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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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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How to mount ntfs without passing this filesystem as an argument to mount command

I am writting an application for embedded Linux that must detect and mount flash drives. My Linux is also a sftp server. I need to share this mounted directory to another device. To mount flash drives ...
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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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Why some files on NTFS, when mounted from Linux, assumingly have hard links, while very similar others don't?

I use an NTFS partition on a USB HDD, accessing it from both Windows and Linux. It has lots of plain text files which I edit. Under Linux, I use Midnight Commander and its editor. Recently MC started ...
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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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Ubuntu 20.04 - Low transfer speed to NTFS external disk

I recently bought 3 external hard drives that seem to have the same problem: When I transfer files from my computer (formatted in ext4) to these external hard drives (formatted in ntfs), the transfer ...
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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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NTFS Partition Won't Mount

I have a 1.4TB drive that has 1 primary and 2 extended partitions on it and one of them has stopped mounting. None of them are encrypted and all of them were working properly up until about a week ago....
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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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How to make linux-formatted NTFS partition recognized by Windows?

I formatted a file system in Linux using sudo mkfs.ntfs, and ran a script that ended up generating up to a Terrabyte of information. I need to process this information in Windows. As it turns out, ...
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Can Linux corrupt the data on an NTFS partition?

I have read contradictory statements about NTFS support in Linux, for example here they say that NTFS is stable in Linux, while here they say that your NTFS data may get corrupted in Linux. So can ...
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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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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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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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