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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Segmentation fault when running binaries from second drive

When I try to run any executable from my second (NTFS) drive, I get a segmentation fault. If I run the exact same executable from, for example, my home folder, it works just fine. For example: I ...
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Create Accessible Partition by Windows and Linux

I plan to dual boot windows and kde neon on my laptop. Since I will be doing cross-platform development I would like my code to be accessible by both linux and windows, therefore, I want to create a ...
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Files on Windows but Symlinks on Linux?

I've recently started dualbooting Pop_OS and Windows, and it's been generally difficult, but this issue is, at best, completely confounding. Some seemingly random files are displayed as broken ...
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Can rsync copy all files (including special ones like soft and hard links) from a ntfs partition to another one?

To make backups for my computer, I installed Xubuntu on an external hard disk to boot from and create images in another partition on the external hard disk. This also ensures that the file systems of ...
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How risky is it writing a mounted bitlocker decrypted windows ntfs partition

I setup up a multi os system with Windows11 and Linux. I found out, that it's possible to mount bitlocker encrypted ntfs windows partition (/dev/sda3 as root) from linux: cryptsetup bitlkDump /dev/...
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What is the best approach to backing up the /home directory to NTFS partition? [closed]

I would like to do backups of my /home partition of my computer with Linux (Lubuntu 20.04) on weekly basis. The catch is that the only extra hard drive I own is connected to Windows machine. It seems ...
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I deleted my backup.tar.gz instead of extracting it, can I restore it?

I created a backup with # tar -cvpzf /run/media/user/XYZ/backup.tar.gz --exclude=/run/media/user/root/mnt /run/media/user/root/ now I need the backup and when I tried to extract the tar.gz archive I ...
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Large files end up corrupted when copying to a compressed NTFS3 win drive

I have two SSDs, one Linux, one Windows 11, and an HDD. I can copy normal-sized files just fine to each other, generally they are under 2GB. Recently, I tried to copy a big file (32GB) from Linux (...
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How unformat ext4 SSD formatted to ntfs

In my dual boot PC (win 10 - Ubuntu 20.04) I have an 1TB SSD. It was meant as storage for the Ubuntu OS in ext4 Filesystem. Unfortunately by mistake I formatted it with windows to NTFS. The Format was ...
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Permissions and groups in fstab ignored

I need to read and write to an usb ntfs pendrive through www-data group (that has uid 33) so I have added UUID=34A0456D004536A0 /home/mypath ntfs-3g rw,defaults,uid=1000,gid=33,dmode=770,fmode=660,...
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Can Wine and/or Playonlinux be used to fix ntfs errors the way Windows does?

Very often, when a ntfs external drive cannot be mounted in Linux because of some more or less obscure motive, simply plugging it onto Windows fixes it, even without running the tool to scan and fix ...
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Ubuntu only allows FAT32 and not NTFS

I currently find myself in a desperate situation. I'm trying to boot from the pendrive on my computer installed with Ubuntu 22.10, it is not recognizing my pendrive formatted with the NTFS file system,...
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Using GParted to remove EFI partition of SSD on USB

I have a problem with GParted not being able to complete an operation. Background: In brief: I have a 2Tb M.2 SSD drive that was running Windows 11. Windows suffered a fatal registry failure and ...
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how to copy symlinks without dereferening them from an external hard drive (NTFS)?

I am moving my files from one computer to another via an external hard drive formatted with NTFS. I have a folder called "library" with many PDFs. This folder contains quite a few symlinks ...
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Formatting the same drive with gparted: original NTFS=232.28MB used | Ext4= 1.92 GB used Why?

I'm formatting an external hard drive with gparted. The original NTFS read 232.28 MB used. Now, with Ext4, it reads 1.92 GB used. Questions: Why? Is there a better file system I should use for ...
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What's the difference between ntfs-3g and lowntfs-3g?

