USB access dates

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I gave my USB to a friend and they looked at my files thinking I wouldn’t know. I checked the accessed dates after they had given it back. But even though I have the USB and am not looking at my files, the accessed daye is still changing. Have they copied my stuff? Or is there something else?
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Another option to secure your data would be to use the cloud. Put your items to share on something like Google Drive and share a link to the files rather than giving them a USB that has more data than you want them to see. I use USB drives as a 3rd backup for files.Call me paranoid. But I would not want to give a friend one of these just to get a few select files off of it. I’d use the cloud method or a clean new USB drive if I had any left.

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  • Subhendu Sen

    What type of question is it? When you gave your flash drive to someone, then obviously you have full trust on that person before handing over. If you had doubt, then why did you give this one? Have you not taken a backup of your files/ folders before giving this flash drive? Why did you provide this one? What purpose that they taken this one? Please reveal more details.

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  • ToddN2000
    If you have the USB and are not looking at the files, hoe do you know the date is changing? 
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  • ToddN2000
    What was on the USB that your friend needed? You may have been better off sending it by email or put it on a separate USB if you did not want them poking around at the other files.
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  • TheRealRaven
    There are numerous possibilities depending on the OS (including version/release on both systems) and other functions such as A/V (on both systems).
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  • Subhendu Sen
    Just a guess, if possible, you can check your flash drive on another system and observe for your files/ folders. Also there might be virus on the flash drive and necessary to check with anti virus.
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