What is the difference between a 64-bit fileid and a 128-bit fileid in Windows?
Christopher R. Hertel
crh at samba.org
Tue Jul 7 22:29:10 UTC 2020
The actual on-volume FileID, as used by NTFS and/or ReFS, is beyond my know-how.
If you are asking about the SMB2 FileId (the one returned and maintained by
the server), then see: [MS-SMB2; 126.96.36.199]
That section explains that the 128-bit FileId (as used in SMB2/3) is made up
of two 64-bit subfields:
As you probably know, the Persistent portion is maintained over (successful)
reconnects. The Volatile portion can change.
I don't know if/how these are mapped to the on-disk FileIds that Windows
On 7/7/20 3:32 PM, Richard Sharpe via samba-technical wrote:
> Hi folks,
> I have just become aware that Windows has both a 64-bit fileid and a
> 128-bit fileid.
> Are they always equal if the fileid fits in 64 bits or are they different?
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