Category Archives: Metadata (Document Properties)

How to explore newly received emails

Introduction In our previous five articles, we talked about initial investigations for data that you have just received, whether it be by: walking through the filing structure, investigating the files’ dates, seeing how many different types of files there are, looking at Word, Excel and Power document properties, and examining photograph metadata. In this article, we will be looking at […]

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Reviewing MS Office files

Introduction In previous articles, I talked about cataloguing a new hard drive, USB memory stick or network, and discussed approaches for investigating the file structure, the type of files, and the date ranges. In this fourth article I will be discussing in particular Microsoft Office files, namely MS Word, MS Excel and MS PowerPoint. I will be dealing with emails […]

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Creating GPS slideshow with Microsoft Power Map

GPS co-ordinates can also be mapped by time. Firstly, four things are needed: Latitude in decimal form. How to convert degrees/minutes/seconds into decimal form is discussed in the article “Converting GPS degrees/minutes/seconds into decimal form“. Longitude in decimal form, Date taken, and Microsoft Excel 2013 (or Office 365 ProPlus) with Power Map. This regards either a standalone version of Excel […]

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Accessing properties in Outlook emails in MSG form

Introduction MSG files are emails, calendar entries etc. which have been exported from Microsoft Outlook, either manually by dragging them onto the desktop, or through an automatic extractor. This previous article shows how generally you can view document properties in Windows Explorer. This article will investigate how these methods work for MSG files. Viewing MSG metadata in Windows Explorer The […]

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