is there software that can tell me all added files and modified files?

Discussion in 'Backup and Security' started by Fractals 'R Us, Nov 22, 2008.

  1. I would like to be able to run a periodic check on a computer and find out all the files that have been added, removed or have a different checksum.

    I wonder if there is a program that can do that?
     
  2. I use a program called Beyond Compare http://www.scootersoftware.com/ to do file/folder compares and syncs.

    Not sure if it would work on an entire hard drive. You can try doing a simple windows search for modified files within x # of days.
     
  3. yeah, thanks, that one's for file synchronization, I'd be looking for traces of spyware.
     
  4. Hmmm, tripwire (tripwire.com) comes to mind...but it may be a bit "much" for a single machine - don't know if they have a "personal" edition. Be forewarned - the thing you are asking for can be a pain in the posterior!

    -gastropod
     
  5. security is all a pain, thanks for the link...