Microsoft's file system, used in Windows NT (2000, XP, Vista, 7, 8, etc.).

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How open NTFS USB in Virtualbox using WIndows

My main computer is Ubuntu 15.10. I have virtualbox working properly and followed the steps in the following link so that the virtual Windows 10 can recognize USB devices: How to set up USB for ...
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Coping a file to a windows NTFS partition has no permisson

I share (Xubuntu) through network or copy directly files into NTFS directory and then sometimes I can not do anything with them in Windows XP. The files can not be read and sometimes they can not be ...
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Can't mount or fix corrupt NTFS partition on working HDD

Last time I was using windows it crashed because of some application I was running leaking memory and getting to around 7GB. I couldn't even open Task Manager so I just reset the PC. After rebooting ...
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How to mount ntfs usb flash drive with permissions automatically when plugged in?

I recently made it so I can use the ./ command in a usb drive by formatting to ntfs and then using the command sudo mount -t ntfs -o fmask=0022,dmask=0000,uid=1000,gid=1000 /dev/sdb1 ...
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How do i access my secondary HDD when I didn't shutdown windows correctly before installing (l)ubuntu? [duplicate]

I wanted to go right into using Lunbuntu, so I just cut the power to my PC (which has a 180GB SSD main and 160GB HDD secondary) and installed Lubuntu to main drive. Everything is working fine, until I ...
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Fix undeletable directory on removable NTFS drive

Copied some large files on my NTFS-formatted portable hard drive, and I've accidentally pulled the plug before the cache was flushed. Upon remounting, the system didn't displayed any error messages, ...
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Change default mount options

I have installed Ubuntu on an MSI laptop that has an SSD and an HDD. Ubuntu was installed to a partition on the HDD, and the SSD contains only an NTFS partition for Windows. I have found out that one ...
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Is it safe to unset the msftdata flag on a ext4 partiton that was reformatted from ntfs?

As part of my shedding windows I've been changing the partitions on my legacy drives from ntfs to ext4 by doing the copy / format / copy back dance. This has gone well, but I noticed in gparted that ...
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Formatting external hard drive from exFat to NTFS by accident [duplicate]

I formatted my ssd drive and by accident (I don't know how it's happend), but I've formatted my external hard drive with some important things from exFat to NTFS and I lost my data. I always had 2 ...
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unable to mount ntfs filesystem after upgrading to windows 10 on dual boot system

I have a dual boot system - Ubuntu 14.04 and recently upgraded Windows 10 - running on a Dell Inspiron N5030 laptop. Everything worked fine after the upgrade but a couple of days later I started ...
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Xubuntu 14.04: Transmission Torrent Client uses High CPU when writing to NTFS partition

I use transmission client to download torrents. I noticed a few things: 1] Over ISP's local network, when downloading at high speeds from peering (say 790 Kbps), the CPU usage goes drastically high ...
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Does reformatting an NTFS drive to EXT4 remove the fragmented parts of it?

I purchased a 2TB hard drive that was initially formated as ntfs and have been using it on my NAS for a while. I did a scan on it and found out it was a bit fragmented. I didn't want to waste time ...
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NTFS partition folder lost due to write-interruption

Im on ubuntu-studio 14.04 LTS. I have an external harddrive with an NTFS partition to which i was copying a folder. Due to some fault in the USB connector there was a input-output error during the ...
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Transcend HDD suddenly won't mount

I'm in a bit of a pickle as my Trancend storejet HDD won't mount with Ubuntu all of a sudden. It contains important files. I keep getting this long error message that as an Ubuntu noob really ...
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Disk Partitioning for ubuntu 15.10 to have a NTFS drive

I have a 500 GB HDD. I want to install ubuntu 15.10 on it and also want to have an NTFS partition on the drive. What would be the best partitioning scheme for it?
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Permission Denied NTFS hard drive