I've been having some performance issues with games on my NTFS drive. I share a steam library between Linux and Windows, which resides on a PCIe4 NVME, NTFS formatted. Running e.g Baldur's Gate 3 of ...
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Ntfsfix "Volume is corrupt. You should run chkdsk." even after chkdsk

Recently on my NTFS drive I encountered that I can't do any write: remove or create things. I ran ntfsfix /dev/sda3. Not mounted Mounting volume... Error opening read-only '/dev/sda3': Permission ...
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I was extending an ntfs partition in gparted and right in the middle of the process, power went out

I was extending an ntfs partition in gparted and right in the middle of the process, power went out. Now my files can't be opened though I can still see they exist in the partition. I went to see if ...
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How to fix external drive in Linux the way Windows does automatically

I have unplugged an older 500 GB HD NTFS external drive without unmounting it first and then it couldn't be mounted in Linux. I have tried on different machines but the same error occurred. I was ...
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Why is NTFS has a dirty mark and why can't NTFS3 mount dirty NTFS partitions?

https://wiki.archlinux.org/title/NTFS#Unable_to_mount_with_ntfs3_with_partition_marked_dirty When a NTFS partition is marked dirty, NTFS3 cannot mount this on linux But NTFS-3G (and also Windows) can ...
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How to solve ls: reading directory '.': Input/output error for specific directory

I have a 5TB external drive, with two partitions. Suddenly one of the partitions gives me this error data: unknown error when mounting /dev/sda1. I solved this error based on this answer. After ...
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Linux removable drive stuck problem when reading large number of files

I have several USB removable drives that I have connected to my single-board computer to use as a NAS. The operating system I am using is Armbian, which is a Debian-like system. Ok, this is the ...
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ntfs-3g - getfattr shows only user namespace

I have mounted my NTFS-HDD to Alpine Linux with the following mount options in fstab UUID=4038A92D38A92340 /1TB ntfs defaults,nofail,utf8 0 0 when I use getfattr -d --match="-" myfile I don'...
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rsync permission denied - but they have full 777?

It is getting late and I am loosing my mind ... I have a data drive (NTFS) which I used to share in an Windows/Ubuntu dual boot system. After an upgrade it is currently Windows 10 and Ubuntu running ...
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Recovering data from NTFS after SSD ran out of spare blocks

I had the main SSD for a computer run out of spare blocks and thus refuse any/all write operations by Windows. This led to all the problems you'd expect, and a lot of frustration. I've since replaced ...
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How to enable all locales (character encodings) on Debian 11 (over SSH, in Bash)?

I am unsure if I should not better ask: How to display Windows UTF-16 encoding in Linux? Since I just found out that Windows uses UTF-16LE to be exact: https://stackoverflow.com/q/66072117/1997354 I ...
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Hard Drive not showing

I've got an external hard drive, formatted as NTFS and showing fine on a Windows PC. When I plug it into my Arch Linux laptop, it doesn't show with fdisk or lsblk. If running dmesg, I've got this : [...
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ncdu: What's going on with this second size column?

I've never seen ncdu do this. What's the matter with the red S and extra size columns? This is a Windows root (NTFS, mounted with ntfs-3g), so I assume it has something to do with NTFS. But the sizes ...
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How to optimize NTFS performance on Linux?

I am running Ubuntu 22.04.2 on a laptop with the following specifications: SSD: HP S700 SSD CPU: Intel Core i7 7700HQ RAM: 16GB Kernel: 5.19.0-32-generic All system packages are updated to the latest ...
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Can't mount NTFS hard disk (LDM data partition, correct way to automatically create and mount an LDM at startup)

Install ldmtool and libldm packages Create /etc/systemd/system/ldmtool.service file Paste the text into file: [Unit] Description= Windows Dynamic Disk LDMtool After=network.target [Service] ...
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How to enabling big_writes option during mounting of ntfs drives in kubuntu 22.10

During copying of big files i am suffering from high cpu usage. I read multiple linux forums saying adding big_writes flag during mount of ntfs drives results is less cpu usage. Below is my ...
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Is there a Linux tool that can automatically syncronise (monitor) two folders on local drives with different filesystems?

