Module 1 - Modern Forensics

Module 2 - Investigative Process

Module 3 - Searching and Seizing

Module 4 – Digital Evidence

Module 5 – First Responder

Module 6 – Computer Forensics Labs

Module 7 – Hard Disks and File Systems

Module 8 – Windows Forensics

Module 9 – Data Acquisition

Module 10 – Recovering and Deleting Files

Module 11 – Access Data

Module 12 – Image Files

Module 13 – Steganography

Module 14 – Application Password Checkers

Module 15 –Log Capturing and Event Correlation

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Recovering and Deleting Files

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Recovering and Deleting Files


Welcome to Module 10 of the Computer Hacking and Forensics course. This module introduces and discusses Recovering and Deleting Files, and begins discussing the differences target sources where files live and the how to recover data files from each of them and what key tools should be used for each of your targeted sources.

You’ll learn the benefits of configuring the computing environment with a particularly discussion on the Master File Table (MFT), what it entails and how it works.  We discuss in details the inner workings of the MFT, what content it holds, how to manage files within it and how to recover links to files emptied from the recycle bin.

You’ll learn the differences in the variety of free and paid recovery tools, validating their use, how they work, and recommendations on what to use.

The hands on demonstrations you’ll engage as part of the Recovering and Deleting Files module include the following labs:

  • DDR Professional Recovery Lab
  • File Scavenger Lab
  • Handy Recovery Lab
  • Necleus Kernal Lab
  • testdisk Lab
  • Total Recall Lab
  • WinUndelete Lab
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