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Detail about FTK 6.0 Processing Profiles

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Question

FTK 6.0.0 has some new processing profiles. What is the purpose of those new processing profiles?

 

Answer

 

Here is a description of each processing profile.

 

Field mode (or "FTK Field mode")

This profile is equivalent to "AD Field Mode" from previous versions of FTK.

Forensic Processing (or "FTK Standard")

This profile is equivalent to "AD Standard" from previous versions of FTK.

 

The processing profiles that are new to FTK 6.0 are below.

 

eDiscovery Processing

This profile has processing options that match those that are enabled in AD eDiscovery by default. It provides the suggested options for viewing and analyzing data in eDiscovery (web review). E.g. MD5 Hashing, Indexing, Cluster analysis, etc. are selected in this profile.

Summation Processing

This profile has processing options that match those that are enabled in AD Summation Pro. It provides the suggested options for viewing and analyzing data in Summation (web review). E.g. Cluster analysis, common video format generation, etc. are selected in this profile.

Basic Assessment

This option provides quicker processing because fewer processing options are enabled. E.g. Indexing and Hashing are not selected, but "compound file expansion" is included.

 

OVERVIEW

This support article describes the processing profiles available in FTK 6.0.0.

While the predefined processing profiles exist for your convenience, it is recommended best practice that you examine what processing options work best for your needs, and that you consider creating your own custom processing profile.

To view the processing options enabled for each of these profiles below, from the FTK case selection screen, select Manage -> Evidence Processing Profiles ->  click "New Profile" and then, use the drop-down list at the bottom to select a profile.

 

Applies to

FTK/Lab/AD Enterprise version 6.0.0 and above

 

 

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    Kursad

    Is it possible to post an overview of each option selected for each profile? In addition to this general description. Maybe an excel sheet showing which options are selected (including file types expanded etc.? )

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    Kursad

    Come on guys. There must be a more detailed list you can share. I mean someone went to the trouble to set these with specific values right? And thought was put into these choices right?

    Why not ask the person who did that for that list. Share that list here and save everyone from a lot of manual comparing and trail and error?

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    Yaniv Schiff

    When I try to save a new profile without indexing enabled, every time I go back into the custom profile indexing is re-enabled and when i process using the custom profile indexing still runs. Any thoughts why the custom profile isn't saving properly.

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