X-Ways Trace 3.1
not updated any more for a long time
A computer forensics
tool that allows to track and examine web browsing activity and deletion of files through
the Windows recycle bin that took place on a certain computer. Last
updated in June 2008, not tested with newer browser versions.
Superseded by similar functionality in
X-Ways Forensics 16.5.
Deciphers Internet Explorer's ever-growing internal
index.dat. Displays complete URLs, date and time of the last
visit, user names, file sizes, filename extensions, and more. Allows to sort by any
criterion. Reads from one more more files you specify, or searches complete folders and
subfolders, or even entire hard disks (or raw images of hard disks) in allocated space,
free space, and slack space, for traces of someone having surfed the Internet.
Occassionally, accesses to local files are logged, too. You may search for specific
domain, file, and user names.
Also deciphers the browser history file "history.dat" produced by
and the browser cache file "dcache4.url" created by the
All the details compiled by X-Ways Trace can be exported
to MS Excel. The files/disks examined by X-Ways Trace will not be altered by the
examination. X-Ways Trace is part of Evidor, but can be ordered separately. Other available languages: .