Identity Finder (Win) - Performing a Scan

This document describes the steps to perform a scan with Identity Finder for Windows. All documentation was performed with Identity Finder version

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  1. Open Identity Finder 4-14-20101-37-19PM.png.
  2. Enter the Identity Finder password then click OK, or click Skip.
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  4. In this screen you can choose to start a scan or continue a previous scan.
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  6. To start the scan, click the Start Search Now button 4-14-20102-01-33PM.png. Identity Finder searches your Documents folder for Credit Card Numbers and Social Security Numbers by default.
  7. While the scan runs the following status message is displayed.
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  9. When Identity Finder completes the scan the window will display a summary of the results.
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  11. In the Finder Search Summary window, the options to choose are Wizard 4-14-20102-30-53PM.png, Advanced 4-14-20102-31-04PM.png, Save As 4-15-20101-26-22PM.png, and Reminder 4-14-20102-31-14PM.png button.
  12. Choose the Save As button SaveAsButton.png.
  13. A dialog box will open where you can specify the name and location to save the file. Any location you prefer is acceptable.
    If you have specified a profile password, ensure the "Use Identity Finder Profile Password" box is checked. This provides additional security.
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  15. The Finder Search Summary window will open again.
  16. Now choose the Advanced button AdvancedButton.png. This will open the Advanced view to handle all instances the scan found.
  17. See the article Identity Finder (Win) - Taking Action on the Scan Results for explanation of the options Identity Finder has for handling results.

    Note: Be sure to delete outdated scan results from your computer.

Keywords:idf pii identity finder data discovery search windows   Doc ID:13842
Owner:Allen M.Group:Office of Campus Information Security
Created:2010-04-18 18:00 CSTUpdated:2014-11-18 11:48 CST
Sites:DoIT Help Desk, Office of Campus Information Security
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