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Questions tagged [alternate-data-stream]

Alternate Data Streams are a method of storing multiple sets of data under an existing file in NTFS. Use this tag only when asking about this feature of NTFS.

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video stream using raspberry pi in local host on pubnub

I am doing a project on Raspberry Pi. I completed face recognition and now I want to stream my camera video of recognition on a web browser in local host using PubNub. I need help to do this task." ...
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Explorer copy hangs before all files copied (XP)

OK, so I should have moved to W10, but I still have a lot of old apps. I'm using Avast (anti virus) and Windows defender (malware only) and my harddrive is NTFS. Recently (2017 Dec 24) windows ...
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Alternate Data Stream “Win32App_1” attached to a large number of folders

My Windows 10 machine has a large number of NTFS Alternate Data Streams named Win32App_1 attached to various folders throughout the system drive. NoVirusThanks' Stream Detector detects them as being ...
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Can alternate data streams be removed if they are attached to a volume like the C:\?

I know alternate data streams (ADSs) can be removed from files and directories but have heard that they can't be removed from a volume.  Let’s say the following command is run: C:\type nc.exe > C:\...
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How could I put files other than txt and bat files in an alternate data stream and how can I launch them from within the ADS?

I know how to for bat and txt files but I do not for anything else. Are exes affected by working within an ADS?
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Is the origin of a file traceable? If it is how can I sanitise it?

If I copied a file from my PC to a newly formatted USB flash drive, took the file to a public PC and public Internet connection, created from there a new email, created a new account on an uploading ...
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Visual Basic and Excel data streaming in real time [closed]

I'm currently working on a program that runs in visual basic (not VBA). The program collects data from sensors and produces a data file (*.csv) of the information it collected after a certain stretch ...
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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 https://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 known ...
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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 executable....
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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, length,...
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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 ...