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[[Microsoft]] [[Outlook]] uses the '''Nickfile (NK2)''' to store e-mail address aliases.
Apple Safari is the default [[Web Browser|web browser]] included with [[Mac OS X]].
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== Locations ==
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The file type is also known as the Outlook AutoComplete File or the Nickname file.
The Safari browser uses different locations to store different kind of information.
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The user directory:
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== MIME types ==
  
On MacOS-X
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The actual mime type of the NK2 format is unspecified
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/Users/$USER/Library/Safari/
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On Windows XP
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== File signature ==
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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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The NK2 has the following file signature:
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hexadecimal: 0D F0 AD BA
C:\Users\{user}\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\Safari\
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The cache directory:
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Note that other sources claim that the file signature is
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hexadecimal: 0D F0 AD BA 0A 00 00 00
  
On MacOS-X
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== Contents ==
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/Users/$USER/Library/Caches/com.apple.Safari/
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On Windows XP
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The NK2 basically contains a list of items. The attributes of these items are defined by the [[Microsoft]] [[Outlook]] [[Message API (MAPI)]].
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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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== 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 ==
 
== External Links ==
  
* [http://www.apple.com/macosx/features/safari/ Official website]
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* [https://googledrive.com/host/0B3fBvzttpiiSZFNVS2JjWkNnelk/Nickfile%20(NK2)%20format.pdf Nickfile (NK2) format specification], by the [[libnk2|libnk2 project]]
* [http://www.appleexaminer.com/files/Safari_Cache.db_Revisited.pdf Safari Cache Revisited] by Sean Cavanaugh
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* [https://googledrive.com/host/0B3fBvzttpiiSRlR1QkU5Vk43ZWs/MAPI%20definitions.pdf MAPI definitions], by the [[libpff|libpff project]]
* [http://jafat.sourceforge.net/ J.A.F.A.T. Archive of Forensics Analysis Tools] home of Safari Forensic Tools (SFT)
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[[Category:Applications]]
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[[Category:File Formats]]
[[Category:Web Browsers]]
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Latest revision as of 14:20, 23 September 2013

Microsoft Outlook uses the Nickfile (NK2) to store e-mail address aliases.

The file type is also known as the Outlook AutoComplete File or the Nickname file.

MIME types

The actual mime type of the NK2 format is unspecified

File signature

The NK2 has the following file signature: hexadecimal: 0D F0 AD BA

Note that other sources claim that the file signature is hexadecimal: 0D F0 AD BA 0A 00 00 00

Contents

The NK2 basically contains a list of items. The attributes of these items are defined by the Microsoft Outlook Message API (MAPI).

External Links