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How do I mount an NTFS image created by GNU NTFSclone on Windows? Neither the gnuwin32 version of NTFSclone nor Cygwin’s mount seem to be capable.

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What type of image is it you are trying to mount? Windows, by default, will not mount an image for reading. If it's something like an iso or nero (nrg) then something like daemon tools could be used

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An image created by ntfsclone –  user64996 Feb 13 '11 at 18:15

ImDisk might mount it, but you may have to fuss with the settings to get it to work.

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Why would it handle ntfsclone images? –  user64996 Feb 13 '11 at 18:16
Because it can mount raw hard disk images, such as those created by dd. The image created by ntfsclone should be similar, unless you've used the "control code" feature for specifying free space. –  afrazier Feb 14 '11 at 14:08
Isn't it meaningless to use ntfsclone without --save-image option, which skips free space? –  Basilevs Oct 28 '13 at 4:04

ImDisk will mount the partition image file unless you created it using the "special" format ('-s' option) of ntfsclone.

If the partition was cloned using the special format, you need to clone it again using ntfsclone.

example: ntfsclone -ro newfile.img oldfile.img

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I'm using PassMark OSFMount, as it's a simple no-nonsense utility perfect for temporary mounts. It doesn't register itself with the system start up or install an icon to the system tray.

I am not sure if your NTFS images will be compatible, but you might want to try:

If you want a write access, be sure to uncheck the read-only flag during mounting.

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