Run a scan on your computer
The first scan may take a few hours to complete. Even though the scan will run in the background with low priority not to affect your machine’s performance, we recommend starting your first scan before you leave work in the evening, then press Control-Alt-Delete, and click “Lock this computer” on your way out.
- To begin a scan, click the green start button located in the upper left corner of the application window.
- You will be presented with the similar results page below after the scan completes.
- The search results page is where you get to review and remediate your findings. From the File tab, you always want to save the results for future review and to avoid another full scan next time you initiate a search. You will be prompted for your profile password when saving the results. All results are saved and secured using an .idf file, which can only be opened from within Identity Finder and allow you to work with your results at any time in the future.
- If no results are provided, that means Identity Finder did not identify any matches during this scan and you may close the program.