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The '''Excel Spreadsheet (XLSX) file format''' has the '''.xlsb''' extension. This file type originates from [[Microsoft Excel]]. However, other spreadsheet software can be used to display these files as well. These include:
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{{Infobox_Software |
* [[OpenOffice]] (probably as of version 3)
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  name = libewf |
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  maintainer = [[Joachim Metz]], [[David Loveall]] |
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  os = [[Linux]], [[FreeBSD]], [[NetBSD]], [[OpenBSD]], [[Mac OS X]], [[Windows]] |
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  genre = {{Disk imaging}} |
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  license = {{LGPL}} |
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  website = [http://libewf.sourceforge.net libewf.sourceforge.net] |
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}}
  
== MIME types ==
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The '''libewf''' package contains [[Linux]] based library and applications to read and write EnCase E0* and SMART s0* storage media bitstream copies.
  
== File signature ==
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It has been ported to other platforms like [[FreeBSD]], [[NetBSD]], [[OpenBSD]], [[Mac OS X]], and [[Windows]] as well.
  
[[Microsoft Excel]] spreadsheets of version 2007 are stored in a [[ZIP archive]] file. These files therefore have the ZIP file signature
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== History ==
  
== See Also==
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Libewf was created by [[Joachim Metz]] in 2006, while working for [http://en.hoffmannbv.nl/ Hoffmann Investigations].
  
[[Excel Spreadsheet (XLS)]]
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Libewf is a rewrite of earlier work on the EnCase 4 file format by [[Michael Cohen]] part of [[PyFlag]] and the [http://www.asrdata.com/SMART/whitepaper.html Expert Witness Compression Format Specification] by [[Andrew Rosen]]. It has been updated to read and write EnCase version 1 to 6 E01 files and SMART s01 files (EWF files). Libewf has initiated an Extended EWF (EWF-X) specifications to bypass limitations on the format imposed by EnCase.
[[Excel Spreadsheet (XLSB)]]
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[[Category:File Formats]]
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Currently libewf partially supports the EnCase L01 format but this functionality has been disabled.
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In 2007 [[David Loveall]] contributed mount_ewf.py to the libewf project. This application allows a [[fuse]] based mount of the storage media data in the EWF files to be mounted.
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== Tools ==
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The '''libewf''' package contains the following tools:
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* '''ewfacquire''' and '''ewfacquire''', which writes storage media data from a device handle EWF files.
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* '''ewfexport''', which exports storage media data in a set of E01 or s01 files to raw (dd) format or a specific version of EWF files.
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* '''ewfinfo''', which shows the metadata in EWF files.
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* '''ewfverify''', which verifies the storage media data in EWF files.
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* '''mount_ewf.py''', which allows the storage media data in a EWF files to be mounted.
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[[Dennis Schreiber]] created a menu based interface for ewfacquirestream called pyEWF. However this seems currently not to be maintained.
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== Examples ==
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Imaging a device on a Unix-based system:
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<pre>
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ewfacquire /dev/sda
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</pre>
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Imaging a device on a Windows system:
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<pre>
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ewfacquire \\.\PhysicalDrive0
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</pre>
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Converting a split RAW into an EWF image
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<pre>
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ewfacquire split.raw.???
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</pre>
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or
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<pre>
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cat split.raw.??? | ewfacquirestream
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</pre>
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Converting an EWF into another EWF format or a (split) RAW image
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<pre>
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ewfexport image.E01
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</pre>
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== External Links ==
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* [http://libewf.sourceforge.net libewf project site]
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* [https://www.uitwisselplatform.nl/projects/libewf/ old libewf project site]

Revision as of 12:27, 13 October 2010

libewf
Maintainer: Joachim Metz, David Loveall
OS: Linux, FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, Mac OS X, Windows
Genre: Disk imaging
License: LGPL
Website: libewf.sourceforge.net

The libewf package contains Linux based library and applications to read and write EnCase E0* and SMART s0* storage media bitstream copies.

It has been ported to other platforms like FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, Mac OS X, and Windows as well.

History

Libewf was created by Joachim Metz in 2006, while working for Hoffmann Investigations.

Libewf is a rewrite of earlier work on the EnCase 4 file format by Michael Cohen part of PyFlag and the Expert Witness Compression Format Specification by Andrew Rosen. It has been updated to read and write EnCase version 1 to 6 E01 files and SMART s01 files (EWF files). Libewf has initiated an Extended EWF (EWF-X) specifications to bypass limitations on the format imposed by EnCase.

Currently libewf partially supports the EnCase L01 format but this functionality has been disabled.

In 2007 David Loveall contributed mount_ewf.py to the libewf project. This application allows a fuse based mount of the storage media data in the EWF files to be mounted.

Tools

The libewf package contains the following tools:

  • ewfacquire and ewfacquire, which writes storage media data from a device handle EWF files.
  • ewfexport, which exports storage media data in a set of E01 or s01 files to raw (dd) format or a specific version of EWF files.
  • ewfinfo, which shows the metadata in EWF files.
  • ewfverify, which verifies the storage media data in EWF files.
  • mount_ewf.py, which allows the storage media data in a EWF files to be mounted.

Dennis Schreiber created a menu based interface for ewfacquirestream called pyEWF. However this seems currently not to be maintained.

Examples

Imaging a device on a Unix-based system:

ewfacquire /dev/sda

Imaging a device on a Windows system:

ewfacquire \\.\PhysicalDrive0

Converting a split RAW into an EWF image

ewfacquire split.raw.???

or

cat split.raw.??? | ewfacquirestream

Converting an EWF into another EWF format or a (split) RAW image

ewfexport image.E01

External Links