Autopsy User Documentation  3.1
Graphical digital forensics platform for The Sleuth Kit and other tools.
PhotoRec Carver Module

What Does It Do

The PhotoRec Carver module carves files from unallocated space in the data source and sends the files found through the ingest processing chain.

This can help a reviewer discover more information about files that used to be on the device and were subsequently deleted. These are simply extra files that were found in "empty" portions of the device storage.


There is nothing to configure for this module.

Using the Module

Select the checkbox in the Ingest Modules settings screen to enable the PhotoRec Carver. Ensure that "Process Unallocated Space" is selected.

Ingest Settings

There are no run-time settings for this module, but the global setting to "Process Unallocated Space" needs to be selected to make this work.

Seeing Results

The results of carving show up on the tree under the appropriate data source with the heading "$CarvedFiles".


Applicable types also show up in the "Views", "File Types" portion of the the tree, depending upon the file type.

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