Troubleshooting Filesystems with Sysinternals Tools

Windows supports multiple different filesystems, everyone of them with their strengths and weaknesses. This course will teach you what filesystems are and how you can manage and troubleshoot them with Sysinternals tools.
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(17)
Level
Beginner
Updated
Jan 8, 2018
Duration
43m
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Description
Course info
Rating
(17)
Level
Beginner
Updated
Jan 8, 2018
Duration
43m
Description

You can't use an OS without the filesystem, so knowing how to troubleshoot it is crucial. In this course, Troubleshooting Filesystems with Sysinternals Tools, you'll learn the basics of troubleshooting. First, you'll dive into an overview of how to delete malware which is the hardest to detect and remove. Then, you'll learn how to work with hard and soft links within different filesystems. Finally, you'll master how to find hidden alternate data streams. When you're finished with this course, you'll have a foundational knowledge of Sysinternals tools that will help you as you move forward in troubleshooting filesystems.

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About the author

Sami Laiho is one of the world's top experts in Windows OS and Security. Sami specializes in OS internals, troubleshooting, management, and security.

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Course Overview
Hi, everyone. My name is Sami Laiho. Welcome to my course, Troubleshooting Filesystems with Sysinternals Tools. I'm a senior technical fellow at my own company, Adminize. Every operating system has a file system beneath it. They vary a lot between different versions and manufacturers. You can't really do any troubleshooting without having the knowledge on how filesystems work. Many file systems' hidden features allow not only good, but also malicious applications to hide and terrorize your system. In this course you will learn how to play hide and seek with malware and also how to troubleshoot filesystem-related issues. You will also learn how to keep your storage clean and working more efficiently. This is even more important in the age of SSDs when your system becomes dead slow if you fill it up. Some of the major topics that we will cover include how filesystems differ from each other, how NTFS can hide things from you, how to analyze what is taking up all the space on your drive. By the end of this course you will know how to effectively manage filesystems in Windows. Before beginning the course you should have viewed the first course on this learning path on the Sysinternals toolkit on Pluralsight. I hope you'll join me on this Troubleshooting Filesystems with Sysinternals Tools at Pluralsight.