EDRM offers the following Datasets listed below.

Download EDRM File Format Data Set

Contents (17.6 MB):

  • Readme.txt
  • EDRM_Data-Set_File-Formats_1-0_Manifest.xls
  • “data-set” folder containing 158 folders with 381 files

The EDRM File Format Data Set consists of 381 files covering 200 file formats.

The files types include:

Adobe Photoshop Mac WordPerfect PFS: Plan
Ami Draw Mac Works Post Script
Corel Draw MacPaint Q&A Database
Corel Presentations MacWrite Q&A Write
dBASE Micrografax Designer Quattro Pro
First Choice DB, SS, WP Microsoft Access Reflex
Freelance Microsoft Excel Smart Spreadsheet
Harvard Graphics Microsoft PowerPoint ShartWare II
Gem File Microsoft Project StarOffice Calc
Gem Image Microsoft PST StarOffice Impress
IBM DCA/RFT Microsoft Visio StarOffice Writer
IBM DisplayWrite Microsoft Win Metafile SuperCalc
IBM Graphics Data Format Microsoft Word Symphony
IBM Picture Interchange Microsoft Works Targa
IBM Writing Assistant MultiMate Total Word
IGES Drawing Mutipage vCard
Kodak Photo CD Multiplan Volkswriter
Lotus 1-2-3 OfficeWriter VP Planner
Lotus Manuscript Paintbrush Wang IWP
Lotus PIC Paint Shop Pro WordPerfect
Lotus Screen Snapshot Paradox Word Star
Mac PowerPoint PDF XyWrite
Mac Word PerfectWorks for Windows



The EDRM Internationalization Data Set (18.4 MB) is a snapshot of selected Ubuntu localization mailing list archives covering 23 languages in 724 MB of email.

The languages are:

Arabic Catalan Chinese
Danish Dutch English
Finnish French German
Greek Hebrew Hungarian
Italian Japanese Korean
Norwegian Polish Portuguese
Romanian Russian Spanish
Swedish Tamil Turkish

EDRM offers a “Micro Dataset” designed for eDiscovery testing and process validation. Software vendors, litigation support organizations, law firms and others may use these smaller sets to qualify support, test speed and accuracy in indexing and search, and conduct more forensically oriented analytics exercises throughout the eDiscovery workflow.

The EDRM community thanks these members for their active participation in this important initiative:

  • Eric Robi
  • Michael Lappin
  • Chad Main
  • Henry Moreno

EDRM Micro Dataset

The EDRM Micro Dataset is an approximately 136.9 MB zip file containing the latest versions of everything from Microsoft Office and Adobe Acrobat files to image files. The EDRM Dataset group has scoured the internet and found usable freely available data at universities, government sites and elsewhere, a selection of which are included in the zip file.

The full dataset is sourced from publicly available data and free from copyright restrictions. It was assembled by the Digital Forensics Research Laboratories at the Auckland University of Technology, in collaboration with the EDRM Dataset team.

The EDRM Micro Dataset is valued for its large variety of file types and other challenges characteristic of ESI collected in discovery cases. The files have various levels of corruption, and the dataset contains a duplicate set of files that are encrypted, to support exception handling exercises and advanced testing.

The EDRM Micro Dataset mix of file types includes:

  • A variety of.csv files
  • Websites and web pages
  • Adobe Acrobat files
  • Graphic files and photographs
  • Public census data
  • Microsoft Office files
  • Audio files
  • 4 email boxes with shared correspondence, threads and attachments
  • Multiple Encase .e01 files containing data from a phone and another data source

The Dataset team includes:

  • Eric Robi, president, Elluma Discovery
  • Michael Lappin, director, Technology and Sales Engineering, Nuix
  • Chad Main, founder, Percipient
  • Henry Moreno, eDiscovery manager, Dell Inc.
  • Brian Cusack, director, AUT Digital Forensic Research Laboratories, and professor, ECU Security Research Center, Auckland University of Technology

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Other Data Sets

The EDRM Project focusing on Data Sets is looking for very large data sets with a variety of data types.  Email to join the project, or identify some great data.