Microsoft Edge Browser Evidence

This week I’m talking about the Windows browser some are still surprised to learn about, MS Edge. Windows 10 comes with two browsers and in this week’s podcast I’m going to go over one of them, MS Edge, and what computer forensic examiners need to know about it.

Show Notes

Below are the file paths to the Windows 1o MS Edge artifacts I mention in the podcast. Remember, I am going over the highlights in this episode and there is much more to this artifacts for those willing to do a deep dive into it. These artifacts, and the podcast discussion, are meant to help those experiencing the “Edge” as part of an investigation for the first time.

Browser History 

ROOT\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Local\Microsoft\ Windows\WebCache\WebCacheV01.dat

Favorites and ReadingList

ROOT\Users\<username\AppData\Local\Packages\ Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe\AC\ MicrosoftEdge\User\Default\DataStore\Data\nouser1\ #####\DBStore\spartan.edb 

Temporary Internet Files

ROOT\Users\\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\ WebCache\WebCacheV01.dat

Cookies

ROOT\Users\\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\ WebCache\WebCacheV01.dat

Microsoft Edge Active Recovery 

ROOT\Users\\AppData\Local\Packages\ Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d9bbwe\AC\ MicrosoftEdge\User\Default\Recovery\Active\.dat

WebNotes

ROOT\Users\\AppData\Local\Packages\ Microsoft.Microsoft.Edge_8wekyb3d8bbwe\AC\#!001\ MicrosoftEdge\User\Default\WebNotes

Registry Evidence

UsrClass.dat: Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ AppContainer\Storage\ microsoft.microsoftedge_8wekyb3d8bbwe\MicrosoftEdge 

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