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I just created a NTFS image file using the following steps: dd if=/dev/zero of=/tmp/disk-image count=20480 losetup /dev/loop0 /tmp/disk-image mkntfs /dev/loop0 mkdir /tmp/virtual-fs mount -t ntfs /dev/loop0 /tmp/virtual-fs After this i ...
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    How to read NTFS image file in Windows


    I just created a NTFS image file using the following steps:

    dd if=/dev/zero of=/tmp/disk-image count=20480
    losetup /dev/loop0 /tmp/disk-image
    mkntfs /dev/loop0
    mkdir /tmp/virtual-fs
    mount -t ntfs /dev/loop0 /tmp/virtual-fs


    After this i want to access the contents of this image file in windows. How to do that ?

    Thanks for the help in advance.

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    you could probably mount it with something like virtual clonedrive

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    Quote Originally Posted by coopstah13 View Post
    you could probably mount it with something like virtual clonedrive
    I tried it with Power ISO but it was giving error because power iso supports ISO9660 file system. I searched for any other virtual clonedrive but couldn't find it.

    Is there some inbuilt feature in windows for that ?

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    If you are running Linux, you can mount it with the -o loop option to the mount command. Also, assuming it is in the form of an ISO image, then you can mount it as a drive in a VirtualBox Windows VM if you run Windows in a VM. Running natively? I'm not sure what is available to do that.
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    if it is .img file, you should be able to open it with virtual clonedrive, it is a windows software, here is the link

    SlySoft Virtual CloneDrive

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