The FAT File System Course

This course covers the structure and layout of the Fat file system.

2 hours, 5 minutes

Course description

The student develops an understanding of how the Fat file system writes a file to a drive and deletes a file from a drive. With this knowledge, the examiner can recover deleted data or recover data from a reformatted drive.


File Recovery

Video - 00:30:00

This video teaches how to recover deleted files and directories in the FAT file system.
File creation and Deletion

Video - 00:19:00

This video shows how the FAT file system creates and deletes files and directories.
The Fat Table

Video - 00:15:00

This video shows the layout and function of the file allocation table.
The Root Directory

Video - 00:43:00

This video teaches the function and structure of the FAT root directory.
The FAT Volume Boot Record

Video - 00:13:00

This video shows the layout and information contained in the FAT volume boot record.
Fat overview and history

Video - 00:06:00

This video is an overview and history of the FAT file system.

Meet the author

Denise Duffy

In addition to being an Infosec instructor, Denise Duffy teaches computer forensics worldwide to European law enforcement through the European Anti-Fraud Office. During her 25-year career at the Middletown Police Department, Denise underwent extensive training in specialized computer and mobile device forensics, including widespread access data courses, multiple IACIS trainings, U.S. Secret Service Training at the National Computer Forensics Institute, BlackBag Technologies Training, many National White Collar Crime (NW3C) courses, an X-Ways online course and considerable Internet Crimes Against Children Training (ICAC) courses.

Denise currently holds the following certifications: CFCE (Certified Forensic Computer Examiner), CCFE (Certified Computer Forensics Examiner), CMFE (Certified Mobile Forensics Examiner) and CEH (Certified Ethical Hacker). She is most proud of her two sons who joined the U.S. Military, as Denise is a Desert Shield/Desert Storm veteran herself.

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