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Limited file size on NTFS drive

Q: Limited file size on NTFS drive


I'm recording some footage with FRAPS but every movie created is limited to 4GB and another file is being created.
My drive is in NTFS format and NOT FAT32. There are also no 'quota' as I'm the administrator.

How to have unlimited file sizes ?


PS: I found another post on this forum with the exact same problem but it didn't get answered.

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A: Limited file size on NTFS drive

Try this google search: http://www.google.com/search?q=fraps...ient=firefox-a

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I am using Windows 2000 and am having a problem with a file size limitation. I have a TV card which allows me to record shows and store them on my hard drive. Originally my OS was on an NTFS drive, but I had the TV card store recorded shows on a firewire drive (FAT32). Whenever the recorded show used more than 4 gig, it was stored in two files (1 approx 4 gig, the other the remaining balance).

I found out the FAT32 file size limitation was 4 gig, so I took everything off the firewire drive, formatted it to NTFS, and copied everything back. However, even new shows that I record via the TV card are still splitting files that are larger than 4 gig. I double checked and the firewire drive is formatted to NTFS according to Windows 2000. Why am I still stuck with a 4 gig limit on an NTFS drive?

Any help is appreciated.

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Hey guys,

I recently started trying to record movies of some of my gameplay, and noticed that the file size of some of the videos are massive. Although this isnt a problem (still got 230 odd gig worth of free space left), my harddrive (or is it the software?) wont let me store files over 4 GB on my computer! (after the movie size reaches 4 gig, it saves the file and creates a new one)

I looked around a bit, and learnt that a FAT32 file system had the 4GB file size limit, but my harddrive is NTFS and has always been since i got it (got it brand new about 4 months ago)

If anyone could tell me why my file system is doing this, or a way around it (other than just using a video editing program and chopping them together, because when im recording and it saves and starts a new file, theres some undesirable lag)

The program i use to record is FRAPS, and the game I play is World of Warcraft

Thanks for any help you can give,


A:NTFS File Size Limit


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Hi guys,

Been doing my best to sort out a troublesome PC, and this forum kept coming up when googling, so thought you guys might be able to help out! Up for a challenge?

I have made some attempt myself using tutorials, but can't help but think I should have posted first... Anyway, what's done is done...

Setup: Win XP Pro (SP2) with three logical drives:
Physical Disk 1 (200GB SATA - NTFS): Logical Drive C: and D: (C: containing Windows)
Physical Disk 2 (IDE - FAT32 converted to NTFS): Logical F:
Physical Disk 3: (300GB SATA - NTFS) Logical G:

Long story short - some bad (new) RAM was causing my screen to BSOD and restart. Before I could properly diagnose that (it killed an audio driver, which continued the BSODs even after the RAM was removed), a BSOD restart killed one of my hard drives - G (Physical Disk 3). Windows would not boot with it plugged in (moaned about hal.dll missing, even though it's not the Windows drive - booted fine without it plugged in!), and from Windows Recovery Console it was dismissed as having "Unrecoverable Errors" when trying to DIR or CHKDSK.

On advice, I tried 'bootfix', which made it an empty 10GB drive, FAT format.

Loaded up TestDisk from the UBCD, which claimed it had one 'Linux' partition. I followed a tutorial to scan it in forced NTSC mode, but it came up with nothing.

I then used ADRC Data Recovery to write an NTFC boot sector, but all that did was make the drive unreadable.

Then used ... Read more

A:File Recovery On Lost Ntfs Drive/partition?

Each time that you access the disk (even during bootup) the chances of losing your data increase. So limit your disk accesses as much as possible.A data recovery program attempts to check the structure of the disk and see if it can find anything that it recognizes as files. Since you've already performed some of the tests that we'd recommend, I'd have to suggest that you consult a commercial firm that specializes in this sort of thing (and they are expensive!).Other things to try would be the NTFS GetDataBack tool from http://www.runtime.orgIt allows you to scan the drive (for free) to see if anything is recoverable, then you'll have to pay to do the actual recovery (about $80 US the last time I checked)Others here have recommended a free tool called Recuva, and other free tools may also be listed here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic3616.html

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I purchased a new SSD drive for running windows 8, while installing I unplugged all of my other drives in my machine including a WD 2TB drive I use for files. I cannot seem to get the Windows 8 installation to be able to access the drive when I select it it says "F:\ is not accessible. Access is denied" after following the instructions below. The drive is recognized by the machine still, I just cannot access it from this Windows 8 partition? Any ideas?

