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Could use some help in collecting data from a client's Mac


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We have a client where we need to collect data off of there Mac. We typically get data from PC based systems, however, we cam across a Mac. The utility we typically use is Pinpoint Safecopy, however, it is based on M$ Robocopy.

Does anyone know of a software package that will allow me to copy file from a Mac OS to an external drive without hosing the metadata? Do not need the entire hard drive, just selected files.

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Is the drive damaged in any way, or do you just need to access a mac formatted drive in a PC system?

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Mac formatted files. These files will be emails, documents, pdf's etc...I just need a tool that will copy them forensically to an external drive. The documents reside on a Mac, make and model are unknown to me.
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So, in my research, I found that Unix makes an "exact" copy of a file. The only metadata field that would change then is date accessed, however is to would seem that the date modified date created still remain unaltered.
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