🧡 Skip to main content🔍 Skip to search
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.
  • Continue the execution of a workflow when a specific folder does not contain any files in its root, while subfolders and files within these subfolders are allowed.
  • 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.


  • Wait for Folder integration—Variables (manipulate data dynamically within a workflow) and Events (recorded entries that detail the activity within the system).
  • Effortlessly streamline your automation processes by visually connecting your workflow using Variable Wizard—a powerful tool to access all 1,000+ variables—system, network, Triggers, Actions, globals, web, and much more…
  • Moreover, not only utilize Wait for Folder variables, but also seamlessly integrate them with a diverse array of other file and folder variables from local disks, mapped drives, network shares, and remote servers—FTP, SFTP, WebDAV, Amazon S3, and more…

Quick access

To streamline your workflow creation, you can locate the Wait for Folder Action throughout the entire Automation suite's search tools—including the knowledge base, menu, and Add Action feature—using quick shortcuts like «WFF» or «WF».

Delay options…

Automation Workshop includes options to pause a workflow and conditionally wait for different resource types. These waiting Actions operate similarly—they pause the workflow until a particular resource reaches a desired state, such as when a file appears or disappears.


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

Need assistance?

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our support team.