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MFT information for alternate data stream names

I have been working on retrieving file information from MFT. I see that the MFT record has info regarding standard info, file names, data and few other attributes. I tried parsing the MFT record to ...
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Starting executables in alternate data streams

I've read an article on this topic, and I know running executables from Alternate Data Streams (ADS) is disabled in Windows 7. Is there any alternate way to achieve it?
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Copy file with ADS (Alternate Data Streams) via Network loses hidden streams?

Thanking to this answer http://superuser.com/a/704697/200806 I discovered ADS (Alternate Data Streams) and started to play some demo: created a test.txt:hidden file with hidden in ADS content. I can ...
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How to get rid of the File Access Security Warning for EXEs downloaded with Firefox 26+?

When downloading an executable file in Firefox (26) windows shows the "File Access - Security warning". Since I am not stupid and don't try to execute downloaded files I don't trust and clearly don't ...
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Showing ADS Files only

Currently, the code I'm using to show Alternate Data Stream (ADS) files in cmd.exe is dir /R. However, what this does is that it lists all my other files, in addition to the ADS files. The question ...
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Do any filesystems support multiple forks / streams on directories?

Apple's HFS+ supports multiple forks such as the old data and resource forks. NTFS supports alternate data streams. I believe some *nix filesystems also have some support for multiple file forks or ...
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Archive / compression formats or tools which support multiple file forks or streams?

Lately I've become interested in the ability of several filesystems including Apple's HFS+ and Microsoft's NTFS which support two or more data streams. In Mac terminology these were most widely ...
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How can I search my Windows 7 machine for all files with alternate data streams?

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 ...
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How can I add metadata to NTFS files/folders?

I want to tag different file types (i.e. .pdf, .epub, .iso, .bin, folders,..) using the same descriptive fields. For example i would like a metadata field "type" which would be "eBook" on pdf- and ...
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Why would I see access denied after changing folder icon

Create a folder, call it foldername. At the command prompt navigate to the parent folder where you created this folder and type: dir /r foldername (this will list the foldername and any data ...
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Hard/SymLinks and Alternate Data Streams

An interesting thought just occurred to me while thinking about NTFS. NTFS supports hard links, symbolic links, and Alternate Data Streams. Is it possible for an ADS to be a link to another file? ...
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How can we hide multiple files in one file

How can I combine two text files into one text file in windows? I have seen somewhere else that it is possible. There is something in your current notepad document which opens another document ...
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VS 2010 assembly zone information not in ADS?

I am getting the same error from an assembly from a network drive that many are reporting: Could not load the assembly file://\\C4FLibs\Coding4Fun.Phone.Controls.dll. This assembly may have been ...
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How do I execute a batch file in an alternate data stream in Windows 7?

Normally, after creating an executable as an alternate data stream, for instance: type exec_this.bat > C:\blank.txt:exe.bat one could simply say start C:\blank.txt:exe.bat to run the ...
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Anybody have a legitimate use for Alternate Data Streams in NTFS?

I have been reading about alternate data streams and I am kind of curious if any big applications for Windows actually uses this feature of NTFS. I am also really curious as to whether or not ...
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NTFS alternate stream in compressed archive?

Does any of the major compressed archive formats in Windows (e.g. zip, rar, 7z) support NTFS alternate data stream?
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Does moving a file outside NTFS lose data in alternate data streams?

I have a lot of files on a machine running Windows Server 2008 which I wanted to move to a Fedora machine. How can I keep the attributes stored in, for example, media files (date taken, rating, ...
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Programs that use NTFS Alternate Data Streams for steganography? [closed]

Are there programs that use ADS technology in NTFS for hiding data? What are some good ones?
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Good software to handle NTFS alternate data stream in windows explorer?

I found one, but it seems to support XP only (I'm not sure) http://www.codeproject.com/KB/shell/csadsdetectorarticle.aspx Do you know any alternate data stream plug-in or add-on for Windows 7?
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Why the heck does NTFS allow invisible executables?

You can hide any file inside of another file just by typing: type sol.exe > container.txt:sol.exe and to run the file hidden file just use: start c:\hide\container.txt:sol.exe But the crazy ...