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Wait for Folder

Automation Workshop includes the Wait for Folder Action, which pauses an automated workflow until a specific folder is created, removed, or undergoes changes in its contents—such as becoming empty or containing new files.

Automation Workshop offers a sophisticated, no-code solution for designing automated workflows. This tool empowers users to handle file operations both locally and on remote servers, leveraging UNC, FTP, and Cloud protocols. It features over 100 no-code Actions, facilitating the automation of repetitive tasks. These include file and folder operations, as well as archiving in popular formats like .zip, .gz, and a lot more…

Features & highlights

  • Design automated workflows that pause until another application, such as a backup, security camera, or data logging app, creates a folder.
  • Set up a workflow to wait for a specific condition—an empty folder—to automatically place new work items in that folder.
  • Flexible workaround options enable you to adapt a workflow to unexpected situations, allowing it to continue even when the wait operation is not satisfied.


  • Wait · Provide a folder name and criteria to pause the Task.
  • Options · Select the waiting priority, timeout duration, and fallback behavior.



Automation Workshop includes many more awesome Triggers and numerous Actions to aid you to automate any repetitive computer or business task by providing state-of-the-art GUI tools.

Automated Trigger · File & Folder Watcher
File & Folder Watcher
Automate Action · Print File
Print File

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