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What is the size of a sparse file in NTFS - John Riley Bloomcon 2017 (Hacking Illustrated Series InfoSec Tutorial Videos)

What is the size of a sparse file in NTFS
John Riley

Bloomcon 2017

The NTFS file system allows sparse files (files with many sectors of null bytes) to be stored efficiently. This affects not only the file sizes recorded, but which file sizes are recorded. The documentation about this seems to be very limited. We discuss and illustrate these issues and provide some answers.

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