Windows File System Troubleshooting

  • 1h 59m
  • Andrew Bettany, Mike Halsey
  • Apress
  • 2015

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 you’ll learn how to navigate around the Windows file structure (up to Windows 8.1), with what does what and how essential everything is. Additionally we’ll show you how to effectively manage file, folder and security permissions to ensure users get what the access they need, and no more. We’ll also show you how to repair the underlying disk file system should something go horribly wrong.

What you’ll learn

  • The structure of the Windows OS file system
  • The differences between different disk file structures
  • How to manage and maintain file ownership, permissions and security
  • How to manage and maintain file system security and encryption
  • 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.

About the Authors

Mike Halsey is a Microsoft MVP (Most Valuable Professional) awardee and technical expert. As the author of Windows 7, 8 and 10 Troubleshooting books and associated videos he’s well versed in the problems and issues that PC users, IT Pros and System Administrators face when administering and maintaining all aspects of a PC ecosystem.

Mike is a teacher and prolific author who uses his training in educating people about sometimes complex subjects in simple and straightforward ways to great effect in his books and training videos.

Mike is very active on social media, which he has used for several years for promotion and education purposes.

Andrew Bettany a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) awardee since 2012 (Windows IT Pro) and a Microsoft Certified Trainer, is technical editor of several titles and coauthor for Microsoft Press of Exam Ref 70-687: Configuring Windows 8 (2013) and of Microsoft Official Curriculum courses 20687D, 20688D, and 20689D (2014). He is the author of multiple books in the Apress Windows Troubleshooting series.

A regular speaker at IT professionals' events and at TechEd conferences in North America and Europe, Andrew also devotes time to comanaging the UK-wide community "Windows User Group" and running the University of York IT Academy.

In this Book

  • An Introduction to the Windows File System
  • Understanding Windows File Systems
  • Permissions, Ownership, and Auditing
  • Managing File Sharing
  • Managing and Troubleshooting Encryption
  • Troubleshooting the Windows File System
  • Troubleshooting the Windows Boot Files
  • Restoring Files and Folder Security Settings
  • Repairing the Windows File System Using a Portable OS


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