The NTFS File System Course

NTFS is a crucial component of forensic examinations.

1 hour, 22 minutes

Course description

This course explains how the file system organizes information and where data s located on the drive. It also covers where the metadata for the file is stored, and the changes that occur at a file system level when someone deletes or creates a file.


NTFS File Recovery

Video - 00:12:00

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

Video - 00:11:00

This video shows how the NTFS file system creates and deletes files and directories.
Data Runs

Video - 00:21:00

This video teaches how to understand and interpret data runs.
The Master File Table

Video - 00:19:00

This video teaches the structure and function of the master file table.
The NTFS Volume Boot Record

Video - 00:11:00

This video shows the structure and information contained in the NTFS volume boot record.
Overview and History of the NTFS File system

Video - 00:08:00

This video teaches an overview and the history of the NTFS 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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