editing files moved/copied from NTFS to Linux FS

Discussion in 'HOWTO-Related Questions' started by ensens, Mar 9, 2007.

  1. ensens

    ensens Member


    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.
  2. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    ntfs-3g is quite mature, and I've never had problems with it. :)



    Only if you use ntfs-3g. With the normal Linux NTFS driver you only get read access to NTFS drives, not write access.
  3. ensens

    ensens Member

    Hi Falko,

    Thank you!

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

    Have a great weekend!


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