Tip of the Day: Alternate Data Streams

Today’s Tip…

While NTFS has supported Alternate Data Streams for a long time, Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 both offer a new way of querying and manipulating them….Windows PowerShell.

Get-Item : Can be used to list all streams in a file

Get-Content : Can be used to retrieve the contents of a stream

Set-Content : Can be used to create a new stream and add content to it

Remove-Item : Can be used to remove a stream from a file


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