Everything is a File

One of the most important concepts in understanding the design of NTFS is that important data are allocated to files. This includes the basic file system administrative data that are typically hidden by other file systems. In fact, the files that contain the administrative data can be located anywhere in the volume, like a normal file can. Therefore, an NTFS file system does not have a specific layout like other file systems do. The entire file system is considered a data area, and any sector can be allocated to a file. The only consistent layout is that the first sectors of the volume contain the boot sector and boot code.

Part I: Foundations

Digital Investigation Foundations

Computer Foundations

Hard Disk Data Acquisition

Part II: Volume Analysis

Volume Analysis

PC-based Partitions

Server-based Partitions

Multiple Disk Volumes

Part III: File System Analysis

File System Analysis

FAT Concepts and Analysis

FAT Data Structures

NTFS Concepts

NTFS Analysis

NTFS Data Structures

Ext2 and Ext3 Concepts and Analysis

Ext2 and Ext3 Data Structures

UFS1 and UFS2 Concepts and Analysis

UFS1 and UFS2 Data Structures




File System Forensic Analysis
File System Forensic Analysis
ISBN: 0321268172
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2006
Pages: 184
Authors: Brian Carrier

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