IFW and Hard Links / Junctions

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IFW and Hard Links / Junctions

Postby timg11 » Tue Apr 25, 2017 8:05 am

How does IFW handle Hard Links and Junctions?

For example if I have

and also have a Junction

c:\another\path\MyJunction that points to c:\somepath\bigfolder,

will an IFW image of C: contain the contents of bigfolder once or twice?

I checked the IFW manual, and did not find the terms "junction" or "hard link" mentioned. And Google: Your search - "hard link" site:terabyteunlimited.com - did not match any documents.. Google: "junction" site:terabyteunlimited.com yielded https://www.terabyteunlimited.com/kb/article.php?id=605 Circular Junction Points Cause Out of Memory Error, which implies that IFW will follow the link, but is unclear whether it would include a Junction folder in the image twice in the non-circular case.
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Re: IFW and Hard Links / Junctions

Postby TeraByte Support(PP) » Tue Apr 25, 2017 10:00 pm

It's sector based. It would only include the data one time.
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