Microsoft has started evaluating the Microsoft Resilient File System (ReFS), which was previously intended primarily for high-performance computers and servers, in the Insider Preview of Windows 11. Users can already try out the file system in the current preview with build number 25281.
Microsoft ReFS can be activated under Windows 11
< p class="p text-width">As Windows Insider and Twitter user @XenoPanther, who is known for such releases, found out, Microsoft's latest file system can already be activated in the current 10.0.25281.1000 rs_prerelease, which is the full name of the latest Windows 11 Insider Preview in the Dev Channel.Recommended external content Twitter
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Enabling ID 42189933 will allow you to install Windows to a ReFS partition without any other workarounds! pic.twitter.com/YO6aieo0fl
— Xeno (@XenoPanther) January 20, 2023
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The company defined the primary goals that Microsoft is pursuing with the introduction of ReFS as follows:
In addition, the focus is on NTFS compatibility and a merging of file systems across multiple computer systems.
Criticism was caused by the fact that Microsoft regards the features of ReFS and its testing strategy as competitive features and does not disclose them.
Try Microsoft ReFS on Windows 11
Basic requirements for using the new file system are the latest Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 25281, which Microsoft released yesterday in the Dev Channel, and the ViVe tool v0.3.2 (ZIP), which is available via GitHub.
Then all you have to do is enter the following command via the terminal* prompt:
- vivetool /enable/id:42189933 → activate
- vivetool /disable /id:42189933 → deactivate
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After restarting the operating system, the ReFS file system is available under Windows 11 and can be tried out accordingly.
A backup is strongly recommended< /h2>
As with any system intervention of this depth and scope, a backup is strongly recommended. Microsoft implements these features expressly for developers and releases them exclusively in the Dev Channel.
For more information, see the Vive tool project page.
Insiders can activate hidden features
With the help of the Vive tool, more can be activated Unlock hidden settings and features in the respective Insider Preview of Windows 11. Which these are can be found in the overview maintained by “Windows Development MVP” Rafael Rivera on the GitHub developer platform.
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