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Extract emails from external HDD

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO Tools' started by Roger1979, May 6, 2015.

  1. Roger1979

    Roger1979 Newbie

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    Hello,
    Anyone has a program capable to search through a 1TB partition, and extract all the emails stored on it? I have a 2 TB external HDD full with backup on backup on backup, and I have no clue which folders contain emails. All I know is that some files are text, others csvs and others don't have an extension at all (I moved them long time ago from linux to windows). In case I opened this thread on the wrong section, I apologize, this seem like the right place to me.
    Thank you all in advance.
     
  2. HoNeYBiRD

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    Code:
    https://www.google.com/search?q=extract+emails+from+hdd
    obviously most of the results are paid solutions, however i was able to find a free one:
    Code:
    http://www.novirusthanks.org/products/easy-email-extractor/
    not sure if it works or not
    if the above doesn't work, i can think of a free workaround, which is just a theory:
    gather all your files using the windows search function, which you think contain emails (search for the .extensions), put them into one folder, then install this little windows app:
    Code:
    http://vdsfreak.com/post/100692850860/copy-contents
    which lets you copy the content of text files without opening them or even a whole folder of text files (it places the "Copy content" new entry into the context menu), then use something like this to extract the email addresses:
    Code:
    http://www.evil-brain.org/extractor1.4.php
     
  3. Roger1979

    Roger1979 Newbie

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    Honeybird, thanks for your reply. NoVirusThanks extractor doesn't work...unfortunately. It works when you have 1 file or a folder, but I guess there are size limitations or something, because I set the path, click extract and nothing happens when I try to extract from a whole partition.
    That workaround might work in some cases. However, as I earlier said, I have no idea in what files & folders the emails are located. Gathering all the csv and txt will probably give me a 200-300 GB text file. And that's not all. What would I do for the files without extensions at all? Thanks though.
     
  4. nglbh

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    Take a look at UltraFinder, it helped me on the same problem, i was looking for all the files with my name in it, and they were stored in a 4TB HDD.

    You can use the trial version for free, and you can narrow your search by using a regular expression (regex) that looks for emails only.
     
  5. Roger1979

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    Thanks. I'll check it out. Hopefully they offer a full working free trial.
     
  6. Roger1979

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    nglbh, UltraFinder is terribly slow if you're searching in big folders 20GB+...and I have to search through 1TB of data.
    Unfortunately before opening this thread I've made the terrible mistake to buy Email Extractor for Windows from lmhsoft. Stupid move. There goes $70 USD thrown out of the window.
    I tested it before buying, but against a small folder. Then when I tried to run it on a big folder I found out that it creates a temporary file big as the folder you search in. Since I only have 50 GB free on C: and the folder I was trying to search in has 200 GB...it's useless. Too bad, it was fast. I hope I'll be able to get a refund.
    So, still hoping someone has a decent app capable to get the job done and he's willing to share it. Thank you all.

    Later edit: If someone has Atomic Email Logger with serial, please let me know...
     
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  7. nglbh

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    It wasn't slow for me, I filtered 2.8TB of data by looking just for *.html,*.htm,*.doc,*.txt,*.pdf plus the name I was looking for and in about 3-4hours I got all the results.

    I'm sorry you had to buy that software, try to apply more filters to ultrafinder so it'll look only in that kind of files

    Let us know