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DOS Utility for NTFS

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Are there any utilities which will examine and/or copy files on an NTFS partition while booted up in DOS?
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NTFS File System Driver for DOS/Windows V1.21 (read-only)
Copyright (C) 1996 Mark Russinovich and Bryce Cogswell

Last modified November 2, 1996

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NTFSDOS.EXE is a network file system redirector for DOS/Windows
that is able to recognize and mount NTFS drives for transparent
access.  It makes NTFS drives appear indistinguishable from standard
FAT drives, providing the ability to navigate, view and execute programs
on them from DOS or from Windows, including from the Windows 3.1 File
Manager and Windows 95 Explorer.


Availability
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The latest version of NTFSDOS can be found at
      http://www.ntinternals.com


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You must beware that NTFSDOS is not 100% reliable.
Files can easily be corrupted on copying, and all
NTFS security attributes are stripped.

Long filenames are converted to 8.3 format.
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by:waltbowman
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I made a big issue to my management about the security stripping.
They were favoring NTFS because of "security benefits". There ain't any!
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This is true, the security only exists if NT is running. if you have access to computer and can boot it with a floppy, the security is gone. But if you keep your server in a locked room, disable Floppy drive and BIOS-Setup you are safer than with FAT because no one can delete files you do not want to be deleted.

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