On Monday 14 January 2002 16:59, John P. Looney wrote:
> > Does anyone have any clue as to why writing to ntfs is so problematic?
>> Microsoft change the filesystem spec every release. So, something that
> writes to a Win2000 fs fine can cause disk corruption on a WinXP box.
From what I read on l-k, NTFS is hard to implement because there are no
specs available, and you have to reverse engineer it, and there are issues
with trade secrets and getting sued by Microsoft. I think the original NTFS
project is dead, someone is doing a newer one that hopefully circumvents
these issues, but hasn't got at far as write support yet.
Even with partition magic NTFS resizing is problematic. For all intents
and purposes, the answer to the question "Can I resize an NTFS partition?"
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