- What is happening?
The developers of NTFS have decided to stop actively develop this website
and answering the same, general questions in the help forums.
They will continue to fix bugs and develop the NTFS driver, but with
fewer distractions. Any significant developments will be announced
Because they don't have the time. There are only three people working
on the NTFS driver and they all have other commitments. NTFS is just
a hobby for them.
Helping beginners use the NTFS driver is a very rewarding, but it is
not the best use of their limited free time.
- How can I help?
Although coders would be useful, someone with web skills would be
more useful. The
contain a lot of very useful information, but it's hard to find. A
PHP Wiki might be more appropriate. If you'd like to help, write to
the development mailing list: email@example.com
- Where can I get help?
The first place to look for help is the NTFS FAQ
which is available in eleven languages:
Next, try the
Although new questions are unlikely to be answered they still contain
a lot of useful information (you will need to search for it).
There are links other help documents on The
Help Page . Finally, for some, the
NTFS Docs or
LDM Docs may be of use.
- When will the driver be finished?
Some day. There is still a lot of work to be done. NTFS is a very
complicated filesystem, but the developers will not be beaten.
If you would like to follow the development process, you can join the
N.B. Requests for help will be quite probably ignored.
The goals of this project are: create a new Linux kernel
driver for the NTFS file system (v1.2 and later 3.0), user
space utilities (e.g. format, ntfs check, etc.) and a library
to avoid code duplication and provide access to NTFS to other
We announce every release, of NTFS and LDM, on the NTFS
mailing lists. Also we create a news item on FreshMeat
and SourceForge (which will appear here too). Each item,
below, is linked to the complete news article.
- ntfsprogs 1.12.1 released
- This is a quick followup to 1.12.0 which fixes the location of mkfs.ntfs and mount.ntfs-fuse to be in /sbin.
- ntfsprogs 1.12.0 released
- The next release ntfsprogs
release is here! This has lots of enhancements and bug fixes. Notably,
the FUSE module ntfsmount, now has limited support for
deleting/creating files and directories as well as hardlinks.
- ntfsprogs 1.11.2 released
- A relatively quick followup to
1.11.1, this release fixes several bugs across the board. Upgrade is
recommended. See the ChangeLog for details.
- ntfsprogs 1.11.1 released
- A quick followup to 1.11.0,
this release fixes several bugs in ntfsmount. You only need to upgrade
if you intend to use ntfsmount.
- ntfsprogs 1.11.0 released
- Following on the tail of the
1.10.0 release, this release fixes some important bugs so upgrade is
strongly recommended. Also, a new utility is introduced (ntfsmount)
which is a FUSE 2.3.0 module which allows mounting of ntfs volumes from
userspace. The volumes are then accessed using functionality provided
by the ntfs library (libntfs). For developers, there is also a new
utility (ntfsdecrypt), built only with "make extra", which decrypts
encrypted ntfs files. Note this only works on Windows/Cygwin at
- ntfsprogs 1.10.0 released
- The goals of this project are:
create a new Linux kernel driver for the NTFS file system (v1.2 and
later 3.0), user space utilities (e.g. format, ntfs check, etc.) and a
library to avoid code duplication and provide access to NTFS to other
GPLed programs. With the 1.10.0 release: Lots of changes across the
board. This release is really long overdue. Major features are that
ntfsresize now moves data out of the way when needed and that ntfscp can
resize files when writing to them. Also mkntfs now tries to create
bootable ntfs volumes. For further information, please read the
- NTFS FAQ in Russian
- Thanks to Yuri Slobodyanyuk, the NTFS Frequently Asked Questions are now available in Russian.
- NTFS FAQ in Traditional Chinese
- Thanks to Eric Chang, the NTFS Frequently Asked Questions are now available in Traditional Chinese.