Mount NTFS partitions using DOS device driver

MS DOS doesn't recognize disk partitions formatted as NTFS, but one can load a device driver that enables one to access NTFS partitions from a DOS prompt.
  • NTFSDOS by SysInternals.com (Download Mirror) makes it possible to mount NTFS partitions in DOS and access the files.
  • NTFS Reader by Active@ is a file manager that allows one to browse NTFS partitions from DOS. It supports long filenames and NTFS compression.
  • NTFS4DOS by Avira allows both read and write access to NTFS partitions. More Info Bootdisk.com
These utilities can be useful if the WinNT installation has gone fubar and you want some files recovered from the disk before reinstall using a DOS bootdisk

Updated: 13 August 2008

Comments:

  1. Mr West says:

    There is also another Free for Private Use NTFS Read/Write utility at the below address. I haven't tried it yet, so someone post to see if it does!!

    NTFS4DOS 1.8 (read/write NTFS from DOS)

    Enjoy!!

  2. snakefoot says:

    Mr West
    There is also another Free for Private Use NTFS Read/Write utility NTFS4DOS 1.8

    Hi Mr West thank you for sharing, I moved your comment to the DOS utilities for NTFS mounting (Though NTFS4DOS supports running in a DOS box inside Win9x). The utility seems to be working okay as it is being recommended by Bootdisk.com

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