need help on history, recycle bin and cookies: how will I know what someone has done on my laptop?

I would like to learn more about history on my computer vista laptop microsoft and more on maybe the trash and or cookies. For example, someone else used my laptop last night and delete everything that he was looking at or for then how can I know what it was?

Assuming that it has not been removed, you can view the history of visited web sites by clicking on the Favorites button, click the history tab.

The only things in the trash are files or folders that have been removed from the system (no evidence they have been read or something like that).

Cookies will not tell you anything either because they are terms in the code and you can not tell what web site they belong - no good for tracking not web history (and they apply only to the history of the web).

You can view the Start / recent items to display some of the files which were recently seen (assuming that the list has not been removed).  That may help some.  You can also go to C:\Users\\Recent for a longer list of recently accessed files (as long as you know the user name).

There is actually very little that you can do with hindsight to see what anyone seen or done on your computer.

If you want to implement such a procedure, use the Parental http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/Set-up-Parental-Controls control and activity reports control Parentalhttp://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-vista/Set-up-Parental-Controls-activity-reports.  Do this for each account you want to track.  Then you can check what you wish now that you could check.

I hope this helps.

Good luck!

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