The complete guide to NTFS

NTFSNTFS, which stands for New Technology File System, is a file system used by the Windows operating system. Drives formatted using NTFS can also be accessed (usually in a read only fashion) by other operating systems like MacOS and Linux.

NFTS was designed to replace the FAT file system used by DOS and earlier versions of Windows like Windows 95, 98 and ME. It includes a number of new features like security and permissions, file compression, encryption, usage quotas, increased reliability and more.

This guide shows you how to convert a disk formatted using the FAT file system to NTFS, provides tips on reading NTFS drives in operating systems other than Windows, and how to recover files from a NTFS partition.

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