Not sure if this is the proper section to post this question in. Since I could not find security and it involves my harddrive, I chose storage.
I am wondering if an external harddrive has a hidden file or log that keeps track off all data transfers going in and out of it, including the names of the files.
I took my firewire drive to an office to work with someone on a project, and am not sure if I trust the woman that was using it in retrospect. I was not in the room with my drive the entire time and forgot I had sensitive files on it, and am thinking she could have easily and secretly copied them to her harddrive. Is there a way to check that from my drive?
If not, is it possible to check from her computer? A G5 or Mac pro tower running OSX 10.5 or 10.6, not exactly sure if it makes a difference.
Your advice is greatly appreciated!
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The drive is formatted for Mac OS Extended (journaled), GUID. When you say "last time the file was accessed", do you mean check the 'date modified' organization option in a OSX Finder window, or some other more detailed way?
From what I believe, if a file is copied off of my external drive, the 'date modified' attribute would not change on the drive.