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Writing our own FltGetDestinationFileNameInformation?

Dejan_MaksimovicDejan_Maksimovic Member - All Emails Posts: 373
via Email in NTFSD
Has anyone done it?
There are too many cases now, even with the most current MS OS/FS
combinations, that it is a total shame such an API is even out...

E.g. we just found that using symbolic links to a mapped network drive
causes FGDFNI to fail with STATUS_INVALID_PARAMETER... not an atypical
scenario as much as some might think. On the contrary, it is heavily
used in some cloud solutions.


  • Dejan_MaksimovicDejan_Maksimovic Member - All Emails Posts: 373
    edited April 2020

    Ouch.... so in this particular case, not only does FGDFNI fail with INV_PARAM, but whatever I try to do myself fails the same..
    IoCreateFileEx(IO_OPEN_TARGET_DIRECTORY).. opens the target directory. ALL other file open APIs fail with STATUS_INVALID_PARAMETER! (IoCreateFile/FltCreateFileEx - Nt/ZwCreateFile don't have a way to open the target folder, or I am missing something)

    Then I try to query the file name. NtQueryInformationFIle would fail with ACC_VIOLATION because I am passing a kernel buffer of course.
    ZwQueryInformationFile fails with STATUS_INVALID_PARAMETER, regardless of whether I ask for a FileNormalizedNameInformation or FileNameInformation..

    There seems to be no way of getting the file name in this situation!

    Any ideas?

  • Dejan_MaksimovicDejan_Maksimovic Member - All Emails Posts: 373
    edited April 2020

    Funny.. as soon as I wrote the message, after struggling two days to figure a combination that works... solved by opening the directory directly and querying the file name.
    Strange, this is a rare case where the issue occurs on Server 2016/Win10, but not on earlier versions!

    Note: It is not possible to query Normalized file name, it fails with STATUS_INVALID_PARAMETER. Only FileNameInformation can be queried.

    Post edited by Dejan_Maksimovic on
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