Questions tagged [ntfs]

NTFS (New Technology File System) is the standard file system of Windows. Use this tag in questions about using NTFS partitions and tools on your system.

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Files are “executable” after copying to an NTFS external drive using rsync

I used rsync to copy to a new external drive (that came new already NTFS formatted), with a script like: SRC="/home/me/" DRV="/media/me/maxone" echo "Syncing $SRC to $DRV"...
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How to address the error “Your data directory is readable by other users” with ntfs-3g usermap

I use the command ntfsusermap /dev/sda1 in order to generate a mapping file to use a NTFS usb external drive (that has already many files written under Windows in it) with debian based linux distro. ...
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How do you delete/fix currupted folders in NTFS

I have a corrupted folder on my external NTFS hard drive and it doesn't seem to let me delete it. The output of ls -la (replacing my username with 'xxxx') ls: cannot access 'hd/backgrounds': Input/...
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Ext4 flash memory error

I have a flash drive that was previously in the NTFS file system; But now I have this problem to change it to Ext4 (via gnome disks) I also have this problem when opening it
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Can I use an NTFS external hard drive to backup my linux server which is Ext4?

I use it as a web server and game server. I don't think file permissions are important to me as I am the only user as root. Just making sure it won't corrupt any files because of the symbols NTFS ...
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NTFS partition problem

I used Gnome Disks to shrink an NTFS partition, something went wrong and now I can't mount nor boot Windows. Every time I try to mount it I get this message: Run lists overlap. Cannot merge: Numerical ...
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How to create a Windows-compatible partition with a GPT partition table?

I need to create a partition that is compatible with Windows 10 (preferably using NTFS) on a disk using a GPT partition table. Which partition type should I pick? On non-GPT (DOS I think), using fdisk,...
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In an NTFS filesystem, does hardlink count, as reported by ls and stat, include other link types as well as hardlinks

Does NTFS count other link types with the same counter it uses for hardlinks? Or does Linux include other link types when it calculates hardlink count in an NTFS filesystem? I have an NTFS filesystem ...
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How can I boot from that ntfs file?

I have file system called *.ntfs, I ran the file program on this file to get information about it, and here is the output: DOS/MBR boot sector... I want to boot from that file system file, how can I ...
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massive resource consumption during mkfs.ntfs on a zvol, why (and how can I limit this)?

On my machine mkfs.ntfs is slow and results in massive use of resources, preventing me from using the machine for anything else. According to top it (or rather directly related zvol processes) is ...
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How to make lowntfs-3g case preserving?

I want to use NTFS on a shared partition between Windows and Linux (dual boot). However, if I mount it using ntfs-3g, it will become case sensitive. If I mount it using lowntfs-3g with windows_names ...
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NTFS External Drive folders and files permissions as question marks

I have external Hard drive with NTFS FS, and no files or folders appears when I open it Desktop. When I try to list the files and folders in it, ls command gives me Question marks as permissions. I ...
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Apply NTFS FileSystem without Format

I remove File system on drive (Three years ago). The Disk was not formatted, because I want to recover my files and I had no Windows/Linux OS. Is it possible apply NTFS File System without Format? ...
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Native exFAT support in 5.4 kernel - issues?

Fresh install Ubuntu Server 20.04. cat /proc/filesystems shows exfat in the output. Not installed any other packages for exFAT as it should work from kernel. Mounted 2 internal HDDs on in fstab as ...
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Install CentOS 8, on new Laptop with No started Windows 10, Dual

I purchased a Lenovo Laptop that includes Windows 10 Pro. I would like to install CentOS 8, But I don't want to start Windows 10 Pro installation and I don't want to lose the option of first Windows ...
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Dual boot (Win10 & Mint) “storage drive”: rw mount /etc/fstab loads as read-only

Im following along howtogeek: how to harmonize your dual boot, however I have ran in to an issue. I have added my storage drive to etc/fstab as followed: # storage mount UUID=748A56588A5616C8 /media/...
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How to access files which are hidden in both linux and windows?

