The Windows file system is large and complex, featuring not only a huge number of essential files and folders for the Windows OS, your software and hardware, but also several different underlying file systems that manage and maintain file integrity on your disks. In this book youall learn how to navigate around the Windows file structure (up to Windows 8.1), with what does what and how essential everything is. Additionally weall show you how to effectively manage file, folder and security permissions to ensure users get what the access they need, and no more. Weall also show you how to repair the underlying disk file system should something go horribly wrong. What youall learn 1) The structure of the Windows OS file system 2) The differences between different disk file structures 3) How to manage and maintain file ownership, permissions and security 4) How to manage and maintain file system security and encryption 5) How to recover an unbootable file system Who this book is for IT Pros, Windows expert and power users and system administrators are the audience for this book. Table of ContentsChapter 1: Introducing the Windows File System Chapter Goal: A deep dive into the structure of Microsoft Windows and how it manages and arranges OS, update and software files and hardware drivers The Windows File Structure Critical Windows System Files and Folders Managing software and apps Windows hardware driver files and management Managing updates in Windows Chapter 2: Understanding NTFS, FAT and ReFS File Systems Chapter Goal: The main Windows disk file systems and structures detailed Introducing the Windows disk file systems NTFS FAT (FAT32 / exFAT) ReFS Chapter 3: Permissions, Ownership and Auditing Chapter Goal: A common issue with Windows is managing correct file permissions and ownership, this chapter is a complete guide in managing these effectively Managing file, folder and disk permissions Managing file and folder ownership Successfully auditing Windows files, folders and assets Chapter 4: Managing File Security Chapter Goal: Security is essential with PCs in the workplace and at home. This chapter will teach the reader how to effectively secure their Windows OS, software and files Managing Windows, file, folder and disk security Managing security for documents and both disk and network assets Maintaining security best-practice in Windows Chapter 5: Managing and Troubleshooting Encryption and Compression Chapter Goal: This chapter will teach the reader how to effectively manage and deploy security and compression on their files, folders and disks Using and managing Windows file compression Using and managing EFS in Windows Using and Managing Bitlocker and Bitlocker To Go Chapter 6: Troubleshooting the Windows File System Chapter Goal: The disk file system in Windows is also prone to errors, this chapter will get readers started in diagnosing and troubleshooting errors. How disk file system errors occur Common disk file system errors Diagnosing and repairing common disk file system errors Chapter 7: Booting the unbootable a Repairing the Windows Boot System Chapter Goal: If a PC wonat start itas likely that the boot system will need to be repaired. This chapter is a complete guide on how to automatically and manually fix this in Windows Automatically repairing the Windows boot system Effecting manual repair to the Windows boot system Rebuilding a corrupt Windows boot system Chapter 8: Restoring Files and Folder Security Settings Chapter Goal: Sometimes it all goes horribly wrong and users can be locked out of just about everything. This chapter will teach readers how to manually reset the file and folder permissions on all files and documents in a safe and secure way. When might you need to universally reset permissions? Using ICACLS to reset file permissions and ownership Chapter 9: Repairing the Windows File System using a Portable OS Chapter Goal: If Windows is unbootable or the file system corrupt, a portable OS on USB Flash Drive or DVD can still be used to rescue the OS and your files Linux, an operating system on a disk Creating a bootable USB Windows installation Repairing and rescuing documents using a portable OS Manually repairing the Windows file system using a portable OS Manually repairing the Windows boot system using a portable OS... to the next level, with built-in integrity checking that makes the CHKDSK disk- repair tool obsolete, and built-in support for ... NTFS 3.1 2001 Windows XP FATX 2002 Xbox exFAT 2006, 2009 Windows CE 6.0, Windows XP SP3, Windows Vistaanbsp;...
|Title||:||Windows File System Troubleshooting|
|Author||:||MVP Bettany, Andrew, MVP Halsey, Mike|
|Publisher||:||Apress - 2015-06-26|