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Stefan Fleischmann (Admin)
Posted on Thursday, Dec 16, 2004 - 19:37:   

A preview version of X-Ways Forensics 12.0 is now available for owners of a forensic license. The download link can be retrieved by querying your license status.

What's new?

* A directory tree is now included for logical drives, partitions, and interpreted image files in the case tree window if a case is active. It interacts closely with the directory browser. (It is possible to work with the case tree window even without a forensic license, it's just not possible to save and re-open a case.)

* The directory tree allows to explore directories recursively, i.e. list their contents including the contents of their sub-directories. Right-click a directory in the directory tree for that.

* Alternatively to the standard sector view and the gallery view, there is now a file preview and a calendar/timeline view for files selected in the directory browser. (forensic license only) The file preview feature checks for file type mismatches and shows either a picture or a raw text preview. The calendar offers a convenient graphical overview of when files in certain folders, with certain names or of certain types on a drive have been created, modified, or accessed.

* Support for the ReiserFS file system. (forensic license only)

* It is now possible to optionally copy/recover files off a drive via the directory browser including their original path (see General Options). The path will be recreated within the output folder.

* It is now possible to conveniently back up the currently active case in a ZIP archive, in its current state (without recovered files in case subdirectories).

* Full screen view of pictures is now more flexible and supports zooming in and out.

* Even on unsupported or badly corrupted file systems, WinHex can now fill the directory browser with files, namely with those found by file type signature, and even offers to enable the gallery view. (since v11.9 SR-5)

More to come.
Stefan Fleischmann (Admin)
Posted on Friday, Dec 17, 2004 - 12:46:   

Preview 3:

* ReiserFS: Error fixed opening files.

* ReiserFS: When creating a contents table, WinHex can search and list not only existing, but also deleted files, such that they are recoverable via the directory browser. If you are looking for a way how to undelete files on a Reiser partition based on file system data structures (not on file header signatures), look no further.
Stefan Fleischmann (Admin)
Posted on Wednesday, Dec 22, 2004 - 21:00:   

X-Ways Forensics 12.0 Beta:

* Several minor improvements.

* The gallery view now includes non-picture files and routinely checks the signature of files to detect filename/file type mismatches. Non-picture files are represented by an icon, the filename, filename extension, and the result of the signature check.

* The exact number of items selected in the directory browser is now displayed if larger than 1.
Posted on Wednesday, Dec 22, 2004 - 23:47:   

12.00 beta

Thank you for re-including ZIP -> Explore!

The Scroll bar in Galery View is welcome.

I notice that in preview mode that an image is not changed upon clicking another filename in Directory Browser but is changed later when the Directory Browser is scrolled (after having clicked on a new filename, is this correct?

Thank you,

Posted on Wednesday, Dec 22, 2004 - 23:56:   

12.00 beta
more info re Preview display:

Double clicking of a file in Directory Browser also does not change the image in the Preview window, however, double clicking does change the filename in the Preview window. The displayed image is not changed until the Directory browser is scrolled.

Stefan Fleischmann (Admin)
Posted on Thursday, Dec 23, 2004 - 0:14:   

> re-including ZIP -> Explore!

I did not re-include it. Should not be available when the directory browser is in contents table mode.

> is this correct

Thanks for reporting this, this is not intended. Will be fixed.
Stefan Fleischmann (Admin)
Posted on Thursday, Dec 23, 2004 - 13:26:   

12.0 Beta B:

* Preview mode fixed
Stefan Fleischmann (Admin)
Posted on Monday, Jan 3, 2005 - 20:34:   

v12.0 has been released. The beta version will no longer be available.
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