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  • So I'm looking in the Sharepoint database, WSS_Content.  There is a table named "alldocs", this table has a column named "metainfo".
    The information within this column is stored in a binarystream format.

    The content should be in a metadict format if I'm correct.

    My question:

    What is this "metainfo" column about? How can I read the information stored within.

    I've tryed to cast it to a char but that didn't work.
    Thursday, May 2, 2013 1:04 PM


  • Let's see if I can get you on the way. I'd approach it like this:

    • First use SQL server and inspect what happens. Is the info already encrypted before it's passed on to SQL Server? If it's not, you need to analyze the SQL statement or stored procedure and find out what it does.
    • Most likely, the data is encoded in some SharePoint library. Use an IL disassembler such as ILSpy and track where the data gets inserted in SQL Server.

    It'll be a lot of work, but have fun researching!

    Kind regards,
    Margriet Bruggeman

    Lois & Clark IT Services
    web site:

    • Marked as answer by GuYuming Monday, May 13, 2013 9:47 AM
    Wednesday, May 8, 2013 8:37 AM

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