I have an old computer with Windows 7 and the OS failed, so I need to get all the files from the hard drive. To do that I use a Ubuntu live CD and I use this command to mount the partition: sudo ...
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How can I mount an NTFS partition? [closed]

I switched to Ubuntu from Windows 10 and one of my partitions is NTFS: how can I mount it?
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Back to NTFS after having Unknown partition - no files [duplicate]

I have a problem with the partition where the Windows 10 was installed. After reinstalling a GRUB 2 with the Live CD the Windows partition was unknown. I've checked it with testdisk and tried to ...
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How to mount ntfs permenantly via ntfs-3g

I have Ubuntu 14.04 and would like to permanently mount my WD Elements external harddisk. I currently use this to mount it manually: sudo fdisk -l The drive normally is at /dev/sdc1 sudo mount ...
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Convert NTFS to ext4 and encrypt? [duplicate]

Is there a way for me to convert a "live" drive (i.e. with data on it) from NTFS to EXT4 and then also encrypt it? The drives are USB connected, but not flash disks.
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64 GB stick takes forever to eject

So I have a 64 GB USB stick which is formatted as NTFS since I use it to transfer stuff between Ubuntu and Windows (as well as files larger than 4 GB, so no FAT 32). At the moment I need to copy a ...
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NTFS partition for all my files? (Windows and Ubuntu)

I'm going to shrink my Windows partition to install Ubuntu, and I was wondering how many partitions I should make if I wanted to share files between both OSes. Can I share all my Ubuntu and Windows ...
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converting filesystem of internal HDD from FAT32 to NTFS

I was dumb and used FAT32 as filesystem. Now I want to download files larger than the size of 4GB, which is not possible for FAT32. I use a dual boot (Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 10) and the HDD is ...
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Can't mount external hard drive USB

It's NTFS. It's USB3. I'm using Ubuntu 14.04. I have tried the following commands: sudo fdisk -l sudo fdisk -l sudo mount -t ntfs /dev/sdb1 /mnt sudo mount -t ntfs /dev/sdb1 /mnt
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Changing permissions of an NTFS partition for Transmission

I've been using ubuntu for a few years now, however this is my first time asking a question on the forums so please let me know if I have not provided enough info. I'm running 14.04 Home on an Intel® ...
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Correctly formatting 3tb drive for Windows

Formatted a 3tb internal hard drive in Linux as NTFS. Filled it up and moved it to Windows 7 computer, which sees it as several partitions without a drive letter and won't let me assign one. How ...
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Fix “NTFS Partition is in an Unsafe State” without Windows installed and ntfsfix refusing to operate

Ok, so I just installed my Ubuntu 14.04 LTS with Gnome 3 and tried to access my old Harddrive (obv NTFS). I can't do it though to the (well-known): "The NTFS partition is in an unsafe state. Please ...
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new NTFS partition wont mount via MATE

I have been having some trouble with Ubuntu Mate, not mounting NTFS partitions. This message stating the operation is pending appears, but the device never becomes usable. When I do sudo mount ...
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Unable to write to Samba NTFS share from Windows7

I've been trying to enable writing from Windows 7 to a samba share mapped to a NTFS-formatted USB Disk for the last 3 hours without any success. I can access the mount point without any issues from ...
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Unable to access “360 GB Volume [duplicate]

I have just installed ubuntu 14.04, while I am able to access the other two partitions (D and E) of windows but I am not able to access the C drive.It is showing the following. I have also tried ...
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Can you access an NTFS Windows portion with read write capabilities on Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I'm thinking about switching to Ubuntu because I absolutely hate windows 10. I have a separate hdd that has all of my media and games on it. If I install Ubuntu on my designated OS hdd can I access ...
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command line to get hidden attribute for file on a NTFS samba share

I am using "Ubuntu Server 14.04.1 LTS" and I'm having a problem reading if a file on a NTFS samba share is marked in windows as "hidden". Please help me find either the package I need to install to ...
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Clone to Drive with Different Format

