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In the Windows Vista & 7 task scheduler you can chose an event to trigger a task to run.

I have been looking through various logs (mainly system & hardware events) and cannot seem to find any events that are triggered when my USB HDD is connected.

Yet i am sure that a event must be raised, so does anyone know what event it is (log/source/event id)?

Thanks in advance

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Can't you use AutoRun on the HDD to trigger a task when you plug the HDD in the computer? – Snark Sep 11 '09 at 5:31
    
autorun is disabled on USB drives for security reasons – Lloyd Sparkes Sep 11 '09 at 5:54
    
Add -R in edit actions > add arguement to make it sync automatically – user157651 Sep 11 '12 at 16:30
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Take a look at the setupapi.log

More info at http://www.forensicswiki.org/wiki/USB_History_Viewing

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