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5 The NTFS-3G driver is an open source, freely available read/write NTFS driver
6 for Linux, FreeBSD, Mac OS X, NetBSD, OpenSolaris, QNX and Haiku. It provides
7 safe and fast handling of the Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows 2000,
8 Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008 and Windows 7 file systems.
10 The purpose of the project is to develop, quality assurance and support a
11 trustable, featureful and high performance solution for hardware platforms
12 and operating systems whose users need to reliably interoperate with NTFS.
13 Besides this practical goal, the project also aims to explore the limits
14 of the hybrid, kernel/user space filesystem driver approach, performance,
15 reliability and feature richness per invested effort wise.
17 Besides the common file system features, NTFS-3G has support for file
18 ownership and permissions, POSIX ACLs, junction points, extended attributes
19 and creating internally compressed files (parameter files in the directory
20 .NTFS-3G may be required to enable them). The new compressed file formats
21 available in Windows 10 can also be read through a plugin. For using
22 advanced features, please get the instructions from
26 News, support answers, problem submission instructions, support and discussion
27 forums, performance numbers and other information are available on the project
28 web site at
35 All the NTFS related components : the file system drivers, the ntfsprogs
36 utilities and the shared library libntfs-3g are distributed under the terms
37 of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software
38 Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later
39 version. See the included file COPYING.
41 The fuse-lite library is distributed under the terms of the GNU LGPLv2.
42 See the included file COPYING.LIB.
44 QUICK INSTALLATION
47 Linux: Make sure you have the basic development tools and the kernel includes
48 the FUSE kernel module. Then unpack the source tarball and type:
52 make install # or 'sudo make install' if you aren't root.
54 Please note that NTFS-3G doesn't require the FUSE user space package any
57 The list of options for building specific configurations is displayed by
58 typing :
60 ./configure --help
62 Below are a few specific options to ./configure :
63 --disable-ntfsprogs : do not build the ntfsprogs tools,
64 --enable-extras : build more ntfsprogs tools,
65 --disable-plugins : disable support for plugins
66 --enable-posix-acls : enable support for Posix ACLs
67 --enable-xattr-mappings : enable system extended attributes mappings
68 --with-fuse=external : use external fuse (overriding Linux default)
70 There are also a few make targets for building parts :
71 make libntfs : only build the libntfs-3g library
72 make libs : only build libntfs-3g (and libfuse-lite, if relevant)
73 make drivers : only build drivers and libraries, without ntfsprogs
74 make ntfsprogs : only build ntfsprogs and libntfs-3g, without drivers
76 Non-Linux: Please see
80 for known OS specific installation and source packages, but generally
81 the same procedures apply.
86 If there was no error during installation then the NTFS volume can be
87 read-write mounted for everybody the following way as the root user
88 (unmount the volume if it was already mounted, and replace /dev/sda1
89 and /mnt/windows, if needed):
91 mount -t ntfs-3g /dev/sda1 /mnt/windows
93 ntfs-3g /dev/sda1 /mnt/windows
95 Please see the ntfs-3g manual page for more options and examples.
97 You can also make NTFS to be mounted during boot by putting the below
98 line at the END(!) of the /etc/fstab file:
100 /dev/sda1 /mnt/windows ntfs-3g defaults 0 0
103 TESTING WITHOUT INSTALLING
106 Newer versions of ntfs-3g can be tested without installing anything and
107 without disturbing an existing installation. Just configure and make as
108 shown previously. This will create the scripts ntfs-3g and lowntfs-3g
109 in the src directory, which you may activate for testing :
114 then, as root :
115 src/ntfs-3g [-o mount-options] /dev/sda1 /mnt/windows
117 And, to end the test, unmount the usual way :
118 umount /dev/sda1
121 NTFS UTILITIES
124 The ntfsprogs includes utilities for doing all required tasks to NTFS
125 partitions. In general, just run a utility without any command line
126 options to display the version number and usage syntax.
128 The following utilities are so far implemented:
130 ntfsfix - Attempt to fix an NTFS partition and force Windows to check NTFS.
132 mkntfs - Format a partition with the NTFS filesystem. See man 8 mkntfs for
133 command line options.
135 ntfslabel - Display/change the label of an NTFS partition. See man 8 ntfslabel
136 for details.
138 ntfsundelete - Recover deleted files from an NTFS volume. See man 8
139 ntfsundelete for more details.
141 ntfsresize - Resize NTFS volumes. See man 8 ntfsresize for details.
143 ntfsclone - Efficiently create/restore an image of an NTFS partition. See
144 man 8 ntfsclone for details.
146 ntfscluster - Locate the owner of any given sector or cluster on an NTFS
147 partition. See man 8 ntfscluster for details.
149 ntfsinfo - Show some information about an NTFS partition or one of the files
150 or directories within it. See man 8 ntfsinfo for details.
152 ntfsrecover - Recover updates committed by Windows but interrupted before
153 being synced.
155 ntfsls - List information about files in a directory residing on an NTFS
156 partition. See man 8 ntfsls for details.
158 ntfscat - Concatenate files and print their contents on the standard output.
160 ntfscp - Overwrite files on an NTFS partition.
162 ntfssecaudit : audit the security metadata.
164 ntfsusermap : assistance for building a user mapping file.