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How to tell if a program or process tried to print or print info

I'm trying to work with third party support on a financial program called Mercury. The program says it has successfully printed a report through its "scheduler", but never physically prints anything. ...
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How to recover unsaved PSD file on MacOSX

Adobe Photoshop creates temporary *.psb files for emergency recovery at this path: ~/Library/Application Support/Adobe/Adobe Photoshop CS6/AutoRecover The files created have names like ...
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How come UAC logs are not being stored in Event Viewer?

In Event Viewer, under Applications and Services Logs, UAC logs are not being stored. How do I enable them? Could Domain/OU group policy have them disabled? If so where can I see that it is disabled ...
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SIFT Workstation v3 Rollback on Ubuntu 14.04

I am a lawyer taking courses in Digital Forensics and also, quite new to Ubuntu (and Linux in general). I installed SIFT Workstation v3 on my Ubuntu 14.04 installation using the bash: wget --quiet ...
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Why is Encase disk image smaller than used space on source HDD?

I am using a forensic disk imaging tool to make an Encase (E01) disk image of a 4TB hard drive. 3.19TB of space is actually used on this disk. The resultant disk image is 2.82TB in size. No ...
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Writing directly to the hard drive

Is there any command/program in Linux that allows me to write directly to the hard drive, like memory cleaning programs do when they overwrite unallocated space with zeros? Also, how do you tell ...
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Editing RAM in real time

Is it possible to edit ram in real time with hexdump or any other program? How? I read here http://linuxpoison.blogspot.pt/2011/04/how-to-read-content-from-ram-random.html that I can see the ...
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Wiping a Hard Disk while leaving a message behind

I wanted to know if there was a method to wipe a hard disk, so that if someone tried to recover data, they would be greeted by a message that the wiper chooses. For instance, in this video the wiper ...
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How can we get past records of paging file sizes in Windows? [closed]

A drive can be allocated an "initial size" and a "maximum size" for the paging file using "System Properties → Advanced → (Performance) Settings → Advanced (tab) → (Virtual Memory) ...
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How to get complete memory dump in Windows 10?

It is possible to get information like process ID, process type, physical & virtual address from a memory dump in Windows 10?
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How do I retrieve a Thunderbird profile's stored passwords - without Thunderbird?

Same question as here: How do I retrieve the stored password from Thunderbird? But I can't run Thunderbird, or can't run it and have it look at the profile directory. I only have read access to that ...
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Windows Application Analyzer

I'm searching for a programm that is Win7(32 and 64bit) compatible and includes as much usefull features for application forensic as possible, including: File System changes Registry changes ...
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Software tool to extract original embedded images from PDFs?

Does anyone know a simple (possibly free) extractor for PDFs for Windows? I'd like to extract original images from PDF as they were embedded (preserving image meta info), so I can do some forensics ...
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Tshark. List all traffic between two IP's?

I am learning to use Tshark. I am trying to retrieve a list of all conversations between two IP addresses using Tshark. The two IP's are: 192.168.1.158|64.12.24.50 In Wireshark I am able to see the ...
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File Time Stamp Change Detection

I am doing some forensic exercises and am uncertain about detecting timestamp tampering/forgery. The files were created on an SD card on a mobile device(android) so I assume it's a FAT 32 file system. ...
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Create Virtual Machine from Encase image

I have used Encase to capture a disk image in a forensics nvestigation. The problem is that a certain application that resides in the image won't run if it is not installed properly. I want to boot ...
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Forensics - scan guest OS (WinXP) and files from host OS (Win7 64) using VMWare Player or VirtualBox

I have a Windows XP laptop that was infected with a virus; the virus was removed but network connectivity was jacked up. I boot to Ubuntu from a USB key to move files between the system and the ...
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6 year old Mac Hard Drive “date created” and “date modified” changed to 2 weeks ago

Edit: deleted because I made a mistake in providing the original situation / scenario. The "hard drive" dates were not changed ... I was mistakenly looking at the child "volume" "Alias" which always ...
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Find Windows Registry Key Modify Date

So I can find the "Last write Time" of a windows registry key by right-clicking on it in regedit and exporting it to a .txt. Is there any way to pull this information from a mounted windows ...
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How to Recover Google Chrome User Settings

Someone logged in as a user and removed all of the Google Chrome user's apps, extensions, bookmarks, history, and settings. After which, they closed the browser window and restarted it (overwriting ...
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Raw reading USB mass storage or SCSI

Wife's USB HDD has a slight issue where a folder refuses to open (NTFS filesystem). I have been able to image the drive with Linux but for one sector (sectors are 4096 bytes). Reading that sector ...
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Checking for changes on Linux live OS's

I am a novice to the terminal of linux live OS's (eg Kali Linux). Please advise what 1) in built programs (e.g. Syslog...), 2) Commands in the Terminal (eg ls, ps, md5sum, ...) one can use for ...
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How can I convert a domain controller account to local account for forensic analysis?

I am doing a forensic analysis of a Windows machine that has multiple local accounts but have a domain controller or active directory account. I can analyze the files of the user because the files are ...
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How can I view an “EA Record” (presumably part of the MFT in NTFS)?

