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File System Forensic Analysis by Brian Carrier

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Preface

One of the biggest challenges that I have faced over the years while developing The Sleuth Kit (TSK) has been finding good file and volume system (such as partition tables, RAID, and so on) documentation. It also has been challenging to explain to users why certain files cannot be recovered or what to do when a corrupt file system is encountered because there are no good references to recommend. It is easy to find resources that describe file systems at a high level, but source code is typically needed to learn the details. My goal for this book is to fill the void and describe how data are stored on disk and describe where and how digital evidence can be found.

There are two target audiences for this book. One is the experienced investigator ...

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