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Who created a folder

Posted on 2006-07-20
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Basics:  I have a folder placed inside an NT4.0 Share.  We are running a W2K3 domain & the server is a leftover server being used for artwork.  I need to find out who created the folder inside the share.  Ownership Tab & Event Viewer Security shows ADMINISTRATOR GROUP as the owner.  I need to see a detail break down of who the actual user was.  We have several users who are considered ADMINS.

Any help or utility known would be greatly appreciated.

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check the event log. If you didn't have logging turned on to log folder creation at the time it was created then you are SOL.  There is no way to go back in time and turn on logging after the fact.  Probably not the answer you were looking for, but just b/c you dont like the answer doesn't make in any less the correct answer.
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Agreed.  If the owner doesn't show anything then there is no hope.  Only thing you could check perhaps is the owner of any files inside the folder and/or the date/time of the folder creation and therefore maybe who was logged in at the time if you have any user login auditng on.

dir /tc gives you the creation dates
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