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"Wipe Alternate Data Streams" and "Wipe Cluster Tips"?


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Alternate data streams were originally intended to support Mackintosh's Hierarchical File System (HFS) but are used for some Windows internal functions. A cluster tip is the unused part of a cluster that is allocated to a file but not completely filled by the file data.

 

You can wipe both of these with impunity. Well, I do, but Alan B has researched ADS far more that I have so he might have something to say.

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