This EnScript application locates deleted MS Windows EVTX log records.

The script works by looking for the event-log chunks that, when taken with the event-log header, make-up a complete EVTX log-file.

The reason for not searching for individual records is that whilst a chunk is a self-contained entity, the records in a chunk are not: EVTX log-files use a template system in order to save space.

Although it's possible to find a deleted record using its `\*\*\x00\x00` GREP header, there's a good chance that what follows won't be the complete record: some of the record's data will most likely be stored at a previous location in the associated chunk.

Having found a chunk and validated the CRC32 value of the data it contains, the script will fabricate a virtual EVTX file consisting of the chunk and a static header; it will then use EnCase's own event-log parsing functionality to parse the records contained therein.

Last updated using EnCase 23.2.

This script was developed for use in EnCase training.

For more details, please click the following link:

- OpenText EnCase Training


EVTX Log Entry Finder 2.1
Jan 18, 2024
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This release performs data validation using the CRC32 checksum at offset-52 in the chunk header.


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release-rel-2024-1-1-5922 | Wed Jan 17 03:07:51 PST 2024