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Apple Safari is the default [[Web Browser|web browser]] included with [[Mac OS X]].
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== Locations ==
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==Volume Shadow Copy Service==
The Safari browser uses different locations to store different kind of information.
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Windows has included the Volume Shadow Copy Service in it's releases since Windows XP.  The Shadow Copy Service creates differential backups periodically to create restore points for the user.  Windows 7 Professional and Ultimate editions include tools to work with and manage the Volume Shadow Copy Service, including the ability to [[mount shadow volumes on disk images]].
  
The user directory:
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In Windows 8 the shadow volumes seem to have been superseded by File History. For now it looks like it uses similar structures as its predecessors.
  
On MacOS-X
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== Also see ==
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* [[Windows]]
/Users/$USER/Library/Safari/
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* [[Windows File History | File History]]
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* How to: [[Mount shadow volumes on disk images]]
  
On Windows XP
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== External Links ==
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C:\Documents and Settings\%USERNAME%\Application Data\Apple Computer\Safari\
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On Windows 7
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=== How to analyze Shadow Volumes ===
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* [http://computer-forensics.sans.org/blog/2008/10/10/shadow-forensics/ VISTA and Windows 7 Shadow Volume Forensics], by [[Rob Lee]], October 2008
C:\Users\{user}\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\Safari\
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* [http://windowsir.blogspot.ch/2011/01/accessing-volume-shadow-copies.html Accessing Volume Shadow Copies], by [[Harlan Carvey]], January 2011
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* [http://windowsir.blogspot.ch/2011/01/more-vscs.html More VSCs], by [[Harlan Carvey]], January 2011
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* [http://journeyintoir.blogspot.ch/2011/04/little-help-with-volume-shadow-copies.html A Little Help with Volume Shadow Copies], by [[Corey Harrell]], April 2011
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* [http://toorcon.techpathways.com/uploads/VolumeShadowCopyWithProDiscover-0511.pdf Volume Shadow Copy with ProDiscover], May 2011
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* [http://windowsir.blogspot.ch/2011/09/howto-mount-and-access-vscs.html HowTo: Mount and Access VSCs], by [[Harlan Carvey]], September 2011
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* [http://computer-forensics.sans.org/blog/2011/09/16/shadow-timelines-and-other-shadowvolumecopy-digital-forensics-techniques-with-the-sleuthkit-on-windows/ Shadow Timelines And Other VolumeShadowCopy Digital Forensics Techniques with the Sleuthkit on Windows], by [[Rob Lee]], September 2011
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* [http://journeyintoir.blogspot.ch/2012/01/ripping-volume-shadow-copies.html Ripping Volume Shadow Copies – Introduction], by [[Corey Harrell]], January 2012
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* [http://journeyintoir.blogspot.ch/2012/02/ripping-vscs-practitioner-method.html Ripping VSCs – Practitioner Method], by [[Corey Harrell]], February 2012
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* [http://journeyintoir.blogspot.ch/2012/02/ripping-vscs-practitioner-examples.html Ripping VSCs – Practitioner Examples], by [[Corey Harrell]], February 2012
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* [http://journeyintoir.blogspot.ch/2012/02/ripping-vscs-developer-method.html Ripping VSCs – Developer Method], by [[Corey Harrell]], February 2012
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* [http://journeyintoir.blogspot.ch/2012/02/ripping-vscs-developer-examples.html Ripping VSCs – Developer Examples], by [[Corey Harrell]], February 2012
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* [http://journeyintoir.blogspot.ch/2012/02/examining-vscs-with-gui-tools.html Examining VSCs with GUI Tools], by [[Corey Harrell]], February 2012
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* [http://dfstream.blogspot.ch/2012/03/vsc-toolset-gui-tool-for-shadow-copies.html VSC Toolset: A GUI Tool for Shadow Copies], by [[Jason Hale]], March 2012
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* [http://encase-forensic-blog.guidancesoftware.com/2012/06/examining-volume-shadow-copies-easy-way.html Examining Volume Shadow Copies – The Easy Way!], by [[Simon Key]], June 2012
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* [http://justaskweg.com/?p=351 Getting Ready for a Shadow Volume Exam], by [[Jimmy Weg]], June 2012
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* [http://justaskweg.com/?p=466 Mounting Shadow Volumes], by [[Jimmy Weg]], July 2012
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* [http://justaskweg.com/?p=518 Examining the Shadow Volumes with X-Ways Forensics], by [[Jimmy Weg]], July 2012
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* [http://justaskweg.com/?p=710 “Weg, I’m afraid that I don’t have VMware. How do I Examime Shadow Volumes?”], by [[Jimmy Weg]], August 2012
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* [http://sandersonforensics.com/forum/content.php?168-Reconnoitre "Examining shadow copies with Reconnoitre (and without vssadmin), it's as easy as 1, 2, 3"], by [[Paul Sanderson]], January 2013
  
