The American Society of

          Digital Forensics & eDiscovery, Inc

          For Digital Evidence Experts™

Windows Prefetch

The Windows operating system uses the prefetch files  to improve the speed and efficiency of the system. When a program or application launches, these files are created by the operating system, and they contain information about the files and resources needed by the program to run.

The prefetch files reside in a particular folder on the hard drive and are automatically loaded into memory whenever the program launches. It reduces the time it takes for the program to start, as the system already has all of the necessary information.

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Google Takeout and Email Forensics

Email is often an essential component in modern litigation cases. While Apple’s mail dominates the market, the second largest email hosting provider is Alphabet’s Gmail™. So what are the options for getting email from google? Google Takeout is a tool offered by Google that allows users to download their data from various Google services such as Gmail, Google Drive, Google Calendar, etc. Another option is for computer forensic examiners and legal professionals to use specialized email forensic software packages to extract and analyze data from email accounts. Although both tools extract data, they serve different purposes and diverge in features.

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Who should join?

  • Attorneys
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  • Paralegals
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                  Training on the GO

You can get quality training on-the-go from ASDFED.  We know how hectic life can be for our members, so we provide free lectures in our members area that can be downloaded to an MP3 player.  This lets you choose the most convenient time for training.  Training on-the-go is available to all ASDFED members FREE on our website.  Choose the course, download it, and take the knowledge with you wherever you go.

Stock Image Gallery

Did you know that your ASDFED membership helps you with Presentations?  If you need Royalty-Free images that are hand-picked to be relevant to EDiscovery and Technology, go to the Members only section of our website and find the images that you need.  Why search the entire Internet for the perfect picture and have to deal with 1000s of links when Royalty Free photos are available in one place?

Paperless Application

Providing fast and efficient membership services is important to us, so ASDFED uses a 100% green application process.  Using a robust online membership application ensures that our applicants get a quick disposition as well as fast access to our online content.  Digital Forensics and E-Discovery professionals deal with 1s and 0s every day, so the online process is not only green but familiar.  Familiar, efficient, and good for the environment: a wonderful combination.

The Experts Directory

As a member of ASDFED, you have direct access to other top experts in the country for Digital Forensics and E-Discovery.  Your membership gives you access to the Experts Directory where you can easily search for others in the industry whose skill sets are different from yours and can provide you answers to the tricky questions.  You don’t need to email an entire listserv to get a response from 1 specific person.  Just search the online database and contact them through our double blind messaging system.  Other Experts are merely a few clicks away!


The American Society of

     Digital Forensics & eDiscovery, Inc

     For Digital Evidence Experts™

       2451 Cumberland Parkway, Suite 3382 

       Atlanta, GA 30339-6157

       (866) 534-9734

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