New Technology File System (NTFS)

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Overview

The NTFS(New Technology File System) file system was developed and introduced by Microsoft in 1993 with Windows 3.1. As a replacement for the FAT file system, it quickly became the standard for Windows 2000, Windows XP and Windows Server 2003.

The features of NTFS include:

  • Hard-links.
  • Improved performance, reliability and disk space utilization
  • Security access control lists
  • File system journaling