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Old 04-04-2012, 12:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi, I was wondering if there was any way for me to check which computers in the past my external hard drive has been connected to. I want to check if anyone has been using/going through my hard drive. What happened is my external hard drive fell and broke. I was wondering if I could check -my- computer for any data/file that would tell where the hard drive connected in the past had also been connected to. ie. would their computers have left some sort of "stamp" or something on the hard drive that would have been left over on my computer after I last connected the hard drive to mine? I'm running Lion and the other people would probably have been on Snow Leopard. But the problem is the hard drive with the files broke and is now gone...so if someone used my hard drive, and then I plugged it into my laptop before it broke, would there be any information on my laptop that would tell where else that past connected drive had been?
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I don't think there is a way you can tell where it has been. The PCB in the external only mimicks the drive. I'm a little confused after that.
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No, someone can't really tell that you used their drive and dropped it er I mean you can't find who broke your drive that way.
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Hi, I was wondering if there was any way for me to check which computers in the past my external hard drive has been connected to. I want to check if anyone has been using/going through my hard drive. What happened is my external hard drive fell and broke. I was wondering if I could check -my- computer for any data/file that would tell where the hard drive connected in the past had also been connected to. ie. would their computers have left some sort of "stamp" or something on the hard drive that would have been left over on my computer after I last connected the hard drive to mine? I'm running Lion and the other people would probably have been on Snow Leopard. But the problem is the hard drive with the files broke and is now gone...so if someone used my hard drive, and then I plugged it into my laptop before it broke, would there be any information on my laptop that would tell where else that past connected drive had been?
I don't believe you can find out that way who broke your hard drive. But you might be able to go a computer and check to see if it was plugged in, dont ask me how because I never done it but I'm pretty sure to see like a log of what hardware was plugged in and what time.
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Nope, there's no record left unless say there's a mount log created on the drive under *nix systems specifically set up to do so. Generally speaking though it's a no.
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^He is running OSx
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