"Access Denied" or other errors when accessing or working with files and folders in Windows

Long press the folder you want to take ownership of, then tap Properties.
(If you are using a mouse, right click the folder, then click Properties.)Tap or click the Security tab, tap or click Advanced, then tap or click Change.Tap or click Edit. If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.Type the name of the person you want to give ownership to and click Check Names.The person that you?re giving ownership will have their account displayed in the box, click OK.If you want that person to be the owner of files and subfolders in this folder, select the Replace owner on subcontainers and objects check box.Click OK.

A:Windows 8 - Unable to Access NTFS File Drive

Try adding "Everyone" to the share with list in Advanced sharing and the security tab. You can easily remove Everyone for security reasons after you access the drive. The link shows you how.

HDD sharing - Windows 7 Forums

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I have a 600GB WD external drive (NTFS) where I store almost everything I access on a day to day basis. With no warning (as it always happens), I received an error while trying to access it. I can't remember the exact wording but it was something to the effect that the drive needed formatting. Using Hardware and Disk Manager, I managed to see that the drive was still at the correct capacity (500GB used) and it says (Active) and (Healthy) but under FILE SYSTEM, where it should have said either FAT or NTFS, it was blank.
I asked for some advice within an online chat group I'm part of and they suggested I used a program called TestDisk. I followed the instructions on the page as best as I could, as far as I could go and was prompted to reboot my computer. After doing so, and reconnecting the drive, I am now getting an error that say that the drive is corrupt and unreadable.
I've run CrystalDriveInfo and it has "Caution" under Health Status. I'm not completely sure what to look for with this program and most things show as blue, which seems to be good. There are three points that are yellow; Reallocated Sectors Count (196), Current Pending Sector Count (187), Uncorrectable Sector Count (200).
I'm so lost without this drive. I really don't feel like the drive itself is finished, but I have no clue how it's lost its NTFS format. I've tried reading through stuff I've found with google but all I'm getting is pretty muc... Read more

A:External drive missing NTFS file system

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I just bought a Maxtor 5000LE that has 80GB storage capacity and uses USB 1.1/.20 to connect to the PC. It comes formatted with FAT32. I will be storing large .avi files on this (around 700MB each) and wanted to know what would be the best file systems as far as disk storage and performance. I imagine with USB 1.1 or even 2.0 the performance will be poor anyhow. But in terms of making the most out of the 80GB I have to work with is NTFS or FAT32 better? I don't care about file system security and I am not sure if compression would be helpful in this case. Thanks in advance for any feedback you can provide.

A:Best File System (NTFS or FAT32) for USB External Hard Drive

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I recently bought an Ext HD to store my back-up files. I just plugged it in and set up the Back-up program and it works a treat. However I have noticed that whilst the file system on my normal C drive is NTFS it is Fat 32 on the Ext HD. I wonder will this cause any issues should I wish to recover any files in the future or should I use the convert command and change its file system to NTFS?

Thanks in advance.

A:Solved: Should I Convert The File System On My External Hard-Drive To NTFS?

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I was trying to install ubuntu on my system (F: drive) along with Window 7 which is already installed on it.I got an error as "No root file system is defined".I changed the file system from NTFS to EXT2 ,formatted the drive and tried again.Unfortunately, I choosed E:drive in place of F: drive.So, my all data lost from E: drive.Also, since its file system has changed, it is not visible in window 7 .However, when i go to computer management .I see the image which is attached here with.
Please help me in recovering the data from the formatted drive as it contains some important photos.
Thanks in advance.

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I am setting up a Win7 install using a 'scratch disk which formatted and has the operating system.

My media files are on older XP machine. The file transfer should be speedy on the
same computer but it is very slow.

Is there an instruction needed to 'pass through' more efficiently?

Example: 1 Gb file is taking 16 minutes or longer and a simple program folder of a small program will take 4 mins. It seems to be crawling.

Is there some difference between NTFS on XP and Win7?

If I have overlooked a previous answer, apologies.

A:Move an XP file in NTFS to Win7 NTFS is very slowed down on computer

What is the transfer medium? A network? Null cable? You don'tgive enough info to tell what you are doing other than that you are copying from XP to W7.

