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FSUTIL OBJECTID


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Manages object identifiers (also known as OIDs), which are internal objects used by the Distributed Link Tracking (DLT) Client service and File Replication Service (FRS) to track other objects such as files, directories, and links. Object identifiers are invisible to most programs and should never be modified.

Warning Do not delete, set, or otherwise modify an object identifier. Deleting or setting an object identifier can result in the loss of data from portions of a file, up to and including entire volumes of data. In addition you might cause adverse behavior in the Distributed Link Tracking (DLT) Client service and File Replication Service (FRS).


Syntax

FSUTIL OBJECTID help

FSUTIL OBJECTID create drive

FSUTIL OBJECTID delete drive

FSUTIL OBJECTID query drive

FSUTIL OBJECTID set object_id birth_volume_id birth_object_id domain_id drive


Parameters
birth_object_id (NTXP)
A 16-byte hexadecimal identifier that indicates the file's original object_id (note that the object_id may change when a file is moved). This value is used by the DLT Client service.
birth_volume_id (NTXP)
A 16-byte hexadecimal identifier that indicates the volume on which the file was located when it first obtained an object_id. This value is used by the DLT Client service.
create (NTXP)
Creates object identifier if the file does not already have one, otherwise equivalent to query.
delete (NTXP)
Deletes an object identifier.
drive (NTXP)
Specifies the drive letter (followed by a colon), mount point, or volume name.
(NT2003)
Specifies the full path to the file including the file name and extension.
domain_id (NTXP)
A 16-byte hexadecimal domain identifier. This value is not currently used and must be set to all zeros.
help (NTXP)
Display help.
object_id (NTXP)
A file-specific 16-byte hexadecimal identifier that is guaranteed to be unique within a volume. It is used by the Distributed Link Tracking (DLT) Client service and the File Replication Service (FRS) to identify files. Any file that has an object_id, also has a birth_volume_id, a birth_object_id, and a domain_id. When you move a file, the object_id may change, but the birth_volume_id and birth_object_id remain the same, which enables Windows XP to always find a file, no matter where it has been moved.
query (NTXP)
Queries an object identifier.
set (NTXP)
Sets an object identifier.

Switches

none.


Related

FSUTIL BEHAVIOR
FSUTIL DIRTY
FSUTIL FILE
FSUTIL FSINFO
FSUTIL HARDLINK
FSUTIL QUOTA
FSUTIL REPARSEPOINT
FSUTIL SPARSE
FSUTIL USN
FSUTIL VOLUME


Notes

none.


Examples

none.


Errorlevels

none.


Availability
External
DOS
none
Windows
none
Windows NT
NTXP NT2003