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Thursday, December 23, 2010

NTFS file system has self healing capability

An infrastructure consultant working for Microsoft Consulting Services in Madrid wrote on his blog that Microsoft Windows with NTFS file system, like Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008 and Windows 7.0, contain an often overlooked feature called NTFS Self-Healing. What is Self-Healing? In a nutshell, it is basically an improvement to the NTFS system whereby Windows will detect a file system error and automatically fix it on-the-fly - all in the background without the knowledge of users.

By default, the self-healing feature is turned on by default on Windows Server 2008 and Windows 7.0. You may run the following command on Command Prompt in Administrative mode for verification.
fsutil repair query c:

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