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Creating a Collection Key without Search Profiles

Posted by Richard T. Frawley on January 23, 2020
Richard T. Frawley

Our digital forensic specialist knows that as someone who used to go out and execute search warrants and conduct knock and talks, the ability to overcome and adapt on-scene is vital to a successful outcome. In this how-to video, Rich explains how to create a Collection Key without Search Profiles and how to add keywords prior to starting a scan from the Collection Key. 

With ADF digital forensic software, forensic examiners still have the ability to create a custom profile with unique keywords and hashes, artifact captures, and file captures, allowing you to be prepared for your task at hand. But what happens when an interview is conducted and new information comes to light? You may need to alter your keywords. 

ADF’s new software feature allows investigators to select any captures they want to run and add these keywords right from the collection key. Adapt and Overcome for the best digital evidence!


When creating a Collection Key investigators now have the ability to create it with No Predefined Search Profiles. They also have the ability to select the specific captures they want to run just before the scan. When selecting the option No Predefined Search Profiles, the Collection Key is prepared with the Capture Groups and Captures in place of the Predefined Search Profiles. 

Investigators also have the ability to create a Collection Key with the predefined Search Profiles. In order to do so requires two separate Collection Keys: one with and one without Search Profiles. With both collection keys you have the ability to add keywords just before starting the scan.

This along with the ability to run multiple scans simultaneously with one license will ensure that your on-scene time is spent wisely. Let ADF take the on-scene tool worry off your plate.

How to Create a Keyword Capture


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