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Windows 7: Network monitoring after the fact

08 Feb 2012   #1
Wiredsoul

windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
Network monitoring after the fact

Is there a network monitoring program that lets me see when files where accessed after the program has been installed?


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08 Feb 2012   #2
manhunter2826

Windows XP - Now Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit).
 
 

Process Explorer

also process monitor -- both free .
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08 Feb 2012   #3
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

From Windows Explorer, you can add Date Accessed to the columns displayed via View, Choose details, Date accessed.

Not sure if that's what you want or not. It won't tell you who accessed it, just when a file or folder was last accessed, aka read.

manhunter2826, how will Process Explorer or Process Monitor show you this information? I know in Process Explorer you can see what folders/files a process has used but there is no way to do it in reverse, that is from a file, see what processes have accessed it, which I think is what Wiredsoul is asking for.

Process Monitor has to be running to capture the information, you can't do it retroactively.

Both good programs though.
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08 Feb 2012   #4
Wiredsoul

windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

windows explorer, Ill give that a shot. So, there is nothing out there than can trace who messed with my essay.doc files, unless I had it installed before it happened. Okay, what if there was a .txt file that read XD.. and was left behind, could that be traced somehow?
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09 Feb 2012   #5
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

None that I'm aware of, sorry.
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09 Feb 2012   #6
manhunter2826

Windows XP - Now Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit).
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
From Windows Explorer, you can add Date Accessed to the columns displayed via View, Choose details, Date accessed.

Not sure if that's what you want or not. It won't tell you who accessed it, just when a file or folder was last accessed, aka read.

manhunter2826, how will Process Explorer or Process Monitor show you this information? I know in Process Explorer you can see what folders/files a process has used but there is no way to do it in reverse, that is from a file, see what processes have accessed it, which I think is what Wiredsoul is asking for.

Process Monitor has to be running to capture the information, you can't do it retroactively.

Both good programs though.
ah okay, my mistake (slaps wrist lol ).
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09 Feb 2012   #7
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

Nah, it was a good post. Made me go and look at Process Explorer and Process Monitor again. Had not done so for awhile and forgot how good they are.
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09 Feb 2012   #8
Wiredsoul

windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Oh okay, but if somebody is messing with my documents and leaving me messages, they are most certainly on my network right, like someone that i share internet with?
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10 Feb 2012   #9
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

That's the only way I can think of that it could be done. Do you want/need to share files/folders? If not you could disable File and Printer sharing.
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10 Feb 2012   #10
ReviverSoft

Windows 7 HP / Ultimate x64
 
 

^ And turn off "Network Discovery".

Enable or disable network discovery
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