NTFS (New Technology File System) is the default file system for Windows NT and its derivatives (2000, XP, Vista, 7, 8, Server 2003 and 2008).

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NTFS Limitations — max fragments per file

I read in this guide that there is a "1.5 million approximate maximum amount of fragments that you canhave for any given file"I have been searching but I've been unable to turn up any ...
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NTFS compression/decompression

I bought an ASUS E200H: Win 10 Home 64-bit; 32GB of SSD (the operating system occupies around 20GB, so only around 10GB is left for me).After installing all the programs that I need, I had around ...
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When formatting 500gb external harddisk to exFAT format, how to make allocation size smaller than 256kb?

Question:For large external harddisks, is it possible to format to exFAT with an allocation size smaller than 256kb? Explanation:I have a 2.5 Tb and a 250Gb external harddisk. I want to be able to ...
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Is NTFS USN Journaling Service also enabled in Linux OS when mounted?

Let's suppose I have a Windows 7 machine which USN Journaling service is enabled (for C Drive), and installed on C Drive. And I install any Linux distributions which support NTFS, on D drive. After ...
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Copying console output of dd to file as well as to console

I'm trying to image a hard drive using dd which is giving I/O errors. As a result I added the 'noerror' parameter, but I'd like to keep track of the errors in order to attempt recovery.My current ...
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Why is NTFS so much slower on Windows than Linux (Debian)

I use an external USB drive for most of my personal data. It's formatted as NTFS because I use it both at home on my Debian PC, and on my school computers, which run Windows 10. I've recently been ...
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What's going on with this reparse point created by mklink?

Here's some odd behavior I encountered with mklink which ships in Windows since Vista. I suspect if may be a defect in mklink or even as deep as the NTFS file system driver, but the behavior could use ...
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File System Performance in Linux and Windows

I have built a HTPC with AMD Athlon 5350, which was completely sufficient. The system was running Windows 10 running in SSD and big HDD for backups in NTFS. Somehow there is a problem with network ...
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How to fix a partition detected as RAW, when Chkdsk correctly reads it as NTFS?

My external HDD suddenly started reporting as "931.51 GB RAW (Primary)" in Windows disk management. I tried using DiskInternals Partition Recovery, which indeed reported the drive being only seen as ...
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Windows: Lost my data volume via diskpart clean when I ran clean on system volume

I'm wondering why this happened.I had a data volume that I did not want to touch. I wanted to wipe the system volume and install new OS on it so I ran diskpart and selected that volume.System ...
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Windows 10 File Version History, real-time backup/copy-on-write

I understand that Windows 10 File Version History feature does incremental backups at fixed schedule (every 10mins to 24hrs). And that it checks the NTFS 'Change Journals'However, is it possible to ...
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WPD FileSystem Device Driver

I have several USB hard drives that I have mounted as NTFS volumes because I would have only 2 drives letters left if I used drive letters. This works great because I can mount all these drives in C:\...
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Is it smart to use NTFS compression on a bitlocker encrypted disk?

My intuition says that this should serve no benefit. However I just clean installed windows 10 pro and all of my non-system files are compressed. I'm getting almost 50% compression on my ssd. If ...
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how to unzip same file name without override (capitalization differ)

I have 2 files named xt_DSCP.h and xt_dscp.h in the same directory, in a zip file. I am trying to unzip them on my pendrive but I only have 2 options: skip or override. I was searching for a ...
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Is there a way to backup deduplicated NTFS drive with rsync or other linux tool?

Is there a Linux way or a tool that is aware of Windows Deduplication on NTFS?Here I use rsync to sync files from a AD file server shares.The shares are mounted, readonly, using mount.cifs on linux....

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