Advanced NTFS-3G Features

Updated: Jul 6th, 2012



Advanced NTFS-3G is moving !




While the NTFS-3G project globally aims at providing a stable NTFS driver for several operating systems such as Linux, FreeBSD, Mac OS X, Solaris etc., the advanced branch specifically aims at developing, maturing, and releasing features to get user feedback before they are integrated into the main branch.

The advanced releases are designed as add-ons to the latest stable release, so they benefit from all the improvements and fixes integrated in the main branch. This facilitates the subsequent integration of the newer features both for the developer and the user.

The documentation on the features which were developped as part of former advanced versions is still available and updated on this site to reflect the latest advanced versions. The equivalent pages on the Tuxera web site are related to the latest NTFS-3G version released by Tuxera.
A general presentation of NTFS, NTFS-3G and Tuxera NTFS was made at the CELF Embedded Linux Conference at Grenoble, France, on Oct 16, 2009. This presentation is available here.

UltraDefrag for Linux


UltraDefrag is a powerful Open Source Defragmentation tool for the Windows Platform. It can defragment any system files including registry hives and paging file. Also one of the main goals of UltraDefrag is doing the job as fast and reliable as possible.
It is being ported to Linux and NTFS-3G for defragmenting NTFS partitions. Currently only a test version in console mode is available. Please read the included file README.linux for compiling and testing.

Downloads

The available packages are extensions to recent stable versions. They pass standard tests, they  have been tested on top of i386 and x86_64 (small-endian) and M68K (big-endian) CPUs, and their interoperability has been tested against Windows XP (SP2 and SP3) and Vista (SP1 and SP2). Nevertheless problems may have crept in, so you should backup your valuable data.

OpenIndiana users : please see the OpenIndiana page


2012.1.15AR.6
release

Source tarball
ntfs-3g_ntfsprogs-2012.1.15AR.6.tgz
Fedora 15 RPM for i386
ntfs-3g-2012.1.15AR.6-1.fc15.i386.rpm
ntfsprogs-2012.1.15AR.6-1.fc15.i386.rpm
Fedora 15 RPM for x86_64
ntfs-3g-2012.1.15AR.6-1.fc15.x86_64.rpm
ntfsprogs-2012.1.15AR.6-1.fc15.x86_64.rpm
Executable for Knoppix 5.1.1 (Posix ACL enabled)
linked-ntfs-3g-2012.1.15AR.6.zip
2012.1.15AR.5
release

Source tarball
ntfs-3g_ntfsprogs-2012.1.15AR.5.tgz
Fedora 15 RPM for i386
ntfs-3g-2012.1.15AR.5-1.fc15.i386.rpm
ntfsprogs-2012.1.15AR.5-1.fc15.i386.rpm
Fedora 15 RPM for x86_64
ntfs-3g-2012.1.15AR.5-1.fc15.x86_64.rpm
ntfsprogs-2012.1.15AR.5-1.fc15.x86_64.rpm
Executable for Knoppix 5.1.1 (Posix ACL enabled)
linked-ntfs-3g-2012.1.15AR.5.zip
Global
Changelog
changelog
Miscellaneous tools for NTFS
tools.zip
md5 for integrity checks
advanced-ntfs-3g.md5
UltraDefrag
beta test
Source for Windows and Linux
ultradefrag-5.0.0AB.7.zip

To install these versions, just follow the directions for a base version. To benefit from some features, you may have to define options at mount time and insert configuration files in the directory .NTFS-3G of the NTFS partition. See the relevant pages for details.

To report any problem, please post to the support forum hosted by Tuxera

Page is maintained by Jean-Pierre André