NTFS MetaFiles

They sit there, hiding in the root directory…metafiles.  The shell hides them from the user, but they are still there…lurking.  Microsoft does a pretty good job hiding these files so you don’t accidentally damage them.  But what are these files and how does NTFS use them? Before we have a look at them I’d like… Read more

The Four Stages of NTFS File Growth

In my quest to better understand the interworking of how NTFS stores information on disk, I have been researching what happens to a file as it grows in size and complexity.  The reason I’m after this knowledge is so I can better troubleshoot certain storage issues.  Recently, I realized that I’d stuffed my head with… Read more