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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Read-only NTFS flash drive refuses to format

I have this SanDisk Cruzer Edge where it's a write-protected NTFS partition that I got from my dad as I needed a flash drive. I tried using GParted, didn't work, I saw something online that used the ...
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Using ntfs-3g, how to parse Windows extended attributes automatically?

Using xattrs, one can access Windows extended attributes using the following command getfattr -h -n system.ntfs_ea Ntfs_Mount_Point/some_file The problem is instead of an attribute list, it returns a ...
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Disk showing in windows but not in Ubuntu

New to linux but have been researching this for a few evenings without success. I have two disks in my machine. I wiped windows and installed Ubuntu on one of the disks. I can't seem to access the ...
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ddrescue: Failing HD with 2 NTFS partitions

I'll try to describe my situation as precisely as possible. TLDR : SATA 2To HDD with 2 partitions failed refused to boot plugged from usb through adapter and booted. Disk is shown as /dev/sde, ...
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Restore damaged folder inodes in ddrescue image

I restored my failing external ntfs hdd using ddrescue, around 80% of the data is restored, the rest seems to be bad blocks. I can mount the created image file and ubuntu detects it and shows the ...
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cancelled cp + du between ntfs drives caused data loss?

I am using Mac OSX and working with two external NTFS hard drives (HD1, HD2) using the Mounty tool to mount them in read+write mode. I needed to move two large folders from HD1 to HD2. I opened one ...
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SSD doesn't respond to anything after trying to reformat broken NTFS on it

A week ago or so my windows 10 completely died and took my windows apps partition with it. I was however able to access all data from within my linux, so I did what any person would do and copied any ...
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Query detected badblocks from NTFS

When creating an ntfs partition with mkfs.ntfs, it does zeroing and badblocks scanning by default. But unlike e2fsck -fccky it does not output how many badblocks it actually found. I would like to get ...
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How can a disk without a partition be "partitioned" on Windows without losing data?

I have a 1TB portable hard drive that I use for backups. The entire drive (/dev/sdb) has been formatted as an ext4 filesystem. But I am now on Windows and I need to get back those files... I tried ...
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How can I mass-set the permissions of existing files in the new ntfs3 driver?

I've been using ntfs-3g for mounting for years now with the umask=022 option to grant my user read-write access on NTFS filesystem. I switched to the new ntfs3 driver (on Arch Linux, kernel 5.15.4-...
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Cannot change the ownership mounting ntfs drive

Why I cannot change the ownership on mounting ntfs drive? I give uid=1000,gid=1000, etc in my /etc/fstab file, but found it is not working. So I'm testing it out on command line: root@host:~# mount | ...
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How can I test ntfsfix

We use ntfsfix in our legacy code (from libguestfs lib) and would like to have some simple smoke test with ntfsfix fixing "something" (To be able safely change versions of libguestfs) So how ...
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No space left on device in Linux although enough disk space and inode available

I ran into this problem when copying a lot of files using tar -cf - * | (cd ../bar; tar -xf - );. I did search on the issue, and found the below suggestions, none of which worked for me. This problem ...
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Mounting NTFS partition by fstab at boot still works correctly, but process never dies

Why would a mount.ntfs operation never finish (continue to burn CPU) if the partition seems to be correctly mounted? How could this be debugged? On Linux Mint 19.3, I've had an fstab (below) operating ...
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Can't make an ext4-partition on a specific raid

I have a hardware raid-1 on two WDC-SSDs with 500GB on each SSD. The raid controller is a Marvell-88SE9128 via two GSATA connections (the controller is directly on the motherboard and not an ePCI ...
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How can I change the permission of an external hard drive and access it?

I try to access an external hard drive with an ntfs filesystem from NixOS. Is it correct that I have to create a mounting point? Where do you usually create a mounting point? sudo mkdir -p /media/b/...
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No write permission to drive (even as root) on dual-boot system

I'm running a dual-boot setup with Windows 10 and Linux Mint 20.2 Cinnamon and encountered the problem that when I'm booted into Linux, I can mount and read drives without problem, but I can't write ...
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Does Ubuntu support working with compressed Windows files?

