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A disk image is a full disk copy of the data making up the partition table, file allocation tables and data partitions without regard for operating system.
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Google Desktop Search is an application for both [[Windows]] and [[Mac OS X]] that allows the user to index and then search their local hard drives. These applications integrate with other Google tools such as searching the web and [[Gmail]].  
  
A disk image should be made prior to performing any forensic analysis of the disk. Creating a disk image is important in forensics for several reasons:
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By default, the Mac version caches content that can be recovered even after the original has been deleted.
  
1. Ensure that disk information is not inadvertantly changed during analysis.
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Google Desktop will be discontinued as of September 14 2011 [http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2011/09/fall-spring-clean.html]
  
2. By performing an original disk image and storing the original disk, it is possible to reproduce forensic test results with an exact reproduction of analysis methods on the original evidence.
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== See Also ==
  
3. Disk imaging will capture information invisible to the operating system in use *E.g. hidden partitions, ext3 partitions on a Windows machine, etc.
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[[Windows Desktop Search]]
  
Software
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== External Links ==
Popular software used to create disk images includes Norton Ghost
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* [http://desktop.google.com/ Official website]
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* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Google_Desktop Wikipedia entry on Google Desktop]
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* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_search_engines#Desktop_search_engines Wikipedia list of Desktop search engines]
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Google Desktop Search is an application for both Windows and Mac OS X that allows the user to index and then search their local hard drives. These applications integrate with other Google tools such as searching the web and Gmail.

By default, the Mac version caches content that can be recovered even after the original has been deleted.

Google Desktop will be discontinued as of September 14 2011 [1]

See Also

Windows Desktop Search

External Links