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Overview of File & Folder Watcher. Specify which folder to monitor, and whether only specified folder should be monitored or also its subfolders. Local or network drive file monitoring supported.

Folder to watch Set path of the folder which will be monitored · See return values
Include mask Only files and folders matching specified file mask will activate the Trigger. By default all files are monitored, however, user may choose any watch file or folder activation pattern.

Multiple inputs must be separated by | vertical bar character · Learn file masks and wildcards
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).
BrowseBrowse buttonUse Browse to select a particular file or folder on local disk, network share on LAN (local area network), etc.


  • 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 in Variable Wizard.
  • When monitoring files and folders in network resources, shares 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.


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