ntfsinfo - 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
This will override some sensible defaults, such as not
overwriting an existing file. Use this option with caution.
Show a list of options with a brief description of each one.
-i, --inode NUM
Show information about this inode.
Show information about the volume.
Produce less output.
Do not display timestamps in the output.
Increase the amount of output that ntfsinfo prints.
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 development team:
ntfsinfo was written by Matthew J. Fanto, Anton Altaparmakov, Richard
Russon, Szabolcs Szakacsits, Yuval Fledel, Yura Pakhuchiy and Cristian
ntfsinfo is part of the ntfsprogs package and is available from:
The manual pages are available online at: