Stable release 2.0.0 / September 29, 2007; 4 years ago (2007-09-29)
Written in C
Operating system Unix-like
Type File system utilities
License GNU GPL
Website www.linux-ntfs.org/doku.php?id=ntfsprogs at the Wayback Machine (archived May 22, 2008)

Ntfsprogs is a collection of free Unix utilities for managing the NTFS filesystem used by Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows 2000, Windows NT 4.0, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008 and Windows 7 on a harddisk partition. 'ntfsprogs' was the first stable method of writing to NTFS partitions in Linux.[1]

All NTFS versions are supported, used by 32-bit and 64-bit Windows. ntfsprogs remains a popular way of interacting with NTFS partitions and is included by most Linux distributions[2] and on Live CDs. There are also versions that have been compiled for Windows.

On April 12, 2011 it was announced that Ntfsprogs project was merged with NTFS-3G.[3]


Included programs

  • ntfsresize, used for non-destructively resizing a NTFS Partition
  • ntfsclone, used for making uncompressed, but space-efficient clones of NTFS Partitions. It does not support image verification[citation needed].
  • mkntfs, used for creating NTFS partitions
  • ntfsmount, for mounting using FUSE
  • ntfsfix, schedules a Windows check of a file system on the next boot
  • ntfsundelete, undeletes a file
  • ntfsdecrypt, decrypts EFS
  • ntfsck, performs a consistency check on the specified volume. (Note that development appears to be suspended.[4])

Other programs are included, but are very basic in functionality, and/or intended for developers.


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