LADS LADS - List Alternate Data Streams

This software was developed with largest care. However, the author can not guarantee that it runs under each version of Windows on each computer flawlessly. There is no warranty for the program, to the extent permitted by applicable law. The copyright holder provides the program "as is" without warranty of any kind.

Availability Freeware
Current Version 4.10
Last Change 04. January 2007
Size (zipped) 35447 Byte

Windows NT 4

Windows 2000

Windows XP

Windows 2003

Windows Vista


As its name suggests, this program lists all alternate data streams of an NTFS directory.
Of course it shows the ADS of encrypted files, even when these files were encrypted with another copy of Windows 2000.

There is the /S switch to walk through subdirectories recursively and the /A switch to show the total of all bytes.

New in Version 3.20:
The /X switches allow to eXclude as much ADSs as you want.
The /P switch allows to put all or some parameters into a configuration file.

New in Version 4.00:
Only with the /V switch LADS will be verbose in reporting errors now.
UNC paths work as well now.

New in Version 4.10:
LADS understands symbolic links of Windows Vista now.

By the way, did you already try the command dir /r  in Vista?

Further details regarding the program you will find within the accompanying text file.

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