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Time Stamps on NTFS, examination of the MFT

Interesting article on examining Time Stamps (defeating Timestomp? Filetime ?), in terms of highlighting differences between SI and FN attributes. In this article a Perl script is refered to (previously written by Harlan Carvey) to output results…

“.. Chronological data about the files on a Windows system are stored in something called the Master File Table or $MFT ..

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there are two places in the MFT that store this chronological data. One is the $Standard_Information ($S_I) attribute, and the other is the $File_Name ($F_N) attribute ..”

Cepogue, The Digital Standard, 23 February 2011
http://thedigitalstandard.blogspot.com/2011_02_01_archive.html – last access 26 February 2011 – ( Full Article )

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