automate tasks with File / folder watcher trigger
File / folder watcher - specify which folder to monitor (local or network drive file monitoring supported), whether only specified folder should be monitored or also its subfolders, and whether files or folders should be watched.
File / folder watcher. Folder properties.
|Folder to watch||Specify path of the folder contents of which will be monitored.|
|Also, watch in subfolders||Specifies that File / Folder Watcher will monitor for changes not only in specified folder, but also all its subfolders.|
|Monitor files||Causes File / Folder Watcher to monitor for file changes (e.g. creation, deletion, modifications or renaming).|
|Monitor folders||Causes File / Folder Watcher to monitor for folder changes (creation, deletion, renaming or content modifications).|
|Browse||Use Browse button to specify particular file or folder on disk, on LAN (local area network) shares, etc.|Additional notes:
- Automation Workshop Service monitors specified files or folders in unattended mode which means that File / Folder Watcher trigger is operational regardless the user is logged on or not.
- Monitored files can easily be used in further automated processes (such as copying, renaming, deleting, and processing by external command line or Windows software) by using values from File / Folder Watcher Trigger in Variable Wizard.
- When monitoring files and folders in network resources / shares / folders or performing any operations involving such files (copy, move, rename, etc.), use UNC path as parameter instead of mapped network drive path. Read more about UNC paths and mapped network drives / shares.
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