NTFS file system

NTFS (New Technology File System) is a journaling file system that was developed by Microsoft. It is the default file system for the modern versions of Windows. NTFS supports some advanced filesystem features, such as file compression, file encryption, disk quotas, resizing, Volume Shadow Copy Service, etc.

In Linux, you’re most likely to encounter NTFS on a Windows boot partition in a dual-boot configuration. Linux can reliably NTFS and can overwrite existing files, but can’t write new files to an NTFS partition.

NTFS supports filenames of up to 255 characters, file sizes of up to 16 EB and file systems of up to 16 EB.

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