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I have an HP notebook which runs on Windows Vista Home Premium 32 bit.

I have two external hard drives, both Western Digital Elements. The older one, 1 TB, uses the FAT 32 file system. This is inconvenient since some files I wish to add are larger than 4 GB.

The newer WD, 2 TB, is NTFS, so sometimes I have to use this drive for the larger files that would ordinarily go onto the older drive, based on how I organize my data.

Is there any way to change the older drive from FAT32 to NTFS???? (That is, a solution that "even I" can understand????)

Thanks if you have anything to suggest.


A:[SOLVED] How to change external hard drive file system from FAT32 to NTFS????

You can use the command line tool "convert" to convert a FAT32 volume to NTFS. Example:

convert X: /FS:NTFS

NOTE: This operation is not without risk. Be sure you have a backup of all important files before proceeding. Of course you should have this anyway. Usually the command works without incident but it can fail, leaving the volume in an undefined state. It is a good idea to check the drive with the chkdsk command before proceeding. Do not do this on a drive whose reliability is in question.

Also be aware that the command is non-reversible. Microsoft provides no tools to convert NTFS to FAT32.

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I went to SSDs on all of my computers some time back, but I still use WD RE4s and 2.5 inch WD Black HDDs for a variety of backup tasks and for storage in which the data will not be accessed for a period longer than is ideal to use a non-powered SSD for. On my Macs I am using El Capitan with OS X Journeled, GUID map, and FileVault 2 encryption. On my SP3 and desktop I am using NTFS with Win 10 64-bit Pro with BitLocker enabled on both machines. The OS and third party programs are currently up to date.

I've generally used ExFAT and the GPT partition map because it allows me to use it on all of my computers, and I have always used the default cluster size. However, I do not think the default size was the best decision for me because the size on disk is over TWICE the actual size.

If I am correct, the default Win 10 cluster size is 4k, and that going BELOW that is useful for the drives I have many smaller files on. Is this correct? Additionally, the smaller cluster size I go, the slower the drive will write, correct? Also, if so, how low do you advise going? I am still torn between reformatting outright or trying one of the programs that allows changes to a currently in-use drive. Any advice? Thanks!

A:Hard drive cluster size issues? Size on HDD over twice the actual size

For the a sector size of 4k to double your disk utilization you'd have to have a really tiny average file size. From your numbers shown the average size if I calculate it correct is 132kb (unless you have 1 massive file and 17,711 tiny ones) so a 4k size will make no difference.

You could check with TreeSize Free - it will tell you if you right click on the status bar and select it to be displayed.

EDIT - having checked the default for ExFat is 128k for drives over 32GB (https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/140365) and when I tried to format an external USB drive that is what it picked. According to macbook - Reformat exFat with specific Device Block Size and Cluster Size - Ask Different OSX picks 128k also.

So if you had 128k as your cluster size minimum disk utilization would be 17,772 files * 128k = 2.17GB. So if all your files were just over this (say 132k which looks like your current average size) you would be using 4.44GB add a couple of big files and it could easily be 6GB.

I would check your average file sizes and also your current cluster size (you can use chkdsk as described in the AskDifferent link above).

The default is 4k for NTFS and I have always formatted ExFat as 4k also. Depending on your current setting reformatting 4k looks like a good idea.

As for how - copying the data elsewhere, formatting and then copying it back has to be the easiest, safest and most likely fastest way. You'll also get the disk defragmented automatical... Read more

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We recently had the need to replicate data from multiple windows servers to a FAT based Linux share.  I just wanted to share the script with everybody in case anybody else runs into similar issues.
The script assumes NTFS security is not needed on these files.
One issue I ran into when copying files to the FAT share was that
MANY files were giving an "error 5: Access is denied" message and failing to copy.
By setting the copy method to "/COPY:DT", attribute copying is removed from the process and all files(aside from files with read-locks) copy successfully.
Additionally, the /FFT(assume FAT file times) option is important when copying from NTFS to FAT.
At the end of the day I had this simple batch file(modified from
http://ss64.com/nt/robocopy.html) which I run on the servers I want data backed up from:
 SET _source1="Source(local or UNC)"
 SET _dest1="\\server\share_name\destination_folder"
 SET _what=/COPY:DT /MIR
 SET _options=/R:0 /W:0 /FFT /XF thumbs.db /LOG+:"\\log_destination\name.txt" /NFL /NDL
 ROBOCOPY %_source1% %_dest1% %_what% %_options%
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I was cleaning out some old uneeded files from my hd. When I stumbled upon something that puzzled me..

