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 And in fact there is a book detailing NTFS, and it's already out of date.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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OK, but
by lopisaur on Mon 29th Nov 2010 23:05 UTC
lopisaur
Member since:
2006-02-27

I enjoyed the article somewhat, I like technical stuff about filesystems. What I don't understand is what public the author is trying to reach... if you are talking about using file streams or file system journalling, is it really necessary to point out that there is a button in the lower left of the Windows desktop that is called "Start"?

Some comments about NTFS' problems would have been fair too. Like the fact that it is very prone to fragmentation and that it cannot handle directories with a large amount of files inside.

And I don't really think Stacker was big in the last decade... he's talking about the 90s.

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RE: OK, but
by flanque on Tue 30th Nov 2010 00:43 in reply to "OK, but"
flanque Member since:
2005-12-15

I enjoyed the article somewhat, I like technical stuff about filesystems. What I don't understand is what public the author is trying to reach...

Perhaps the audience you're in? ;-)

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RE: OK, but
by OSbunny on Tue 30th Nov 2010 15:25 in reply to "OK, but"
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2009-05-23

Yeah if its so advanced why does it still suffer from extreme fragmentation? One of the biggest advantages to moving to Linux is that you don't have to defragment your hard drive.

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RE[2]: OK, but
by MamiyaOtaru on Fri 3rd Dec 2010 10:38 in reply to "RE: OK, but"
MamiyaOtaru Member since:
2005-11-11

more like one of the (smaller) disadvantages to running linux is that you can't defragment your hard drive (short of copying the whole filesystem to another drive then back)

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