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Getting user's credentials, who modified a folder

Posted By:      Posted Date: September 19, 2010    Points: 0   Category :Windows Application


I have made a windows form application which uses a FileSystemWatcher control to watch after changes made in a specific folder.

Because I am talking about a shared folder in an organization, in case a change in a folder is made, I would like to know which user did it.

Is there any possibility to get user's username (the user that made a change in a folder)?


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