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Does windows log transfers from drive to drive ?

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#1 BShult


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Posted 19 August 2015 - 08:52 AM

I plugged 2 separate usb drives into my laptop and extracted compressed data from one usb drive to the other. i simply just opened up usb drive that contained the data via windows explorer and navigated to the compressed file, opened and extracted the file direct to the other usb drive and then unplugged them both once the extraction was finished. i know this is a long shot but since i extracted that file direct from one drive to another without any of it touching the hard drive i was wondering if its possible that windows may have indexed it and kept a copy of it somewhere or holds it long enough till transfer is finished and then deletes it on past recycle bin where it just waits to be overwritten perhaps i could use recovery software and recover it ?  would windows of at least made some type of record of it in the event viewer or system logs of somewhere ?




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#2 JohnC_21


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Posted 19 August 2015 - 09:33 AM

Normally when you transfer or move files between USB flash drives the files are deleted permenantly and not moved to the recycle bin. The exception to this is if the USB flash drive looks like a local hard disk and not a removable drive which some Sandisk USB flash drive do. If you need the files from the original Flash drive your best chance would be using recovery software like Recuva. Don't do any more writing to the flash drive you are trying to recover files from and do not recover the files back to the flash drive.

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