Chapter 3

Data and File Recovery

Abstract

Investigation of the different types of data that may be stored in the file system, including locating files is strictly based on the header and footer values. Other locations for storing data both within and outside of the file system are covered.

Keywords

operating systems
forensics
operating environments

INFORMATION INCLUDED IN THIS CHAPTER:

Data carving
Slack space
Searching for data
Data hiding

Introduction

Once you understand the layout of the file systems you are working on, you can better understand how to go about retrieving information from the disk. There are a number of reasons you may need to go digging. One of the reasons is because someone may have deleted a file and it may not clearly ...

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