fsutil reparsepoint

fsutil reparsepoint

Applies to: Windows Server 2022, Windows Server 2019, Windows Server 2016, Windows 10, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012, Windows 8

Queries or deletes reparse points. The fsutil reparsepoint command is typically used by support professionals.

Reparse points are NTFS file system objects that have a definable attribute, which contains user-defined data. They're used to:


fsutil reparsepoint [query] <filename>
fsutil reparsepoint [delete] <filename>


Parameter Description
query Retrieves the reparse point data that is associated with the file or directory identified by the specified handle.
delete Deletes a reparse point from the file or directory that is identified by the specified handle, but does not delete the file or directory.
<filename> Specifies the full path to the file including the file name and extension, for example C:\documents\filename.txt.



To retrieve reparse point data associated with c:\server, type:

fsutil reparsepoint query c:\server

To delete a reparse point from a specified file or directory, use the following format:

fsutil reparsepoint delete c:\server

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