NTFS is now the most common file system in Windows that is being used, thanks to the level of security it provides and that also makes it difficult to extract files directly from it. NTFS Walker is an extraordinary software that allows you to read any file, even ones you deleted as it reads through the low-level structure of the file system, and lets you view deleted files, regular files, as well as detailed attributes for each file.
It gives you highly technical detail on any file which is required by developers or college students to understand the underlying NTFS system specially when it comes to Master File Table or MFT. You can find the
- Hard Link account
- MFT changed time.
- Version number if any.
- Preview File and Hex Data.
- Also you can save it externally if you want to analyze it bit further.
Just select any drive and then explore further as you see on the screen. You can download NTFS Walker from here.
MFT or Master File Table : Each file on an NTFS volume is represented by a record in a special file called the master file table (MFT). This acts line index to find rest of the files. There is also mirror maintained for MFT which is used for when the primary MFT gets corrupted.