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ruthan

Is there read/write NTFS solution for bigger partitions in Win9x?

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Hello,
i want to know, if there is really working NFTS read/write solution for Windows 98SE, i tried Sysinternals NTFS (read only) and Paragon NTFS(seems to be limited to partition size 8.4 GB or at least i see such error), is there any better solution for reasonable partition size (at least 100 GB)?

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Have you tried NTFS4DOS?

http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/Hard-Disk-Utils/Avira-NTFS4DOS-Personal.shtml

it shoudl work normally in a DOS box in the GUI 9x.

For Read Only access, your best option is IMNSHO the Diskinternals NTFS Reader:

https://www.diskinternals.com/ntfs-reader/

 

There is a dedicated thread:

http://www.msfn.org/board/topic/110814-ntfs-support-in-win-98seme/

where users of Paragon's driver reported successful usage on much larger disks, however, so (surprisingly) it is your machine/setup that has the 8.4 Gb limit.

 

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what reason to use NTFS with 9x? 9x can NOT r/w file more than 4GiB -2 bytes.

VERIFIED. with files on NTFS and Ext2/3/4.

when 9x try r/w file bigger that this limit, then operation will WRAP to beginning file.

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40 minutes ago, MERCURY127 said:

what reason to use NTFS with 9x? 9x can NOT r/w file more than 4GiB -2 bytes.

VERIFIED. with files on NTFS and Ext2/3/4.

when 9x try r/w file bigger that this limit, then operation will WRAP to beginning file.

Not only, that is one thing:

There is also (for an unpatched 98) a 2 Gb file size issue (JFYI):

jaclaz

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Yes, sure. It's internal limit 9x kernel. 4 gib -2 bytes file content (yes, minus two bytes, not one) - is total and absolute limit. Verified. 

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The Kernel sets the limit. No FileSystem, including Network FileSystems, can exceed 4GiB -2 Bytes. I posted a free fix for the 2GiB limitation.

I have a Patch (FILE64) that emulates Files larger than 4GiB. It can be used with any FileSystem including Network FileSystems.
This allows 32-Bit Software to manipulate Files larger than 4GiB.

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