Investigate: Event Reconstruction View

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The Event Reconstruction view provides a reconstruction of a selected event from the Events view. By default, NetWitness Platform displays the best reconstruction for the event determined by the event content, or the default reconstruction that you have selected in the Default Session View setting for Investigate. You can use the options in the Event Reconstruction toolbar to change the reconstruction method, view top-to-bottom or side-by-side results, select request and response views, export an event, export meta values, extract files, open an email attachment, and open the event in a new tab.

To access this view, do one of the following:

  • In any Events view, double-click an event.
  • In the Events view with Detail View selected, right-click Event Analysis at the end of the event, and select Event Reconstruction.
  • In the Event Reconstruction toolbar of previewed reconstruction, click Open Event in New Tab.
  • In the Navigate view, select Actions > Go to event in Event Reconstruction, and enter an event ID.


the workflow of an investigation with tasks performed in the Reconstruction view highlighted

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Quick Look

This figure is an example of the Event Reconstruction view. The following table describes the toolbar options.

The Event Reconstruction window

Request & Response

Displays a drop-down menu for selecting whether the view displays:

  • Request & Response
  • Request
  • Response

Displays a drop-down menu for selecting whether the information is displayed top to bottom or side by side.

Reconstruction View

Displays a drop-down menu for selecting what information is displayed. By default, Best Reconstruction is selected. Other options are:

  • View Meta
  • View Text
  • View Hex
  • View Packets
  • View Web
  • View Mail
  • View Files

Displays a drop-down menu with the actions available in the Event Reconstruction view (Export PCAP, Extract Files, and Export Meta).

Open Event in New Tab

Opens the event in a new browser tab.

Event Analysis

Open the event in the Event Analysis view.

Beneath the toolbar is a list of meta keys and values. Some of the keys offer a drop-down menu with available actions.

The bar at the bottom of the view offers several options.

Left arrow

Displays the previous event.

Right arrow

Displays the next event.

Show Reconstruction Log

Displays the reconstruction log at the bottom of the view. Once you click this button, it changes to Hide Reconstruction Log.

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