File system of every computer contains a number of system files, which are used to carry out a number of operations. Each system file in the file system has equal importance and their proper functioning is required for the file system to work. The NTFS (New Technology File System) file system includes a number of system files that are stored in hidden mode. In case, any of the system files gets damaged or corrupted, hard drive volume becomes inaccessible and you encounter data loss situations. At this point, you need to opt for NTFS Data Recovery
solutions to get your valuable data back.
The system files are used by the NTFS file system for storing the file system metadata and for implementing the file system. NTFS system files are put on Windows hard drive volume through Format utility. NTFS file system includes the following significant system files:
Master File Table-
It contains a base file record for every file/folder on NTFS volume. If allocation information for file/folder is so large that can not fit in single record, new file records are also allocated.
Master File Table 2-
It is a duplicate copy of initial four records of MFT.
Stores details of the transaction steps, which are used to recover NTFS file system. This file is used for restoring consistency to the NTFS in case of system failure.
Holds volume information, such as volume version, volume label, and volume size.
Table of the attribute names, descriptions, and numbers.
Contains BPB, which is used for mounting NTFS volume. Also includes additional bootstrap loader code if volume is bootable.
NTFS Extension File-
It is used for several optional extensions like quotas, object identifiers, and reparse point data.
If any of these files are damaged or missing due to file system corruption, operating system malfunction, virus infection, or improper system shutdown, data loss occurs. In such circumstances, NTFS Partition Recovery applications are required to retrieve lost data.
NTFS File Recovery software are particularly designed to carry out thorough scan of the entire hard drive volume and to extract all lost data from it. These software enable you to perform NTFS Data Recovery on your own, as they have simple and rich graphical user interface.
Data Recovery Software
is the most advanced tool for assured recovery of lost Windows data. It recovers NTFS5, NTFS, VFAT, FAT32, and FAT16 file system volumes. The software works well with Microsoft Windows 7, Vista, 2003, XP, and 2000.