Missing/deleted files

hawkeye_a

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I am almost certain a file existed on an external hdd of mine and today I couldnt see/find it. I can’t recall if i might have deleted it, or if the external hdd is dying.

Is there a log of files deleted from/on a mac? I’m running the latest 10.14.

(On a side note spotlight/search/whatever is useless. I searched for a different file which i confirmed existed and it didnt show up in the search results(yes the search was on the correct volume/folder and there were no additional filters)).
 
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Fishrrman

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If you don't have a clue as to what the file NAME is... well... how can you even search for it?
 

hawkeye_a

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If you don't have a clue as to what the file NAME is... well... how can you even search for it?
I re-read my post and I’m not sure where you got that impression. I do know what the filename is/was.