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November 20, 2010

Getting FOCA to work in Windows 7 x64

Written by David Kennedy
Penetration Testing Security Testing & Analysis
If you don't know what FOCA is, your missing out! It's the best metadata/enumeration/just-amazing tool out there. FOCA can enumerate documents on websites, pull meta data from them, correlate it to user accounts, versions that were used to create the document, email addresses, operating systems, and much more. This isn't a tutorial on FOCA but more so how to get this 32 bit application to work on Windows 7 x64 bit. When you download FOCA, I recommend getting the PRO version which you'll have to go through the training in order to download it. But when you first open it up, you'll get prompted to install Crystal Reports and will take you to the website. Download the x86 version of Crystal reports and install it. From there you might be prompted to install the .NET framework, do that as well. Lastly, it will install properly, however when you open it, it crashes. Right click on the shortcut icon, click on compatibility, and put the shortcut in Windows XP SP3 compatibility mode. Should be all set from there and work like a champ.