Hi guys Let's say that I would like to do some testing to find out how a certain piece of software affects my drive; what kind of new files appear on my disk after using the software, what files change, and as much similar information as possible. Is there a way I could go about it without having to purchase special equipment? I would imagine this kind of analysis cannot be made on a Windows level as the OS itself might be making changes to the drive which would be difficult to distinguish from changes made by the software being tested. What I have available is my stationary PC, two laptops, and one external USB 2.0 200GB drive. Specifically, I am looking to find out exactly what happens on my drive when using Google Chrome and certain instant messaging software, outside of a sandbox. I realize that this might be difficult to do, but any input which could get me going in the right direction will be appreciated.