Windows 10 - is there a log of what files I moved?

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Two days ago, I moved some Folders from my laptop to an external drive, by Cut/Paste. There is one Folder I can't find in either my laptop nor the external drive.

Is there some log that Windows keep that records what I did moving files, deleting etc?

Thanks
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bbaoIT ConsultantCommented:
this kind of log can be only available once auditing policy has been applied to the given folders to be monitored.

please see below for more details about how to apply a basic audit policy on a file or folder

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/device-security/auditing/apply-a-basic-audit-policy-on-a-file-or-folder
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Hello ThereSystem AdministratorCommented:
Connect your external HDD and then check Recycle bin.

Check your external HDD for any errors.
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Andrew LeniartSenior EditorCommented:
If you're unable to locate your folder, run file recovery software on your laptop drive to see if you can get it back that way. To improve chances of data recovery, this should be done asap - the more you use the laptop, the less chance you have of recovering. You could also run the recovery software over your external drive.
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Ashok DewanFreelancerCommented:
Sorry, I don't know any tool. But I know one tool which can tell you for 1-2 month's history of files and folders accessed. I have used it, it's good. But It can't tell you about files movement.

But there is one technique, I just used this tool in my computer. I attached my pendrive to computer then My pendrive got H: drive letter. Because C and E drive letter already occupied by windows partitions. Then I copied a folder which's name is Musicworld to pendrive, I copied from E(Computer) to H(Pendrive) drive. After removing my pendrive from computer. I ran this tool, it shown me, Musicworld folder has been viewed via explorer from E drive and next after viewed from H drive also.

It's mean Musicworld was in H drive also that's viewed by explorer from H drive and I also know that I have copied to H drive which is pendrive.

https://www.nirsoft.net/utils/computer_activity_view.html
https://www.nirsoft.net/
LastActivityView v1.31
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