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matthewgill, Computer Scientist
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How hard is to prove someone made a copy of an external HD

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How hard is to prove someone made a copy of an external HD?

matthewgill :

Hello, My name is XXXXX XXXXX I will be assisting you today

matthewgill :

Could you please elaborate on the situation?

JACUSTOMER-it2u2enm- : Someone at my job made a copy of my external HD? How can I prove it?
matthewgill :

Is your computer using a Windows OS?

JACUSTOMER-it2u2enm- : Windows XP
matthewgill :

Alright, before I start the explanation, there is no way to verify that the files were copied from here-to-there. The OS doesn't really keep logs like that natively. That being said, there is a way of checking the last accessed date of files and folders.


matthewgill :

Get to the drive in-question, and right-click on whitespace within the folder

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Click View>Details

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Right-Click on the 'Name' column name, and then click on 'More'

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Check 'Date Accessed' and then click OK

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You may now scroll left or right to see the Date Accessed for folders and files

matthewgill :

Other than that, there are programs by sysinternals that can log copy and paste events, but they must be installed prior to the action in order to work

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Hello. This questions remains open. If I have answered your question to your satisfaction please leave appropriate feedback. Thank you and have a great day.

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