In Windows 10 pro, there is an option "Compress this drive to save disk space". If I were to enable that option, will Ubuntu be able to open the files like normal? And is there any side ...
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recovering an overwritten ntfs partition with dd command

I accidentally overwrote an NTFS partition with an iso image with the dd command. I am trying to recover NTFS partition with testdisk, but after disk selection (1.8TB), partition table type selection (...
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Can not change file permissions even as root in USB/Pen-drive [duplicate]

I am unable to change the file permission of a file located on my NTFS style partition USB neither as Owner/user nor as root Running ll command Running sudo chmod 774 -v insertion.cpp Again running ...
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OverlayFS and NTFS as an upperdir

It does not appear to be allowed to create an overlayfs using a folder on an NTFS format partition as an upperdir. Why not ? If I am wrong and this is possible, please let me know - it did not work ...
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Copying big file from external drive (NTFS) fails

I have a backup of a vdi file on an external 2TB hard disk with plenty of space. It's 25GB heavy. I was able to copy TO it obviously. Now I am trying to copy it back to a new laptop I got for work, ...
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Can not read Windows NTFS disk

I'm switching from windows to Linux (Pop OS). I mounted a windows NTFS drive but i can only see some Windows system files/folders: pop-os@pop-os:/mnt/data$ ls '$RECYCLE.BIN' Recovery 'System ...
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No space left on device, space and inodes available on NTFS drive

When I try to make new directories (with mkdir) or files (even empty ones with touch) on an external NTFS hard drive that I use for personal backups, filesystem operations fail with No space left on ...
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Allow all users to use chmod on a NTFS file system

Issue: I have a dual-boot PC, Ubuntu / Windows 10, that share access to a NTFS disk partition (mounted as /DATA/ in Ubuntu). I need to avoid the "Permission denied" error when a chmod ...
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Recover Formatted NTFS Partion

Please don't mark this as duplicate - I have read many other questions and proposed answers and can't seem to get them to work. I have 3 1TB hard drives, 2 SSDs and 1 HDD. I accidentally deleted the ...
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What am I doing wrong when formatting my flash drive to NTFS?

Before the attempt to format a flash drive: $ sudo fdisk -l ... ... Disk /dev/sdc: 7.32 GiB, 7864320000 bytes, 15360000 sectors Disk model: DataTraveler 3.0 Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes ...
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Mount Optane NVMe SSD for data recovery

Environment: MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMmds+. shawn@shawn-P67A-UD5-B3 MMm----::-://////////////oymNMd+` ----------------------- MMd /++ -sNMd: OS: Linux Mint 19.2 ...
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Recover files from accidently formatted NTFS dd image by Magic Bytes?

I have an dd image of a partition that once had a Windows 10 NTFS filesystem and then got accidentally formatted (or so I assume) and now has a pretty empty NTFS with only an empty Windows directory ...
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User within a group cannot chmod on local disk mounted as NTFS

I have a local SSD disk, which is mounted via /etc/fstab on my Ubuntu machine: /dev/sdb2 /media/Store ntfs-3g rw,nosuid,nodev,default_permissions,umask=0002,uid=deniss,gid=deniss 0 0 I can read and ...
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MX 19 won't see an NTFS filesystem

I am running a brand-new install of MX 19.4 Patito Feo on one hard drive and have a second drive plugged in for file storage. The problem is that MX 19 refuses to mount the single ntfs partition on ...
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Unable to mount NTFS HDD

I am trying to mount an external USB HDD, but it does not work. When I try to mount the drive with sudo mount /dev/sda1 /mnt/usb_hdd the response is the following error message: Failed to calculate ...
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problem deleting files in a 1TB NTFS USB drive

I have a pc with dual boot (Windows 8.1 + MX Linux), I'm using FreeFileSync as my backup apps, since the last few updates I did few months back, neither FreeFileSync nor GSmartControl worked with ...
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Would it be useful to convert NTFS to EXT4 with this system setup? [duplicate]

Consider the following system: Distribution: Devuan Beowulf. DRAM Memory: 16 GB. Linux kernel version: 5.10.0. Secondary storage: One SDD and one HDD. Used as a desktop, including software ...
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How to recover “deleted” files in Linux on an NTFS filesystem (files originally from macOS)

