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{{Infobox_Software |
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  name = Mac Marshal|
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  maintainer = [[ATC-NY]] |
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  os = {{Mac OS X}} |
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  genre = {{Macintosh forensics}} |
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  license = Commercial (free to law enforcement) |
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  website = [http://www.macmarshal.com/ macmarshal.com] |
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Mac Marshal is a tool to analyze Mac OS X file system images. It scans a Macintosh disk image, automatically detects and displays Macintosh and Windows operating systems and virtual machine images, then runs a number of analysis tools on the image to extract Mac OS X-specific forensic evidence written by the OS and common applications.
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== sysmain.sdb ==
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System compatibility database.
  
Mac Marshal follows forensic best practices and maintains a detailed log file of all activities it performs. It produces reports in RTF, PDF, and HTML formats, and runs on Mac OS X-based analysis machines.
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== RecentFileCache.bcf ==
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In Windows 7 the RecentFileCache.bcf file is stored in:
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C:\Windows\AppCompat\Programs\
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Version 1.0 was released in January 2009, available at no cost to US law enforcement, with a commercial version available to non-law enforcement.
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== Amcache.hve ==
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The Amcache.hve file is a [[Windows NT Registry File (REGF)]].
  
=Authors=
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In Windows 8 the Amcache.hve file is stored in:
Mac Marhsal was developed by ATC-NY, supported by a contract with the US National Institute of Justice (NIJ).  The project was originally named MEGA.  
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C:\Windows\AppCompat\Programs\
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= External Links =  
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== AppCompatCache ==
* [http://www.dfrws.org/2008/proceedings/p83-joyce.pdf DFRWS'08 Mac Marshal paper (pdf)]
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In Windows 2000 and XP:
* [http://www.macmarshal.com/ www.macmarshal.com]
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* [http://www.atc-nycorp.com/ ATC-NY]
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Key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\AppCompatibility
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</pre>
  
[[Category:Macintosh forensics tools]]
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In Windows 2003 and later:
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Key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\AppCompatCache
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</pre>
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== External Links ==
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* [http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd837644(v=ws.10).aspx Technet: Understanding Shims], by [[Microsoft]]
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* [http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb432182(v=vs.85).aspx MSDN: Application Compatibility Database], by [[Microsoft]]
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* [http://www.alex-ionescu.com/?p=39 Secrets of the Application Compatilibity Database (SDB) – Part 1], by [[Alex Ionescu]], May 20, 2007
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* [http://www.alex-ionescu.com/?p=40 Secrets of the Application Compatilibity Database (SDB) – Part 2], by [[Alex Ionescu]], May 21, 2007
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* [http://www.alex-ionescu.com/?p=41 Secrets of the Application Compatilibity Database (SDB) – Part 3], by [[Alex Ionescu]], May 26, 2007
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* [http://recxltd.blogspot.com/2012/04/windows-appcompat-research-notes-part-1.html Windows AppCompat Research Notes - Part 1], by Ollie, 28 April 2012
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* [http://recxltd.blogspot.com/2012/05/windows-appcompat-research-notes-part-2.html Windows AppCompat Research Notes - Part 2], by Ollie, 4 May 2012
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* [https://dl.mandiant.com/EE/library/Whitepaper_ShimCacheParser.pdf Leveraging the Application Compatibility Cache in Forensic Investigations], by [[Andrew Davis]], May 4, 2012
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* [http://journeyintoir.blogspot.ch/2013/12/revealing-recentfilecachebcf-file.html Revealing the RecentFileCache.bcf File], by [[Corey Harrell]], December 2, 2013
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* [http://journeyintoir.blogspot.ch/2013/12/revealing-program-compatibility.html Revealing Program Compatibility Assistant HKCU AppCompatFlags Registry Keys], by [[Corey Harrell]], December 17, 2013
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* [http://journeyintoir.blogspot.ch/2014/04/triaging-with-recentfilecachebcf-file.html Triaging with the RecentFileCache.bcf File], by [[Corey Harrell]], April 21, 2014

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sysmain.sdb

System compatibility database.

RecentFileCache.bcf

In Windows 7 the RecentFileCache.bcf file is stored in:

C:\Windows\AppCompat\Programs\

Amcache.hve

The Amcache.hve file is a Windows NT Registry File (REGF).

In Windows 8 the Amcache.hve file is stored in:

C:\Windows\AppCompat\Programs\

AppCompatCache

In Windows 2000 and XP:

Key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\AppCompatibility

In Windows 2003 and later:

Key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\AppCompatCache

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