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Cool update to the XWFIM, Portable Install

Eric is at it again.  This time with a pretty cool update to the X-Ways Forensics Install Manager (v0.0.7.0).  The update to the XWFIM now includes an option to create a portable install to external media.   Page 13 of the Practitioner's Guide to X-Ways Forensics details how to do this manually, but XWFIM does it for you with a few clicks.

portable Easy enough


 

drive letter Cool! Notepad++ and Volume Label renamed.


 

result Bam! Done.


 

Another cool little feature is that the XWFIM creates all the case folders for you in the process of the portable install.  Neat.

folder I like this. Saves a few keystrokes and I'm all about saving keystrokes.


 

Don't forget, if you liked the Practitioner's Guide to X-Ways Forensics, write a review on Amazon to let us know how you liked it (or if you didn't...).  And if you use XWF and didn't buy the guide...you are missing out on more than a few tips and tricks that will save you dozens of keystrokes.

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X-Ways Forensics Install Manager

I cannot imagine anyone who uses XWF not having Eric Zimmerman's XWFIM.   Every time I use it, I wonder how I did without it.  XWFIM is available through the XWF support forum.  It's free, but you need a license for XWF to get it.

Eric constantly adds little things to it, much like Stefan adds 'little' things to X-Ways Forensics.  One of the latest little additions is the selection box to "Include pre-release versions" which is pretty cool.

xwfim

 

And if you haven't bought the XWF Guide yet and you use the XWFIM, just click the book's graphic and you can have the guide on your Kindle in about 30 seconds.

xwfim2

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XWFIM version 0.0.5.4 released

Just released version 0.5.4 of XWFIM.

Changelog:

Change: Renamed Settings.bin to xwfim.bin since people seemed to run both XWFIM and XWFRT from same directory and this caused problems
Change: Updated book cover image and URL when clicking on the book image
Change: Delete any old viewer directories before unzipping a new version to avoid file inconsistencies across viewer versions

 

If you get a crash about "key not found" or similar, delete settings.bin and restart. Prior to this release, both XWFIM and XWFRT used the same file, settings.bin, to store configuration data. If you can both programs from the same directory this would cause issues.

 

This update will download automatically once you start XWFIM. Click the lower right corner of the application for details.

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XWFIM updated

Just posted 0.0.5.3. This fixes a few issues related to checking for new versions when more than one zip file exists as they often do when it comes to prereleases.

 

If you get an error about "more than one element" on startup, dont sent the error report, do not exit, then proceed to update using the built in updating feature. Worst case just redownload it from XWF website and it should be fixed.

 

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XWFIM goes International!

Just released version 0.0.4.8 that includes fixes for international users. The issue had to do with date/time formats and the use of non period decimal separators.

Both should be fixed, but if any of our international friends are having issues, please shoot me an email and I will get it resolved ASAP

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XWFRT and XWFIM updated

You can let the latest build of XWFIM from the URL in the X-Ways Forums or just use the auto-update feature in the program by looking in the lower right corner of the program after it starts.

XWFRT was also updated recently. again you can auto update or pull a copy from here:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/6labcj537jlxnzz/XWFRT.exe

if you run into any reports that cause XWFRT to throw an error, please zip and email me all of the Report*.html files (not any of the directories which contain files) and i will get the issue resolved ASAP

Enjoy!

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XWFIM updated

Just pushed version 0.4.3 out.

 

This version will now track the last selected version as opposed to always defaulting to the newest available version

I also added a check on startup for any new updates for the last version you selected. That way you will know as soon as you start XWFIM whether there are updates or not.

Finally, i fixed a (stupid) bug related to mplayer install when doing a new or clean install.

 

please report any issues to me here or via email and I will get em fixed ASAP!

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X-Ways Forensics Install Manager

X-Ways Forensics Install Manager

Licensed users of  X-Ways Forensics can download Eric Zimmerman's install manager (XWFIM) from the X-Ways Forensics support forum.   Eric's creation of a GUI install application for XWF is really neat, minimizes the effort to configure your installation, and makes updates simple and quick.  Thanks to Eric!
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