Timestamp is extremely important in forensic investigation
- Created (Birthdate): File volume creation date/time
- Accessed: Last time File Data was Opened
- Modified: Last Time file Data was Changed
- Changed (Change in Metadata): Master file table entry was changed or changes in file attribute.
You can remember it as B-MAC
NTFS stores Time in UTC while FAT store time in Local Time.
Windows Timestamp file is located in $MFT (located in Root of NTFS)
$MFT Keep Tracks of all files along with Metadata.
Things to do when you suspect if the file timestamp is modified:
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