Search within files

OSForensics™ includes one of the fastest and most powerful ways to search within the contents of all the files on a hard disk, powered by the acclaimed Wrensoft Zoom Search Engine.

With powerful pre-indexed searching capabilities offering full-text searching of hundreds of file formats, OSForensics offers:

  • Relevance ranked search results
  • Date sorting and date range searching
  • Wildcard searches
  • Exact phrase matching
  • "Google-like" context results
  • Highlighting
  • Exclusion searches (aka negative searches)

File formats

OSForensics can index the content of a huge variety of file formats. This includes: DOC, DOCX, PDF, PPT, XLS, RTF, WPD, SWF, DJVU, JPG, GIF, PNG, TIFF, MP3, DWF, DOCX, PPTX, XLSX, MHT, ZIP, PST, MBOX, MSG, DBX, ZIP, ZIPX, RAR, ISO, TAR, 7z and more. Recusive containers are also supported. So it is possible to correctly index a DOCX file attached to an E-mail in a PST file which is in turn compressed in a ZIPX file.

OSForensics can also perform analysis of files to determine their file type if they are lacking file extensions.