[Samba] alternate data streams problem

Shai shai at exanet.com
Thu May 23 06:00:05 GMT 2002

thank you, I now understand who creates these files.
what I still can't figure out is why this one machine creates them while
others do not even though I have other win2k machine that has the registry
key installed and do not create them.

-----Original Message-----
From: MCCALL,DON (HP-USA,ex1) [mailto:don_mccall at hp.com]
Sent: Thursday, May 23, 2002 2:34 PM
To: Shai; samba at lists.samba.org
Subject: RE: [Samba] alternate data streams problem

Hi Shai,
Check out MS article Q319300.  Since samba advertises it's fs by default as
ntfs, this could be a problem with the machines you are seeing this on
having indexing on:

"Windows 2000 Content Indexing Server may add additional kmsearchhit0data
kmsearchhit1streams to image
files (.jpg, .gif, .bmp) that are stored on NTFS volumes.


By default, a filter driver is installed that creates thumbnails of images.
These thumbnails are stored in an kmsearchhit2alternate kmsearchhit3data
kmsearchhit4stream that is called

See the q article for info on a workaround...

Hope this helps,

-----Original Message-----
From: Shai [mailto:shai at exanet.com]
Sent: Thursday, May 23, 2002 9:08
To: samba at lists.samba.org
Subject: [Samba] alternate data streams problem

hi all,

I'm running into a strange problem:

I'm running a samba 2.2.3a server on a linux machine.

one win2k client is saving a directory full of pictures to this server but
all pictures files (jpg, tif...) are saved as three files, two of the as the
alternate data streams files of the original. it looks like this:

Pb060009.jpg            (the original file)



this happened only to two clients and only with pictures.

other machine save pics normally without the alternate data streams being

does anyone have a clue?

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