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Identity Finder - Identify Highly Confidential Data on Windows

Last Updated: 08/25/2015
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The following documentation demonstrates how to run a scan of your computer that will identify highly confidential data.

This tutorial applies to the following operating system(s):

Step 1

Open Identity Finder. Click the Continue Search Wizard icon.

Step 2

Choose the identities that you would like to search for by clicking the check boxes next to the different identities and then click Next.

Step 3

Click No where Identity Finder asks if you would like to provide personal information to find any of the above identities, then click Next.

Step 4

Choose where you would like to search for files and then click Next.

*Note: The recommended file location search search is of My Documents and Settings, but to perform a thorough search select Computer.

Step 5

Click Finish.

Step 6

Identity Finder will then begin to search for identities on your computer. This may take some time depending on how much information exists on your computer so be patient.

Step 7

Click Wizard.

Step 8

From the main tab, make sure Status Window is selected.

Step 9

When you select an item, the text will show in the Preview Pane.

Step 10

If you right click, it will select all the file types and warn you if there are multiple matches.

Step 11

If you are unsure of what to do, or need to come back to the information later, when you exit out it will prompt you to save the idf file (Securely).

Step 12

The default save location is in you "documents folder", name the file and click Save.

Documentation provided by Identity Finder

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