The main drive for windows is C:/
So there are no files before the C:/

If I right click my start menu, and select explore.
then right click my C:/ and select properties.
I get a cool little graph on how much used or unused space I have.

We good so far? Good.

Now on the right side of the screen I have a list of all the folders/files on my C:/drive

I click one, so it turns blue, Then hold ctrl, and press the A, for all. all the files turn blue,

I r ight click one of the blue files and select properties.
Give it a min or two to check all the files...

And I have a 50GB difference between the size of the two. The C/drive properties, and the properties of the files in the C:/ drive are different?


If it were only a few megs, it wouldnt be a issue,, But a whopping 50 gigs? Any ideas to the location of the extra gigs/files?

Virus scans malware scans all come up clean. Set to scan "all drives"
My Windows file system is not hidden.. Its not my backup partition (thats only 1.25 gigs). I dont have any strange F B or A drives... Nothing shaired on the network. even If I do move files from one pc to the next, its just one folder, and that is only 50mb MAX..

I bet if you do the same, you have a simmilar discrepency...
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A:C:/ drive file structure/size question.

I have about 7gb's difference....
If while in that "cool little gragh" you click on disk clean up (let it do its thing)>more options tab>"system restore and shadow copies">clean up>delete>OK , does the size between the two shrink? it deletes all restore points except the latest one, so if your system is running ok and you want the space, this will gain you some...

good luck

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When I click on it, it goes straight to drive D. also it will not be deleted .. How can I remove it without losing the files saved in my drive D?

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I'm trying to defrag an external hard drive, 120gb. However I keep getting an error that I need 5% space to defrag.
I have moved various files onto a partitioned drive, but the drive has not changed in respect of used disk space. The files left constitute only 80GB. I have checked for temp files, none there.
there are only two files left one of 60GB & one 19GB, both of which I don't want to delete & cant move to my partitioned drive.
What am I doing wrong, how can I fix this.
Also posted in Windows 2000.

A:hard drive shows full. Checking file size indicates it is not

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I'm trying to defrag an external hard drive, 120gb. However I keep getting an error that I need 5% space to defrag.
I have moved various files onto a partitioned drive, but the drive has not changed in respect of used disk space. The files left constitute only 80GB. I have checked for temp files, none there.
there are only two files left one of 60GB & one 19GB, both of which I don't want to delete & cant move to my partitioned drive.
What am I doing wrong, how can I fix this.

A:hard drive shows full. Checking file size indicates it is not

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Over the weekend, I tried transferring a 6GB iso to two different external hard drives, but each time the error was that the file was too large, even though there were over 100GB of free space left on either hard drive. Do you guys know what the problem could be?

A:Restriction on file transfer size to external hard drive?

It is likely a Fat32 file system....... I believe the limit is 1 byte short of 4 gigs

I dont remmy if there is a limit for NTFS or not, but that is probably the issue.

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What is the default Cluster size setting when formatting a Windows NTFS Partition on a hard disk drive greater than 2GB ?

A:Default Cluster size for NTFS



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Hello guys, I have been reading up on cluster size and how it impacts performance on an NTFS partion. From what I understand, the default cluster size in windows XP is 4kb. I know that increasing the cluster size will improve performance but it will waste space. My question is what cluster size would be optimal for a strictly gaming PC? I am willing to bet that the data files that a game uses are larger than 4kb. I am thinking of raising the cluster size to 64kb.
Is this reasonable?

A:NTFS Cluster size question

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I'm going to reformat a 111GB HDD with NTFS, and I was wondering if there are any problems that will occur if I decrease the allocation size from the default of 4KB to something smaller. Please advise. Thanks!

BTW, I'm using WXP SP3.

A:NTFS Allocation size for formatting

4KB is the optimum for NTFS, so performance will be reduced with smaller allocation units, the MFT will be larger. I think 4KB is also required for some enhancement functions like NTFS compression, and load optimization for executables which requires the file system to have the same cluster size as the RAM page allocation. I'm not sure if the performance of the paging file specifically is affected for the same reason.

