Solved

Forensic Work

Posted on 2013-11-05
3
278 Views
Last Modified: 2013-11-09
Hello I need to have a work creating an image of my hard drive could be like dd kind or any using Windows. These are the topics I need:
1.-Create the image of the hard drive in format dd or any format you suggest.What tool to use in Windows if there is free. I heard access data imager is good I think has cost.
2.-After create the image create the md5 hs from image and original HD to confirm was duplicated 100%. What tool to do thi in Windows free?
3.-Search in th image for files with the words "spell star".What tool to use in Windows free to search in the created image in format dd or any you suggested?
4.-Search in the image file for emails with the words "spell star".What tool in Windows to search in the created image in format with the words "spell star".
5.-For each tool to use in steps 1,2,3,4 if have the ability to store log files of each procedure step.

   If somene can help to know what tools to use in each step by free if there are.
Thank you
0
Comment
Question by:coerrace
3 Comments
 
LVL 30

Expert Comment

by:pgm554
Comment Utility
Most windows programs are not used because of windows "mounting" a disk and it changes the metadata making the image unusable in a court of law.

You can use something like DriveImage XML from Runtime.org,but you would need a write blocker of some sorts.
0
 
LVL 38

Accepted Solution

by:
Rich Rumble earned 500 total points
Comment Utility
To keep a log of what your doing as you go, you're looking for Encase or Access Data, top of the line forensics software, 2,ooo to 10,000 USD.
But if that's not in your budget, start poking around the wiki
http://www.forensicswiki.org/wiki/Main_Page
http://www.forensicswiki.org/wiki/Category:Disk_Imaging#Windows-based_imagers

FTK is actually free, test it, get familiar with it before you use it on the real item you need to image: http://www.accessdata.com/support/product-downloads/ftk-download-page
http://www.accessdata.com/products/digital-forensics/ftk
The more you mess with a HDD, the more you change the data, esp with windows, use a professional tool, and understand how to use it first. Might be best to hire someone to do it.
-rich
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:coerrace
Comment Utility
I used FTK free version is very good for a free version has evertyhing and you can mount image or add evidence items inside itself and for emails an OST to PST converter reader and searcher
Thank you for all
0

Featured Post

How to improve team productivity

Quip adds documents, spreadsheets, and tasklists to your Slack experience
- Elevate ideas to Quip docs
- Share Quip docs in Slack
- Get notified of changes to your docs
- Available on iOS/Android/Desktop/Web
- Online/Offline

Join & Write a Comment

Sometimes drives fill up and we don't know why.  If you don't understand the best way to use the tools available, you may end up being stumped as to why your drive says it's not full when you have no space left!  Here's how you can find out...
Possible fixes for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 updating problem. Solutions mentioned are from Microsoft themselves. I started a case with them from our Microsoft Silver Partner option to open a case and get direct support from Microsoft. If s…
This tutorial will walk an individual through the steps necessary to enable the VMware\Hyper-V licensed feature of Backup Exec 2012. In addition, how to add a VMware server and configure a backup job. The first step is to acquire the necessary licen…
The Task Scheduler is a powerful tool that is built into Windows. It allows you to schedule tasks (actions) on a recurring basis, such as hourly, daily, weekly, monthly, at log on, at startup, on idle, etc. This video Micro Tutorial is a brief intro…

743 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

16 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now