Urgent Help in System History

Discussion in 'macOS' started by dollystereo, Oct 7, 2008.

  1. dollystereo macrumors 6502a


    Oct 6, 2004
    Someone thats working for me today used my computer and I am 99% sure that deleted some files that I really need!!!
    I need to know the deleted files of the past 2 days, I will like to find a way of seeing the activity of the computer, moved files, deleted, emptied trash, etc....
    HELP PLEASE, I am on MacOSX Leopard.
    I am sooooo pissed offf!!!!
    I should have a screen protection pass in my computer
  2. hughvane macrumors 6502


    Aug 25, 2008
    Banks Peninsula, New Zealand
    Have you used Console > Logs > system log (and others)? You're going to have a lot of checking to do.
  3. r0k macrumors 68040


    Mar 3, 2008
    Browse your trash can. Whatever you do, don't empty it. Take a look at your ~/.bash_history file. If they used any console commands they would be in that file.

    Do you have time machine backups? If so, you should be able to browse your backups and find the files.

    If your trash has been emptied, there may be some disk recovery utilities that can find and recover some of the deleted files provided the person didn't use "secure empty trash".

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