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How is this done, as Diskeeper reports that it can only defrag. NTFS partitions with a maximum of 4K Cluster Size?

A:Defragmenting an NTFS partition with 64K Cluster size?

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The average file size will be around 8 MB. I may also have a single very large file (500MB).

A:Ideal cluster size for 1.5TB NTFS volume

Quote: Originally Posted by Cluent

The average file size will be around 8 MB. I may also have a single very large file (500MB).

When you format the drive, the optimal cluster size should be selected automatically, probably 4KB.

If you are offerred a choice, remember that the largest size is not always the most space efficient, although with 1.5T that is probably not a big deal.

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Win XP Pro\Gigabyte GA7vaxp\2 WD800JBs

1st debate.........Is it possible to benefit from Microsoft's recommended "fat 32 cvtarea flagging of the master file table/ then ntfs convertion" for windows XP Pro setup......with only c:\ partition.......

"5-10% performance increase over standard XP installation"


and the optimum raid-0\ntfs cluster size ratio......i have been reading about.........(16/16 best?)
Microsoft's article describes the /A:8 Oformat option which aligns clusters into 4k boundaries........"Important: Because sectors are 512 bytes, the OFORMAT command must be used with the /A:8 option to create a FAT volume that can be efficiently converted to NTFS."...........(size 4k).......whole article seems to revolve around importance of 4k clusters.

1.What is max defragable ntfs cluster size

2.Can these "recommended" MFT optimization commands be modified to create larger than 4k clusters?

3.Do you have to choose one or the other? And if so, what is the best............ratio, ect.

4.This article confuses me even more......which claims promise fasttrak 100 runs best at 64k stripe size..........(but only benched with 4k ntfs clusters)


And Finally........Onboard Raid or Old Fasttrak 100 pci card?
Apparently they are both just software raid controllers......one and the same.

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Trying to resize some of my tiles on the Windows 10 start menu. I have added Outlook 2016 and want to set it to Wide but the only options are Small & Medium.

How do I get all the options on the resize?

A:Tile Size limited

Size options are limited to certain Apps only, default Apps all can be resized to 4 different sizes but the ones we add to Start only have two options.
EDIT: Have a look at this tutorial:Tiles - Resize on Windows 10 Start Menu - Windows 10 Forums

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Hey, I was wondering if anyone could offer some advice on this one.

I was messing around on a Mac in OSX, and moved my NTFS formatted (in windows) drive into the Mac to access my music.

I used NTFS-3G for OSX in order to mount the drive as readable AND writable, and everything was fine. Drive worked, everything accessible, all good.

I booted up the Mac this morning, and to my horror, everything on the music drive (except some Mac directories starting with '.' was gone. Scary feeling..

The drive usage (98% used, 3GB free, or somewhere around there) is still shown correctly though, so I have some hope of recovering the data. The drive is back in the windows machine now, and it's still the same, nothing miraculously re-appeared.

I know not to write anything to the drive until the data is recovered.

I have a backup, but it's from August so I've lost quite a bit of music that I bought online, as well as some other stuff that was on that drive.

Any ideas on recovering the data, bearing in mind that the disk usage appears to be correct? As far as I can tell, a bug in NTFS-3G has written the allocation table (or whatever it is in NTFS) incorrectly, effectively hiding the data from view, but no disk-wiping operations have occured so it should still be there,.. somewhere..

I know there are disk recovery utils out there, but I've no idea which ones will help, and which ones might make the situation worse.

Many thanks in advance


A:NTFS-3G corrupted NTFS drive. Files missing but "disk usage" correct

Essentially what I'm looking for, if such a thing exists, is a way to recover the allocation table rather than the files themselves (which are hopefully still intact).


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I couldn't find this problem being addressed, but I imagine it has somewhere. I recently purchased a new comp. I am trying to copy files from old hard drives onto my new comps hard drive. I thought the easy way would be to slap those drives in the comp. I seem to have the hardware working correctly. However, I get the "D:\ is not accessible. Access is Denied." error when I try to explore the volume. I am logged in as Admin. Is this an OS related issue.


A:Hard Drive: Win 2k Pro NTFS to XP NTFS

The new comp has XP Home preinstalled. I have two hard drives which had been in the old computer and are formatted in Win 2k using NTFS. I have tried installing both drives as slaves on the main channel, slaves on the secondary (CD-R on it) channel and sole devices on the secondary channel. Results are the same. BIOS and Windows correctly indentify the hardware. And, Windows maps the drives. But, if I try to access volumes that I am certain are there, I get the error message.

