Container File Expansion

Technical Note Subject   

Container/archive file expansion

Technical Note Details

The Lexbe eDiscovery Platform (LEP) expands container files a
s part of many eDiscovery processing services.  Container files are defined as certain compound file types that can be separated into parts and reassembled without losing data as part of the conversion process.

File types that expand automatically:

 Extension Type
 Ost Outlook message store
 Pst Outlook message store
 Rar Archival container
 Zip Archival container

File types that do not expand 

 Extension Type
 Bin Binary disc image
 Dbx Outlook Express message stores
 Gz Archival Gz zip container
 Iso Binary disc image
 Jar Archival container file
 Sit Apple archive container
 Tar Unix archive container
 7z Archival 7z zip container

This list is not all-inclusive.  There are many other container files types.    

Non-supported container files are excluded as part of processing and will not be searched or converted automatically.  Many of these files can be converted and expanded as part of a manual conversion process performed by Professional Services (billable hourly).