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Data Annotations Settings

This settings page allows you to set the location where document's data annotations are stored.

Data Annotations Settings Page

The following storage locations are available:

NTFS Stream

Data annotations are stored as an alternative NTFS data stream. It is usually a recommended option.


Data Annotations stored in an alternate NTFS data stream may be lost if file is copied to another file system. Windows Explorer usually displays a warning if such copy operation is attempted, however, other tools may not display such warning.

External file
Data annotations are stored in an external file. Its name is calculated by adding a specific extension to original file name.
Custom folder
All data annotations are stored in a custom folder.
Auto select
Let Hex Editor Neo automatically choose the storage location. The editor usually chooses the NTFS data stream, it if is available.