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Archiving Phone Backups

December 27, 2021

With any of the ADF Mobile products, if you are using the default settings, the mobile backups are being saved to the local drive. The mobile backups can be quite large and quickly fill up your drive leaving you no storage space.

Let’s take a look at how to archive your mobile backups with or without the corresponding scan results.

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Digital Forensic Screenshots with OCR for Mobile Devices

January 15, 2021

ADF Solutions mobile phone forensic software makes it easier to quickly collect digital evidence from smartphones and tablets with the Digital Forensic screenshot feature in Mobile Device Investigator or ADF PRO tools. 

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Dropbox Forensics for iOS Cloud Storage Capture (UPDATED IN 2022)

December 23, 2020

As an investigator you want to be prepared to quickly collect evidence on-scene. This means, when performing smartphone forensics, you need to have the best tools to capture the evidence you encounter during your triage, including cloud storage such as Dropbox for iOS. 

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Using Regular Expressions to Speed Digital Forensic Investigations (Updated in 2022)

December 18, 2020

Regular Expressions - (also known as "regex") are special strings representing a pattern to be matched in a search operation and they can be particularly useful in mobile and computer forensics investigations. 

One of the ways we allow investigators to find and focus on relevant evidence is by allowing investigators to customize and bring in a unique set of keywords using a substring or with regular expressions. ADF forensic tools also implement regular expression keywords in our trace captures and keyword lists. So why are Regular Expressions different from using regular keywords?

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Mobile Preview: Fast Mobile Phone Forensic Triage (UPDATED IN 2022)

November 19, 2020

Speeding your investigations has always been a primary focus for ADF Solutions and with the launch of ADF Mobile Preview capabilities, you can start looking at phone content immediately without waiting for a backup or imaging to finish. 

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Best Mobile Device Investigator Settings for Evidence Collection (UPDATED September 2022)

July 20, 2020

In this short digital forensic How To video, Digital Forensic Specialist, Rich Frawley, walks you through the best settings for Mobile Device Investigator®.  Learn how to choose the best Search Profile Capture selection and how to decipher which captures will get you the information you need for your investigation with our mobile phone forensic software

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Learn To Use Digital Forensic Screen Capture on iOS & Android Devices (Updated in 2022)

May 21, 2020

The ADF digital forensic screenshots feature enables frontline investigators to capture screenshots from any connected iOS or Android mobile device. This feature is useful for investigators who need to capture data that may not be included in a backup or to capture how a particular mobile app or screen appears to the user.

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Backing Up and Scanning iOS Devices

February 18, 2020

In this how-to video, we will cover backing up and scanning encrypted iOS devices. This skill is important to know because encrypted iOS backups return more data than unencrypted backups.

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How to Create Search Profiles with Mobile Device Investigator

November 7, 2019

Mobile Device Investigator (MDI) is the leading digital forensic triage tool for iOS and Android devices. In this short "How To" video, ADF's digital forensic specialist and trainer, Rich Frawley, will show you how to create a Search Profile with MDI. 

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Create an iOS Forensic Backup with DEI PRO

August 20, 2019

Digital Evidence Investigator PRO enables front-line field investigators to quickly create an iOS forensic backup of an iOS mobile device on-scene or back in the lab. In this short video, ADF Digital Forensic Training Manager, Rich Frawley, will show you how to easily backup an iOS device with DEI PRO.

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Learn to Create an Android Forensic Backup with DEI PRO

August 6, 2019

Digital Evidence Investigator PRO enables front line field investigators to quickly create a forensic backup of an Android device on-scene or back in the lab. In this short video, ADF Digital Forensic Specialist, Rich Frawley, will show you how to easily backup an Android device with DEI PRO.

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How to Create a Forensic Backup of an Android Device with MDI

July 30, 2019

Learn how to create a forensic backup of an Android smartphone or tablet with Mobile Device Investigator™ in this short How To video from ADF's Digital Forensic Specialist, Rich Frawley.

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Creating a Search Profile in DEI PRO

July 12, 2019

ADF digital forensic tools come with out-of-the-box Search Profiles. In this short video, you'll learn how to use Digital Evidence Investigator PRO to demonstrate how to create a search profile.

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Scan iOS Devices with Mobile Device Investigator

May 23, 2019

Learn how to quickly scan iOS devices, smartphones or tablets, in this 2 minute short "How To" video created by Rich Frawley, our Director of Digital Forensic Training. Rich will walk you through how to attach and scan an iOS device with Mobile Device Investigator® (MDI) using an iPhone.

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How to Start an Android Forensic Scan with MDI

May 10, 2019

As you get started performing an advanced logical forensic acquisition of an Android device with Mobile Device Investigator®, you will want to learn how to attach an Android device to your forensic computer. This short video will show you how you can quickly and easily collect digital evidence from Android mobile phones and tablets. 

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Introducing Mobile Device Investigator

April 15, 2019

Mobile Device Investigator® is a stand-alone digital forensic software tool for advanced logical iOS and Android mobile device investigations. With Mobile Device Investigator® also called MDI, front-line investigators can: 

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