±Forensic Focus Partners

Become an advertising partner

±Your Account


Username
Password

Forgotten password/username?

Site Members:

New Today: 0 Overall: 36317
New Yesterday: 0 Visitors: 171

±Follow Forensic Focus

Forensic Focus Facebook PageForensic Focus on TwitterForensic Focus LinkedIn GroupForensic Focus YouTube Channel

RSS feeds: News Forums Articles

±Latest Articles

±Latest Videos

±Latest Jobs

AOL e-mails

Forensic software discussion (commercial and open source/freeware). Strictly no advertising.
Reply to topicReply to topic Printer Friendly Page
Forum FAQSearchView unanswered posts
 
  

Samuel1
Senior Member
 

AOL e-mails

Post Posted: Sep 26, 16 05:54

Howdy folks,

AOL e-mails no longer use the *.pfc extension. I've read up on it, and there seems to be very few tools that can parse it. All over the Internet, there seems to be just one tool that can process them -- I've tried all the ones on the Internet and nothing seems to be working so far.

Do any of you have any other suggestions/advise? Is there any way to manually reconstruct them? I am at a loss, and under intense deadlines...

Thanks Smile  
 
  

passcodeunlock
Senior Member
 

Re: AOL e-mails

Post Posted: Sep 26, 16 12:01

Please write a bit more details about your task. What is the OS, what is the email client or offline files you got, software versions, etc. Maybe then more people could help.
_________________
Apple passcode unlock + decrypted filesystem dump, Android user locks unlock + physical dump with decrypted userdata partition. We provide our services world-wide, but we reserve the right for choosing which tasks we take and which we deny! 
 
  

Samuel1
Senior Member
 

Re: AOL e-mails

Post Posted: Sep 26, 16 21:57

Thanks for getting back -- there seems to be only two tools out there:

1. "AOL PFC Viewer" which is basically the only tool that comes up in myriad form when you Google for a "PFC Viewer";

2. An oldschool Java/JAR PFC Viewer tool that I used to use in the early 2000s.

Is there anything else I might try?  
 
  

wookieshaver
Member
 

Re: AOL e-mails

Post Posted: Sep 28, 16 01:49

You might try the Microsoft tool for PFC conversion direct to PST. You can find it here: gallery.technet.micros...r-5c9a5091  
 
  

lcherne
Newbie
 

Re: AOL e-mails

Post Posted: Oct 01, 16 02:20

If you are looking to read contents of PFC emails in a friendly, uncompressed format, Blade Professional from Digital Detective may help. You can input a disk image or PFC file and get out HTML formatted messages.

More details on their site: kb.digital-detective.n...l+Messages  
 
  

Samuel1
Senior Member
 

Re: AOL e-mails

Post Posted: Oct 03, 16 22:25

Excellent! Thank you for the tip. I will check it out Smile  
 
  

Chris_Ed
Senior Member
 

Re: AOL e-mails

Post Posted: Oct 04, 16 12:20

Hold on - are they PFC files or not? You say in the first post that they're not PFC files but then go on to list some PFC viewers. I'm confused.

If they are PFC files, these are well supported with off-the-shelf forensic software; even EnCase v6 supports them.  
 

Page 1 of 1