Thanks a bunch for your response...it is quite frustrating

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This is an issue with trying to use the Windows Backup utility with an external hard drive (Seagate GoFlex Desk) with more than 2TB of storage (in this case 3TB). I have looked into this and found that this is a common problem related to the backup utility being unable to deal with drives that have a 4kb allocation unit size. The typical advice is to reformat with an allocation size of 512B, which it will be able to work with.

The problem is that Windows will not let me reformat with that size. The smallest unit it allows is 4kb, which is exactly the problem. If I initiate the format dialog on other NTFS drives I have, 512B shows up as an option. Just not on my external. And yet, this solution appears all over the place and people have claimed it solved their problem. I have even (twice) tried creating a second partition on the external (1.5TB and then 1TB), neither has allowed an allocation unit size less than 4k, even though my 1TB internal drive did allow this.

I am not really interested in third party backup or imaging programs. With my old 500GB external, I used the Windows Backup utility to make a few system images and there have been at least two situations where a bad driver or something has resulted in having to go back to a restore point, but finding no suitable ones available, and thus restoring to the backup image. This has been the simplest way of recovering from these disasters and it has worked every time. For normal file backups, I have a number of cloud sto... Read more

A:Unable to format NTFS partition w/ allocation unit size of 512B

So... is there just no hope for this?

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Thank you for taking the time to read my query.
I just restored a bkf file and the restored folder is smaller than the original bkf file. I need to delete the bkf file which is 12 GB but don't want to until I am sure all the files were restored.
I would like to figure out which files were not restored.
Is there any way to figure out which files are missing. After I restored the files, the report says that hardlinks could not be transferred but does not the size of them. The bkf file size is 33,754,314 bytes larger than the restored file,but the bkf file "size on disk"is 19, 099,648 bytes smaller than the restored folder!!!
When I left click on the bkf file and select properties it does not tell me how many files are in the bkf file only the bytes.

Is there any freeware/program that will tell me the number of files in the bkf properties dialogue box? Or even better let me look at the size and number of files in the three main folders I backed up.? I can not access/explore the bkf file only restore it. That would solve my problem. My backup tree is C:sharedhardlinkdata>beth>documents and settings>beth> and then 3 folders underneath
Thank you

A:bkf files:restored folder's size differs from size of bkf file

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I experience a serious reoccurring issue with Windows 7 window management. It happens 1 in 5 times when logging in after locking the screen (or putting the machine to standby).

Windows are restricted to a part of the whole desktop. Please note that the explorer window in the attached picture is maximized, but not occupying the whole desktop as expected! (In fact I can move windows to the right side, but not maximize to it. Also when moving windows there, it snaps *not* to the edge of the screen but to to the same wrong line where the edge of the maximized window is.)

What is this? What causes this? How can I disable this? Only restart helps by now...

Thanks for any response.

A:Screen size for windows limited, smaller than desktop

Hello Sibidiba.

I have the exact same problem. VERY frustrating. Have you had any luck finding a resolution to the issue?

BTW, while not a fix, you don't need to reboot, but only have to logout then re-login. Should be a bit quicker.

It amazes me that this isn't well documented with a fix somewhere. I just keep finding responses about adjusting your screen size resolution, or updating drivers, etc.

If I find a fix I'd be happy to let you know, but if you come across one, please let me know as well.

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Okay, what's the deal here....why doesn't CHKDSK, even with additional attributes added, work in repairing disk file problems. I have 2 SATA's added to my system, and both are additional storage only at the moment. I'll switch over to installing the OS on one later.

For now, however, I only want to convert them both to NTFS. For some reason they've both begun to deny my access to certain folders, with the system rendering the following error message "The file or directory is corrupted and unreadable." The names of some files and folders have become truncated; and not all have long path names so I doubt that's it. I'm at a loss with this one...

Is there a utility someone could suggest, or know of something else I could try? I'd appreciate it.

I also own SpinRite - Steve Gibson's awesome HD recovery utility - but I don't think that applies here to this sort of problem.

Thanks greatly in advance!


