Please read the following important message

Thank you all for your interest in Adeona.

Please note that Adeona is an ongoing project and research prototype.

Adeona depends on OpenDHT, which runs on PlanetLab. OpenDHT has been experiencing some problems. We are working on a new, still privacy-respecting version, that does not depend on OpenDHT/PlanetLab. It may take some time to have this solution in place. In the meantime, if you would like to show support for the OpenDHT project, please visit its website or send an e-mail to the OpenDHT mailing list at opendht-users@opendht.org if you notice problems.

For now, we apologize for the problems with using Adeona, stemming from the problems with OpenDHT, but we look forward to the new version being out as soon as possible. If you would like to receive announcements about Adeona, please subscribe to our RSS feed available on the main page and throughout the website.

Thank you for your patience, The Adeona Team

Mac OS X Retrieval Guide

Important Note

The retrieval results are for informational, research and evaluation purposes only. Do not attempt to recover your lost or stolen laptop yourself. If you believe your laptop has been stolen, contact the appropriate law enforcement agency.

  1. Browse to the Adeona folder located in Applications.
    OS X Retrieve Step Screenshot
  2. Double click on the adeona-retrieve.term icon. This will run a Terminal window that will guide you through the retrieval process.
    OS X Retrieve Step Screenshot
  3. You will be asked to choose the adeona-osxretrievecredentials.ost file you would like to use. Use the "Choose File " window to navigate to your file.
    OS X Retrieve Step Screenshot
  4. Next, you will be asked for some of inputs namely the Start Time, End Time, and the Number of Locations. These specify the time period within which to search for updates, and the number of unique locations that you desire returned. Selecting "Find all" will attempt to retrieve every update sent in the time period. Please note the format requested for the two time inputs and that you should use 24-hour time ( e.g. 07/03/2008,13:00 ).
    OS X Retrieve Step Screenshot
    OS X Retrieve Step Screenshot
    OS X Retrieve Step Screenshot
  5. When Adeona is ready to retrieve your locations, it will prompt you for the password you provided to protect your location-finding credentials during installation. Please enter it when you see the window like below.
    OS X Retrieve Step Screenshot
  6. When you see the message box below, it means that the retrieval process has finished.
    OS X Retrieve Step Screenshot
  7. And if you browse to your Desktop, you will see the new folder containing the results.
    OS X Retrieve Step Screenshot