As an administrator of a Windows XP Professional-based computer, you can configure your computer to audit user access to files, folders and printers. This facility is unavailable on Windows XP Home Edition.
After you enable auditing, you can specify the files, folders, and printers that you want audited. To do so:
In Windows Explorer, locate the file or folder you want to audit. To audit a printer, locate it by clicking Start, and then clicking Printers and Faxes.
Right-click the file, folder, or printer that you want to audit, and then click Properties.
Click the Security tab, and then click Advanced.
Click the Auditing tab, and then click Add.
In the Enter the object name to select box, type the name of the user or group whose access you want to audit. You can browse the computer for names by clicking Advanced, and then clicking Find Now in the Select User or Group dialog box.
Select the Successful or Failed check boxes for the actions you want to audit, and then click OK.