MSIX app attach – How To Manage CIMFS File Sprawl – Tips and Tricks

Introduction CIMFS is a new file system known as the composite file system. A CIM is essentially a small collection of flat files containing one or more data and metadata region files, one or more object ID files and one or more filesystem description files. CIM's image format is a similar concept to a WIM... Continue Reading →

Identifying CIMFS Mounted Images

Introduction The Composite file system was introduced into Windows 10 Build 2004. One big difference between CIMFS and the Virtual Disk (VHD and VHDX) is that CIMFS does not show in both the Device Manager and Disk Management consoles. This makes it more tricky to diagnose issues or clear mounted CIM images. As you can... Continue Reading →

Testing CimFS (Composite File System) – Windows Virtual Desktop

Introduction On the 15th of October 2020, I was kindly invited to be interviewed and present on the WVD Community Podcast. For all those who watched, you will note that I spoke about MSIX App Attach and the proposed new file system CimFS. If you missed it, you can find it here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-3Qt2lk69S4&t=2247s As I... Continue Reading →

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