Access NTFS from DOS, Win95 or Win98 using NTFSDOS driver

by Wayne Maples [Published on 20 April 2004 / Last Updated on 20 April 2004]

Mark Russinovich and Bryce Cosgwell at www.sysinternals.com have release several useful freeware or inexpensive utility useful to users of NT and NT administrators. In particular, they have a free read-only driver, NTFSDOS, that is able to mount NTFS drives for transparent access. It makes NTFS drives appear indistinguishable from standard FAT drives, providing the ability to navigate, view and execute programs. This is useful in a dual-boot environment and in recovery situations. If you need to write to the NTFS partition, there is a version with that capability that can be purchased.

It goes without saying that this driver is a wonderful way to hack an NT box without physical security. I have used it as a basic tool to break NT server security when all admin-level accounts get locked out or lost.

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