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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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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Mint: “Error Splicing File: Permission Denied” as Superuser

I am trying to copy files from an NTFS drive in Mint that have been encrypted on an inaccessible Windows system. I have been unable to copy them using either the cp command or using Nemo. I have tried ...
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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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ntfs-3g: setfattr succeeds but getfattr shows no change

On an unmounted NTFS filesystem, I can use ntfsinfo -F to check whether or not COMPRESSED is listed under File Attributes. I want to set and check the un/compressed state of a file/directory in a ...
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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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rsync slows down over the daily images

I am using rsnapshot which is using rsync in the background for creating backups of my data. I logged the time rsnapshot runs and there are two strange things: At first it slows down with every daily ...
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Mounting windows server 2016 Azure VM GPT basic NTFS partition on linux

I have an azure blob (a .vhd disk) which is a copy of a windows data disk created by taking a snapshot of the live disk, then copying that snapshot to a temporary blob, which is the blob I have ...
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Renaming a file while it is being written

I'm wondering if this is considered safe. I know the file handles work just fine as long as a link remains, and I know the identifier is the inode rather than the name, but I am not sure how it works ...
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moving a file from ntfs to btrfs while preserving the creation time

Both ntfs and btrfs support file creation times. When I copy a file however, only the modification time is preserved. Is there a way to preserve creation times too? For context I wish to migrate my ...
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why does these partition gaps occur? [duplicate]

I am doing an experimental project on NTFS and I just discovered every time I create a new partition there seems to be a (nearly 1MB) partition gap created just before the new partition. I searched ...
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How to prevent `atime` in Linux from overwriting `Date created` in Windows on NTFS?

From Linux, if I alter files on an NTFS external HD so that I get some specific values for mtime, atime and ctime (readable with the stat command, and with ctime = mtime because one cannot change ...
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Accessing ntfs in a M.2 SSD containing Windows installation

My Linux installation (running from an internal HDD) has no problem accessing ntfs partitions, expect for the new M.2 SSD. Gparted reports that I need ntfsprogs, but as far as I know its ...
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How to fix or retrieve data from an NTFS partition that was (re-)formatted with gnome-disk?

This morning, as usual, I mounted a 622 GB Windows (NTFS) partition on Linux for use. When I went on to unmount it through the graphical disks tool on GNOME, I accidentally formatted it, and now it’s ...
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All files or folders copied from an NTFS drive are with drwxrwxrwx rights. Can I correct this easily?

I went from Windows 7 to Debian 9, copying most of the files I'm using for my projects from an NTFS drive. I see that : all the folders I have copied are now with rights drwxrwxrwx instead of drwxr-...
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How to Mount an NTFS Formatted SD Card with pmount (or other tool)?

I wrote a script which transfers automatically pictures from the SD card (taken with a digital camera) to the harddrive and takes care of putting them in a subdirectory in the main pictures folder and ...
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Why is mkntfs taking such a long time?

Under FreeBSD 12.0 the command mkntfs -Q /dev/da3s1 (with the quick-format flag) still takes a very long time (not finished after some hours) for a 1 TB hard disk drive. It gives the following ...
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Recover file list from NTFS formatted (MBR) failing hard drive

My Seagate Backup Plus Ultra Slim 2TB USB hard disk is not detected on Windows(explorer, disk management, safety remove dialog all crashes when I plug in) but on fedora, it takes 2 minutes to ...
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Sudo rm -rf does not remove a non-empty folder

I have a mounted an external hard disk on /media/pcmagas/Backup disk containing a folder dimitrios. When I try to remove it with the following comand: /media/pcmagas/Backup disk sudo rm -rf ./...
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What is the correct permission in /etc/fstab to mount NTFS?

I have Windows and Arch Linux in dual with UEFI. I want to mount my another NTFS partition in Arch. I mounted the partition with mount /dev/sda5 /mnt/Apps command. Then added the output of genfstab -...
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Installing Fedora 29 alongside Windows 10 replacing Ubuntu 18.10

I currently have a Windows 10 installation and Ubuntu 18.10 installed alongside it. I recently tried to install fedora but on the HDD there was no FAT32 partition for the boot. sdap1 was a NTFS ...
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GRUB Boot ISO/disk image from NTFS partition

I'm trying to boot an ISO containing a Linux live system from an existing NTFS partition on a PC. The PC has UEFI, and the hard disk is partitioned with GPT, so GRUB4DOS is not an option. Can this be ...
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How to detect NTFS/exFAT filing system type fronm script

User has a (incremental) backup script using rsync, to external device. This was erroring on an SSD he had. Turns out (I had no idea) his device was formatted exFAT. Unfortunately that means I need ...
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CIFS permission issues when mounting a NTFS partition

I'm attempting to mount an NTFS file share. sudo mount.cifs //address.fileshare.com/TestMount /home/me/TestMount -o username=MyUserName,domain=MyDomain,uid=MyUserName,file_mode=0777,dir_mode=0777, ...
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Windows removed files copied from Linux and ext4 filesystem

I have an external hard drive with a ntfs filesystem. I have used it to backup the files under my /home (an ext4 filesystem). I choose NTFS only because it is said to be portable between Windows and ...
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Why is the size of a directory either 0 or 4096? [duplicate]

$ ls -l total 28 drwxrwxrwx 1 t t 4096 May 8 2018 dir1 drwxrwxrwx 1 t t 0 Mar 12 2015 dir2 drwxrwxrwx 1 t t 4096 Jan 17 2014 dir3 drwxrwxrwx 1 t t 4096 Jun 12 2017 dir4 drwxrwxrwx 1 t t ...
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fstab bound folders show as disks in GUI

I'm trying to mount different folders on sda7 in the folders in the /home folder. like documents, pictures, and music. I always did that like this: /media/betty/Tuinhuisje/Betty/Documents /home/...

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