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Remove all security from NTFS

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February 3, 2011 7:07:16 PM

I refuse to use any NTFS formatted disk because of the security.

I use a home network and have no need for security.

I hate it when I try to access my own files and have NTFS refuse me.

I formatted all (11) my drives to fat32.

personally the ONLY benifit I see in NTFS is less fragmentation.

they can even be slower because of the security.

MY QUESTION: Is it possible to use NTFS with NO security what so ever ???

kochg1@verizon.net

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February 3, 2011 7:33:42 PM

Great rant. Stick with FAT.
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February 4, 2011 11:12:32 AM

No, you can't use NTFS without security. If you created the file, then it's no problem.

FAT32 can't use files greater than 4 gig. If you use video files, you will be out of luck.

You cannot format a volume larger than 32 gigabytes (GB) in size using the FAT32 file system during the Windows XP installation process.

FAT32 is not a journaling file system so tends to become corrupted easier.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314463
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February 4, 2011 7:07:29 PM

No, you can't use NTFS without security.

What you can do is set all the files on the disk (this works better from a directory down) to Full Control by Everyone. Not just All Users, but Everyone (or is it Everybody?) Click on Advanced and choose to apply this to all subfolders and files.

The one time that this has been a pain in the <portion of anatomy> to me is when I install a new OS - all the old protections are in terms of user IDs from the old OS, and this is the new OS. Mucho trabajo.
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February 5, 2011 5:30:26 AM




I Hate NTFS......



Ijack said:
Great rant. Stick with FAT.




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March 2, 2012 5:51:34 PM

GailK said:
I refuse to use any NTFS formatted disk because of the security.

I use a home network and have no need for security.

I hate it when I try to access my own files and have NTFS refuse me.

I formatted all (11) my drives to fat32.

personally the ONLY benifit I see in NTFS is less fragmentation.

they can even be slower because of the security.

MY QUESTION: Is it possible to use NTFS with NO security what so ever ???

kochg1@verizon.net


Yes that's possible...

Launch the command line (with admin rights on win 7/vista).

If your FAT32 volume is on Z: type :
convert Z: /fs:NTFS /NoSecurity
You need then to type the volume label to confirm the conversion.

Depending on the space used on the volume, the conversion can take a long time.

FAT32 has volume 2TB limitation.
It has also 4GB max file size limitation.
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June 14, 2012 2:48:32 PM

Well, i knew this method, and use it for my data hdd's, but not for my OS HDD's.

Recently i purchased a new 3TB drive.

The problem is that it seems no to be possible to format a 3TB drive with a small eg. 100MB FAT32 partition in order to convert it in a second step to a NTFS /NoSecurity one, and in a third step grow it to the full 3TB.

Has somebody a workaround for this?

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Yes that's possible...

Launch the command line (with admin rights on win 7/vista).

If your FAT32 volume is on Z: type :
convert Z: /fs:NTFS /NoSecurity
You need then to type the volume label to confirm the conversion.

Depending on the space used on the volume, the conversion can take a long time.

FAT32 has volume 2TB limitation.
It has also 4GB max file size limitation.

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