Color coding for ADS

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cdillon
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Color coding for ADS

Post by cdillon » 2013 Dec 12, 03:55

Is there a way to use color coding to indicate files with a specific alternative data stream?

Files with a Zone.Identifier ADS seem to trigger a security mechanism in Windows and must be Unblocked via their Properties tab. For instance, when I download a WordPress theme zip file, I have to Unblock it before unzipping; otherwise every file in the zip has the ADS too. It's really only an issue when copying the file to another NTFS drive but I'd prefer to handle it pre-emptively.

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Re: Color coding for ADS

Post by profess » 2013 Dec 12, 04:23

Using Colour Coding, I believe you have to set the Additional Rule using - Comment [S] - and specifying the text as required. Ensure Colour Coding is activated after you've finished setting it.

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Re: Color coding for ADS

Post by nikos » 2013 Dec 12, 08:16

you can't get the name of a specific alternate stream as a rule but you can use the STREAMS column to hilight items that have more than 1 stream, then use Actions > ADS > View streams command to see the names

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Re: Color coding for ADS

Post by cdillon » 2013 Dec 12, 10:53

profess, that did not work.

Thanks, Nikos, I will use that approach.

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Re: Color coding for ADS

Post by profess » 2013 Dec 12, 12:26

Hopefully cdillon you're off on the right path. Let us know what happened.
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Re: Color coding for ADS

Post by RightPaddock » 2013 Dec 18, 09:04

@cdillon - if you put the url for the Wordpress themes location into Internet Options Trusted sites list then maybe you wont get the security ADS and the Security check that requires you to click the Unlock button

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