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Windows 7: running programs

22 Jan 2013   #1

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit
 
 
running programs

Hi everyone, just wondering if it is possible to find out if a certain program was running on my computer at a given time. I'm not talking about a scheduled task, but I had a program running at night, woke up and it wasn't running, so is there a way to tell what time it was last running or stopped?

Thanks for any help.
Eric

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22 Jan 2013   #2

Windows 8.1 ; Windows 7 x86 (Dec2008-Jan2013)
 
 

You can always check Windows Logs in Event Viewer for any events associated with that program.

But it is almost impossible to find out what you want post factum.
It also depends on a program, depends on many factors.
My be this program make its own logs. May be this program keeps settings in a file and saves it every time it is terminated. In this case we can check date of a file, pretty much the same with torrent client or downloads manager. Prefetch file might give some info as well.

Please give us more specific details to analyze.
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