FindLinks v1.1

By Mark Russinovich

Published: July 4, 2016

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Introduction

FindLinks reports the file index and any hard links (alternate file paths on the same volume) that exist for the specified file. A file's data remains allocated so long as at it has at least one file name referencing it.

Usage: findlinks <filename>

Example

The following command reports the file paths that reference the same file data as C:\Windows\Notepad.exe:

**C:\>findlinks c:\windows\notepad.exe

FindLinks - Locate file hard links  
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c:\\windows\\notepad.exe  
        Index:  0x000057D9  
        Links:  3**

Linking files:
C:\Windows\winsxs\amd64_microsoft-windows-notepadwin_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_none_9ebebe8614be1470\notepad.exe
C:\Windows\winsxs\amd64_microsoft-windows-notepad_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_none_cb0f7f2289b0c21a\notepad.exe
C:\Windows\System32\notepad.exe

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Runs on:

  • Client: Windows Vista and higher
  • Server: Windows Server 2008 and higher
  • Nano Server: 2016 and higher