Package Details: ntfs3-dkms 10.0.0-1

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Package Base: ntfs3-dkms
Description: NTFS read-write driver GPL implementation by Paragon Software. Current version works with NTFS (including v3.1), normal/compressed/sparse files and supports journal replaying.
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Licenses: GPL2
Submitter: rdnvndr
Maintainer: rdnvndr (Hanabishi)
Last Packager: Hanabishi
Votes: 11
Popularity: 4.52
First Submitted: 2020-08-16 11:43
Last Updated: 2020-10-23 19:39

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Hanabishi commented on 2020-08-31 21:51

Works fine but requires explicit fs type to mount (-t ntfs3). So udisks and other apps can't mount it automatically.
If you want to use ntfs3 as the default driver, such udev rule does the trick:

SUBSYSTEM=="block", ENV{ID_FS_TYPE}=="ntfs", ENV{ID_FS_TYPE}="ntfs3"

Another hint for apps that uses udisks for userspace mount like GNOME Disks, Nautilus, etc. There is no inbuilt rules for ntfs3 so it mounts as root.
To allow user write access add such options to /etc/udisks2/mount_options.conf in [defaults] section:


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babam commented on 2020-10-21 09:15

@Hanabishi, Well, ntfs3 can't read symlinks generated in ntfs-3g, but paragon ufsd can read them.

Thank you very much.

Hanabishi commented on 2020-10-21 08:59

@babam, no. Because ntfs-3g creates its own fake links, which don't work in Windows either. In fact ntfs-3g driver has poor ntfs features support and just cheats in many places.
ntfs3 creates the real native ntfs symlinks which works in Windows.

babam commented on 2020-10-21 08:39


I have symlinks that were created in the past using NTFS-3G and are now using NTFS3 and can't read them as symlinks.

Are the symlinks generated in ntfs-3g readable by ntfs3?

Can you open

Hanabishi commented on 2020-10-21 08:36

@babam, here

babam commented on 2020-10-21 08:24

@Hanabishi I have created symlinks from within Linux. Can you test it $ file /path/to/symlink

Hanabishi commented on 2020-10-21 08:08

@babam, it works.
The only problem is links created in Windows have incorrect path in Linux because of the separator difference (\ instead of /), or if it is absolute (like C:\).

babam commented on 2020-10-21 07:53

Symbolic link doesn't work.

Hanabishi commented on 2020-10-10 18:45

@galeksandrp, idk, it should work. Try to force rules reload or maybe reboot the whole system.

galeksandrp commented on 2020-10-10 17:37

For anyone who encountered not working SUBSYSTEM=="block", ENV{ID_FS_TYPE}=="ntfs", ENV{ID_FS_TYPE}="ntfs3" udev rule: your rule should be loaded after /usr/lib/udev/rules.d/60-*.rules. To achieve this, number in your rule filename should be 61 or higher.

Found issues (in version v8.0.0)

  1. "Inode" copy not working, therefore copying file to another location on same filesystem results is real byte transfer.

Hanabishi commented on 2020-09-28 11:10

@babam, using Arch + experimental patches from AUR is definitely not the best choice for stability and important data handling :)