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NTFS File System Frequently Asked Questions Part I

November 19th, 2009 Comments off

Q: Is the boot limitation for NTFS still 7.87GB?

A: No. NTFS volume size limit is 2TB.

Q: Where can I get a lot of details about the NTFS encryption and security ?

A: Security (NTFS) and Encryption (NTFS,NTFS5) are wide topics.

You can get a lot of information about it on Microsoft’s MSDN Web Site (http://msdn.microsoft.com)

Security Topics: File Security and Access Rights

Encryption Topics: File Encryption , Encryption, …

NTFS File System Frequently Asked Questions Part II

November 19th, 2009 Comments off
Q: Is it possible to convert a FAT32 Hard Drive to NTFS without losing all data on the drive? I like to change from FAT32 to NTFS, my operating system is Windows XP PRO, how can I do that? Without the lost of my programs?

A: Standard Windows utility that is called CONVERT serves this purpose

Just go to the Command Prompt and execute the command:

C:\> CONVERT C: /fs:ntfs…

How NTFS File System Works: NTFS Physical Structure (6)

September 17th, 2009 Comments off

NTFS Physical Structure Last Access Time

Each file and folder on an NTFS volume contains an attribute called Last Access Time. This attribute shows when the file or folder was last accessed, such as when a user performs a folder listing, adds files to a folder, reads a file, or makes changes to a file. The most up-to-date Last Access Time is always stored in memory and is eventually written to disk within …

How NTFS File System Works: NTFS Physical Structure (5)

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NTFS File Record Attributes

Every allocated sector on an NTFS volume belongs to a file. Even the file system metadata is part of a file. NTFS views each file (or folder) as a set of file attributes. File elements such as its name, its security information, and even its data are file attributes. Each attribute is identified by an attribute type code and an optional attribute name.

File and folder …

How NTFS File System Works: NTFS Physical Structure (4)

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Master File Table

When you format a volume with NTFS, Windows Server 2003 creates an MFT and metadata files on the partition. The MFT is a relational database that consists of rows of file records and columns of file attributes. It contains at least one entry for every file on an NTFS volume, including the MFT itself.

The MFT stores the information required to retrieve files from the NTFS partition.…

How NTFS File System Works: NTFS Physical Structure (3)

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NTFS Boot Sector

The table Boot Sector Sections on an NTFS Volume describes the boot sector of a volume that is formatted with NTFS. When you format an NTFS volume, the format program allocates the first 16 sectors for the boot sector and the bootstrap code.

Boot Sector Sections on an NTFS Volume

Byte Offset Field Length Field Name 0x00 3 bytes Jump instruction 0x03 8 bytes OEM ID 0x0B…