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

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Unable to mount Windows (NTFS) filesystem due to hibernation

Whenever I boot Ubuntu, I get a message that it cannot mount my windows partition, and I can choose to either wait, skip or manually mount. When I try to enter my Windows partition through Nautilus I ...
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How do I recover my accidentally lost Windows partitions after installing Ubuntu?

I have a Toshiba satellite A-200 laptop with a Vista OS on it with 4 NTFS partitions (C:) Vista (D:) Entertainment (E:) Work (F:) Sources and I wanted to start using Ubuntu instead. So I tried ...
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How do I use 'chmod' on an NTFS (or FAT32) partition?

I have a script that I need to execute on an NTFS partition. The script's permission is set to 600. I attempted to modify the permissions by running chmod 755 script.sh, which doesn't report a ...
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How to automount NTFS partitions?

I have two NTFS partitions, and I don't want to mount them everytime I start Ubuntu. How can I do this? Is there a tool or a code to use? If so, is it safe to automount? specially when they are ...
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How do you repair an “input/output error” in an NTFS partition?

I replaced a buggy Windows Vista installation with Ubuntu. All works fine except that the main HD where I had all my files are now inaccessible. Here is the error message I get: Error mounting: ...
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Fix corrupt NTFS partition without Windows

MY NTFS Partition has gotten corrupt somehow (it's a relic from the days when I had Windows installed). I'm putting the debug output of fdisk and blkid here. At the same time, any OS is unable to ...
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How to mount NTFS drive at startup [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to automount NTFS partitions? I'm not even sure if this is the right question, but basically I have a partition with Windows 7 on it (named Acer in my Ubuntu places ...
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How to recover data from NTFS partition that was made into a Swap partition?

I have extremely important stuff on my windows partition which during the ubuntu 10.10 installation,when it said that I should create something called swap space, I selected it to be a swap space (...
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.exe file permission fail

I'm trying to run a exe file that is located on my Vista partition, when I browse to the file and try to change the file to run as executable the tick box unticks itself right after i tick it, i tried ...
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Unable to mount NTFS hard drive partition “The disk contains an unclean file system” [duplicate]

I have dual booted ubuntu 13.10 and windows 8.1 in my laptop. Earlier my window partition(C drive) and other NTFS partition was accessible from ubuntu. Now its giving me this error and not mounting: ...
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Cannot mount NTFS partition in Ubuntu 13.04 [duplicate]

After I installed Ubuntu 13.04, I can't mount my NTFS partition. Error mounting /dev/sda5 at /media/mrxfly/xFLyDiskData: Command-line `mount -t "ntfs" -o "uhelper=udisks2,nodev,nosuid,uid=1000,gid=...
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How to hide a(n) (NTFS) partition from ubuntu

I need to hide an NTFS partition from listing in the nautilus. How can I achieve that? Is there any tool to do that? And how can I hide files in ubuntu (except . operator)
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Problem to enter in NTFS partition “The disk contains an unclean file system”

Sorry if this question is already solved. I changed my Operating System, from Windows to Linux Ubuntu 13.04. I have 2 partitions: C: (system) and M: It's NTFS; there I have my information, music,...
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Terminal method of formatting storage drive

I want to know how to format a storage drive from the terminal. Helpful things to provide in the answer would be often used options for commands and base knowledge that one can use to extrapolate ...
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How do I mount a hibernated NTFS partition? [duplicate]

I have a Windows HDD attached to an external docking bay on my Ubuntu System, but the HDD brings up an error message: Error mounting: mount exited with exit code 14: Windows is hibernated, refused ...
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Convert filesystem NTFS -> EXT4?

I have 2 TB of data on an NTFS drive which I would like to convert to EXT4 filesystem. My OS runs on a (comparatively) small 60GB SSD. Is there any way to convert the filesystem, apart from backing ...
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How to get permissions to execute programs from NTFS hard drive?

I have this problem: I'm used to compile and run .c files with CodeBlocks. If I do that from my Desktop (ext4 partition) it works without problems, but doing this from my secondary hard drive (NTFS ...
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Recovering Very Important Lost Data From Ntfs Partition

I have a 230 Gigs HDD on my laptop, i have 50 gigs extended for my linux, i have 80 gigs empty ntfs partition, and 100 gigs ntfs partition where i store all my important data, (i have about 50 gigs of ...
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How to correctly fix a “dirty” NTFS partition without using chkdsk

When I try to do a ntfsck to a NTFS partition I get this: sudo ntfsck /dev/sdb1 Unsupported: replay_log() Volume is dirty. Unsupported: check_volume() Checking 161792 MFT records. Unsupported cases ...
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Should I choose exFat or NTFS for a “shared” partition in a dual-boot system?

I have a new laptop which I am setting up as dual boot Windows/Linux. I would like to access files from both Ubuntu and Windows 7. Should I create a separate NTFS partition?
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Mount NTFS partition at startup, with non-root user as owner

I'm currently mounting an NTFS partition at startup using the following line in /etc/fstab: /dev/sda3 /media/data ntfs nls=iso8859-1,umask=000 To my Ubuntu 11.10 installation, ...
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Defragging NTFS Partitions from Linux

Are there any tools that I can use to defrag my Windows partition from Linux?
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How can I resize NTFS partition in GParted?

My family PC has Windows Vista and lately it has became unusable, having strange errors and taking hours to do anything at all, so I'm installing Ubuntu 11.10 alongside it. I went into GParted to ...
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fsck can't find fsck.ntfs

On several machines that I've upgraded from Natty to Oneiric, I get an error every boot (one for every NTFS partition): Serious errors were found while checking the disk drive for /windows/c. Press ...
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Why does Ubuntu refuse to execute files from an NTFS partition?

