Want To Find Last Time a USB Device Was Accessed or Mounted?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Marink, Jan 7, 2010.

  1. Marink macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    Basically I've come home from university for Christmas, and I thought I'd brought my memory stick with me, however I cannot find it anywhere. And was just wondering if I'd left it at university.

    So I was wondering if there was an easy way, say in a system log or something that would show me when I last mounted a USB device so I could see if I've used it since I got home.

    Any help would be much appreciated,

    Thanks, Marink
     
  2. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

    BlueRevolution

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    Montreal, QC
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    Well, I just connected my Time Machine external hard drive and got the following console messages. Most of them are backup-related, but maybe there's something that might be helpful there?

    07/01/10 16:20:25 Thursday, January 7, 2010 /System/Library/CoreServices/backupd[3643] Backup requested due to disk attach
    07/01/10 16:20:25 Thursday, January 7, 2010 /System/Library/CoreServices/backupd[3643] Starting standard backup
    07/01/10 16:20:25 Thursday, January 7, 2010 fseventsd[41] bumping event counter to: 0x3483ee1 (current 0xc1117) from log file '0000000003479627'
    07/01/10 16:20:26 Thursday, January 7, 2010 /System/Library/CoreServices/backupd[3643] Backing up to: /Volumes/TARDIS/Backups.backupdb
    07/01/10 16:20:27 Thursday, January 7, 2010 /System/Library/CoreServices/backupd[3643] Event store UUIDs don't match for volume: Ministry of Truth
    07/01/10 16:20:27 Thursday, January 7, 2010 /System/Library/CoreServices/backupd[3643] Event store UUIDs don't match for volume: Ministry of Truth
    07/01/10 16:20:27 Thursday, January 7, 2010 /System/Library/CoreServices/backupd[3643] Node requires deep traversal:/ reason:kFSEDBEventFlagMustScanSubDirs|kFSEDBEventFlagReasonEventDBUntrustable|
    07/01/10 16:20:27 Thursday, January 7, 2010 /System/Library/CoreServices/backupd[3643] Node requires deep traversal:/ reason:kFSEDBEventFlagMustScanSubDirs|kFSEDBEventFlagReasonEventDBUntrustable|


    You could just try searching your console log for the name of the memory stick...
     
  3. Marink thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hmm, my logs didn't seem to go back far enough, they only went back a couple of days.

    But thanks for your help, and I love that your drive is called a Tardis ;)
     
  4. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

    BlueRevolution

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    Everybody seems to name theirs after something from Back to the Future, or for the well-read ones occasionally H. G. Wells, so I thought I'd mix it up a bit. :)
     

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