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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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 


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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)

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GIF Signature Format: Introduction, Recovery

GIF Signature Format: Introduction & Recovery

Developed by CompuServe in 1987, a bitmap image format known as GIF (Graphics Interchange Format has since received widespread use on the internet due to its wide support and portability. GIF format supports up to 8 bits per pixel for each image, allowing a single image to reference its palette of up to 256 different colors chosen from the 24-bit RGB color space.

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JPEG Signature Format: Introduction & Recovery

JPEG Signature Format: Introduction & Recovery

JPEG is an acronym for Joint Photographic Experts Group, which was formed between ISO/IEC JTC1 and ITU-T. During the 1992 this committee created and released the JPEG format and during the 90’s they continued to update it and create its variations.

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CorelDRAW CDR Signature Format: Introduction & Recovery

CorelDRAW CDR Signature Format: Introduction & Recovery

CDR file format was developed by Corel Co. in 1989, and it was an entirely proprietary Corel file format. It was mainly used for vector graphic drawings, and it could be recognized by the "WL", the first two starting bytes of the file. With CorelDRAW 3, CDR has changed its format and its name to a Resource Interchange File Format (RIFF) envelope. The new format could have been recognized by the four starting bytes ("RIFF") of the file, and by the "CDR*vrsn" in bytes 9 to 15. Corel continues to be the proprietary owner of the data chunk of the RIFF file format.

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