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Microsoft Windows Vista Unveiled by Paul McFedries

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Chapter 4. File System Improvements

IN THIS CHAPTER

Metadata and the Windows Explorer Property System

Desktop Searching with the Windows Search Engine

Grouping, Stacking, and Filtering with Metadata

Search Folders

Selecting Files with Check Boxes

Dragging and Dropping Files

Shadow Copies and Transactional NTFS

XML Paper Specification (XPS)

Windows Vista was supposed to be the operating system that finally realized Microsoft’s long-sought dream of a major file system breakthrough. Windows Vista was supposed to include WinFS (Windows Future Storage), a file-storage subsystem that runs on NTFS. WinFS not only uses SQL Server–related technology to create sophisticated indexes of a wide variety of data—documents, images, email messages, ...

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