Here are a few specs:

  1. Windows 10 Pro
  2. Slacko Puppy 6.3
  3. 700 MB CD
  4. 16 GB RAM
  5. 2 TB HDD

Currently, to do some testing, I am running Puppy Linux from a live CD and attempting to access the files on my mounted C drive. I am booting from restart - and not from shutdown - to avoid the fast-boot in Windows 10. However, although most files work fine in terms of renaming, deleting, etc., many files in C:\Windows (and everything in C:\Windows\system32) come up as caution symbols with the tool tip "Symbolic Link to Unsupported Reparse Point." I booted back into Windows to check said files and all are fine and aren't corrupted.


These are files that the Linux NTFS driver can't handle. They could be compressed files, duplicated files, or some other variation on a theme.

You cannot read them from a Linux based system.

If you're interested I asked a similar question over on Server Fault a while ago. See Determine target of NTFS reparse point.


See how to use ntfs-3g for reading system compressed files from Windows 10 on http://jp-andre.pagesperso-orange.fr/compression.html#systemcompression

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