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Computer Forensics with FTK by Fernando Carbone

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Creating a new investigation case

The FTK allows you to manage your investigations by assigning a case for each of them. The case information is stored in a database.

To create a new case, perform the following steps:

  1. Click on New… and select New Case. The New Case Options dialog opens, as shown in the following screenshot:
    Creating a new investigation case
  2. Fill in the fields that appear in the following manner:
    • Case Name: In this field, enter the name of the case.
    • Description: This field is optional and text free.
    • Reference: This field is also optional and text free.
    • Description File: In this field, you can attach a file to the case.
    • Case Folder Directory: This holds the path where case ...

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