Digital Evidence Investigator®

Digital Evidence Investigator

Computer Forensics for Lab Examiners and Investigators


Digital Evidence Investigator® (DEI) software is the #1 automated digital forensic tool for collecting files and artifacts – with evidence presented in a timeline view.


Rapidly assess Mac, Windows, Linux, ChromeOS, and external drives for prohibited materials like CSAM, usernames, and contacts in both field and laboratory settings. Empower investigators and examiners with automated insights, ensuring they can confidently utilize Digital Evidence Investigator®


Key Highlights

  1. Eliminate manual scans
  2. Scan multiple computer and storage devices for evidence
  3. Employ hash matching to pinpoint files from established hash sets such as VICS or CAID
  4. Use built-in and custom search profiles for swift evidence discovery


Fast Automated Computer Investigations for Field and Lab


Forensic Examiners and Investigators around the world rely on Digital Evidence Investigator® to investigate computers and devices in their forensic lab or on-scene. DEI prioritizes and collects files and artifacts fast with suspect, witness, or victim evidence presented in a timeline view.




Prioritize speed in evidence collection and use in the field or in lab investigations with minimal training.


  • Image live macOS computers via our remote agent and create an AFF4 logical image
  • Scan and Image Chrome OS computers such as Chromebooks
  • Highly configurable file and artifact collection including web browser cached files, social media, P2P, Cryptocurrency, cloud storage, user login events, anti-forensic traces, saved credentials, files shared via Skype, USB history, user connection log, etc.
  • Recover deleted records from apps using the SQLite database
  • Artifact collections are collected in parallel to accelerate their collection
  • Supports collection of forensic artifacts from Windows and macOS (including T2 and M1 chips)
  • Search and collect emails including MS Outlook, Windows Mail, Windows Live Mail 10, Apple Mail
  • Investigate attached devices, live powered-on computers, boot scans from powered-off computers, forensic images, the contents of folders, and network shares (including shares made available by NAS devices)
  • Simple multi-workstation deployment with a single configuration file
  • Rapid data collection from computers and digital devices
  • Prepare a Collection Key without Search Profiles to select Captures just before a scan
  • Prepare a Collection Key with pre-configured or custom Search Profiles
  • Ability to protect the Collection Key with BitLocker
  • Ability to borrow license tokens for collection keys
  • Discover remote Mac OS agents automatically
  • Deploy user-created Captures to the Collection Key when not using Search Profiles
  • Create new log files for logical images
  • Simplified data container to store Mac logical images with the ability to process logical images from the data container
  • Rapidly search suspect media using large hash sets (>100 million), including Project VIC (VICS 2.0) and CAID
  • Find relevant files and artifacts using DEI’s powerful keyword and regular expression search capability
  • Image drives Out-of-the-box with image verification and imaging log file
  • Use password and recovery key to decrypt and scan or image BitLocker volumes including those using the new AES-XTS encryption algorithm introduced in Windows 10
  • Process APFS partitions, NTFS, FAT, HFS+, EXT, ExFAT, and YAFFS2 file systems, compute MD5 and SHA1 on collected files for integrity validation
  • Capture RAM to acquire volatile memory
  • Collect password-protected and corrupted files for later review
  • Collect iOS backups on target computers
  • Image drives Out-of-the-box with image verification and imaging log file
  • Recover images from unallocated drive space
  • Recover deleted records from apps using the SQLite database
  • Detect and warn of BitLocker and FileVault2-protected drives
  • Leverage powerful boot capability (including UEFI secure boot and Macs) to access internal storage that cannot easily be removed from computers
  • Direct access to the Capture screen with the ability to define the time range of data collection, define collection per app in a Search Profile, select Captures and apps before a live or boot scan, and exclude folders from the scan



Use the single timeline view that combines files and artifact records with a user’s actions.


  • Leverage facial analysis age detection to quickly sort and identify infants, toddlers, children, and adults
  • View results while a scan is running
  • View chat conversations with bubbles to easily identify the senders and receivers with “Message Thread” hyperlink to select individual conversations
  • Filter search results with sorting and search capabilities (dates, hash values, tags, text filters, more)
  • Search scan results using keywords, with results categorized by record type
  • View pictures and videos organized by visual classes such as people, faces, currency, weapons, vehicles, indecent pictures of children
  • View links between files of interest and user’s activities such as recently accessed files, downloaded files, attachments, and more
  • View highlighted encrypted files in the scan summary
  • Redact previews when exporting a report
  • The ability to Undock Frames panel tab
  • Inspect video using comprehensive video preview and frame extraction
  • Automatically tag hash and keyword matches
  • Define new file types and select individual ones to be processed
  • Display provenance, including comprehensive metadata, of all relevant files and artifacts
  • Reorder or disable post-scan tasks (classification of pictures, videos, or entity extraction) to run in the Viewer
  • ADD-ON: Rosoka Entity Extraction and Language Translation Gisting (230 languages) available




Digital Evidence InvestigatorⓇ software lets you create a standalone portable viewer for further analysis and reporting for prosecutors and other investigators.


  • Precisely select which files and artifacts to export
  • Customize your report to show specific columns and redact pictures
  • Present information in a table or list
  • Include original files or previews only
  • HTML and PDF reporting options
  • Export to other forensics applications with VICS / Project VIC (JSON) or CSV formats
  • Export to the Orchesight platform
  • Share scan results with a portable standalone viewer

Product Description


The Digital Evidence Investigator Software Kit Includes:


  • One Portable Travel Case
  • One Licensed Digital Evidence Investigator® Software Authentication Key
  • One 500GB SSD Collection Drive
  • One 4 Port USB Hub
  • One USB-A to USB-C adapter
  • One Adapter USB-C to Ethernet and 3 USB-A
  • One Ethernet Cable
  • One Cable USB-A to USB-C
  • One Cable USB-C to USB-C
  • Software Maintenance and Support


Technical Specs


Recommended Technical Specs:


  • Windows 10 64-bit
  • Intel i7 CPU
  • 8GB Minimal, 16GB of RAM Recommended
  • 500GB PCIe NVMe SSD hard drive