Chapter 7. Data Structures and the Anatomy of a File
Solutions in this chapter:
▪ Structured versus Unstructured Data
▪ Components of a File
▪ File Integrity
Summary
Solutions Fast Track
Frequently Asked Questions

Introduction

In most cases, it is helpful for all e-discovery team members (legal and technical) to understand what types of data they are considering preserving, collecting, and analyzing. Toward that end, this chapter outlines and describes data structures and associated file components. Understanding data structures and the anatomy of a file can provide you with insight regarding the types of questions you should ask consultants or vendors during the e-discovery process, and it can provide guidance to your team when they are preserving, ...

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