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FSUTIL REPARSEPOINT


Description | Syntax | Parameters | Switches | Related | Notes | Examples | Errorlevels | Availability

Queries or deletes reparse points, which are NTFS file system objects that have a definable attribute containing user-controlled data, and are used to extend functionality in the input/output (I/O) subsystem. Reparse points are used for directory junction points and volume mount points. They are also used by file system filter drivers to mark certain files as special to that driver.


Syntax

FSUTIL REPARSEPOINT help

FSUTIL REPARSEPOINT delete drive

FSUTIL REPARSEPOINT query drive


Parameters
delete (NTXP)
Deletes a reparse point from the file or directory identified by the specified handle, but does not delete the file or directory.
Warning Only deletes the file, not its associated reparse points. This might cause file open failures in processes or services that attempt to open the file.
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.
help (NTXP)
Display help.
query (NTXP)
Retrieves the reparse point data associated with the file or directory identified by the specified handle.

Switches

none.


Related

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


Notes

On an NTFS volume, a file or directory can contain a reparse point, which is a collection of user-defined data. The format of this data is understood by the program that stores the data, and a file system filter, which you install to interpret the data and process the file. When an program sets a reparse point, it stores this data, plus a reparse tag, which uniquely identifies the data it is storing. When the file system opens a file with a reparse point, it attempts to find the file system filter associated with the data format identified by the reparse tag. If such a file system filter is found, the filter processes the file as directed by the reparse data. If no such file system filter is found, the file open operation fails.


Examples

none.


Errorlevels

none.


Availability
External
DOS
none
Windows
none
Windows NT
NTXP NT2003