As a forensic investigator, you often face time-sensitive situations, where the accuracy of your evidence can make or break a case. By using DVR Examiner, you can save both time and money in these situations, but it helps to know how to use the tool effectively.
We want DVR Examiner to complement your workflow and make your life easier. Not everyone works in the same method, and the DVR Examiner options window is the place to go to customize DVR Examiner and make it your own. This window allows you to change settings on how DVR Examiner looks, auto fills selected data fields, and settings regarding the export report. We'll go through many of the options available and what they do in this post, however if you want to learn how to fully utilize DVR Examiner, we offer a DVR Examiner User Certification course you should consider. Screenshots are from version 1.11.
Did you know that DVR Examiner has the capability to create forensically sound disk images?
Did you know that DVR Examiner has the ability to save and load DVR Examiner sessions? This can be a real time saver on a larger hard drive or image, as sometimes it can take a while to scan one, especially if you're scanning for inaccessible data. The best part? Save sessions from the trial version work with the full version!
So just what is a "filesystem"?
A filesystem is term that DME Forensics uses to refer to a specific family of DVRs. Families are often made up of several different lineages all combined together right? We see DVRs the same way.
Have you run into problems while using DVR Examiner? We have many options available to you to get answers to your questions and get help for any issues you're running into.
In an effort to help you get the full experience from DVR Examiner, we have put together a handful of sample forensic disk images that you can use with DVR Examiner.
What is DVR Profiler?
If your DVR is not supported through DVR Examiner yet, you will be prompted to create a DVR Profiler report. These reports help us identify new DVRs that we haven't encountered yet and are the first and most important step in getting your DVR supported. Without a DVR Profiler report DME Forensics will have a much more difficult and time consuming job of implementing your DVR.
This is your friendly reminder to take advantage of the updates to DVR Examiner! We make sure to keep updating DVR Examiner with new filesystems and new features, but there's another reason to keep your program updated. If you have an older version of DVR Examiner, periodically the license database will go out of date. This doesn't mean that your subscription has expired, it just means that you need to update the program. We'll cover how to update the program below, as well as another option if you prefer not to update the program itself.