The cache directory:
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* [http://computerforensicsblog.champlain.edu/2014/02/05/volume-shadow-copy-part-2/ Volume Shadow Copy Part 2], by Ryan Montelbano, Scott Barrett, Jacob Blend, February 5, 2014
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* [http://computerforensicsblog.champlain.edu/2014/02/26/volume-shadow-copy-part-3/ Volume Shadow Copy Part 3], by Scott Barrett, February 26, 2014
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* [http://computerforensicsblog.champlain.edu/2014/03/26/volume-shadow-copy-part-4/ Volume Shadow Copy Part 4], by Ryan Montelbano, March 26, 2014
  
On MacOS-X
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=== Shadow Volumes in depth ===
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* [http://www.qccis.com/docs/publications/WP-VSS.pdf Reliably recovering evidential data from Volume Shadow Copies in Windows Vista and Windows 7], by [[James Crabtree]] and [[Gary Evans]], 2010
/Users/$USER/Library/Caches/com.apple.Safari/
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* [http://forensic4cast.com/2010/04/19/into-the-shadows/ Into The Shadows] and [http://www.forensic4cast.com/2010/04/presentation-into-the-shadows/ Presentation], by [[Lee Whitfield]], April 2010
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* [https://googledrive.com/host/0B3fBvzttpiiSZDZXRFVMdnZCeHc/Volume%20Shadow%20Snapshot%20(VSS)%20format.pdf Volume Shadow Snapshot format], by the [[libvshadow|libvshadow project]], March 2011
 
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* [https://googledrive.com/host/0B3fBvzttpiiSZDZXRFVMdnZCeHc/Paper%20-%20Windowless%20Shadow%20Snapshots.pdf Windowless Shadow Snapshots - Analyzing Volume Shadow Snapshots (VSS) without using Windows] and [http://www.basistech.com/about-us/events/open-source-forensics-conference/ OSDFC 2012] [https://googledrive.com/host/0B3fBvzttpiiSZDZXRFVMdnZCeHc/Slides%20-%20Windowless%20Shadow%20Snapshots.pdf Slides], by [[Joachim Metz]], October 2012
On Windows XP
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C:\Documents and Settings\%USERNAME%\Local Settings\Application Data\Apple Computer\Safari\
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On Windows 7
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C:\Users\{user}\AppData\Local\Apple Computer\Safari\
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== History ==
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The browser history is stored in a [[Property list | binary plist file]] named '''History.plist''' in the user directory.
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This file can be viewed directly in [[Mac OS X]] by opening file in the [[Property List Editor]] program.
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For each web site, the program records the URL visited, the date and time of the last visit, and the number of times the site has been visited.
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The date and time values are stored as a floating point value containing the number of seconds since Jan 1, 2001 00:00:00 UTC.
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On a Windows PC History.plist file can be opened in [[Oxygen Forensic Plist Viewer]] software.
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The downloads history can also be found in the user directory in a binary plist file named '''Downloads.plist'''.
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== Last Session ==
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The browser last session information is stored in a [[Property list | binary plist file]] named '''LastSession.plist''' in the user directory.
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== Cache ==
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The Safari cache is stored in '''Cache.db''' in the cache directory.
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This file uses the [[SQLite database format]].
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== External Links ==
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* [http://www.apple.com/macosx/features/safari/ Official website]
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=== Other ===
* [http://www.appleexaminer.com/files/Safari_Cache.db_Revisited.pdf Safari Cache Revisited] by Sean Cavanaugh
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* [http://lanmaster53.com/talks/#hack3rcon2 Lurking in the Shadows – Hack3rcon II]
* [http://www.appleexaminer.com/MacsAndOS/Analysis/HowTo/SafariBrowserAnalysis/SafariBrowserAnalysis.html Analyzing Apple Safari Artifacts], by Selena Ley
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* [http://pauldotcom.com/2012/10/volume-shadow-copies---the-los.html Volume Shadow Copies - The Lost Post], [[Mark Baggett]], October 2012
  
 
== Tools ==
 
== Tools ==
* [http://jafat.sourceforge.net/ J.A.F.A.T. Archive of Forensics Analysis Tools] home of Safari Forensic Tools (SFT)
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* [[EnCase]] with VSS Examiner Enscript (available from the downloads section of the GSI Support Portal)
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* [[libvshadow]]
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* [[ProDiscover]]
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* [http://www.shadowexplorer.com/ ShadowExplorer]
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* [http://dfstream.blogspot.ch/p/vsc-toolset.html VSC Toolset]
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* [[X-Ways AG|X-Ways Forensics]]
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* [http://sandersonforensics.com/forum/content.php?168-Reconnoitre Reconnoitre]
  
[[Category:Applications]]
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[[Category:Volume Systems]]
[[Category:Web Browsers]]
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Volume Shadow Copy Service

Windows has included the Volume Shadow Copy Service in it's releases since Windows XP. The Shadow Copy Service creates differential backups periodically to create restore points for the user. Windows 7 Professional and Ultimate editions include tools to work with and manage the Volume Shadow Copy Service, including the ability to mount shadow volumes on disk images.

In Windows 8 the shadow volumes seem to have been superseded by File History. For now it looks like it uses similar structures as its predecessors.

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How to analyze Shadow Volumes

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