Oct 14, 2013

What’s the difference between NTFS Compression and Zipped files?

Are there any significant differences between NTFS Compression and “Zipping” files to save space?


"NTFS (New Technology File System)[1] is a proprietary file system developed by Microsoft Corporation for its Windows NT line of operating systems, beginning with Windows NT 3.1 and Windows 2000, including Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, and all their successors to date.[7]

NTFS supersedes the FAT file system as the preferred file system for Microsoft Windows operating systems. NTFS has several technical improvements over FAT and HPFS (High Performance File System), such as improved support for metadata, and the use of advanced data structures to improve performance, reliability, and disk space utilization, plus additional extensions, such as security access control lists (ACL) and file system journaling."

NTFS is compression of files on a hard drive, you can’t just send someone a file that has been compressed with NTFS.

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