A:Unable to convert 160Gb SATA to NTFS - invalid link and improper folder size

is there anything on those hard drives? also, who makes them? seagate has some good software available on their website for adding and formatting hard drives.

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I’ve downloaded a bunch of themes for XP and am having a problem loading some of them. Windows says that the file is over sized!

Is there an entry in the registry that will reset the size limitation? Or is it hard coded?

A:.msstyles file size? How to get over the size limitation

You are aware that you won't be able to use any themes that are not Microsoft on a normal machine, right? This is probably not really a size problem.

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After doing a lot of file management (backups, deletion of unnecessary files, defrag, etc) I was able to recover a substantial amount of space. When opening up Computer, I noticed that the size was only registering about 70GB free (out of 500). Knowing this couldn't be the case (I had found the directory my screen recorder saves to, apparently it records lossless avi at 1gb/minute) I did the usual right click on all the folders in root:\ and the size count was only 162GB, with hidden and system folders viewable. I found TweakNow PowerPack 10, which I had used for its Disk Usage Analyzer. That came up with only 94GB used.

After those installs, the disk size jumped to 94GB free.

Attached is the Systweak file structure (only root:\*, so nothing personally identifiable), the [email protected] Hard Disk diagnostic (can't make much sense of it, I'm a computer guy but not that far into the really specific components), and the main Computer window and properties.

If you can make any sense of it, please let me know. Also, if you might need any other readings, just ask.




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A:HDD size arrors, bad file size being reported

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I have MS Access 2010 & have a database that has been about 45 MB in size for 2 years. About a month ago I noticed it now is 67 MB. I compact & repair every time I save it which is twice a month. I've gone back & did a compact & repair on the 67 MB file but it does not change.

I must have looked at & changed something without realizing it. The actual number of records appears to be correct. How can examine and/or compare tables or other internals between the two sizes? I've seen a program called AccdbMerge come up on a few Google hits & was wondering if anyone ever used it?

And & all suggestions would be appreciated.

A:Access file size increased in size by 50%

The only reason I've seen for a database to get very large is when there is a picture (JPG file) used in a form. Apparently Access does not do a very good job with storing this type of data. Perhaps your database has an image stored as a data item in a table (or some other place.) Other than that...no idea why you should see such a large size.

Alternately, you can create a new empty database and then copy each object from your current database to the new one, one at a time, and check the size of the new database after each copy. That will at least identify which object is causing the problem.

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As per instruction on the link below, I have modified registry to increase page file size.

I have put each 5,000 MB so page file size should be around 15 GB according to me. But when I look at "performance" tab, it shows limit only 3765392 so around 3766 MB.

I checked under settings >> Performance Options of Advance computer properties, there it shows Total Paging Size 2046 MB. But when I click change, there it contains custom size of 5,000 MB.

So finally I just want to know if my paging file size have really increased to 15 GB or it's just 2046 MB as it shown there.

- How to overcome the 4,095 MB paging file size limit in Windows

A:want to know my page file size after increasing page file size in registry

I sorted this out myself. After I restarted computer, I could see the new page files created but the total was only 9000 MB though I put each (total 3 page files) 5,000 MB in registry.

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hey i am venkatesh,
in my system the drive C: has a size of 24 GB and used space is around 21GB and if i see the size of all the folders in it (including the hidden folders) the size is around 16 GB..
i don't no this comes under which type of problem ....


A:difference in folder size and drive size

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When I right click a file to view it's properties there are two different values shown: one for file "size" and the other for "size on disk". The second value is always larger. Could someone please explain what the difference is because I'm in the process of allocating space for backed up user data on a network share and I need to multiply the average file size by the number of users to get an estimate of how much space to allocate to that share. Thanks in advance!

A:file size vs size on disk

Disks are laid out at a base level in sectors, and then in clusters which are groups of sectors.
For example, on a 32GB partition (Fat32) the cluster size is 32000 bytes. On a NTFS system, the standard size is 4K.

Files can only be on a cluster boundary. Therefore, in this example, a file that is 16,000 bytes (file size) will be 32,768 bytes (on disk). And a 40,000 byte file (file size) will be 65,536 bytes (on disk).
Or, on a NTFS system, a 5,000 byte file will take 2 clusters, or 8,192 bytes (on disk)

Do Start > Run > Command and at the prompt enter

After it runs, the "xxxx bytes in each allocation unit" is the cluster size.

