Monitor Files with File Monitor
File Monitor is a solution for constantly monitoring folders and files, taking necessary actions when new files are added to the folders. These actions can be fully customized and automated. File Monitor can automatically trigger these custom actions including running a second program with the new files that have been added. These features can be used in a wide variety of situations such as processing incoming FTP files, distilling PDF files and data-mining incoming files. Email attachments can be automatically processed as soon as they are saved to the disk and new files may by loaded into a database. File Monitor makes it possible to easily and quickly trigger and carry out business processes as soon as files are created. This saves time and helps to decrease the risk of human error.
File Monitor will only process files when they have been fully written to the disk. This means that files will not and cannot be processed prematurely. This is especially useful when larger files such as huge video files which are often several gigabytes in size are being copied to the disk. Files which exist when you first start File Monitor may also be processed. This is particularly useful for picking up and processing files which were created on the disk when File Monitor was inactive, such as is the case if you restart the system. Incoming files will all be processed individually or, if preferred, they can be grouped together. The program will process files which match the file specifications required such as TXT and HTML files. All other files can be ignored as configured. Users can also configure File Monitor to watch multiple folders or drives simultaneously. Subfolders can be handled using checkboxes to configure which folders need to be monitored by the software. File Monitor will also prevent the carrying out of new activities if another action is still in process.
File Monitor provides many useful user benefits. Its extensive help file will tell you more, including tips and guides on taking advantage of its more advanced features. Using File Monitor, it is possible to easily and reliably monitor an unlimited number of folders. This also includes any subfolders. Unlimited actions can be run per folder being watched. Folders may not only be monitored on local disks – they can also be monitored on network drives and remote locations such as on an FTP server.
The program will monitor which files have been changed, renamed, removed and created or a combination of one or more of these. Files can be filtered by their attributes, directory name, file creation time, file type, file size and more. You will never need to worry about losing a folder or file no matter how much disk activity there is. In addition to the regular actions such as copying, moving, emailing and printing, custom actions may also be carried out thanks to File Monitor’s built-in VBScript and Jscript features.
There is a free evaluation version of File Monitor for those who wish to try before they buy.