Stream Viewer 1.09

by admin May 18, 2009 at 7:00 pm

Did you know that: You could have an unlimited number of invisible files on your computer?…That such files could be secretly used by spyware companies or virus authors?…That they are currently used by Microsoft to store hidden data?… And that Microsoft has provided no standard means to view or remove these hidden files?

Windows NT (NT4/2000/XP/2003) has the ability to attach multiple hidden files, known as “alternate data streams”, to any given file (or folder). These are not the usual “hidden” files that you can choose to make visible. These are invisible files. In other words, this is an entire, secondary file system for which there is no equivalent to “Windows Explorer”. This is an entire, secondary file system which you are not intended to access.

Or to put it another way, Microsoft has deliberately created a file system that is incompatible with their own file browser (Windows Explorer), creating types of files that Windows itself cannot see!

Stream Viewer is a free “shell extension” that provides the ability to view these hidden files through the normal functionality of Windows Explorer.

Requirements: Windows NT/2000/XP/2003

Download: Stream Viewer 1.09