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RE: questions on FILE_INTERNAL_INFORMATION.IndexNumber <LYR1318-2122-2000.04.21-12.11.27--rnagar#ntc

OSR_Community_UserOSR_Community_User Member Posts: 110,217
questions on FILE_INTERNAL_INFORMATION.IndexNumberThe IndexNumber is
guaranteed unique for files as well as directories on NTFS
volumes on a per-volume basis. However, if you examine the FASTFAT code
provided with the IFS Kit, you will notice that the index number might
change for a file especially when the file is renamed.

On NTFS and FASTFAT volumes, you should also be monitoring for file delete

- rajeev

Rajeev Nagar
(408) 246 3623 x11
-----Original Message-----
From: [email protected]
[mailto:[email protected]]On Behalf Of Jamey Kirby
Sent: Friday, April 21, 2000 9:35 PM
To: File Systems Developers
Subject: [ntfsd] RE: questions on FILE_INTERNAL_INFORMATION.IndexNumber

1) Volume unique
2) It will not change
-----Original Message-----
From: [email protected]
[mailto:[email protected]]On Behalf Of Smith, Joel
Sent: Friday, April 21, 2000 7:44 AM
To: File Systems Developers
Subject: [ntfsd] questions on FILE_INTERNAL_INFORMATION.IndexNumber

Can anyone tell me if the IndexNumber identifier returned for a
FileInternalInformation file information query is:

a) guaranteed to be unique on a given volume for both files and
b) can a file or directories IndexNumber change over time? If so, what
circumstances will change it.

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