Queries or deletes reparse points. The fsutil reparsepoint command is typically used by support professionals.
For examples of how to use this command, see Examples.
fsutil reparsepoint [query] <FileName> fsutil reparsepoint [delete] <FileName>
Retrieves the reparse point data that is associated with the file or directory identified by the specified handle.
Deletes a reparse point from the file or directory that is identified by the specified handle, but does not delete the file or directory.
Specifies the full path to the file including the file name and extension, for example C:\documents\filename.txt.
- Reparse points are NTFS file system objects that have a
definable attribute that contains user-defined data, and they are
used to extend functionality in the input/output (I/O)
- 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.
- When a 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 associated file system filter. If the file system
filter is found, the filter processes the file as directed by the
reparse data. If no file system filter is found, the File open