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  • Hello, I am a student learning IT. I am currently studying the CompTIA Security + certification book and am having a problem with one of the exercises. The exercise requires that I install the current version of Microsoft Network Monitor so that i can complete the exercise. I installed Microsoft Network Monitor 3.4. The book then instructs me to launch the program and open a capture file by choosing

    1. File | Open | Capture.

    2. In the Open dialog box, open the FTP_Traffic.cap file located in the Labfiles\PacketCapture folder.

    So that is when I come to the problem. For one, theres no folders at all. I tried searching for FTP_Traffic.cap and the Labfiles\ PacketCapture folder. I have received different messages depending on how I do the search, however the trending message is that the file has been moved and that the shortcut that I am trying to access will not work without the location. Then it asks if i want to delete the shortcut. 

    Why is there no folder? Or why has it been moved? Does that mean that there is something fishy going on. I have been having some serious security issues with my computer. No one that uses my computer (my family) claims to have any administrative knowledge of how to even use a computer. So, why would this file be moved? And not accessible.

    The book gives no advice at all on what to do if I have no folder as if it would be sacrilegious if it wasn't there. So, how do I fix this problem so that I can continue my exercises?  Is it possible that its a hidden folder and that I simply cannot see it? 

    Wednesday, October 12, 2016 3:01 PM

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  • Since it is asking you to grab a file from "Labfiles\PacketCapture", it sounds like the .cap file is one provided by the certification book. The FTP_Traffic.cap file is not part of Network Monitor natively. Did the book come with a CD or give you a website to download lab files from?


    I hope that helps,



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    Friday, October 14, 2016 6:07 PM