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Old 11-06-2003, 07:01 PM   #1
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Is there any way to tell if someone USED a computer, but no internet on a particular date/time? Closed an application? Deleted files, then deleted them from the recycle bin?

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Is there any way to tell if someone USED a computer, but no internet on a particular date/time? Closed an application? Deleted files, then deleted them from the recycle bin?

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I think there is a way to do it in XP but don't know about ME. Are you trying to recover some deleted files?
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To do all that you may need a seperate program not already installed with windows.

If you want to try to piece some stuff together the half-a$$ed way you can check to see hen tmp files were created / last modified and also check the event veiwer logs to see when the pc services were started and stopped. These logs will also tell you who logged in if you have personal accounts on that pc.

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To do all that you may need a seperate program not already installed with windows.

If you want to try to piece some stuff together the half-a$$ed way you can check to see hen tmp files were created / last modified and also check the event veiwer logs to see when the pc services were started and stopped. These logs will also tell you who logged in if you have personal accounts on that pc.

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I know XP has the event viewer logs but not sure about Win ME.
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Can I get confirmation on event viewer with ME?
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XP pro has A LOT, but i don't know about windows ME. It would be event viewer, but you mighta had to set it up to catch certain things before you wanted. What'* going on, and why you using ME for bill'* sake?
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Can I get confirmation on event viewer with ME?
Bill, I just checked my Win ME Secrets book (about 1500) pages and there is nothing about an event viewer in the index.
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Can I get confirmation on event viewer with ME?
Bill, I just checked my Win ME Secrets book (about 1500) pages and there is nothing about an event viewer in the index.
Yea, I just did some checking and event viewer only went back as far as NT. Might be stuck with scrounging around for file dates.
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Thats why I am using XP. I just saw a segment on Call For Help yesterday about a free utility out that will recover deleted files even from the Recycle Bin. It looked pretty interesting.
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Thats why I am using XP. I just saw a segment on Call For Help yesterday about a free utility out that will recover deleted files even from the Recycle Bin. It looked pretty interesting.
Yea, but XP has some features I can't stand. At this point I plan on moving my primary pc'* from now on over to unix and mac platforms.

Here is one of the main reasons for this:

http://www.computerworld.com/softwar...,70294,00.html

http://www.informit.com/isapi/produc...t/articlex.asp

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,4149,929861,00.asp
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