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    How do I view the Master File Table in Windows XP

    How do I view a files Standard Information and File Name tags which are stored in the Master File Table?

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    What are you trying to achieve?

    There are two basic classes of tools that might help.

    1. Forensics analysis ("Encase" for example)
    2. Data recovery/systems repair.

    You might also like to look at this:

    http://www.microsoft.com/technet/sys.../NtfsInfo.mspx

    At least that will tell you where it is
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    Quote Originally Posted by thescape
    How do I view a files Standard Information and File Name tags which are stored in the Master File Table?
    dir /ah?

    Seriously though, you can't on a running system. It's all "hidden" away by the system.

    http://technet2.microsoft.com/window....mspx?mfr=true
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    Hmmmm,

    1. Open a folder with files in it.
    2. Select "view"
    3. Click on "Choose Details"
    4. Check the boxes you are interested in.

    That pop-up menu has the MTF data in it.
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