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File ownership: extractable from file outside my computer?

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    File ownership: extractable from file outside my computer?


    Hi, is the ownership of a file on my system stored in some NTFS-database, or is it a property of a file which can be read outside of my machine (for instance: if I email a file to somebody else can they read the file in such a way that they can see it is owned by my user-account)? I am not talking about the metadata of MS Office files, rather about mp3's, images and so on. Regards, siso

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    NTFS ownership is stored in the MFT entry of the file. This information is not stored within the file itself and cannot be read outside the computer.
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    Windows 8.1 64bit


    thanks LMiller7, regards, Siso
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