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Windows and Inodes

Does Windows NTFS have Inodes in the same way Linux filesystems does?
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upanwarCommented:
I don't think so because as per definition of inode:

In computing, an inode is a data structure on a traditional Unix-style file system such as UFS or ext3. An inode stores all the information about a regular file, directory, or other file system object, except its data and name.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inode

http://www.cyberciti.biz/tips/understanding-unixlinux-filesystem-inodes.html
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itniflAuthor Commented:
Yes, but Windows has hardlinks and Symlinks in the same way as Linux does. If all hardlinks are removed to the file, the file is deleted. Same as in Linux. But in Linux those hardlinks are to inodes, but what about Windows then?
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upanwarCommented:
I am a Linux guy so I have discussed few windows guys but nobody have answer for the same.

I have found this for you:

http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20090805195409AAJDwM3

The concept of a inode is used in Unix based File System. NTFS may have some type of index identifier used internally in the MFT, but Windows doesn't have a built-in command to show this. I don't know if your just curious or you are trying to accomplish something like create a hard link in Windows. I administer Linux Desktops and Servers every day, and the only thing useful for looking at a inode number for me, is to confirm a hard link.
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itniflAuthor Commented:
Thanks
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