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Windows 7: Locating $mft

18 Apr 2011   #11

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86

You need low level access- try a file recovery program like Recuva.

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03 Sep 2011   #12

Windows 7 64-bit

You should probabaly be using a program called FTK Imager to create an image of your hard-drive. Then analysing this image using such software as EnCase or FTK.

Here is a video of how to manually locate the NTFS metafiles:
Forensics: What is $Boot? Where is Your Data?
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03 Sep 2011   #13

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1

Thanks Lipchen. That's a nice detailed explanation you pointed me to.
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