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==Bibliography==
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* [http://www.dfrws.org/2009/proceedings/p69-zhu.pdf Using ShellBag Information to Reconstruct User Activities.], Yuandong Zhu*, Pavel Gladyshev, Joshua James, DFRWS 2009
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* Recovering Deleted Data From the Windows Registry. Timothy Morgan, DFRWS 2008 [http://www.dfrws.org/2008/proceedings/p33-morgan.pdf [paper]] [http://www.dfrws.org/2008/proceedings/p33-morgan_pres.pdf [slides]]
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* [http://www.pkdavies.co.uk/documents/Computer_Forensics/registry_examination.pdf Registry Examination, by Paul Davies]
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* [http://dfrws.org/2008/proceedings/p26-dolan-gavitt.pdf Forensic Analysis of the Windows Registry in Memory], Brendan Dolan-Gavitt, DFRWS 2008  [http://dfrws.org/2008/proceedings/p26-dolan-gavitt_pres.pdf [slides]]
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= Partition Recovery =
* [http://www.pkdavies.co.uk/documents/Computer_Forensics/registry_examination.pdf Forensic Analysis of the Windows Registry], Peter Davies, Computer Forensics: Coursework 2 (student paper)
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* [http://eptuners.com/forensics/A%20Windows%20Registry%20Quick%20Reference.pdf A Windows Registry Quick-Reference], Derrick Farmer, Burlington, VT.
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* [http://www.sciencedirect.com/science?_ob=ArticleURL&_udi=B7CW4-4GX1J3B-1&_user=3326500&_rdoc=1&_fmt=&_orig=search&_sort=d&view=c&_acct=C000060280&_version=1&_urlVersion=0&_userid=3326500&md5=ab887593e7be6d5257696707886978f1 The Windows Registry as a forensic resource], Digital Investigation, Volume 2, Issue 3, September 2005, Pages 201--205.
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; [[Partition Table Doctor]]
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: http://www.ptdd.com/index.htm
  
* [http://www.forensicfocus.com/downloads/forensic-analysis-windows-registry.pdf Forensic Analysis of the Windows Registry], Lih Wern Wong , School of Computer and Information Science, Edith Cowan University
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; [[parted]]
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: The Linux partition management tool.
  
* [http://www.sentinelchicken.com/research/registry_format/ The Windows NT Registry File Format], Timothy D. Morgan
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; [[Active Partition Recovery]]
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: ...
  
==File Locations==
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; [[gpart]]
===Windows XP===
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: http://www.stud.uni-hannover.de/user/76201/gpart/
* HKEY_USERS: \Documents and Setting\User Profile\NTUSER.DAT
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* HKEY_USERS/DEFAULT: \Windows\system32\config\default
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* HKEY_LOCAL_MACHIN/SAM: \Windows\system32\config\SAM
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* HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SECURITY: \Windows\system32\config\SECURITY
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* HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SOFTWARE: \Windows\system32\config\software
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* HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SYSTEM: \Windows\system32\config\system
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===Windows 98/ME===
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; [[Testdisk]]
* \Windows\user.dat
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: http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/TestDisk
* \Windows\system.dat
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* \Windows\profiles\user profile\user.dat
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==Tools==
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== See Also ==
===Open Source===
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* [http://projects.sentinelchicken.org/reglookup/ reglookup] — "small command line utility for reading and querying Windows NT-based registries."
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* [http://sourceforge.net/projects/regviewer/ regviewer] — a tool for looking at the registry.
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* [http://www.regripper.net/ RegRipper] — "the fastest, easiest, and best tool for registry analysis in forensics examinations."
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===Commercial===
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* [http://www.abexo.com/free-registry-cleaner.htm Abexo Free Regisry Cleaner]
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* [http://www.auslogics.com/registry-defrag Auslogics Registry Defrag]
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* [http://lastbit.com/arv/ Alien Registry Viewer]
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* [http://www.larshederer.homepage.t-online.de/erunt/index.htm NT Registry Optimizer]
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* [http://www.registry-clean.net/free-registry-defrag.htm iExpert Software-Free Registry Defrag]
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* [http://paullee.ru/regundel Registry Undelete (russian)]
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* [http://mitec.cz/wrr.html Windows Registry Recovery]
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* [http://registrytool.com/ Registry Tool]
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==See Also==
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* [http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=166997 Using Norton Disk Edit to Backup Your Master Boot Record]
* [http://windowsir.blogspot.com/search/label/Registry Windows Incident Response Articles on Registry]
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* [http://www.answers.com/topic/win-registry Windows Registry Information]
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* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_Registry Wikipedia Article on Windows Registry]
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[[Category:Bibliographies]]
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* [http://moyix.blogspot.com/search/label/registry Push the Red Button] — Articles on Registry
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* [http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/win4n6/ Windows Forensics Mailing List]
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* [http://samba.org/~jelmer/kregedit/ kregedit] - a KDE utility for viewing and editing registry files.
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* [http://www.bindview.com/Services/RAZOR/Utilities/Unix_Linux/ntreg_readme.cfm ntreg] a file system driver for linux, which understands the NT registry file format.
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== Notes ==
  
