How-Tos

How To Save Time With XAMN’s Dynamic Artifact Count Feature

At MSAB, we’re always looking to improve our software and make every product more user-friendly, intuitive, and valuable; and to help save you time.

We’ve recently improved the way that XAMN displays and counts artifacts. Let’s take a look at the new functionality.

We’ve opened this case in XAMN, and from the start we can get a lot of information from just looking at the filter pane on the left. The numbers next to each category tell how many artifacts have been extracted for each of them.

If we press the arrow to open the ‘Messages’ subitem, we can see more numbers next to each subcategory. Let’s see what happens when we add a filter.

For example, I’m only interested in artifacts from last week, so I click on ‘Last week’ in the ‘Time’ filter. Notice that the artifact count changes based on the added filter.

The new dynamic artifact counting feature lets you see in which categories the artifacts from last week are located. We also see that some categories are greyed-out now, which means there are no artifacts in those categories which match the current filter selection, so I don’t need to click on them.

If I unselect the ‘Time’ filter from last week, then the greyed-out categories become available again, and the artifact count changes as well.

The new dynamic artifact counting feature will help save you time when searching for evidence in XAMN.

And remember that you can always clear all selected filters and start from scratch, just by pressing the ‘clear filter selection’ icon at the top of the filter pane.

Visit www.msab.com/products/xamn for more information.

About Scar de Courcier

Scar de Courcier is Senior Editor at Forensic Focus.

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