Monday, March 27, 2006

How to mount Windows NTFS Partition on Linux

ntfsprogs - several tools for doing neat things with NTFS partitions

ntfsprogs is a suite of NTFS utilities based around a shared library. The tools are available for free and come with full source code.

mkntfs(8) - Format a partition using NTFS.

ntfscat(8) - Dump a file’s contents to the standard output.

ntfsclone(8) - Efficiently clone, create, restore or rescue an image of an NTFS partition.

ntfscluster(8) - Locate the owner of any given sector or cluster on an NTFS partition.

ntfscp(8) - Overwrite file on an NTFS partition.

ntfsfix(8) - Check and fix some common errors, clear the LogFile and make Windows perform a thorough check next time it boots.

ntfsinfo(8) - Show some information about an NTFS partition or one of the files or directories within it.

ntfslabel(8) - Show, or set, an NTFS partition’s volume label.

ntfsls(8) - List information about files in a directory residing on an NTFS partition.

ntfsmount(8) - NTFS module for FUSE.

ntfsresize(8) - Resize an NTFS partition without losing data.

ntfsundelete(8) - Recover deleted files from an NTFS partition.

The tools were written by Anton Altaparmakov, Carmelo Kintana, Cristian Klein, Erik Sornes, Giang Nguyen, Holger Ohmacht, Lode Leroy, Matthew J. Fanto, Per Olofsson, Richard Russon, Szabolcs Szakacsits, Yura Pakhuchiy and Yuval Fledel.

The ntfsprogs can be downloaded from:

These manual pages can be viewed online at:

See Also
Note: Only ntfs-related man-pages are to be found on this server.
If you are looking for other man-pages, please try man on your own computer or search an online-repository like

To download the ntfs-prog go to this following link:-

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