FSEvents files are written to disk by macOS APIs and contain historical records of file system activity that occurred for a particular volume. They can be found on devices running macOS and devices that were plugged into a device running macOS. They are GZIP format, so you can also try carving for GZIPs to find FSEvents files that may be unallocated.
FSEventsParser can be used to parse FSEvents files from the ‘/.fseventsd/’ on a live system or FSEvents files extracted from an image.
Carved GZIP files from a macOS volume or a device that was plugged into a macOS system can also be parsed.
The parser outputs parsed information to tab delimited txt files and an SQLite database. Errors and exceptions are recorded in the exceptions logfile.
The report_queries.json file can be used to generate custom reports based off of SQLite queries. Use -q to specify the file’s location when running the parser. You can download predefined SQLite queries from https://github.com/dlcowen/FSEventsParser/blob/master/report_queries.json. Create your own targeted reports by editing the ‘report_queries.json’ file or just get default targeted reports including:
git clone https://github.com/dlcowen/FSEventsParser.git