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Windows 7: Listing in W. Explorer the date a file was last run

18 Nov 2015   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
Listing in W. Explorer the date a file was last run

I have about 12 files in a folder. I run the files periodically. It would be good if W. Explorer would list the date on which a file was last run. I tried adding "Date accessed" to the columns in W. Explorer but in almost all cases the column just shows the date on which the file was last saved. I have restarted the computer.

How can I do this please?


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18 Nov 2015   #2

Windows 7 32 bit

You can turn on process creation tracking such as described here:
How to Use Process Tracking Events in the Windows Security Log

but the trick is getting Explorer to use the information. I don't know of any way to do that. Perhaps some 3rd party file manager program can do it. It would seem unlikely as the monitoring would probably involve a perfor4mance hit.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Nov 2015   #3

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit

By default the data accessed time stamp is not updated in Vista and later. This is for performance reasons.

This should work:
Last Access Timestamp - Enable or Disable in Windows

This will show when the file was last accessed
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