Do External Hard Disks or USB sticks keeps in some table or so, the data to which computer they were connected?

Is it possible from the external HDD or USB stick, retrieve the info (name or something) about the computers they were connected.



The Hdd and Usb pen drive do not keep by themself information about the computer connected. Usually. (Some special usb devices that seems usb pen drive but that have some computing components inside can do whatever they are programmed for).

But the computers can leave temporary files with information about themselves (but even hidden trash can directories...)

  • and what kind of information? Does this temporary info contains user data?
    – user155293
    Mar 27 '16 at 14:11
  • Just as example a temporary word file can contain information about the word licence, version of OS, of word, user that created it, time of creation and modification,I don't remember if the computer name too...
    – Hastur
    Mar 27 '16 at 14:17
  • Also if they just were connected to a PC for a short time? nothing stored on the HDD, nothing transferred, just connected.
    – user155293
    Mar 27 '16 at 14:19
  • talking about sensitive data, passwords or so.... is possible to find this info out?
    – user155293
    Mar 27 '16 at 14:30
  • @user155293 If nothing was transferred then the answer is clearly no.
    – DavidPostill
    Mar 27 '16 at 15:37

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