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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“This file came from another computer…” - how can I unblock all the files in a folder without having to unblock them individually?

Windows XP SP2 and Windows Vista have this deal where zone information is preserved in downloaded files to NTFS partitions, such that it blocks certain files in certain applications until you "unblock"...
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Why should I use exFAT over NTFS on removable media?

So, basically I always format my removable mass storage devices as NTFS by default, but someone told me I was better off using exFAT. Now I've been looking around google, but can't find any good ...
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Why the heck does NTFS allow invisible executables?

You can hide any file inside of another file just by typing:type sol.exe > container.txt:sol.exeand to run the file hidden file just use:start c:\hide\container.txt:sol.exeBut the crazy ...
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How can a file's size on disk be 0 bytes when there's data in it?

I have a file in Windows 10 with 362 bytes of data, but the "size on disk" is just 0 bytes. It's a simple "Hello world" program written in assembly, and saved in Notepad++.How is it possible that ...
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What is the difference between NTFS hard links and directory junctions?

The title says it all... what's the difference? When do I use one and when do I use the other?Added: Note that Junction points, Hard links and Symbolic (soft) links are three separate things on NTFS....
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What “allocation unit size” should I use for a drive with a single NTFS partition?

I'm formatting a 1TB external hard drive as a single NTFS partition. This drive is mainly meant for storing media.Should I choose something other than the default allocation unit size? The options ...
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Max files per directory on NTFS vol vs FAT32

What's the max number of files that can be present in a directory on a NTFS volume?Same question for a directory for FAT32 volume?
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How does NTFS compression affect performance?

I've heard that NTFS compression can reduce performance due to extra CPU usage, but I've read reports that it may actually increase performance because of reduced disk reads. How exactly does NTFS ...
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Doesn't metadata occupy any size?

I put 4096 characters in a text file and save it.Since every character is 1 byte, Size of the text file must be 4K byte.As you see below that's OK:I connect my flash memory to my computer. the free ...
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Permissionless external drive with NTFS

I have an external hard disk which has 1 partition, formatted in NTFS. I use this drive on multiple computers with a different logins on different machines, Windows XP and Windows 7. All files are ...
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How to mount an NTFS partition read-only in Windows?

I feel like this is a really simple and fundamental function that Windows should have, but so far Google has been telling me it isn't possible. How can I mount an NTFS partition read-only in Windows? ...
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How do I remove a file named “NUL” on Windows?

I have a Windows XP box (NTFS filesystem) on which I found a file named NUL. I have not been able to remove this file in any usual way. The file appears to be owned by Administrator in the SYSTEM ...
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View a list of symbolic links on system?

Is there a way to see a list of all the symbolic links that are active on a Windows machine?
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How to hide desktop.ini files without hiding other hidden files/folders?

Is there anyway to hide desktop.ini files, but unhide them when I need them? They get in the way when I'm moving files and such but I do use them so deleting them isn't an option.
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Creating and formating a partition using a bash script

Is there any way to create and format a partition using a bash script?I think it can be done with fdisk but I don't know how to feed commands from the bash script into the fdisk shell then exit the ...

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