Avira NTFS4DOS Personal
When it comes to accessing NTFS drives from DOS, two methods can be used: the Captive or the Native one. The former is the most popular one as it is easier to implement, although the latter is more efficient. Avira NTFS4DOS is based on the Native method, thus ensuring both performance and better integration with the host OS.
Easily connect to your NTFS drive via DOS
This application comes in handy when you are using an operating system prior to Windows XP and you want to be able to access NTFS drives via DOS to recover files. You can also create a boot medium with complete read and write access on NTFS drives so that you can save, restore or even repair files.
A safe and efficient method to manage files
This software solution communicates directly with the file system without needing to emulate all its functionality, thus optimizing the entire process. Moreover, since it directly connects to the file system, users can be sure that the read and write access is both reliable and fast.
A step-by-step preparation process
In terms of interface, Avira NTFS4DOS comes as a wizard that guides users towards successfully creating a boot diskette that can later be used to access NTFS drives via DOS. One first needs to insert the floppy disk they want to use (the disk gets formatted, so any data it may store need to be previously backed up). A RAM drive is created, having the size specified by the user. One can also include a Check Disk GUI tool and a Defragment NTFS utility onto the diskette.
It needs to be mentioned that it is possible to run this application in the DOS box when using Windows 98 and Windows ME, but this action is not supported on Windows NT, Windows 2000 or Windows XP because they do not allow direct hardware access.
To end with
Taking everything into consideration, we can say that Avira NTFS4DOS was created exclusively for tech savvy users and can be of great help to those still running old Windows flavors and who need to access their NTFS drives via DOS.