The software has been designed for extremely fast/accurate forensic data recovery. Not only is it highly effective in the pre-analysis stage of a forensic examination, it can be quickly configured to recover bespoke data formats. It has specifically been written for the field of Digital Forensics.
Advanced Carving with regular expressions
Blade has been designed for extremely fast/accurate forensic data recovery and with the use of its advanced regular expression pattern matching, high speed carving is exactly what you get. Not only is it highly effective in the pre-analysis stage of a forensic examination, it can be quickly configured to recover bespoke data formats.
User Created Data Recovery Profiles
Blade® supports user created data recovery profiles. If a new data type is identified, the user can create a data recovery profile specifically for recovering that new data type. This makes the software extremely flexible. Unlike some command-line carving tools, Blade® offers a fully graphical user interface and makes it extremely easy to create a recovery profile. In addition, they can be exported/imported, which makes it ideal for sharing profiles with other users.
Intelli-Carve® is an innovative, leading edge technology designed by Digital Detective which is designed to increase the accuracy and integrity of the data recovered during the data recovery process. The Intelli-Carve® engine understands the structure of various file formats and can direct the recovery process to ensure accurate data recovery. It can also verify the integrity of the recovered data and logs any data fragments which fails validation.
With the addition of our professional modules, Blade® can recover data which is not extracted by other forensic tools or traditional carvers. Professional Modules add a powerful capability to this product. Blade® is also ideal for practitioners (or technicians with limited forensic training) who want to perform quick and easy data recovery without resorting to using scripting programming languages or tying up their main forensic tool.
Mobile Phone Forensics
Blade® is particularly effective in mobile phone forensics. It can quickly and accurately recover pictures, video and SQLite databases from mobile phone hex dumps
This version has a number of new features including Intelli-Carve® recovery modules for files based on the OLE2 Compound and ZIP Archive file format. We have also added a tool for extracting data from the source data.
- [BLA-181] – Support for Windows 10 Jump Lists
- [BLA-182] – Support for Intelli-Carve® recovery of OLE2 compound documents
- [BLA-183] – Support for Intelli-Carve® recovery of Zip Archive files
- [BLA-186] – Support for extracting data from original source
- [BLA-185] – Logging improved when set to ‘Debug’ mode; recovery logging improved
- [BLA-165] – GetMiniSectorChain – Index was out of range when recovering corrupt OLE2 compound files
- [BLA-167] – Data categorisation issue when mixing private and global recovery profiles
- [BLA-168] – Files per folder option does not persist when saved