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Maintainer: Kristinn Gudjonsson, Joachim Metz
OS: Linux, Mac OS X, Windows
Genre: Analysis
License: APL
Website: code.google.com/p/dfvfs/

dfVFS, or Digital Forensics Virtual File System, provides read-only access to file-system objects from various storage media types and file formats. The goal of dfVFS is to provide a generic interface for accessing file-system objects, for which it uses several back-ends that provide the actual implementation of the various storage media types, volume systems and file systems.

dfVFS is currently implemented as a Python module.

Supported Formats

Storage media types

Volume systems

File systems

  • using sleuthkit and pytsk
    • ext 2, 3, 4
    • FAT
    • HFS, HFS+, HFSX
    • NTFS
    • UFS 1, 2


dfVFS originates from the Plaso project. It was largely rewritten and made into a stand-alone project to provide more flexibility and allow other projects to make use of the VFS functionality. dfVFS originally was named PyVFS, but that name conflicted with another project.

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