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I'm interested to see if any files on my system have any ADS (NTFS Alternate Data Stream).

At least the build-in file search on Window 7 Starter doesn't seem to have this option.

Is there a way with standard Win 7 to list all such files? If not what free software should I obtain?

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Software to find all ADS...nirsoft.net/utils/alternate_data_streams.html –  Moab Oct 25 '12 at 23:04
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The Microsoft/Sysinternals Streams utility can help you do this easily.

Since dir /r displays ADS, something like dir /r /s | findstr /r "\$" should also display the names of the files with ADS. If the path is also required, I'm sure dir's output can be chopped up appropriately.

Of course, PowerShell should also be able to do this, but I'm not a PS expert.

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