Is there anyway to tell if someone copied files from my computer?

by on October 21, 2010

Q: Is there a way to trace if someone copied files from a computer to an external hard drive or USB thumb drive?

It is a Windows PC, the files would be excel and word documents. Operating system is XP.


2 Responses to “Is there anyway to tell if someone copied files from my computer?”
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    Unfortunately, Windows doesn’t keep a log of what files get copied to where, so there is no way for you to find out if a copy of a file has been made.

    Your best bet in the future is to consider using file or drive encryption to prevent data theft. http://www.truecrypt.org/

     
  2.  

    At now my company is using imonitor EAM to monitor all computer activities including usb file copies, move and delete etc
    You can go to its website http://www.imonitorsoft.com and download the trial. See if it will help you by yourself.