Linked by Andrew Hudson on Mon 29th Nov 2010 21:50 UTC
Windows NTFS is the file system used by Windows. It is a powerful and complicated file system. There are few file systems that provide as many features and to fully cover them all would require a book. And in fact there is a book detailing NTFS, and it's already out of date. The purpose of this article is not to cover all of the features of NTFS, nor will it exhaustively cover NTFS features in detail. Instead we will cover its basic structure and then describe some of its more advanced features and provide use examples where possible. We will focus more on what it does, rather than how it does it. Trying to walk the line between informative and detailed is difficult and so this article contains a lot of references for people who hunger for more detail.
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WinFS?
by quackalist on Tue 30th Nov 2010 02:50 UTC
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"WinFS was likely sacrificed to get a ship date for Vista."

Perhaps, but it was cancelled in 2006 and has yet to appear so I assume there must have been more to it then that. Pity, as I was rather looking forward to it at the time.

Seemingly, the more time passes and the greater the data even individuals have the more useful it would've been.

Edited 2010-11-30 02:55 UTC

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