I mount an NTFS partition (where I've got some Linux binaries and scripts alongside with Win32 and data files) with the following fstab line: /dev/sda5 /mnt/dat ntfs-3g rw,dev,exec,auto,async,users,...
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Cannot remove hiberfile on ntfs partition

I've been looking at questions like Unable to mount Windows (NTFS) filesystem due to hibernation and How do I mount a hibernated NTFS partition? and they all say "Boot into windows" which I am unable ...
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Zeitgeist does not index folders in NTFS partition

I am using Synapse + Unity Dash for searching and it seems that neither of these can index folders I've accessed in my NTFS partition. I believe this is because Zeitgeist does not index folders, and ...
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Ubuntu doesn't “see” external USB Hard Disk

It's NTFS. It's USB2. I'm using Ubuntu 13.04. It works perfectly fine on Windows (which excludes cable and hardware problems). I have two Ubuntu computers and it's not detected on either. It's about ...
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Install Ubuntu on a NTFS partition

The Ubuntu installer does not allow me to install on NTFS partitions, but certain circumstances requires me to do so. Is it possible?
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Ntfs recovery software for ubuntu?

I need a free linux application to recover some files on an NTFS. Please suggest me a best one?
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Slow write speeds to ntfs

When writing to my ntfs partition I am getting very low speeds( When reading however I'm getting my maximum speeds): 589824 3% 60.20kB/s 0:04:06 This example is using rsync --progress [...
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Cannot mount some partitions

About two weeks ago I had a problem with my PC that my brother wrote a question about at PC not booting after using Windows 7 auto-repair. I still haven't solved the problem, so my PC is unusable now....
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Any way of maintaining permissions when using NTFS mounted drive in Ubuntu?

In my web development work, I use Ubuntu almost exclusively. But there are occasions where I need to boot up Windows -- to check a layout in IE, to reslice a comp in Photoshop -- and I want to be able ...
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Using a folder on an ntfs partition as /home

I use wubi to install Ubuntu 10.10 on my ntfs partition. So I want to change the home folder to a folder on the ntfs partition. I could keep the personal configuration, software and so on after ...
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Changing permissions in fstab in order to allow writing in Windows NTFS partition

I have in my /etc/fstab file this line in order to mount my Windows ntfs partition: /dev/sdb1 /media/sdb1 ntfs rw,noauto,users,permissions 0 2 I've changed the owner using chown and set the ...
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Is it bad to have /home/ on an NTFS partition? [duplicate]

On my new computer, I didn't want to have /home on the system SSD but rather on the secondary drive which is a conventional hard drive. I followed these instructions for moving /home to the other ...
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Can I install Ubuntu on a partition formatted as ntfs instead of ext4?

Can I install Ubuntu on a partition formatted as NTFS, instead of EXT4? After installing Ubuntu 11.10 using ext4, I keep on getting disk errors at boot up. But on this same harddrive, I have Windows ...
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Recover files from NTFS drive with bad sectors

A few nights ago I have created a backup of my data on an external 500 GB NTFS USB hard drive. I have then formatted my computer, reinstalled Ubuntu and started transferring back the data from the ...
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How to make a drive NTFS from EXT4?

I want to know how to make a drive ( non-system ) from EXT4 to NTFS. Can anyone help me out?
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How do I share a folder on a NTFS partition over the network?

I'm on Ubuntu 11.10, and I want to share a folder on an automounted NTFS partition (/dev/sda4) over the network. The purpose of this network is to share files between computers, it contains mostly ...
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dual boot missing files on ntfs

I have 3 partitions: one for win7 (ntfs), one for Ubuntu (ext4) and one just for data (ntfs so both operating systems can see them). My problem is that I had stored some files on the data partition ...
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How do I enable NTFS write support?

The NTFS Write capabilities were removed in Ubuntu 11.10. Henceforth, I cannot write/delete on my External NTFS hard drive, neither can I on the NTFS partition hosting MS Windows. I tried to install ...
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Repair NTFS without Windows? [duplicate]

My machine only has Ubuntu installed (13.04) but one data drive is NTFS (because I didn't realize that the disk was NTFS formatted when I started using it). I now used Gparted to reduce the partition ...
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Unable to Mount an external hard drive (NTFS)

Ubuntu 11.10. When I plug my external Drive Western Digital MyPassport (500Go NTFS) I named WD. I get the following error: Unable to mount WD Error mounting: mount exited with exit code 1: helper ...
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Is NTFS-3G safe for writing?

These days, I have to use the NTFS-3G driver to write to an NTFS drive (which will later be used in Windows). But I still remember the olde times of Linux ntfs driver which clearly said in the docs: '...
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12.10 install overwrote my windows partition [duplicate]

Recently decided to switch back to Ubuntu. I have a 3TB drive which was running win7. I had 3 partitions. c: for windows d: data e: data Have installed ubuntu before so 'thought' I knew what I was ...
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Can I install Ubuntu on an exFAT hard drive?

I would like to know if it's possible to install Ubuntu on an exFAT hard drive, since Windows 8's drive admin utility only allow me to get NTFS and exFAT partitions. Thanks in advance.
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rsync not working between NTFS/FAT and EXT

I have music that I play in my car, from an FAT32 USB stick. The folder which I use to put songs on is stored on my EXT4 hard drive. I add/remove/retag songs regularly and occassionally want to ...
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Mount exited with exit code 13

I have a 1TB external hard drive that I recently formatted to NTFS. It was mounting on my Ubuntu 11.10 fine until just now. I didn't make any changes to affect my OS or my exhdd. The error that I get ...
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Is there a better option other than NTFS for a shared HD between Ubuntu and Windows 7?

I have a PC with dual-boot, and I have installed Xubuntu (always newest version) and Windows 7. I have a new HD and I would like to be able to access it from both OS. I suppose NTFS would work since ...