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Tutorial - How to Monitor Files & Folders?

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Advanced Win Utilities Free is a free file monitor tool designed to supervise your files or folders and to execute a defined actions when the content is changed. It lists every filename that is being modified, created, or deleted while the folder is being monitored and alerts the user if a change occurred to it. This feature comes handy when you monitor heavy data processing file/database servers and application's log files. Now, you can instantly detect storage subsystem problems, unexpected steep increase in disk utilization and proliferating files and folders in storage servers.
Activate Free Folder Monitor

Step 1. Activate Free Folder Monitor

Launch Advanced Win Utilities Free and in "System Tweak" tab, click "File & Folder Monitor" in "MONITOR" group to activate the free folder monitor.
Select a Folder to Monitor

Step 2. Select a Folder to Monitor

Once the folder monitor is launched, it will automatically monitor the changes of folders stored in C:\ hard disk (by default). The status will be marked in different colors. File is marked in blue text; directory is marked in green text; removed entry is marked in red text. To clear the log, go to "File - Clear log". In "File" tab, click "Set directory..." to choose a folder you want to monitor.
Set Filters

Step 3. Set Filters

Switch to "Filter" tab. "Watch subtree" is checked by default to track the changes in the folders as well as subfolders in the directory. Move mouse to the "Actions" and you can define whether to include file adding, deletion, modifying, renaming, etc. in the list. All items are checked, you can uncheck it according to your needs.
Set FiltersThe "Notifications" includes file name, directory name, attributes, size, security, etc. Once checked, the program will display this information in the main pane.
Start Monitoring

Step 4. Start Monitoring

Once the free folder monitor is launched, it starts tracking immediately. To stop the monitoring, go to "File" tab and unselected "Active". This is how our free file monitor works.

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