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Although not strictly for forensic purposes, '''visualization tools''' such as the ones discussed here can be very useful for visualizing large data sets. As forensic practitioners need to process more and more data, it is likely that some of the techniques implemented by these tools will need to be adopted.
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= Data Recovery =
  
== Open Source ==
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; [[BringBack]]
=== Visualization Toolkits and Libraries ===
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: http://www.toolsthatwork.com/
* [http://csbi.sourceforge.net/index.html Graph Interface Library (GINY)] - Java
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: BringBack(tm) offers easy to use, inexpensive, and highly successful data recovery for Windows(tm) & Linux (ext2) operating systems and digital images stored on memory cards, etc.
* [http://www.gravisto.org/ Gravisto: Graph Visualization Toolkit] - An editor and toolkit for developing graph visualization algorithms.
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* [http://ivtk.sourceforge.net/ InfoViz Toolkit] - Java, originally developed at [[INRA]].
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* [http://jgrapht.sourceforge.net/ JGraphT] - A Java visualization kit designed to be simple and extensible.
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* [http://www.softwaresecretweapons.com/jspwiki/Wiki.jsp?page=LinguineMaps Linguine Maps] - An open-source Java-based system for visualizing software call maps.
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* [http://prefuse.sourceforge.net/ Perfuse] - A Java-based toolkit for building interactive information visualization applications
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* [http://www.gnu.frb.br:8080/rox Rox Graph Theory Framework] - An open-source plug-in framework for graph theory visualization.
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* [http://touchgraph.sourceforge.net/ TouchGraph] - Library for building graph-based interfaces.
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* [http://www.ssec.wisc.edu/~billh/visad.html#intro VisAD] - A Java component library for interactive and collaborative visualization.
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* [http://public.kitware.com/VTK/ The Visualization Toolkit] - C++ multi-platform with interfaces available for Tcl/Tk, Java and Python. Professional support provided by [http://www.kitware.com/ Kitware].
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* [http://zvtm.sourceforge.net/index.html Zoomable Visual Transformation Machine] - Java. Originally started at Xerox Research Europe.
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* [http://processing.org/ Processing.org] - A new language for doing graphics and visualization.
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===Graph Drawing Applications===
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; [[ByteBack Data Recovery Investigative Suite v4.0]]
* [http://www.graphviz.org/ Graphviz] - Originally developed by the [http://public.research.att.com/areas/visualization/ AT&T Information Visualization Gorup], designed for drawing connected graphs of nodes and edges. Neato is a similar system but does layout based on a spring model. Can produce output as [[PostScript]], [[PNG]], [[GIF]], or as an annotated graph file with the locations of all of the objects — ideal for drawing in a GUI. Runs from the command line on [[Unix]], [[Windows]] and [[Mac]], although there is also a [http://www.pixelglow.com/graphviz/ MacOS GUI version].
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: http://www.toolsthatwork.com
* [http://graphexploration.cond.org/ Guess: The Graph Exploration System] - Originally developed at HP, this is a large Jython/Java-based system that you can use for building your own applications. Distributed under GPL.
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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.
*  [http://hypergraph.sourceforge.net/ HyperGraph] - Hyperbolic trees, in Java. Check out the home page. Try clicking on the logo...
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* [http://sourceforge.net/projects/ivc/ InfoVis Cyberinfrastructure] - Another graph drawing system written in Java.
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* [https://jdigraph.dev.java.net/ Jdigrah] - Java Directed Graphs.
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; [http://bioinformatics.icmb.utexas.edu/lgl/ Large Graph Layout (LGL)]
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; [[RAID Reconstructor]]
: A bioinformatics system from University of Texas. They really mean Large.
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: Runtime Software's [http://www.runtime.org/raid.htm RAID Reconstructor] will reconstruct [[RAID Level 0]] (Striping) and [[RAID Level 5]] drives. People who have used it, love it.
  
; [http://www.opendx.org/ OpenDX]
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; [[Salvation Data]]
: Based on [[IBM]]'s Visualization Data Explorer, runs on [[Unix]]/X11/Motif.
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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.
  
; [http://jung.sourceforge.net/ Java Universal Network/Graph Framework (JUNG)]
 
: Graphing, [[data mining]], [[social network]] analysis, and other stuff.
 
