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NTFS-3G is an open source cross-platform implementation of the Microsoft Windows NTFS file system with read-write support.

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Files created by user in a mounted partition show root as owner

I have a dual boot system (Windows 10/Archlinux) and I have created a NFTS partition which is mounted at startup via /etc/fstab so I can access it from both OS'es. The fstab file shows that the ...
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Recovering "invisible" files from external HDD

My external HDD (WD Elements) just went into a strange state and I am asking this question to see if anyone can make sense of this. I was running a long job overnight which reads some large files from ...
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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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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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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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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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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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chmod not working on NTFS-3g partition

I have a file on an NTFS-3g partition, I tried using chmod to add execute to this file, but it remained unchanged. What am I doing wrong? I followed this and this posts, but none of them worked, this ...
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How to calculate and re-partition the three partitions using the end of partition sector values a, b, c, and d at the beginning of the BASH script?

Let us say that we have the following bash script on a Linux machine, beginning with: #!/bin/bash #This setsetcor script takes four arguments: setsector a b c d #Both a, b, and c and d are integers ...
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Can you emulate Windows filesystem case semantics with ntfs-3g?

With NTFS on a Windows machine if you create a directory "ABC" and then try to create a directory "abc" it will be rejected because Windows considers it the same name. Now on Linux ...
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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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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 write to ntfs folder other than the owner

I've mounted a ntfs partition with ntfs-3g and created a .NTFS-3G/UserMapping under root of the partition. I'm unable to create a file inside a folder as a user other than the owner of the folder. ...
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Linux - apply .wim image file to ntfs volume

Im trying to apply a .wim image file to a ntfs partition on my SSD. In windows, we would use dism.exe to perform this task, but for linux, seems like wimapply from wimlib can be used for this purpose. ...
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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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ntfs-3g and different USB 3.0 chipsets

I am using an external USB 3.0 4TB HDD, formatted on Windows with NTFS. When connecting it to Debian 11 with the Intel 8 Series/C220 Series USB 3.0 chipset I have read and write speeds of about 126MB/...
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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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Problem with ntfs-3g in Linux Mint 20 (Ulyana)?

I really need to ask this as this has been very frustrating for me for the entire week. I have a 2 TB external hard drive (Transcend 25H3) that I'm using to back up my data in Linux Mint 20 (Ulyana). ...
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How to enable compression as mount option in /etc/fstab for ntfs-3g formatted disk under Linux?

How to enable compression as mount option in /etc/fstab for ntfs-3g formatted disk under Linux? The following does not seem to work? /dev/disk/by-uuid/01557072080D093D /media/Sun_01 ...
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Why is USB HDD slow (reading slower than writing)?

Disclaimer: I know there's Raspberry Pi community here, but I don't think it's Pi-specific, more like Raspbian (or Debian?) vs USB HDD vs NTFS, etc. TL;DR: So, I've got a Raspberry Pi 4 with an ...
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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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Why does GIT require sudo on my ntfs-3g partition?

When I try to init a new git repository on a ntfs-3g partition I get this error % git init . error: chmod on /mnt/abc/.git/config.lock failed: Operation not permitted fatal: could not set 'core....
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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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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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Systemd: Fix ordering cycle when mounting an NTFS volume on a legacy raid array at boot time

Problem I have what the mdadm man page calls a "legacy array", i.e. a raid array without superblocks. I finally managed to make systemd mount my data partitions within at boot time, but ...
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Is there a way to configure permissions, ownership and ACLs on /etc/fstab mounted NTFS-3g partitions during runtime?

ntfs-3g locale=en_US.utf8,inherit,big_writes,windows_names,nofail,uid=1002,gid=1002,umask=000,auto,acl,suid,async,user,rw,noexec,nodev 0 2 My initial goal was to enable SGID or an ACL ...
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ntfs-3g executable permission on Windows in dual-boot environment

I am using an NTFS partition to share data between my Manjaro Linux and Windows 10 installations. Basic mounting with ntfs-3g works perfectly, and I have been able to establish user permission mapping....
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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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Mounting NTFS USB drive on Debian with ntfs-3g

I formatted a USB drive with NTFS on Win and I'd like to use it on Debian. When I try to mount it by clicking the icon in Thunar, I get Error mounting: mount exited with exit code 1: helper failed ...
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Simultaneous copy from multiple sources without fragmenting destination

I regularly need to copy large datasets from multiple smaller drives to a larger one. Lately I've been using a WD Easystore 12TB External USB 3.0 Hard Drive as my destination. Copying all the files ...
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Copying files slows down the system, making it unusable (KDE Neon)

I regularly update my system running KDE Neon, but this time after the update something broke in the "file copy" process. The system slows down during copying to external hdd or pendrive so much so ...
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NTFS-3G cannot on macOS catalina: MFTMirr does not match $MFT (record 3)

I have upgraded my macOS from High Sierra to Catalina, which, I think, causes for me to have following error. Is there any way to fix this error? $ mkdir /Volumes/FOLDER $ sudo /usr/local/bin/ntfs-3g ...
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rsync doubles the size when copied from ext4 to NTFS-3G

I want to backup my home directory to an external SSD drive using rsync. I'm on Arch Linux. My home is ext4 (251G), the SSD is NTFS-3G mounted as fuseblk (512G). The exact rsync invocation is: ...
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Partition mounted but files not visible

I have following 3 main partitions in my laptop Arch Linux (Release 2019.10.01) EXT4 Windows 10 NTFS Common Drive NTFS I backed up my data in external hard disk > formatted > installed windows > ...
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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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ntfsclone, metadata-only cloning....why?

Been reading the ntfsclone manual but I still can understand and see the point of doing a Metadata-only cloning? What is the point of this, when can it be valuable? I assume "metadata" is just ...
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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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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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Undo effects of running ntfsfix (ntfs-3g) on a Windows exfat partition [closed]

Using Linux I was trying to access an exfat partition that was created using the partition tool in Windows. Due to some improper shutdown issue I was not allowed access. Then I took the brilliant ...
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Unable to mount read an write partitions

I use for a half and a year Linux with 6 HDD with NTFS format and modify my fstab to can read and write, also I have ntfs-3g installed. UUID=480a3f32-e304-49b0-b322-4964349fd941 / ...
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How to delete a corrupted file on an NTFS partition?

I have an NTFS partition(/dev/sda3) mounted via ntfs-3g on arch linux. This partition contains a file called cee431d2730eb5e1697bd57b3bb529 which I want to delete. ls -la returns the following output ...
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Cross-platform Filesystem and ACLs for installation on Raspberry Pi

I am deploying NextCloud on my Raspberry Pi. I am stuck on what I know is an inefficient way to design and run a system. Currently the configuration sits on an external drive with ext4 file system. I ...
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Error mounting ntfs filesystem in linux?

I was trying to take a backup and messed up something and now I am getting the above error. [msingh@centos boot]$ rpm -qa ntfs-3g ntfsprogs ntfs-3g-2017.3.23-6.el7.x86_64 ntfsprogs-2017.3.23-6.el7....
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