NTFS is a proprietary filesystem that Microsoft developed for the Windows system to replace the older FAT filesystem.
Linux support for the NTFS filesystem relies on drivers that re-implement the filesystem. Fortunately, two different ways exist to handle this.
The first way of implementing NTFS on Linux is the NTFS3 drivers. This driver is available to anyone running a system that uses a Kernel version newer than 5.15. This driver is fully functional and requires no extra work from the end user to utilize.
The second way to add support for this filesystem is to install the userland NTFS-3G driver on Linux. This userland driver is helpful for those running an older version of the Linux Kernel. It allows reading and writing to NTFS partitions like NTFS3 but isn’t as performance friendly.
Within this guide, we will show you how to install the NTFS-3G driver on a Linux system and how to mount an NTFS partition.