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Old 9th March 2007, 01:13
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Hi,

Even though I may use ntfs-3g to read and write to NTFS I'm still a bit confused about NTFS and Linux. Specifically the safety of using NTFS from Linux. I'm not quite sure where to find the answer so I thought posting here would be a great start.

I'm aware that if one uses Linux then modifying a file on an NTFS partition can be dangerous.

Does moving/copying a file from the NTFS partition to the Linux partition (ext2 or ext3) damage that file in any way?

Can the file that was moved/copied be edited on Linux?

After editing, can that file be moved/copied back to the NTFS partition and be edited by a user of a Windows system?

Thank you for taking the time to read my question.
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Old 10th March 2007, 11:18
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I'm aware that if one uses Linux then modifying a file on an NTFS partition can be dangerous.
ntfs-3g is quite mature, and I've never had problems with it.

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Does moving/copying a file from the NTFS partition to the Linux partition (ext2 or ext3) damage that file in any way?
No.

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Can the file that was moved/copied be edited on Linux?
Yes.

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After editing, can that file be moved/copied back to the NTFS partition and be edited by a user of a Windows system?
Only if you use ntfs-3g. With the normal Linux NTFS driver you only get read access to NTFS drives, not write access.
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Old 10th March 2007, 18:40
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Hi Falko,

Thank you!

You answered questions about Linux and NTFS that I was unable to find.

Have a great weekend!

~Brian
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