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Understanding disk drives

Understanding disk drives: Learning Computer Forensics
Understanding disk drives: Learning Computer Forensics

Join for an in-depth discussion in this video Understanding disk drives, part of Learning Computer Forensics.

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Skill Level Intermediate
1h 57m
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Q: Which operating systems support built-in write blocking?

A: Microsoft introduced the registry concept into its OS with the release of Windows 95. As a result, registry-based write blocking has been available since then. In this course, we tested registry-based write blocking on both Windows 7 and Windows 8.
If for whatever reason your OS doesn’t support registry-based write blocking, you can enable software-based write blocking via a forensics software suite such as EnCase. Finally, If all fails, you can always use hardware write blockers.

Q: Are there other ways to access deleted files in the usbimage.001 file?

A:  When opening the usbimage.001 file in Autopsy and trying to recover the deleted file (i.e. dreamCar.jpg), as shown the chapter 5 movie “Searching,” if you don’t see the deleted file in the Data Sources tree, you can still view and extract the deleted file in the Views tree as shown below.

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IT and Hardware IT

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