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Google Chrome Browser Profile (Mac OS X)

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Author Name
Joe Garcia

Artifact Name
Google Chrome Browser Profile Folder (Mac OS X)

Artifact/Program Version
Mac OS X

Description
As part of a lot of Digital Forensics investigations, obtaining information of the user’s browsing habits is an important step.  Safari is the browser de facto on OS X & Firefox has a large user base, but what about Google’s Chrome Browser? Like Firefox before it, Chrome is steadily gaining ground in the browser market share. This post looks to point out where to find the Chrome user’s Profile folder on a Mac hard drive. Most times, the Profile will be saved as “Default”, but be on the look out for multiple profiles. Once you locate and extract the Chrome Profile folder (listed below) from your image, you will need to bring it over to a Windows forensics box so that you can use tools like ChromeAnalysis or ChromeForensics to assist you in parsing out the information stored within it. You will get the following data, which is stored in SQLite files:

History (Web, bookmarks, downloads and search terms)

Cookies

Web Logins

Archived History (Web History and search terms)

Bookmarks (This is in a non-SQLite format)

File Locations
HDD\Users\USERNAME\Library\Application Support\Google\Chrome\Default

Research Links
Get Google’s Chrome Browser HERE

Forensic Programs of Use
ChromeAnalysis from forensic-software.co.uk: http://forensic-software.co.uk/chromeanalysis.aspx

ChromeForensics by Woanware: http://www.woanware.co.uk/?page_id=70

Google Chrome Browser Profile (Windows Vista/Windows 7)

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Author Name
Joe Garcia

Artifact Name
Google Chrome Browser Profile Folder (Windows Vista/Windows 7)

Artifact/Program Version
Windows Vista/Windows 7

Description
As part of a lot of Digital Forensics investigations, obtaining information of the user’s browsing habits is an important step. We see lots of articles on IE & Firefox, but what about Google’s Chrome Browser? Like Firefox before it, Chrome is steadily gaining in the browser market share. This post looks to point out where to find the Chrome user’s Profile folder. Most times, this will be saved as “Default”, but be on the look out for multiple profiles. Once you locate and extract the Chrome Profile folder (listed below) from your image, you can use tools like ChromeAnalysis or ChromeForensics to assist you in parsing out the information stored within it. You will get the following data, which is stored in SQLite files:

History (Web, bookmarks, downloads and search terms)

Cookies

Web Logins

Archived History (Web History and search terms)

Bookmarks (This is in a non-SQLite format)

File Locations
HardDrive\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default

Research Links
Get Google’s Chrome Browser HERE

Forensic Programs of Use
ChromeAnalysis from forensic-software.co.uk: http://forensic-software.co.uk/chromeanalysis.aspx

ChromeForensics by Woanware: http://www.woanware.co.uk/?page_id=70

Google Chrome Browser Profile (Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003)

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Author Name
Joe Garcia

Artifact Name
Google Chrome Browser Profile Folder

Artifact/Program Version
Windows 2000/Win XP/Windows Server 2003

Description
As part of a lot of Digital Forensics investigations, obtaining information of the user’s browsing habits is an important step.  We see lots of articles on IE & Firefox, but what about Google’s Chrome Browser?  Like Firefox before it, Chrome is steadily gaining in the browser market share.  This post looks to point out where to find the Chrome user’s Profile folder.  Most times, this will be saved as “Default”, but be on the look out for multiple profiles.  Once you locate and extract the Chrome Profile folder (listed below) from your image, you can use tools like ChromeAnalysis or ChromeForensics to assist you in parsing out the information stored within it.  You will get the following data, which is stored in SQLite files:

History (Web, bookmarks, downloads and search terms)

Cookies

Web Logins

Archived History (Web History and search terms)

Bookmarks (This is in a non-SQLite format)

File Locations
HardDrive\Documents and Settings\USERNAME\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default

Research Links
Get Google’s Chrome Browser HERE

Forensic Programs of Use
ChromeAnalysis from forensic-software.co.uk: http://forensic-software.co.uk/chromeanalysis.aspx

ChromeForensics by Woanware: http://www.woanware.co.uk/?page_id=70