Overview of File / folder watcher

Automation Workshop includes File / Folder Watcher, that monitors for file / folder (directory) changes in specified location. Both local and network paths are supported. Equiped with file mask and attribute filter criteria, it gives user very precise control over what exactly is being monitored.

Features & highlights:
  • Continuously monitor folders on a local Windows drives and network-accessible Windows / Linux / Novell / Samba shares, and track any file changes as soon as directory content is modified.
  • Watch file system for new, modified and deleted files or folders.
  • Watch local and network folders for created, changed and removed files, with wildcard include and exclude filters.
  • Local folder and network drive monitoring with UNC path names and full Unicode file name support.
  • Real time local and remote file system tracking for directory changes and additions whether user is logged in or not.
  • Background directory watcher monitors for files using Windows service, that runs on workstations and servers in unattended mode.
Usage examples:
  • Automatically respond to changes in monitored folders by performing automated user-defined tasks and actions.
  • Send emails, start applications, run tasks of any complexity upon any changes.
  • Automate all your file-based tasks, e.g. copy files to new locations (using dynamic variables from monitored file names and extensions).
  • Save time and eliminate errors by automating repetitive computer tasks. Send reports, backup data, store watched files on scheduled basis.
  • File / folder watcher provides complete control over watched files - track, log, email and notify system administrators of any problems about monitored file system resources.

File / Folder Watcher

Trigger propertiesDescription
FolderSpecify whether to watch for files or folders, provide path of the folder contents of which will be monitored.
FilterUse file masks and attribute filter to specify what types of files / folders will be monitored.
ConditionsSpecify what kind of activity will be watched for (e.g. file / folder creation, deletion, modifications or renaming).
OptionsConfigure additional options such as number of times Trigger must be activated to execute the Task, delay before executing the Task and also smart file operation detection for more accurate results.
Notes and resources:
File / Folder Watcher
File / Folder Watcher
Task Scheduler
Task Scheduler
Start Program / Application
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