Spotlight

Artifacts

Operating System
MacOS
Path
/private/var/mobile/Library/Spotlight/CoreSpotlight/NSFileProtectionComplete/index.spotlightV2
Path
/private/var/mobile/Library/Spotlight/CoreSpotlight/NSFileProtectionCompleteUnlessOpen/index.spotlightV2
Path
/private/var/mobile/Library/Spotlight/CoreSpotlight/NSFileProtectionCompleteUntilFirstUserAuthentication/index.spotlightV2
Path
/.Spotlight-V100/Store-V2/

"On macOS, under each volume at location /.Spotlight-V100/Store-V2/ where represents a store id, you should find files named store and .store which are the Spotlight databases. Provide these as input to this script."  - https://github.com/ydkhatri/spotlight_parser

Investigating spotlight internals to extract metadata

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S1742287618300860

NW3C Spotlight on iOS and macOS- December 2020.pdf

https://github.com/ydkhatri/Presentations/blob/master/NW3C%20Spotlight%20on%20iOS%20and%20macOS-%20December%202020.pdf

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