  
; [http://web.mit.edu/bshi/Public/nv2d/ NetVis 2D]
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=Partition Recovery=
: Another graph visualization and layout tool written in Java.
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; [[Partition Table Doctor]]
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: http://www.ptdd.com/index.htm
  
* [http://vlado.fmf.uni-lj.si/pub/networks/pajek/ Pajek] - Windows program for drawing large networks.
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; [[parted]]
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: The Linux partition management tool.
  
* [http://sourceforge.net/projects/sonia/ Social Network Image Animator (SoNIA)] - Originally developed at Stanford. Written in Java. Makes movies.
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; [[Active Partition Recovery]]
  
* [http://www.informatik.uni-bremen.de/uDrawGraph/en/uDrawGraph/uDrawGraph.html uDrawGraph]
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; [[gpart]]
* [http://www.wilmascope.org/ WilmaScope] - Real-time animations of dynamic graph structures. Written in Java. Sophisticated force model with strings and attraction.
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: http://www.stud.uni-hannover.de/user/76201/gpart/
  
* [http://www.caida.org/tools/visualization/walrus/ Walrus] - A 3-d graph network exploration tool. Employs 3D hyperbolic displays and layout based on a user-supplied spanning tree.
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; [[Testdisk]]
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: http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/TestDisk
  
== Geographical Drawing Programs ==
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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]
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==Notes==
  
* [http://openmap.bbn.com/ OpenMap] -- From [[BBN]].
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"fdisk /mbr" restores the boot code in the MBR, but not the partition itself.
 
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== Commercial Tools ==
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* [http://www.aisee.com/ aiSee Graph Layout Software] - Supports 15 layout algorithms, recursive graph nesting, and easy printing. Runs on [[Windows]], [[Linux]], [[Solaris]], [[NetBSD]], and [[MacOS]]. 30-day trial and free registered versions available. Academic pricing available.
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*  [http://www.geomantics.com/ Geomantics] - Geographical, Visualization and Graphics software. Runs on [[Windows]].
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* [http://www.kylebank.com/ Graphis 2D and 3D graphing software] - Runs on [[Windows]]. Free 30-day evaluation copy available.
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* [http://www.openviz.com/ OpenViz] and  [http://www.powerviz.com/ PowerViz] - Both from Advanced Visual Systems, super high-end visualization toolkits. $$$$
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* [http://www.tomsawyer.com/ Tom Sawyer Software] Analysis, Visualizaiton, and Layout programs. - Heavy support for drawing graphs. Beautiful gallery. ActiveX, Java, C++ and .NET editions.
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* [http://www.netminer.com/ NetMiner] - "One of the most comprehensive and usable software tools for Social Network Analysis in the world." Runs on Winodws, with a Linux version under development. $35 for "Express" student version, $250 for "Professional" student version, $950 for "Normal" "Professional" version.
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= Other Resources =
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; [http://www.palgrave-journals.com/ivs/index.html Information Visualization Journal]
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; [http://www-static.cc.gatech.edu/gvu/ii/resources/infovis.html GVU's Information Visualization Resources link farm]
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; [http://www.msi.umn.edu/user_support/scivis/scivis-list.html Scientific Visualization at the Supercomputing Institute]
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; [http://directory.google.com/Top/Science/Math/Combinatorics/Software/Graph_Drawing/ Google Directory of Graph Drawing Software]
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; [http://rw4.cs.uni-sb.de/~diehl/softvis/seminar/index.php?goto=seminar ACM Symposium on Software Visualization]
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: May give you some ideas.
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; [http://directory.fsf.org/science/visual/ GNU Free Software directory of scientific visualization software]
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; [http://www.cs.brown.edu/people/rt/gd.html Roberto Tamassia's resources on Graph Drawing]
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; [http://www.manageability.org/blog/stuff/open-source-graph-network-visualization-in-java/view Open Source Graph Network Visualization in Java]
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Revision as of 10:18, 30 April 2006

Data Recovery

BringBack
http://www.toolsthatwork.com/
BringBack(tm) offers easy to use, inexpensive, and highly successful data recovery for Windows(tm) & 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
Runtime Software's RAID Reconstructor will reconstruct RAID Level 0 (Striping) and RAID Level 5 drives. People who have used it, love it.
Salvation Data
http://www.salvationdata.com
Claims to have a program that can read the "bad blocks" of Maxtor drives with proprietary commands.


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

| Using Norton Disk Edit to Backup Your Master Boot Record

Notes

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