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I'm transferring files, from external hard disk to an another external hard disk...
from a non-external powered to an external powered one...

I'm using cut & paste...

Suddenly, blackout happens...

There'll be data writing failure...

So I checked some of my files(mostly in .iso)... Some of them have very big difference between Files Size & Size on Disk (around 4 GB)...

So, I tried to open it... Nothing happen...

Does this big difference can make anything goes wrong?

A:Different in File Size & Size on Disk

Are you talking about this?

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Every time I try to start up my new HP laptop with windows 7 I receive this
message that the computer is checking file on C drive. The file being NTFS.
It says it is recommeded and if I press any key in 10 seconds it will stop (which it wont) because I tried that. So I powered down and restarted and it timed out and when I tried to start it again it is sending this message again.
What do I do?

A:checking file on C: type file NTFS

let the disk check run when you boot your lap top. It may take a while to run but the pc or in your case laptop had detected a problem or it was schedualed when your lap top was last used. After it runs your pc should boot normaly.

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I have a very straightforward question: I am running WinXP Pro on my computer and I just got an external USB hard-drive to back up my data before I upgrade to VISTA.

My internal hard drive is NTFS file system, and the external drive is FAT32. My data backed-up perfectly.

However, I understand that VISTA is NTFS only (for the drive that it's installed on, which in my case will be the internal drive). I will be installing the VISTA OS on the internal drive, and using the external drive solely for backing up data.

I don't want to back up my data externally, upgrade my PC to VISTA, and then discover that I can't access the data on the external drive.

Here's my only question: will VISTA work with a FAT32 external drive, or do I have to convert that external drive to NTFS *before* I attempt to connect it to VISTA?

awaiting your replies - I'll appreciate all the help I can get!

A:will VISTA read a FAT32 external hard drive,or do I have to format the drive to NTFS?

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My primary HDD was failing so I backed it up and replaced it with a larger 1TB drive.  After reinstalling everything the new drive is displaying the same size as my old drive and the extra space available is unallocated.  I can allocate it as
a separate drive but I find that annoying and would prefer to just have my primary C: drive show up with all of the available space.  I formatted the extra space and made it available separately as drive G hoping that I could EXPAND drive C but that option
is not highlighted as selectable on drive C for some reason.  Should I just live with this extra space or is there a way to easily combine C and the new G space?

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Dear All,

I need to create a batch file which can read the size of file(e.g. 1kb, 2kb...etc) from specific folder and detect 0kb file and convert it to text file (showing 0kb file size) with alarm.

I am not really sure how to write command for this batch file. Please help :-(

A:How to create a batch file to read size of file on specific folder path

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Volume in drive C has no label.
Volume Serial Number is 6EA5-4BCA

  Directory of c:\FileStructurePrev

2017-01-18  09:23 AM    <DIR>          .
2017-01-18  09:23 AM    <DIR>          ..
2016-10-18  09:38 PM            32032 error messages plus.docx
2002-10-18  02:19 PM               195 filestruc.bat
2002-10-18  02:20 PM         1588209 filestruc.txt
2004-03-07  03:26 AM           275792 FileStrucSize.txt
RESULT! THE FILE SIZE IS UNREADABLE. How do it solve this problem? Thank you.

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Hello All,

I recently switched my pc on and while booting up I received the folowing message

missing or corrupt ntfs.sys file.

I re-booted to my recovery panel, then typed r and the bluse screen loaded then said

cannot load setup code error 4

Eventually I managed and copied a new file to the hard disk after re-naming the ntfs.sys to ntfs.old

Today when I started my pc the same thing happened. Eventually I managed and while in went to the command promt and checked the .sys files. It is there but in uppercase (don't know if this matters!).

While in there I re-did the procress of copying another file.

I'm now at my pc and it is running brilliantly, but I thouht I would ask the forum while everything is ok.

Many hanks as always,

Best wishees

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How do i make an NTFS file? I'm running windows 2000 but need to make an ntfs file to image win 2000 on to another hard disk.

A:NTFS File?

I'm not sure if Win 2000 is the same as Win XP, but in Win XP you can go into "Control Panel" "Administrative Tools" "Computer Management" Click on the "Disk Management" icon in the left panel, click on the "help" button at the top, Click "Help Topics", type "partition" into the search option and you will find the instructions listed there.

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