A reparse point is a type of NTFS file system object that provides a way to extend the functionality of the NTFS file system. A reparse point can be used to add extra data to a file or directory, or to redirect requests for a file or directory to a different file or directory.
Reparse points are identified by a unique Reparse Tag. When a file or directory is created with a reparse point, the NTFS file system stores the reparse point data in a special attribute called the $REPARSE_DATA attribute. This attribute is not visible to applications that access the file or directory using the standard NTFS APIs.
When an application accesses a file or directory that has a reparse point, the NTFS file system intercepts the request and forwards it to the application that registered the reparse point. The registered application can then handle the request in any way it wants. For example, an application could use a reparse point to implement a custom file system, or to provide transparent compression or encryption of files.
Reparse points are most commonly used by Microsoft Windows to implement features such as junction points and volume mount points.
What is a reparse point in a file?
A reparse point is a type of NTFS file system object which acts as a placeholder for another file or directory. When the operating system encounters a reparse point during a file operation, it will automatically redirect the request to the target file or directory. Reparse points are often used to implement features such as symbolic links, junction points, and volume mount points.
How do I fix reparse points?
Reparse points are a type of NTFS file system object that can point to another file or directory on the same volume or to a file or directory on a different volume. A reparse point can also be used to implement a custom storage solution. For example, the NTFS file system supports the use of reparse points to implement volume mount points, which allows a volume to be mounted at an empty directory.
There are a few different ways to fix reparse points. One way is to use the fsutil utility to remove the reparse point:
1. Open a Command Prompt window.
2. Type the following command and press Enter:
fsutil reparsepoint delete
Where is the path to the reparse point that you want to delete.
Another way to fix a reparse point is to use the Windows Registry Editor to remove the reparse point:
1. Open the Registry Editor.
2. Navigate to the following key:
3. Locate the reparse point that you want to delete in the list of values.
4. Right-click on the reparse point and select Delete.
5. Close the Registry Editor.
You may also need to delete
What is the meaning of reparse?
When a file or directory is opened, the operating system checks the file or directory's attributes to determine whether the file or directory is a reparse point. If the file or directory is a reparse point, the operating system uses the information in the reparse point's reparse data buffer to determine how to handle the request. For example, an application can use a reparse point to redirect an attempt to open a file or directory to a different file or directory.
In the NTFS file system, a file or directory can contain a reparse point, which is a type of attribute. A reparse point consists of two parts:
* A reparse tag, which is an identifier that specifies the type of reparse point.
* Reparse data, which is data that is specific to the reparse tag.
When a file or directory that has a reparse point is opened, the operating system checks the reparse point's tag. If the tag is recognized, the operating system uses the data in the reparse point's reparse data buffer to handle the request. If the tag is not recognized, the operating system treats the file or directory as a regular file or directory.
There are two types of reparse points:
* Microsoft reparse points. These reparse points are used by Microsoft applications and services.
* Non-Microsoft reparse points. These reparse points are used by applications and services that are