Tuesday, May 5, 2015

EnCase v7 EnScript to Parse PST Email Metadata to Excel

A friend recently asked me for an easy way to export some of the common metadata from a PST file within EnCase. You can easily export data from the records view and even include columns that are not typically displayed by selecting the small down-arrow on the far right side and select the columns you want displayed:

But he wanted a way to quickly show some of the common fields, including attachments, in a spreadsheet. This EnScript grabs some of the common fields and builds an Excel spreadsheet automatically:

This EnScript requires Microsoft Excel be installed on the same computer where it is run from. When run, the EnScript will parse all .PST file found in the case.

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Unknown Thursday, 07 May, 2015  

I can see the EnScript being handy to get just the columns you want. For most cases, I prefer to use the "Save As" option directly above the "Column" option you highlighted. I can get everything there, filter by rows checked, and then manipulate the exported csv as needed after the fact (in Excel). Thanks Lance!

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