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editing NTFS files from DOS

By Goldenbarstewart ·
It has always been handy in the Win98 days to be able to manipulate files from DOS. But DOS does not recognize NTFS files. Is there a program which I can run from DOS that wll allow me to manipulate NTFS files?

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by NZ_Justice In reply to editing NTFS files from D ...
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by NZ_Justice In reply to

go with below. cheaper option

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by Jacky Howe In reply to editing NTFS files from D ...

This should get you on the right track. It has been sold to Microsoft but i am sure you will find what you are looking for.

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by Kiltie In reply to editing NTFS files from D ...

It depends what your objective is, it's fairly simple to edit NTFS files from another OS, if that's what you want, try any of the newer free Linux LIveCDs, such as Puppy. They now have full read/write NTFS access.

The Sysinternals utilities are read only, for free useage, I believe.

Bart's PE should do the job.

But, if you want something that will actually run from a DOS floppy? try one of these:

Disclaimer: I haven't tested any of them out

Also, I believe FreeDOS can do the trick too, it claims to be a complete, free, 100% MS-DOS compatible operating system.

However I am inferring this, as I just booted it on my 98 system (no NTFS - FAT32) and it gave me a message:

NTFS: Skipping NTFS Support (NTFS not installed)

Which implies that it would have supported it had one of my HDs been NTFS.

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I just discovered NTFS4DOS, it was on the latest version of the Ultimate Boot CD, there is a new section for NTFS tools, but NTFS4DOS is also available seperately:

Free for private use.

However, why not download the whole of UBCD, LOTS more useful tools there as well, have a look:

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