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Old 06-03-07, 12:42
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Hello and thank you ahead of time for any feedback in advance.

basically i wish to know information in which i dont know if it is obtainable.
while i was away from my pc. It seems that someone else has accessed my pc.
and i have this feeling that this person accessed personal files and i wish to know if he actually had. For example *.doc files, Jpeg files and excel files. i was wondering if there was a way to actually see a log of if certain files were accessed at what time. And on top of that is there a way to actually see if files were sent out via mail from the pc?

My platform is windows xp.. if there is a way and someone knows of how to see what files were accessed date and time. i would be most grateful

Thank you.
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Old 06-03-07, 13:20
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Default Re: File accessed history

Right click on the file, don't open - Properties will tell you when last accessed, or you can sort files by date and that will tell you what was opened when you were out of town.
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Old 06-03-07, 14:14
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Hello and thank you ahead of time for any feedback in advance.

basically i wish to know information in which i dont know if it is obtainable.
while i was away from my pc. It seems that someone else has accessed my pc.
and i have this feeling that this person accessed personal files and i wish to know if he actually had. For example *.doc files, Jpeg files and excel files. i was wondering if there was a way to actually see a log of if certain files were accessed at what time. And on top of that is there a way to actually see if files were sent out via mail from the pc?

My platform is windows xp.. if there is a way and someone knows of how to see what files were accessed date and time. i would be most grateful

Thank you.
First, enable viewing of hidden files and folders.
Then go to:
C:\Documents and Settings\(Your account)\Local Settings\History

change C:\ to your system drive, of course.

and there you go! A detailed list sorted by days and dates for every single file accessed on your computer.

This only works if the person who accessed your computer was a rookie and didn't delete them already.

Tell me what you've found.

Amjad!
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Old 06-04-07, 06:58
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start->my recent documents
u'll see all last opened documents
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Old 06-07-07, 00:24
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If you log on with your own user account and password:

Keep ALL personal files under your user name / my documents

If you do not log on with your own user account and password:

create a folder under my documents - password protect it and drag and drop all personal folder there - NOTE other can see the files but cant open them.
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