* http://www.opensourceforensics.org/tools/unix.html - Open Source Forensic Tools on Brian Carrier's website.
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* "fdisk /mbr" restores the boot code in the [[MBR]], but not the partition itself.
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= Data Recovery =
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; [[BringBack]]
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: http://www.toolsthatwork.com/
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: BringBack offers easy to use, inexpensive, and highly successful data recovery for Windows and Linux (ext2) operating systems and digital images stored on memory cards, etc.
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; [[ByteBack Data Recovery Investigative Suite v4.0]]
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: http://www.toolsthatwork.com
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: Now with UDMA, ATA & SATA support, memory management and greater ease and control of partition and MBR manipulations, ByteBack continues to uphold it's viability as the computer forensics and recovery application of professionals.
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; [[RAID Reconstructor]]
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: http://www.runtime.org/raid.htm
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: Runtime Software's RAID Reconstructor will reconstruct [[RAID Level 0]] (Striping) and [[RAID Level 5]] drives.
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; [[Salvation Data]]
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: http://www.salvationdata.com
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: Claims to have a program that can read the "[[bad blocks]]" of [[Maxtor]] drives with proprietary commands.
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=Carving=
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; [[DataLifter DataLifter® - File Extractor Pro]]
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: http://www.datalifter.com/products.htm
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; [[Scalpel]]
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: Currently the most popular open-source carving tool.
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; [[Foremost]]
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: Currently the most popular open-source carving tool.
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; [[EnCase]]
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: EnCase comes with some eScripts that will do carving.
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; CarvFs
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A virtual filesystem (fuse) implementation that can provide carving tools
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with the posibility to do recursive multi tool zero-storage carving
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(also called in-place carving). Patches and scripts for scalpel and
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foremost are provided. Works on raw and encase images.
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: http://ocfa.sourceforge.net/libcarvpath/
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; LibCarvPath
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: http://ocfa.sourceforge.net/libcarvpath/
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A shared library that allows carving tools to use zero-storage carving on
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carvfs virtual files.
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; PhotoRec
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: http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/PhotoRec
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PhotoRec is file data recovery software designed to recover lost files including video, documents and archives from Hard Disks and CDRom and lost pictures (thus, its 'Photo Recovery' name) from digital camera memory.
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; RevIt
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: https://www.uitwisselplatform.nl/projects/revit
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RevIt (Revive It) is an experimental carving tool, initially developed for the DFRWS 2006 carving challenge.
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It uses a [[File structure based carving]] approach. Note that RevIt currently is a work in progress.

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Partition Recovery

Partition Table Doctor
http://www.ptdd.com/index.htm
parted
The Linux partition management tool.
Active Partition Recovery
...
gpart
http://www.stud.uni-hannover.de/user/76201/gpart/
Testdisk
http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/TestDisk

See Also

Notes

  • "fdisk /mbr" restores the boot code in the MBR, but not the partition itself.

Data Recovery

BringBack
http://www.toolsthatwork.com/
BringBack offers easy to use, inexpensive, and highly successful data recovery for Windows and Linux (ext2) operating systems and digital images stored on memory cards, etc.
ByteBack Data Recovery Investigative Suite v4.0
http://www.toolsthatwork.com
Now with UDMA, ATA & SATA support, memory management and greater ease and control of partition and MBR manipulations, ByteBack continues to uphold it's viability as the computer forensics and recovery application of professionals.
RAID Reconstructor
http://www.runtime.org/raid.htm
Runtime Software's RAID Reconstructor will reconstruct RAID Level 0 (Striping) and RAID Level 5 drives.
Salvation Data
http://www.salvationdata.com
Claims to have a program that can read the "bad blocks" of Maxtor drives with proprietary commands.

Carving

DataLifter DataLifter® - File Extractor Pro
http://www.datalifter.com/products.htm
Scalpel
Currently the most popular open-source carving tool.
Foremost
Currently the most popular open-source carving tool.
EnCase
EnCase comes with some eScripts that will do carving.
CarvFs

A virtual filesystem (fuse) implementation that can provide carving tools with the posibility to do recursive multi tool zero-storage carving (also called in-place carving). Patches and scripts for scalpel and foremost are provided. Works on raw and encase images.

http://ocfa.sourceforge.net/libcarvpath/
LibCarvPath
http://ocfa.sourceforge.net/libcarvpath/

A shared library that allows carving tools to use zero-storage carving on carvfs virtual files.

PhotoRec
http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/PhotoRec

PhotoRec is file data recovery software designed to recover lost files including video, documents and archives from Hard Disks and CDRom and lost pictures (thus, its 'Photo Recovery' name) from digital camera memory.

RevIt
https://www.uitwisselplatform.nl/projects/revit

RevIt (Revive It) is an experimental carving tool, initially developed for the DFRWS 2006 carving challenge. It uses a File structure based carving approach. Note that RevIt currently is a work in progress.