New Training: Configure Data Access and Protection
In this 5-video skill, CBT Nuggets trainer James Conrad shows you how to properly secure files and folders using network shares as well as NTFS security permissions. Watch this new Windows 10 training.
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This training includes:
- 5 videos
- 37 minutes of training
You’ll learn these topics in this skill:
- Configure Network Profiles
- Create Shared folders
- Configure NTFS Permissions
- NTFS Cumulative Permissions and Inheritance
- Command Line Permissions
What is the New Technology File System (NTFS)?
The New Technology File System (NTFS) is a Windows feature for efficiently storing, organizing and finding files on a drive. Originating with Windows NT, NTFS has advantages over older file systems available for Windows, such as FAT (File Allocation Table). With NTFS, you can secure files and folders through the use of access control. It further places a focus on file system consistency and the restoration of data. NTFS also enables features such as disk quotas and disk compression and offers file system journaling.
After you format a drive using NTFS, you can further divide it into partitions. Then, after you create a file on it, it distributes and stores the data in clusters on the disk. The size of these clusters can range from 512 bytes to 64 KB, and you can control this.
NTFS does have its disadvantages, such as it is not fully compatible with some other operating systems.