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#1 bugster0121

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Posted 13 November 2010 - 08:10 AM

In windows XP home edition, how would I print out the event monitor logs that happended on a certain day. Would it show when someone accessed the system via USB connection, i.e. plugged in an MP3 player. And would it show exactly when a program file was accessed or automatically opened, i.e. Windows Media Player.

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Posted 13 November 2010 - 08:38 AM

Hmmm, I know how you print the Event Viewer logs from the events in the log, but tracking a specific event? From playing with my XP machine I do not think that shows in the Event Logs. I just opened WMP and it created no new events in the Event Viewer.

There might be a way to access the Windows Media Player, recent playlist.

What happened?

Edited by Mooseby, 13 November 2010 - 08:44 AM.


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Posted 13 November 2010 - 09:55 AM

Trying to figure out what time an MP3 player was hooked into the machine. The owner of the MP3 player denies hooking it up and I was trying to pin down the time it was plugged into the machine. I discovered it hooked up and WMP was open showing the playlist in the MP3 player. I checked the event monitor logs and it appears to only show programs opened at the time the machine was turned on. Is there a way to look at the times that WMP program was accessed? How would I print the event monitor logs?

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Posted 13 November 2010 - 03:26 PM

You can print the Event Viewer logs one event at a time, by clicking on the Event, in the Event Properties windows that open there are some icons on the right hand side. An up arrow, a down arrow and some sheets of paper click on teh sheets of paprn, then open a text editor like Word, and paste into a blank page.

Edited by Mooseby, 13 November 2010 - 03:26 PM.


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Posted 13 November 2010 - 03:41 PM

Thank you I will try that. Any thoughts on the Windows Media Player history logs?

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Posted 13 November 2010 - 05:15 PM

Cool it worked. Now if I can just figure out what they mean in layman's terms I can figure out when WMP opened that day or when one of the USB ports was accesesed. There must be over 100 entries there in a short period of time, amazing.

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