How to use Console to find Trash commands?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Sandy Santra, Sep 16, 2011.

  1. Sandy Santra macrumors 6502

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    #1
    I know Console is powerful, but I don't know exactly which log to select to look for trash "entries".

    I need to run a search in Console on a client's Mac to discovered if any downloading activity took place during a certain time period, and a second search to discover if/when large movie files would have been deleted (moved into Trash).

    This is a Snow Leopard Air, and the trash bin is empty.

    Any help really appreciated! I don't know which of the items to select on the left, and I'm doing this at work and under deadline. A lot of money is involved, so my boss really needs an answer on this one.

    Thanks.
     
  2. Sandy Santra thread starter macrumors 6502

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    #2
    Problem solved:

    Console
    Files
    /var/log
    daily.out

    This log shows the change in size of hard drive from day to day, as well as massive data structure changes. Usually goes back about 2 months. Good forensics tool.
     

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