I recently ran into a situation where a failing USB hub caused an external hard drive to not "safely disconnect." In the process of repairing the drive to avoid having Windows see it as a RAW ...
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strace to discover sudo password persistence location

strace/dtrace/ltrace ... useful for lots of things, from finding hidden access violations to network socket tracing, but maybe it can't see all. I haven't been able to figure out using strace (it ...
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Forensic DVD-R data

Forensically speaking, is there a way to read metadata, user profile, computer, or burning info on a DVD-R? I need to discover more about who made an illegal copy of a movie... Is this something ...
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basic: adding a profile in Volatility

Just starting out with the Volatility framework. I want to use a pre-built profile for OSX. I've downloaded the MacProfileAll.zip file and have copied the profile I want into the ...
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What does dd conv=sync,noerror do?

So what is the case when adding conv=sync,noerror makes a difference when backing up an entire hard disk onto an image file? Is conv=sync,noerror a requirement when doing forensic stuff? If so, why is ...
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File Recovery No Signatures(Magic Numbers)

Is it possible to recover a file from a disk image (dd image) if File Header/Footer, Signature has been altered/modified or removed? I mean for example if signature of the bitmap image (0x42 0x4d) or ...
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How to check for certain USB disk activities on windows?

I used FTK images to take image of the documents and registry files for a PC. I want to check for certain USB disk , when the last time it was used and when it was unplugged and activities during that ...
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How to display a fragment of an image file using Scalpel

I am working on a demonstration using Scalpel and its abilities to carve out image files. I took a small thumb drive and filled it with many small sized files until it was full. I then went and ...
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How to locate deleted data from recycle bin in Windows 7 and Windows 8.1?

I'm using Windows 7, but I tested Windows 8.1 with the same results. From what I understand deleted files in recycle bin are stored as $R or $I format, however nothing is visible when I search command ...
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NTFS MAC Times in Hexadecimal

I am using EnCase and a Hex Editor to analyse a virtual drive. EnCase says that the this hexadecimal: 5FBF60C54F2CCF01 is the date/time (mm/dd/yy): 02/17/14 09:18:54 (PM) I have worked out ...
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How to mount a HDD for forensics?

What command flags are needed with Linux's mount to mount a hard drive without leaving any trace on it? Do I just need noatime?
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Data Recovery using testDisk failing

Continuation of this question: I am trying to recover an accidentally formatted partition using TestDisk. After selecting the partition and selecting Undeleted, it says, No deleted file found. ...
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Can you reuse a SSD after applying a Zero-Fill software?

I am returning my laptop to the retailer but I have had it for 1 month, In this time I have stored some confidential information, Because of this I am planning to zero fill my SSD using ...
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Location of Event logs in Windows

I have found that Windows logs every event such as system login/out, USB connection's history, etc. This all can be viewed in Event viewer. But my question is Where on the filesystem are the event ...
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Find the service creation date in Windows?

If on a compromised system you are trying to analyze newly installed services or when services were installed, how do you do that. Where can I find the creation date for a certain service in the ...
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Read (repair) data from broken floppy disc on a linux system

How can i read an old floppy disk under Linux that has some problematic sectors? In times of DOS people used magic tools like Norton Disk Doctor and others. Some of these tools read the broken part ...
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Where can I get name of the person who registered Windows and his organization?

Having access to an image of a system which I can't boot up on a virtual machine, how could I figure out who registered Windows and its organization? I can use Autopsy to access the files, but don't ...
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Is it possible to confirm CD was burned on a particular machine?

Is it possible to determine whether a CD was burned by a particular CD/DVD burner? Is there any identifier of that burner that is always written to any disc it burns? This is something I'd like to ...
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What is this character-set corruption? (ISO-2022?)

I have a text file from a legacy source which contains corrupted characters. At first I thought the corruption was just gobbledygook, but it appears upon closer examination that some of the corrupted ...
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Getting data off a flaky WD external drive

I have a Western Digital 1TB MyBook with some photos that I would like to offload and access. A PC seems to see the drive; a Mac doesn't see it over Firewire or USB. Between Windows 7, Windows XP, ...
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Data recovery from file collections

I am presently working as a summer intern. My first objective is, given a collection of files, recover and identify the file types present in it. To download sample pseudo-forensics data I have been ...
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How can I tell whether I was BCCed to a MIME message?

In a MIME message, if my address is in the TO or CC fields, I know it was addressed to me in one of those ways. But what about BCC? Can I tell - from the copy of the message as I receive it from the ...
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Modified times of folders

How does the inheritance and propagation of modified times happen? In order to better put my question, I am going to list three examples: A folder has three files. One file gets modified (by any ...
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How to find out when a disc (DVD) has been written/burned?

Is there a way/tool to determine the date and time when a disc has been written/burned with high certainty? This is about data forensics and should be a solid proof. I already tried IsoBuster, but it ...
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.ddd file - Verity Documentum?

I work in computer forensics - one of the data sets that I have recently been asked to analyse contains a number of .ddd files that I have so far been unable to open. Reading through these files in a ...
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Ext4 forensic analysis

I'm doing a thesis about forensic analysis and I'd like to format a disk with an ext4 file system without zeroing it, to analyze the possibility to recover deleted files. This is a problem, because ...
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dd_rescue vs dcfldd vs dd

What are the main differences between dd_rescue, dcfldd, and dd? In what situations would you use one over the other? Why are there three different yet simliar programs?