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saving proprietary bits within a file stream

OSR_Community_UserOSR_Community_User Member Posts: 110,217
Is there any officially sanctioned way of saving some proprietary
data in a file stream? For example, say I have a file system filter driver
that wants to store a couple of flags meaningful only to it in the file
stream itself. Is there any safe, established way of doing this that would
work on both NTFS and FAT volumes?

Thanks,
Joel

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  • OSR_Community_UserOSR_Community_User Member Posts: 110,217
    saving proprietary bits within a file streamJoel,
    A solution for NTFS might be to create and use a named data stream where you store any data that you want persisted. this will not work for FAT though.

    Harish
    ----- Original Message -----
    From: Smith, Joel
    To: File Systems Developers
    Sent: Friday, April 21, 2000 4:00 AM
    Subject: [ntfsd] saving proprietary bits within a file stream


    Is there any officially sanctioned way of saving some proprietary data in a file stream? For example, say I have a file system filter driver that wants to store a couple of flags meaningful only to it in the file stream itself. Is there any safe, established way of doing this that would work on both NTFS and FAT volumes?

    Thanks,
    Joel
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