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Is there some kind of software out there that can monitor a file share on a network and record who (computer/user or application) deletes or modifies files - as we are having issues with data going missing from a particular location.

I know this sounds a bit like I'm after a bit of FBI like software, but I just thought someone more knowledgeable than me may know what I am looking for or at least dispel my ideas that software like this is, is not even possible! :)

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Consider using Windows' built-in auditing features. Note that enabling auditing for filesystem objects would create a large amount of logs in most setups. You would either need a tool to handle that or sufficient expertise in scripting to craft such a tool on demand.

See the documentation on auditing for details.

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This can be accomplished by using File Auditing

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