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Linux: Finally, full read and write support for NTFS available for download

The ntfs-3g driver is an open source, GPL licensed, third generation Linux NTFS driver for 32-bit, little-endian architectures which was implemented by the Linux-NTFS project. It provides full read-write access to NTFS, excluding access to encrypted files, writing compressed files, changing file ownership, access right.

Technically it’s based on and a major improvement to the third generation Linux NTFS driver, ntfsmount. The improvements includes functionality, quality and performance enhancements.

You can follow these instructions to install and use NTFS driver.

Read more at mailing list
Download driver here (beta version)

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  • Marc July 15, 2006, 7:32 pm

    That’s grerat news, though I’d be very careful of using it with filesystems that have important data on them.

  • nixCraft July 15, 2006, 8:02 pm


    You have to be careful or may be test using sandbox system. This is beta but soon it will stable enough to use for day today work.

  • chadrick July 15, 2006, 8:19 pm

    Guys this is cool news. I am using Live CD to repair lots of Linux and Windows boxes. Now they are giving us next big thing – edit an NTFS file system to repair the windows box.

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