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FindLinks v1.0

By Mark Russinovich

Published: July 18, 2011

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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.

Using FindLinks

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
Copyright (C) 2011 Mark Russinovich
Sysinternals -www.sysinternals.com

c:\windows\notepad.exe
        Index:  0x000057D9
        Links:  3

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Runs on:

  • Client: Windows XP SP2 and higher.
  • Server: Windows Server 2003 and higher.

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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