Join Jungwoo Ryoo for an in-depth discussion in this video Understanding file systems, part of Computer Forensics Essential Training.
…Understanding how an operating system stores files is critical in…computer forensics because criminals use this knowledge to hide information.…One of the most widely used Windows file systems today is…File Allocation Table or FAT.…There's a newer file system called New Technology File System, or NTFS,…used by Windows operating systems.…This is the latest kind of file system used by Windows operating systems.…
The main difference between FAT and NTFS is the file structure database…used to store file metadata and to keep track of the location of the file data.…For example, FAT uses File Allocation Table as a file structure database,…while NTFS uses Master File Table, or MFT, as a file structure database.…Let's go over the terminology a little bit here.…Metadata is the data about data.…
In the context of file systems, metadata refers to the data about files.…For example, data such as file name, time stamp and…other file attributes could be considered as metadata.…And at the same time, file data is the actual data stored in a file.…
- Understanding computer forensics
- Understanding partitioning
- Using a hex editor
- Preparing a target drive
- Acquiring data
- Ensuring data integrity with hashing
- Indexing and searching
- Generating a report
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1. Understanding Computer Forensics
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