Tracking files traffic RRS feed

  • Question

  • suppose i let other people use my computer.
    i need to know whether that person is copying a particular file into his/her portable storage or network storage.
    is there any ways to track the file traffic caused by file copying?
    *i need the paths of the source and the destination of the copied files*
    Saturday, May 30, 2009 8:54 AM

All replies

  • well...give a try using "wireshark"...the open source network protocol analyser....it should help you....
    of course you need to configure the filters to do so....you can get a free copy of it going to


    or you can also try ethereal...donno how good microsoft network monitor will work so.....:)

    if you have some more queries please do post it here....
    Regards, KOWSHAL H.M. a.k.a W@R10CK
    Monday, June 1, 2009 10:07 PM
  • i give the person a physical access to my computer.
    so, is there any solution to log the copied file?
    Tuesday, June 2, 2009 4:38 AM
  • Hi,


    Thanks for posting in Microsoft TechNet Forum.


    In Windows Vista, you can configure Audit Policy to monitor the creation or modification of objects, this helps to track potential security problems. For more information, please visit the following website.


    Audit Policy



    Meanwhile, based on my research, there are some third-party applications such as File Audit that can monitor this behavior.


    Download File Audit



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    Hope this helps. Thanks.

    Wednesday, June 3, 2009 8:48 AM