Notes the Ripper
Notes the Ripper is a computer forensic and
electronic discovery tool that quickly and
safely analyzes and extracts data from Lotus
Notes® NSF files. Lotus notes stores all of
its data, including Email files, in NSF files.
The traditional analysis technique is to open
an NSF file in Lotus Notes and manually scan
and extract every document. Obviously, this is
a time consuming process.
Notes the Ripper automates this process.
Simply select the files to be analyzed, select
a directory to store the results, and let it
rip. Notes the Ripper extracts all of the
documents, forms, and even file attachments
from each NSF file.
Selectable Report Formats
The format of the report is selectable from
ASCII text, Rich Text Format, or even HTML.
The report may be saved as a single file, or
as one file per document, with a master index.
For the HTML option, the master document
includes hypertext links to all of the files
extracted from the NSF file.
Notes the Ripper creates a Master Status
Document containing the results of the ripping
process. This document contains information
about all of the files processed, including
information about any files that could not be
processed. There are no distracting dialog
boxes to OK while processing multiple files,
and no user intervention is required during a
run. Should a file not be able to be
processed, for whatever reason, information
about the file and the possible cause of the
failure will be noted in the Master Status
Analyzing an NSF file through Note the Ripper
provides an extra layer of safety over trying
to open an NSF file directly. An NSF file may
be programmed to self-destruct if opened
directly in Lotus Notes. Notes the Ripper
bypasses the normal opening process and can
safely analyze even such booby-trapped files.
Not a Password Cracking Program
Notes the Ripper is not a password cracking
program. Certain notes documents may be
encrypted and require a password. Notes the
Ripper cannot open these files, but will
document the fact that they were not processed
in the Master Status Document. Similarly,
there are some documents that can only be
opened if Notes is running with a specific
user ID and its associated password. Attempts
to analyze such documents may fail, and this
will be noted in the Master Status Document as