I have Linux computer with external NTFS drive. I need one of the directories of the internal drive (ext4) being automatically syncronised with an external drive directory. The complication stems from ...
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Rsync NTFS and SMB share not working

I'm struggling with my rsync script to sync data (on Ubuntu) from an NTFS drive to a NAS share. What I do: Mount the NAS share: sudo mount -t cifs -o user=$DST_USER,password=$DST_USERPW,rw,uid=$...
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Why is the ext4 file system so sensitive to crashes? [closed]

I've been using Linux on ext4 file systems for many years - before that I used Windows on NTFS for many years. The ext4 file system strikes me as much more sensitive to crashes than NTFS. If I had a ...
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How to make a drive mounted in terminal appear on GUI?

I had a NTFS formatted drive that when plugged in, the system automatically mounted to read-only so I had to use the terminal. mkdir /mnt/newntfsdrive mount -t ntfs-3g /dev/sda3 /mnt/newntfsdrive Now ...
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Device name changes without any indication resulted of massive data copying

I have Linux machine with two external ntfs-formatted hard drives. One of the drives contains data, the other one is supposed to be a back-up. I run Rsync to copy data from the first drive to the ...
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Slow reading of millions of files in Fuseblk partitions shared over NFS

I have two Linux systems: NFSServer1 (RHEL) and NFSClient1 (Ubuntu). On NFSServer1, ntfs-3g driver and ldmtool is installed. The NTFS device partitions are mounted by executing the command: mount -t ...
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Unable to View Files in Folder

Recently got a new external drive named "ShowDrive" below. However I'm unable to view any of the contents within the "TV" Folder. When I try to ls the folder i'm just presented ...
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Current Linux support for symbolic links (symlinks) for NTFS 3.1

Symbolic links have been expanded in Windows, previously available only through administrative privileges. Linux is documented as supporting NTFS 3.1, the version shipped in Windows 10. What ...
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USB Drive is not detecting and is in read only mode with error NTFS signature is missing

command : sudo hdparm -r0 /dev/sdb Output : /dev/sdb: setting readonly to 0 (off) readonly = 1 (on) By any chance it will be turned off ? If yes how can we? Issue: USB is not detected. Unable to ...
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Can't read/write external HDD created in Windows 7 (NTFS)

I need to have access to my external HHD created in Windows 7. I installed ntfs-3g, now I can see it mounted but I don't have access to it. There's an error: Error mounting /dev/sdb1 at /media/yezhik/...
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File timestamps on different OSes

Are file timestamps (Created/birth, accessed and modified) the same on different OSes? Particularly on Windows and Linux. I downloaded a file which is modified on Windows and its timestamps looked ...
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How to mount customised NTFS external disk in Ubuntu?

A few years ago, I customised my external hard disk partitions using a Windows PC. All of them are NTFS. For one partition where I plan to have my collections of old movies, I remember changing the ...
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ddrescue imaged my partition with no errors, but I can't mount the image as a loop device

I have a suspect ntfs drive with 2 partitions (from a win2k machine that has stopped fully booting except into safe mode). I copied the 2 partitions separately using ddrescue. The first was ...
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Are Superblock and Master File Tables the same thing?

What is the difference between a superblock and a Master File Table (MFT)? Both seem to be tables that keep track of files within a filesystem, but are there other differences? The only difference I ...
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ntfsundelete not reading entire partition

To avoid XY problem, here's the background of the problem I am facing... I have an external hard drive which should have hundreds of files and suddenly, all of them disappeared (I have no idea why). I ...
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Directory on an NTFS drive suddenly became hidden and doesn't list but it exist

An NTFS drive is mounted which i use as storage, i was copying some files to some of the directories in the drive and before i realised one of the directory named Java went hiding ( it doesn't appear ...
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How to recover an iSCSI disk

I run an iSCSI disk on a Linux server (RHEL7). The disk has a normal ext4 partition containing a loop device called disk01.img, which is mapped to a virtual disk with a Windows NTFS file system. All ...
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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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