I had to transfer a huge folder I had downloaded from Fedora to Windows. Since GNOME Files mount file systems in read-only mode by default, I had to mount it manually using the following code sudo ...
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Changing the windows UUID volume with Debian

I'd like to be able to put an ID on a USB key formatted in NTFS under debian and be able to read it with Windows 7 and 10. As the identifier must be unique, I prefer to use UUID rather than label. I ...
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Zeroing out NTFS free space

the zerofree command finds the unallocated, non-zeroed blocks in an ext2 or ext3 file-system and fills them with zeroes A NTFS Windows machine, with a mechanical drive, was upgraded from 7 to 10. ...
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NTFS not mounted partition

After installing Linux one of the drivers became NTFS--Not mounted and I tried ntfsfix and 3g but It didn't work.
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Extend NTFS partition on dual boot

I have Linux Mint and Windows 10 on the laptop I work with, Windows 10 partition due to Microsoft continuous updating the system is now full and I'd like to extend it. I read I have to run linux live ...
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Regarding file system Support in Linux Mint xfce

Will my FAT32 and NTFS USB and hard disks work in Linux ? I mean can windows compatible file systems USB and hard disks work in Linux? [EDIT] By work I mean - like I have a NTFS hard disk so can I ...
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NTFS Logical Drives Permission Denied

I am unable to get into the second (NTFS) drive on my Ubuntu 18.04 machine. When I click on the drive icon, I get an error about not having enough permissions. This is what the FSTAB file looks like (...
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How can I copy files with characters like '?' and ':' from a read-only drive to ntfs?

I have a drive of files recovered from a mac (hfs+) that I'm trying to copy over to an ntfs volume so that they can be accessed from a Windows machine. There are, unfortunately, quite a few files with ...
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get “Directory not empty” when I try to remove directory on external Tuxera NTFS drive?

try to delete some old folder (on NTFS driv - Tuxera) when use delete immediately: "is in use" i try restart but nothing changed & can't try in safe mode because of Tuxera needed try with rm -...
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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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Can't mount NTFS drive as root, but can as a user? (CentOS 7.6, MATE desktop)

I am not an expert, but this really baffles me: I have installed CentOS with MATE desktop and updated everything to latest using yum update. This is a dual boot machine with CentOS on a separate HDD. ...
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USB Stick shown in lsusb but not in lsblk

I was trying to format an usb key with mkfs.ntfs to use it on windows. When it reaches 80%, I got an error (don't remember it exactly) so I tried to remove the key and put it back. But the key didn't ...
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Extend Logical Volume left

I have a filesystem directly on an LV without a partition table. I want to create a partition table and add my filesystem to it with testdisk, which means I need more space before the filesystem. I ...
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Accessing a directory on an SMB share without access to the parent directory

I have an SMB share from a Windows 2019 host: \\server\share I can mount this using mount.cifs to my Linux server on /mnt/ I'm then trying to access a directory a few levels down: \\server\share\...
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Configure Samba permissions for Raspberry Pi

I set up Samba on a Pi 4 with a USB NTFS hard drive, and things wound up differrent than I expected. I'm using this guide, and these are my settings that I added to /etc/samba/smb.conf [Porn] ...
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Find out what is mounting my external HD and change ownership?

