Updated: 01/31/2019 by Computer Hope
new technology file system

Short for NTFS file system, NTFS is a file organization system that stores and accesses information on Microsoft Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows 7, and Windows 10. NTFS offers better methods of data protection and file recovery than the previous FAT (file allocation table) versions.


The Microsoft Manual of Style 4th edition states the redundant phrase "NTFS file system" is correct and you should not define NTFS as new technology file system or NT file system.

Computer abbreviations, Delpart, Hard drive terms, HPFS, MFT