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Welcome to bulk_extractor!

To build bulk_extractor in Linux or OS X,

  1. Make sure required packages have been installed. ** You can do this by going into the etc/ directory and looking for a script that ** installs the necessary packages for your platform.

  2. Then run these commands: ./configure make make install

For detailed instructions on installing packages and building bulk_extractor, read the wiki page here:

To download the Windows installer and/or other releases of bulk_extractor, visit the downloads page here:

For more information on bulk_extractor, visit:


If you are writing a scientific paper and using bulk_extractor, please cite it with: