Here are some of the most frequently asked questions that we have received about Personally Identifiable Information (PII) scanning and the Identity Finder software.
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, Identity Finder for Windows creates a folder called IDFTmpDir. Identity Finder (IdF) uses this folder for file extraction of items that it scans. If the IdF 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 IDF (Identity Finder) and what you need to do to remediate (securely shred or scrub) a document with PII.