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$MFT Tree

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$MFT Tree

Post Posted: Jan 25, 08 17:20

Given that the MFT contains all the information about files/directories - would it be possible to take an image of the MFT and determine a file structure of a whole drive? -(Windows NTFS bla bla bla of course!)  

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Re: $MFT Tree

Post Posted: Jan 28, 08 14:25

Well... In fact, the MFT will have something to do with a particular File System instead of the whole hard drive; so if you analyze a specific MFT you will be parsing a specific File System.

A great book on these concepts you should read is "File System Forensic Analysis" [Wesley 05 by Brian Carrier].


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