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Extract common Windows artifacts from source images and VSCs
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LICENSE Updated and requirements.txt Mar 9, 2019
artifact_extractor.spec Added .spec file for pyinstaller Mar 9, 2019 Formatted code Jul 7, 2019 Added support for more artifacts Jul 6, 2019
requirements.txt Updated and requirements.txt Mar 9, 2019


ArtifactExtractor is a script that extracts common Windows artifacts from source images and VSCs.

Artifacts in VSCs will be checked (via hash) if they are different from a later VSC/image copy before extraction.


None if using release executable on Windows.


  1. Install backports.lzma
    • Windows: Use latest wheel file available from here
    • Linux: Use a package manager, e.g. sudo apt install liblzma-dev
  2. Install libewf
  3. (Windows ONLY) Install pywin32: pip install pywin32
  4. Install remaining requirements: use requirements.txt
    • Use pip: pip install -r requirements.txt


  1. Create destination directory
  2. artifact_extractor.exe <source image> <dest dir> [-a <selected artifacts>] or artifact_extractor.exe -h for more options


Joachim Metz and his libraries

John Corcoran for Unix Compatibility

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