File Access Monitor, from SoftPerfect, is a really handy utility that helps you keep an eye on important files on your computer. Each time a file is created, changed or deleted, the details get logged to a database. It records what type of change was made, and who made it. So if multiple people use your computer, or if you look after a Windows-based server and you're responsible for the security, this is a really useful tool. Just browse the database and search for the file you're interested in, to see what's been happening to it.
File Access Monitor was previously a paid-for product but, as of this month, it is now freeware. You'll find it at https://www.softperfect.com/products/fileaccessmonitor/ and it's a 4 MB download. It's malware-free according to VirusTotal and Web of Trust. My thanks to Panzer for telling me about this.
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