This is the Windows app named VMDK Forensic Artifact Extractor (VFAE) whose latest release can be downloaded as vfae1.2.rar. It can be run online in the free hosting provider OnWorks for workstations.
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VMDK Forensic Artifact Extractor (VFAE)
DESCRIPTIONVFAE is windows based tool written in C++ that extracts files from VMDK images running the Windows operating system. The tool utilizes the VDDK (Virtual Disk Development Kit) API for the heavy lifting such as mounting, opening, and reading the VMDK selected. When vfae.exe is executed, it copies out files from the off-line VMDK file. The application allows the user to conduct a quick triage of the Windows
directory structure by outputting the results to a specific output file. Additionally, it conducts a pre and post MD5 hash value of the VMDK itself if needed. For specific file searching purposes, it searches for any file type within the off-line VMDK based on a passed in argument via the command-line. Furthermore, you can extract those files that were found in a hard-coded "Extracted Files" directory as well as
provide the MD5 hash of each file that was extracted.
- Can perform pre and post MD5 hashing for your VMDK's.
- Triage directory structure of windows based operating systems (virtual).
- Search for specific file types after triage has taken place.
- Extract files from off-line VMDK files to local disk with MD5 hash values of each file.
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