General

General questions about file types, terminology, and processes that are commonly associated with eDiscovery

What is metadata?
What is metadata? Metadata is ‘data about data,’ and all computer files have it. As you create and modify files on your computer, the applications you are ...
Mon, Nov 12, 2018 at 5:36 AM
What are PST files?
What is a PST file? A .pst (Personal Storage Table, or PST) file is a special file type created by Microsoft for their Outlook email app. When you use Outl...
Fri, Jan 19, 2018 at 2:43 AM
Why does email metadata sometimes appear inconsistent?
Email metadata doesn't always appear to be what it seems. Here are a few things to keep in mind for the emails you send and when looking at fields like...
Mon, Nov 12, 2018 at 5:39 AM
What are zero-byte files, and how do I deal with them?
What are zero-byte files? The unit of digital data is a 'bit' (plural: bytes.) Most files are comprised of many kilobytes (thousands of bytes) or...
Mon, Aug 20, 2018 at 12:46 PM
During the OCR process, what happens with text?
You've probably heard the term "OCR" being used when it comes to scanned documents or in relation to searchable PDF files.  How does OCR ...
Fri, Nov 30, 2018 at 5:51 AM
What are MD5 hash values?
An MD5 hash value is a simple text string that serves as digital 'signatures' of files. For example "e43b3e2da3be90029bc45f9c7ad061e7" o...
Tue, Jan 8, 2019 at 12:30 AM