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Microsoft® Windows® Internals: Microsoft Windows Server™ 2003, Windows XP, and Windows 2000, 4th Edition by David A. Solomon, Mark E. Russinovich

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Chapter 12. File Systems

In this chapter, we present an overview of the file system formats supported by Microsoft Windows. We then describe the types of file system drivers and their basic operation, including how they interact with other system components such as the memory manager and the cache manager. Following that is a description of how to use Filemon (from http://www.sysinternals.com) to troubleshoot a wide variety of file system access problems. In the balance of the chapter, we focus on the on-disk layout of the native Windows file system format called NTFS and the advanced features of NTFS, such as compression, recoverability, quotas, and encryption.

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