What command tool and combination of flags can I use to copy all contents of an external NTFS drive to an external ExFAT drive. Copying and pasting or using "cp -a -n /source /target" results in ...
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Unable to mount my external disk

I am unable to mount my external usb disk, here is my error message and please help me to solve this problem. Thanks. Error mounting system-managed device /dev/sdb1: Command-line `mount ...
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NTFS drive not visible to windows anymore but on Ubuntu

I have a 4TB external drive which I was using with windows formatted with NTFS , For some file copying I plugged that drive into Ubuntu desktop and moved the files. Now when I am trying to connect the ...
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disable automount while the GUI session will not log on

I performed an automount using the procedure described on this page on a NTFS and FAT partition : Is there a program to mount all of my drives automatically? Now, my session won't load in GUI mode ...
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External disk showing empty files

My ubuntu machine is detecting hardisk , but it shows nothing inside external hard disk . And my external disk is showing all the data in windows machine. What may be the problem. And how may I ...
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Can't get my ntfs partitions UUID in 15.10

I installed Ubuntu 15.10, and I can't mount my NTFS partitions I searched a lot and found few solutions and tried them but the funny thing is that everytime I get the UUID's that the partitions had ...
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Unable to load/mount Window 8 hard disk partition [duplicate]

After installing Ubuntu 14.04 along with window 8 I am unable to load Windows and unable to mount hard disk partition. The message shown is given below : Error mounting /dev/sda6 at ...
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Unable to resize external NTFS HDD

I have unmounted but it is not able to decrease the size of NTFS partition. The partition size is fixed. Why am I not able to change/decrease the current partition size ?
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I cannot open my disks [duplicate]

Error mounting /dev/sda5 at /media/somit/E022149222147030: Command-line `mount -t "ntfs" -o "uhelper=udisks2,nodev,nosuid,uid=1000,gid=1000,dmask=0077,fmask=0177" "/dev/sda5" ...
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unable to open hard drive [duplicate]

i install ubuntu few hour before, but i am unable to access hard drive. the message shown is given below- Error mounting /dev/sda6 at /media/jeetu/24386BED386BBD04: Command-line `mount -t "ntfs" -o ...
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Slow transfer from internal disk to external USB hard disk

Lots of people have problem with copying to/from external USB hard disk. My system Ubuntu 14.04. External USB Seagate disk 1T originally NTFS. The disk is empty I am trying to copy 100GB to 1T disk. ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 doesnt let me open an NTFS drive

Hey can someone help me? I'm sorry if this question was asked before but I'm trying to open a 640GB Volume from the Launcher and I get this error: Error mounting /dev/sdb2 at ...
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Backup manager shows an error when I connect my external HDD

I have set Ubuntu to take a backup every day in my external (NTFS) hard drive. Usually I forget to connect it, I get a notification that the backup is being delayed, I connect my hard drive and the ...
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Accessing disk partitions in dual booted machines [duplicate]

I am using both Windows and ubuntu. I am very new to this. And I can't access the other partions I made. Instead I get this alert box. Please give me a guide. Or a solution. Thanks in advance. ...
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Comparing NTFS and EXT4

NTFS and EXT4 File Systems. What are the key differences between them? What are the similarities between them ?
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Set virtual host for ubuntu on NTFS partition

I have just installed ubuntu on my laptop and getting used to it. I have a local wamp server running on a windows partition on the same laptop. I want to use the same root directory for my ubuntu ...
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How to copy large number of small files to a NTFS external drive?

I have a large number (15K+) of small files of size 3-4 KB each. What is the fastest method to copy those files to a NTFS drive? I tried Nautilus and cp, but they are really slow.
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NTFS defrag tool for Ubuntu

I am searching for a NTFS defrag tool for Ubuntu and I came across this : Defragging NTFS Partitions from Linux. I want to know how to install UltraDefrag on Ubuntu 14.04.