If anyone can reduce the size further, I would be happy to inspect the file.
Why on earth did MS make it so big? Only answer can be that they are lazy and don't care about a few MB of wasted space
Updated version 300 kB; http://mft2csv.googl...oot_sdi_300.zip
Details of sectors inside the latest partition image;
$Boot 0 $MFT 1-65 Root directory 66-73 $LogFile 74-586 $MFTMirr 136-143 $UpCase 136 $Secure:$SDS 137-392 $Bitmap 138 $AttrDef 139-143 The rest of the systemfiles are fully contained within $MFT
The reorganization of the ntfs metafiles was done to make it easier for those that want to decode and understand it.
Edited by joakim, 27 August 2012 - 03:05 PM.