Pinpoint Labs Releases MetaDiscover

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Extract, scrub and analyze Microsoft Office Metadata.

MetaDiscover provides a quick upfront analysis that helps litigation support professionals make critical decisions.

Pinpoint Labs, a litigation support and forensics software development company, today announced the availability of MetaDiscover. MetaDiscover allows users to quickly view, scrub and extract extended metadata fields without installing Microsoft Office. MetaDiscover also allows quick access to the 'Last 10 Authors and Locations' information which is very useful and located in Microsoft Word documents. Users can easily identify additional evidence and data sources by viewing or batch extracting last 10 authors and locations.

MetaDiscover allows users to quickly view, extract and scrub up to 29 metadata fields. MetaDiscover can be used to compliment the metadata extracted during electronic discovery or to redact and scrub metadata fields. Users can create an exact copy of the original files before scrubbing and a chain of custody tracks the entire process and stored any redacted or scrubbed information.

MetaDiscover identifies encrypted or password protected Microsoft Office documents. Identifying encrypted files early in the discovery process is important because obtaining or cracking passwords to review files can be a lengthy process. MetaDiscover creates a log of all password protected files and still has the ability to scrub or redact privilege information.

"While supporting the file collection and discovery process we learned that attorneys want access to additional information in Microsoft Office documents," said Jon Rowe, Certified Computer Examiner (CCE), President of Pinpoint Labs. "MetaDiscover provides a quick upfront analysis that helps litigation support professionals make critical decisions."

About Pinpoint Labs
Pinpoint Labs was founded by Jon Rowe and James Beasley, who are Certified Computer Examiners and members of The International Society of Forensic Computer Examiners. Their experience includes 15 years of litigation support and more than two decades in software development. Their website hosts a number of freeware utilities for use by the community. Check out their website at to see what else Pinpoint Labs has to offer.


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