NTFS — New Technology File System
designed for Windows 8, 7, Vista, XP, 2008, 2003, 2000, NT

NTFS is a high-performance and self-healing file system proprietary to Windows XP Vista 2008 2003 2000 NT & Windows 7,Windows 8, which supports file-level security, compression and auditing. It also supports large volumes and powerful storage solution such as RAID. The most important features of NTFS are data integrity (transaction journal) and the ability to encrypt files and folders to protect your sensitive data.

NTFS File System

Hardware and Disk Organization

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Active@ LiveCD (Boot Disk)

Data Backup, Data Recovery & Data Security Toolset. Boots up any machine from a portable media: CD or USB disk Legacy BIOS & UEFI secure boot supported (x86 & x64) . Read-Write access to: NTFS,FAT,exFAT,ExtFS,BtrFS HFS+,JFS,UFS,XFS,ZFS…
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File Recovery on Damaged File Systems

ntfs data recovery tools
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Active@ Boot Disk for unbootable PC

It's a bootable CD/DVD/USB disk that allows you to boot up any computer and fix most startup and PC configuration problems. Full access to non-bootable PC Image-based physical or logical disks backup and restore. Lost folders and files recovery. Create, delete, format partitions on SSD/IDE/ATA/SATA/SCSI hard disk drives Deleted partition recovery by editing partition table. Windows administrator's password and user's account resetting. DoD-compliant disk erasing & wiping of free space on the PC disks www.boot-disk.com

active file recovery software
Size: 17 MB

Active@ File Recovery

Active@ File Recovery effectively detects and recovers files lost due to accidental deletion, disk formatting, disk damage, virus attack and other reasons. Recovers NTFS, FAT/exFAT, HFS+, UFS, Ext2/3/4 file systems and detects files by signatures on any media type.



1. NTFS Basics

2. NTFS vs FAT vs exFAT

3. NTFS Optimization

4. NTFS Recovery Concepts

5. NTFS Permissions

6. Hardware & Disk Organization

7. WinFS File System

8. The FAT File System

9. ExFAT overview 

10. File Recovery on Damaged File Systems 


New! NTFS.com BLOG

Active@ Disk Image: The Importance of Checking Your Backup

Milos Milosevic,
technology blogger

Recovery on Damaged File Systems

BMP Signature Format: Documentation & Recovery Example

BMP (bitmap image) files start with a signature BM and the next 4 bytes contain file's length.

Let's examine this particular BMP image

BMP (bitmap image)

When inspecting example.bmp file's binary data using any Hex Viewer, like Active@ Disk Editor
Inspecting example.bmp by Active@ Disk Editor we can see that it starts with a signature BM and next 4 bytes (hex: F6 04 00 00).

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