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Linux NTFS

Linux NTFS provides Linux kernel drivers, a multiplatform NTFS library, and tools to create, resize, clone, rescue, query, label and fix NTFS volumes, and to undelete, resize, list, and query files for the filesystem used by Windows XP, 2003, 2000, NT4, and Vista. It also provides support for the Logical Disk Manager (LDM) that controls Windows' Dynamic Disks and is used to create software mirrors, stripes, and RAID.

Operating Systems

Recent releases

  •  21 Jun 2006 12:31

    Release Notes: Many improvements and fixes were made for all known problems to ntfsmount, ntfscluster, mkntfs, ntfsclone, ntfsinfo, and libntfs.

    •  27 Feb 2006 14:40

      Release Notes: Lots of enhancements and fixes were made across the board. A few notable changes are that mkntfs now creates NTFS 3.1 (Windows XP) volumes by default and that ntfsmount can deal with symbolic links and device files.

      •  13 Oct 2005 20:59

        Release Notes: Fixes hardcoded location for uninstalling the mount.ntfs-fuse hardlink to match the relocatable location for installing it. Changes mount.ntfs-fuse and mkfs.ntfs to be symlinks instead of hardlinks, and moves both to /sbin rather than prefix/sbin. $destdir is still obeyed, so building packages works, as well as installing into alternate chroot / other systems. Some corner cases and all memory leaks in ntfscmp have been fixed, and corrupt NTFS is handled more gracefully. If the system does not have realpath(), this release will supply its own dummy version that just copies the string.

        •  10 Oct 2005 09:10

          Release Notes: Lots of big improvements and bugfixes were made. Most importantly, this release includes basic file and directory creation and deletion, as well as hardlink support by ntfsmount via FUSE and in libntfs. Ntfsdecrypt, ntfscluster, ntfsresize, mkntfs, and ntfsclone were also enhanced. A new utility, ntfscmp, was added to efficiently compare two NTFS filesystems.

          •  08 Aug 2005 16:00

            Release Notes: This release includes important fixes for ntfsls, ntfscp, ntfsmount, ntfsdecrypt, libntfs, Unicode, and compression handling. ntfsinfo and ntfsmount were also improved, and ntfsresize now supports even highly fragmented Master File Table relocation.

            Recent comments

            05 Dec 2005 12:57 hughbrown

            Many thanks for ntfsundelete!
            I just used ntfsundelete to recover a deleted Outlook file. It worked perfectly. My compliments to the authors!

            10 Jul 2003 15:12 flatcap

            NTFS FAQ in Japanese
            Thanks to Michio Sonoda, the NTFS Frequently Asked Questions ( are now available in Japanese (

            If you would like to help the NTFS Project by translating the FAQ, please email me: (

            04 Nov 2001 10:23 flatcap

            NTFS Lives!

            What can I say? News of our death has been greatly exaggerated. The Linux NTFS project is alive and well.

            The latest drivers for NTFS and LDM can be found in
            the recent 2.4 linux kernels. Also take a look at our homepage for other tools, documentation and help.

            09 May 1999 13:31 cabbey

            another refresh
            on 11 April 99... so it isn't compeletly dead.

            08 Jan 1999 18:42 rafial

            Don't give up yet
            The author appears to have a new snapshot, on his page: 990201


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