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How to tell who accesses your shared folder

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Hi.

Sometimes I share a folder on my computer with full control permission. One time, i noticed (because my antivirus allerted me) that some machine on my network was putting infected files on that folder, but i couldn't tell, for shure, where the files came from.

So, i'd like to know if Windows XP Pro (the OS i use) or any third part aplication can give information about the accesses made from other machines to my shared folders, including which files are copied to/from the folder. If possible, it should monitor and record that information for later viewing.

Thanks.
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Question by:gandhirs
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by:CheekyOne
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A very useful feature and rather too hidden in XP! Click Start, RIGHT-click My Computer, click Manage. Open Shared Folders, and click Sessions or Open Files. This should tell you who is attached to your PC and which files they have. Good luck!


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by:lrmoore
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You can also turn on security auditing to log any access. Start/help/search "audit" click on "set up auditing of files and folders"
Follow the instructions
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by:gandhirs
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lrmoore,

I followed the instructions. But, how can i see the results (the access logs)?

RS
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Right-click My Computer, Manage, Event Viewer, Security.
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by:gandhirs
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After I selected the folders to audit, it worked :-)

Thanks also CheekyOne.

RS
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