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MAC Recent Documents

Posted on 2011-10-14
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Is there a way to remotely see the list of recent documents that were opened on a macbook pro?  The Mac is on my network, I have admin credentials but I do not have physical access to it.
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The list of recently opened applications, documents and connected servers by an individual user is kept in user's ~/Library/Preferences/ folder in com.apple.recentitems.plist file. It's a binary file so you can't simply open it in TextEdit. You can use an app like Property List Editor included in Apple's Xcode (free in App Store) or PlistEditPro from http://www.fatcatsoftware.com/
or in Terminal run:
defaults read path_to_file/com.apple.recentitems.plist

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