OS: Linux Mint 18.3. I have an NTFS-formatted external HD which just gets automounted when I boot up. I'm just trying to find out what actually does that, and whether it's possible to set the ...
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Cannot access folder with Thunderbird

On Ubuntu 19.10 I have this fstab: # <file system> <mount point> <type> <options> <dump> <pass> UUID=34e00814-6c32-4c6b-97b7-bc317f631907 / ...
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Failed to mount “partition name” - “Not authorized to perform operation” - in Xfce Debian

I have Debian 10 with Xfce installed. I can't open any of my NTFS hard drives using icons on desktop and in Thunar. I can mount them with the mount command, though. My user is added to the sudoers ...
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Cannot copy to NTFS USB drive via nemo in Mint 19.1

I have a USB stick previously used for LinuxMint 19.1 Cinnamon liveUSB. Having finished with the installation, I've removed all liveUSB partitions and a partition table and created a single NTFS ...
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Gparted: too many primary partitions

I'm trying to create an external hard drive with NTFS part for info and hidden bootable fat32 part. Here is an error .
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Permission issue

I am using an NTFS filesystem on a separate partition on Debian 9. I would like to change the permissions recursively in one directory on that filesystem. This are the current permissions: ...
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How to fix the alignment of a partition (MBR/DOS) when the conventional tools refuse to work?

NB: some of the output below is from a Windows 10, but the question is nevertheless about how to rectify the issues preventing Linux from mounting said partition. Q: How to fix the alignment of a ...
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Changing the UUID of NTFS VeraCrypt-encrypted volumes under Linux?

(Partially related to this but the case is significantly different) Recently I have cloned a drive and I need to use both in my system without formatting either one of them, so I need to change one ...
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Connecting USB external hard drive to a server in a datacenter - how to ensure that it works?

I've bought a pair of Seagate Expansion 4TB 2.5" drives, with the intention of posting them to my webhost (Hetzner in Germany) for them to connect so I can use them as bandwidth rather than try to ...
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Can't delete a file at an NTFS partition in Linux

Can't delete a file at an NTFS partition, even tried this in LiveCD, but at the same partition delete other files not a problem. The file couldn't be deleted is a Windows system file, maybe with ...
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How do I use rsync to reliably transfer permissions & ACLs when copying from NTFS internal C: to NTFS External disk?

What options of Rsync can I reliably use/ how/ combine to either: RELIABLY TRANSFER "working" even if "limited set" of Permissions/ ACLs reliably & without conflict between the Gray area of ...
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Cannot rm broken NTFS link

I'm trying to use an old windows NTFS drive as extra storage on a raspberry pi. I tried to delete everything on it, but came across a problem where I can't remove two broken links. I can format the ...
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Remove ntfs-3g compression (both directory and filesystem)

man mkfs.ntfs says: -C, --enable-compression Enable compression on the volume. If I have a volume made with this option, how do I later disable compression? Also, how do I disable ...
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Disadvantages of ntfs-3g `big_writes` mount option

man ntfs-3g makes the big_writes mount option seem like a Good Thing: big_writes This option prevents fuse from splitting write buffers into 4K chunks, enabling big write ...
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Is there any benefit to using ext4 instead of NTFS? [closed]

Trying to copy an 8GB, encrypted image of one of my flash drives (gotten from "dd" command) onto a flash drive, but flash is FAT formatted. So I'll need to format a new flash to transfer it over to. ...
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“Outside of the volume reference for inode…” How to proceed?

TL;DR: 1TB NTFS secondary drive. Using GParted, resized main partition to be ~800GB. Created and wrote to new partition in the newly-unallocated space. Deleted new partition, attempted to resize new ...
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NTFS disk on a dual boot became read-only

A Windows10 / debian system with a shared ntfs drive: # lsblk NAME MAJ:MIN RM SIZE RO TYPE MOUNTPOINT sda 8:0 0 931.5G 0 disk ├─sda1 8:1 0 9.3G 0 part [SWAP] ├─...
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Setting ownership and permissions to an ntfs usb drive

I have a seagate backup plus HD. 2 TB, usb. When I plug in the drive Ubuntu auto mounts it to /media/me/myhd. Here is the myhd directory after being mounted. drwxrwxrwx 1 root root 524288 Dec 31 ...
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is the Linux NTFS implementation journaled?

I read somewhere that Linux NTFS implementation, in my specific case Raspbian (base on Debian), is not journaled but I didn't find confirm that it is true if it is true there is a way to have it ...

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