dump a file's attributes
ntfsinfo [options] device
ntfsinfo will dump the attributes of inode inode-number or the file path-filename and/or information about the mft ( -m option). Run ntfsinfo without arguments for a full list of options.
Below is a summary of all the options that ntfsinfo accepts. Nearly all options have two equivalent names. The short name is preceded by - and the long name is preceded by --. Any single letter options, that don't take an argument, can be combined into a single command, e.g. -fv is equivalent to -f -v. Long named options can be abbreviated to any unique prefix of their name.
- -F, --file FILE
Show information about this file
- -f, --force
This will override some sensible defaults, such as not overwriting an existing file. Use this option with caution.
- -h, --help
Show a list of options with a brief description of each one.
- -i, --inode NUM
Show information about this inode.
- -m, --mft
Show information about the volume.
- -q, --quiet
Produce less output.
- -t, --notime
Do not display timestamps in the output.
- -v, --verbose
Increase the amount of output that ntfsinfo prints.
- -V, --version
Show the version number, copyright and license.
There are no known problems with ntfsinfo. If you
find a bug please send an email describing the problem to the
ntfsinfo was written by Matthew J. Fanto, Anton Altaparmakov, Richard Russon, Szabolcs Szakacsits, Yuval Fledel, Yura Pakhuchiy and Cristian Klein. It was ported to ntfs-3g by Erik Larsson and Jean-Pierre Andre.
ntfsinfo is part of the ntfs-3g
package and is available from: