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Identity Finder

Here are some of the most frequently asked questions that we have received about Personally Identifiable Information (PII) scanning and the Spirion software (formerly Identity Finder).

These instructions are for scanning your Windows computer and any attached drives for Personally Identifiable Information (PII) and remediating scan results.

These instructions are for scanning your Macintosh and any attached drives for Personally Identifiable Information (PII) and remediating scan results.

During scanning, Spirion for Windows creates a folder called IDFTmpDir. Spirion uses this folder for file extraction of items that it scans. If the Spirion process is interrupted or you must force-quit the process because it appears to 'hang' and stops responding, then files are left in the IDFTmpDir. These files should be deleted to avoid future issues with the scanning process.

Here's a quick reference sheet about Spirion (formerly Identity Finder) and what you need to do to remediate (securely shred or scrub) a document with PII.