Questions tagged [ntfs]

The native filesystem of modern versions of Microsoft Windows.

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Backup utility that does incremental backups and perfectly mirrors primary and hardlinks

Currently use this utility for performing large backups on Windows NTFS. The backups are perfect mirrors of the primary. It also preserves hardlinks, which can be used to save a lot of disk space: ...
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Undelete tools for Windows with high recovery rates

I am looking for a Windows tool that tries to find & recover all deleted files on a NTFS hdd (including healthy parts of partially overwritten files). From my experience, results greatly vary. ...
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Is there something like "zfs-auto-snapshot" for Windows and NTFS?

Context I'm using Windows and Linux, the latter with BTRFS and ZFS mostly these days and pretty much like the tool zfs-auto-snapshot creating and cleaning up snapshots regularly using CRON. I know ...
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CRC or SHA a directory and all sub directories and be able to check the hash later

I need a program that will allow me to selected a directory, it will then go through that directory and all sub directories and create a crc list. That list will get saved. If I do another scan of ...
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Shell extension or similar to force delete files

Is there a shell extension or something that allows me to delete files from Explorer, even if it has to take ownership and adjust the permissions of the files first?
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Is there a Mac OS application which prevents users from using windows-unsafe characters in filenames?

I work with a lot of older Mac users and they tend to put illegal characters into the filenames they send me. I've tried to teach them not to send me files with question marks and double quotes and ...
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Alternative Windows NTFS check tool when CHKDSK doesn't finish?

Occasionally when I run CHKDSK on an NTFS partition, it never finishes. The progress bar reaches the apparent end, but it never completes. Note that in these cases, I'm never scanning for bad sectors. ...
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Synchronize directories (backup) solution that can read MFT for changes

I'm going to back up a partition (or some folders on a partition), but it has large enough directory structure so I don't want to wait until it recursively scans for file changes through all the disk ...
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LiveUSB distro or BootCd or Recovery Disk for repairing NTFS partitions

I want to get away from Windows and switch to Linux, but Linux was unable to repair corrupted NTFS partitions. I want a LiveUSB or BootCD or Recovery Disk which is capable of repairing NTFS ...
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Need software to recover a NTFS partition from drive with corrupted partition table

I have a 4tb drive which had a formatted NTFS 3.9tb partition and several small partitions. The GUID Partition Table (GPT) main and backup partition tables were then re-written so the partitions were '...
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Convert NTFS volume to exFAT

Is there a tool/utility under any operating system, or standalone bootable disk image that can convert a filesystem/partition/volume from NTFS to exFAT? NTFS is the native filesystem of modern ...
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NTFS driver for MacBook Pro (OS X)

I plugged in an external drive I have been using in my Windows computer to my MacBook Pro and I do not have write access to it. When going to the info pane, it says "read only access". What is the ...
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Writing to NTFS partition on Mac OS X. Or what format should the Windows partition be? [closed]

I want to enable write-access in a Mac OS X installation for an NTFS partition in an external hard disk. I don't want to switch to FAT32 for performance reasons. An exFAT partition sounds good, but ...
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