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OSFMount v Arsenal Image Mounter v FTK Imager

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Re: OSFMount v Arsenal Image Mounter v FTK Imager

Post Posted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 7:12 am

- JimC
I've been recently been having a play with different image mounting tools.

PassMark's "OSFMount" looks pretty good and is free. It supports mounting E01 images but seems to have two limitations:

1. The driver performs a "logical" mount of file system volumes. It doesn't mount the underlying sectors in a "physical" disk image

2. The E01 feature is missing write support. This means it can't be used with virtualisation software to "live boot" an image

I also had a look at Arsenal's "Image Mounter (AIM)" tool. The basic version of this is free although a little more fiddly to use. There seems to be a more (expensive?) paid version which offers more features. Crucially, it does support mounting images "physical images".

Finally, I looked at "FTK Imager". This is free and offers both "physical" mounting and E01 support. For my purposes, it therefore seems superior to both OSFMount and AIM.

Does anyone have any comments or suggestions for other image mounting tools? Did I miss anything with PassMark's tool?

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Virtualization of forensic images in Windows  


Re: OSFMount v Arsenal Image Mounter v FTK Imager

Post Posted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 1:52 pm

You should also consider GetData's MountImage Pro as an alternative (albeit not a free to use license).

I use OSFMount, Arsenal and FTK Imager as well in my practice (one can never have too many tools IMHO).

GetData's Forensic Explorer has an automated forensic image boot-to-VM capability, leveraging MountImage Pro, FYI.  

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