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The '''Object Linking and Embedding (OLE) Compound File (CF)''' is used in other file formats as its underlying container file.
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ATA is the AT Attachment interface, one of two major standards for connecting hard drives to general purpose computers.  
It allows data to be stored in multiple streams.  
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The OLECF is also known as:
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SATA is the Serial ATA specification.
* Compound Binary File (current name used by [[Microsoft]])
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* Compound Document File (name used by [[OpenOffice]])
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* OLE2 file
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== MIME types ==
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==References==
 
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* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AT_Attachment Wikipedia Article Parallel ATA]
Because the OLECF by itself is just a container it does not use a mime type.
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* [http://www.t10.org/t13/project/d1321r3-ATA-ATAPI-5.pdf ATA/ATAPI-5] T13 Technical Specification
A mime type assigned to an OLECF refers to its contents.
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== File signature ==
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The OLECF has the following file signature:
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hexadecimal: d0 cf 11 e0 a1 b1 1a e1
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The OLECF has no distinct footer.
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== Contents ==
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The OLECF uses a FAT-like file system to define blocks that are assigned to the stream using multiple allocation tables.
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It uses a directory structure to define the name of the streams.
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The OLECF is used to store:
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* [[Microsoft Office]] 97-2003 documents:
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** [[Word Document (DOC)]]
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** [[Excel Spreadsheet (XLS)]]
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** [[Powerpoint Presentation (PPT)]]
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* [[Thumbs.db]]
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* [[Jump Lists]]
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* StickyNotes.snt
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== Also See ==
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* [[Media:Compdocfileformat.pdf|Microsoft Compound Document File Format]], by OpenOffice.org
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== External Links ==
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* [http://download.microsoft.com/download/0/B/E/0BE8BDD7-E5E8-422A-ABFD-4342ED7AD886/WindowsCompoundBinaryFileFormatSpecification.pdf Compound Binary File Specification], by [[Microsoft]]. Be warned this file contains at least one error: the directory entry name length is a size in bytes not in characters.
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* [http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd942138.aspx MS-CFB: Compound File Binary File Format], by [[Microsoft]]
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* [http://code.google.com/p/libolecf/downloads/detail?name=OLE%20Compound%20File%20format.pdf OLE Compound File format specification], by the [[libolecf|libolecf project]]
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== Tools ==
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* [[libolecf]]
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* [http://www.mitec.cz/ssv.html MiTec Structured Storage Viewer]
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[[Category:File Formats]]
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Revision as of 11:08, 27 May 2009

ATA is the AT Attachment interface, one of two major standards for connecting hard drives to general purpose computers.

SATA is the Serial ATA specification.

References