I remove the permission check on NTFS? Yes, in general it's not a good advise (See NTFS Removing Permissions)... But I'm writing a program scanning multiple archives (e.g. 'wim'). I extract ...
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The volume you have selected may not be mirrored

We have been running a mirrored 2-drive setup happily since installing windows 7. However now that a sale has allowed us to add a third disk we are unable to locate an instruction manual or obvious ...
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Windows deletes HTML files when I delete a folder [duplicate]

I have saved a HTML web page. I got a .html file along with a folder which has the same name. Both of these seem to be linked magically: if I delete the HTML file, the folder gets deleted as well if ...
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How do I fix an NTFS drive accidentally turned into an LVM volume?

I recently attempted to install Fedora 27 on my system, but I didn't disable all of my other extraneous drives like I normally do to keep the installer from getting confused. Because I didn't do this, ...
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Windows 10 OS Disk write protection [duplicate]

Here is my problem. I have lost my Win10 password and in search of solutions plugged in the hard drive with the Windows10 into another machine with another OS. However, I discovered that I am unable ...
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Unable to mount external hard drive, any information is very slow

I have used a My Passport 2Tera for 2 years and it suddenly it runs very slow (around 10 minutes until windows mount it and 1-2 minutes to list a folder content). I've seen some similar issues and ...
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Varying foler size in linux

I know that Linux doesn't show the total size of the contents in a folder as the folder size as Windows systems do. The following screenshot shows what I mean: Unlike shown in the image, the total ...
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NTFS partition no longer accessible, 3 MFT records corrupted, way to fix them?

I have a 2TB Seagate ST2000DM001 HDD with one NTFS partition. I hadn't used it in months, when I plugged it again this partition had inexplicably become inaccessible : the volume's letter appears in ...
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Undeleting NTFS file - Found last cluster - Need to find others - Marked as free space

I am trying to recover a chrome extension's data. Undelete programs aren't showing it. Windows 7 64-bit. Using WinHex, I was able to search the disk and find the end of the file I need. (The end ...
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Readonly volume not mounted in windows

I successfully repeated the procedure described in this answer. disabled automount, inserted the hotswap sATA disk formated 3 ntfs volume on MBR disk set two of them readonly, ejected the disk ...
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How to recover deleted password-protected RAR file from NTFS drive?

I had a 10 GB RAR file on my NTFS drive (different from OS drive) which was deleted by mistake. It contained all sorts of files including photos, MP3s, EXs, and so on. It was also password-protected. ...
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EFS file security not retained when transferring, what's the point?

I only recently decided to implement EFS as a security measure, but during testing with an encrypted file, I found these shortcomings: You can copy an encrypted file to a USB drive, then transfer it ...
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Extracting (or copying) files to a compressed NTFS folder makes Windows report the disk is full when it's not

I've been trying to extract a series of compressed files - total ~50GiB (uncompressed) - to a hard disk with about 55GiB of free space. Because this is a slow hard drive and with limited capacity, ...

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