Exploring …

After a user has provided feedback with a potential way of increasing the speed of a scan manifold, I’m currently exploring the USN journal as well as using the MFT (on NTFS drives only) in order to enumerate the contents of a drive or subfolders on it.

// Oliver

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4 Responses to Exploring …

  1. Fowl says:

    Are you talking about directly reading the MFT / implementing some of NTFS?

  2. Oliver says:

    I’m not going to parse the MFT itself, I’m investigating the method of using IRPs sent to the NTFS driver …

  3. Jan says:

    Sounds really cool, I’m looking forward to it!

  4. Oliver says:

    Just so you stay updated. It requires a little bit of reverse engineering effort to get it running from Windows 2000 to Windows 7, but it is indeed faster after a first few tests.

    Also, this might be the much better method to implement the hardlink support some people have asked for, since a hardlink is just an additional name attribute in the MFT.

    // Oliver

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