My girlfriend has a external hard disk with 10 years+ of photos, documents and more. A lot of these files originate from her old iPhone 5 and her MacBook. The hard disk itself is NTFS Format. Since ...
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mounting NTFS bitlocker in linux

I use ntfs-3g from tuxera in RHEL/CentOS 7.9 to mount my windows 10 disk. I have linux installed on a separate disk when I use linux. mount -t ntfs-3g /dev/sdb3 /mywin10 However I do this on ...
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FileSystem that supports multiple datastreams per file

I've heard that NTFS supports having multiple datastreams in a single file. Where you can specify a stream to read or write from other than the main one. I see quite a bit of potential here, for ...
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Error while resizing C: drive with Gparted

I have a system with Pop!_OS and Windows 10 dual booted When I was on Pop!_OS I wanted to shrink the C: drive (currently it is 400 GB) to make it about 250 GB and give the remaining to Linux. When I ...
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Double boot with windows locks NTFS partitions [closed]

First message here. I posted this question also in SuperUser, but it probably gets also exposure here. I'm trying to set up my laptop for double booting Linux and Windows. I have two SSD, one SATA and ...
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Dont have write permission on a mounted ntfs drive

I have a dual boot system and multiple drives created in SSD. One partition is "Data" partition created from windows system and is of type ntfs. While accessing this drive from my Ubuntu OS, ...
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copying files (cp and rsync) to external HDD causes i/o errors and loss of data on destination

I am trying to back up data (230 GB, 160k files), over USB3.0 to a newly bought external Seagate Expansion Portable Drive of 4 TB, formatted as NTFS. I am running Ubuntu 18.04.3 LTS. I first tried ...
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SSD stuck on read-only mode

I bought a second hand SSD. I made tests before buying it. When I got the disc, I ran its tests. I did low scan with HDTune. There was no error. The writing speed was also fine. I trusted and bought ...
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Unable to mount an NTFS drive

I am trying to manually mount an NTFS drive to /e. /e has the permissions drwxrwxr-x 2 root root I tried the following commands, but none work.I get no error message, but the drive is not mounted: ...
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Recursively setting all files in a directory as non-executable [duplicate]

I have an external hard-drive formatted as NTFS which I use to back-up and store files from both Linux and Windows (as I am dual-booting). I recently bought a new computer and installed Linux Mint 20 ...
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One of the partitions on my hard drive cannot be mounted in Linux

SSD drive has Linux and this other hard disk has 3 partitions. I can access two of these partitions, but for the remaining one I get the following error: Error mounting /dev/sdb5 at /media/user_name/...
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Can I mount a gpt disk with ntfs partition on an mbr booted linux system

System: Linux Mint 20 x64 cinnamon booted on mbr formatted disk. I inserted a new hdd containing a gpt and a ntfs partition (next to a small MSR partition, which doesn't matter here I guess). GParted ...
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How to limit CPU usage while tar'ing a large file on a mounted NTFS partition?

I currently tar -cvf a 600gb folder, on the background, without compression. I noticed that my ubuntu lags so much during this process, that it becomes practically unusable. When I top I see that 60% ...
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Being owned by chown [duplicate]

The terminal excerpt is pretty much self-explanatory. I'm logged in as root (for illustration purposes only!), I want to change ownership of a file on a mounted NTFS partition, and it doesn't work. ...
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I get this error when copying some files with rsync: "rysnc: read errors mapping “…” input/output error" - I can open and watch the file in VLC

I am using rsync to clone hundreds of video files to another hard drive. There were 3 files which had the exact error as below: rsync: read errors mapping "/var/run/importcopy/tmpdir/dev/da1s1/...
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can't open bitlocker encrypted devices with a clear key with cryptsetup but it works with dislocker

I'm trying to open a bitlocker encryptet partition (/dev/nvme0n1p2) with cryptsetup, but it always returns the following error: # cryptsetup -v open --type bitlk /dev/nvme0n1p2 crypt0 Enter passphrase ...
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