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Digital Evidence Investigator® (DEI) software is the #1 automated digital forensic tool for collecting files and artifacts - with evidence presented in a timeline view. 

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Digital Investigation Workflow



Quickly identify and collect files and artifacts



Data analysis to correlate people, events and files



Easily and quickly generate court ready reports


Digital Evidence Investigator can also be licensed to a computer instead of a physical Authentication Key (dongle) as an option. 


DOWNLOAD DEI DATA SHEETPrioritize speed in evidence collection and use in the field or in the lab investigations with minimal training.

  • Highly configurable file and artifact collection including web browser cached files, social media, P2P, Cryptocurrency, cloud storage, user login events, anti-forensic traces, saved credentials, files shared via Skype, USB history, user connection log, etc.
  • Recover deleted records from apps using the SQLite database
  • Supports collection of forensic artifacts from Windows and macOS (including High Sierra and Mojave)

  • Search and collect emails including MS Outlook, Windows Mail, Windows Live Mail 10, Apple Mail

  • Investigate attached devices, live powered on computers, boot scans from powered off computers, forensic images, the contents of folders and network shares (including shares made available by NAS devices)

  • Prepare a Collection Key without Search Profiles to select Captures just before a scan

  • Prepare a Collection Key with pre-configured or custom Search Profiles
  • Enter keywords just before a live/boot scan
  • Rapidly search suspect media using large hash sets (>100 million), including Project VIC (VICS 2.0) and CAID

  • Find relevant files and artifacts using DEI’s powerful keyword and regular expression search capability

  • Image drives Out-of-the-box with image verification and imaging log file

  • Use password and recovery key to decrypt and scan or image BitLocker volumes including those using the new AES-XTS encryption algorithm introduced in Windows 10
  • Process APFS partitions, NTFS, FAT, HFS+, EXT, ExFAT, and YAFFS2 file systems, compute MD5 and SHA1 on collected files for integrity validation

  • Capture RAM / acquire volatile memory

  • Collect password protected and corrupted files for later review

  • Collect iOS backups on target computers

  • Detect and warn of BitLocker and FileVault2 protected drives
  • Leverage DEI’s powerful boot capability (including UEFI secure boot and Macs) to access internal storage that cannot easily be removed from computers


Use the single timeline view that combines files and artifact records with a user’s actions.

  • View results while a scan is running 

  • View chat conversations with bubbles to easily identify the senders and receivers with “Message Thread” hyperlink to select individual conversations - New

  • Filter search results with sorting and search capabilities (dates, hash values, tags, text filters, more)

  • View pictures and videos organized by visual classes such as people, faces, currency, weapons, vehicles, indecent pictures of children

  • View links between files of interest and user’s activities such as recently access files, downloaded files, attachments, and more

  • Inspect video using DEI’s comprehensive video preview and frame extraction

  • Automatically tag hash and keyword matches

  • Define new file types and select individual ones to be processed

  • Display provenance, including comprehensive metadata, of all relevant files and artifacts

  • Reorder or disable post-scan tasks (classification of pictures, videos, or entity extraction) to run in the Viewer - New
  • ADD-ON: Rosoka Entity Extraction and Language Translation Gisting (230 languages) available


Digital Evidence Investigatorsoftware lets you create a standalone portable viewer for further analysis and reporting for prosecutors and other investigators.

  • Powerful reporting capabilities (HTML, PDF, CSV)

  • Export in VICS format (to Grifffeye Analyze Platform or other JSON compatible tool) 

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Become a Digital Evidence Investigator Certified User with online, self-paced training taught by law enforcement veterans and digital forensic experts. 

Digital Evidence Investigator® Kit Includes:

ADF Digital Evidence Investigator Kit

 One Portable Travel Case

 One Licensed Digital Evidence Investigator® Software Authentication Key

 One 500GB SSD Collection Drive

 One 4 Port USB Hub

 Software Maintenance and Support

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