Remove only one alternate data stream from a file that contains multiple ADS’s using basic DOS commands

Remove only one alternate data stream from a file that contains multiple ADS’s using basic DOS commands

Ever wondered if it were at all possible to delete a single alternate data stream from a file that contains multiple data streams? Apparently, it is possible, but the command required for this is quite a monstrosity. Are you in an experimental mood, then try it out yourself — read article

Copy, delete or rename alternate data streams using only standard Windows Command prompt tools

Copy, delete or rename alternate data streams using only standard Windows Command prompt tools

Doing one of the most basic things, renaming or copying, is far from trivial from a command prompt (or from anywhere else). This post explains a few workarounds you may use to accomplish this using only the few basic tools Microsoft has given Windows users to work with alternate data streams — read article

A hands-on guide to creating and reading alternate data streams from the Windows command prompt

A hands-on guide to creating and reading alternate data streams from the Windows command prompt

Working with Alternate Data Streams (ADS) from the Windows Command line Shell is a pain. This article explains workarounds using the standard available Windows tools for almost all actions you can do with ADS’s, without using any third party tools. However, be warned that most of these workarounds are pity replacements of what’s lacking from Windows since 1995: proper command line support for alternate data streams — read article

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