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Practical Digital Forensics by Richard Boddington

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Describing filesystems that contain evidence

The way file information is stored varies among different operating systems. In the interest of clarity, they will be presented in the setting of the Windows filesystem environment, which is the most widely used operating system at present. However, Chapter 7, Windows and Other Operating Systems as Sources of Evidence, describes other operating systems in more detail and the files and filesystems they use. Files themselves may be looked at from different perspectives, and the way Windows catalogs them is a benefit to forensic examination.

Commands received from the operating system in order to read and write files are interpreted in a directory structure, incorporating a file index system that defines ...

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