File / Folder Watcher is a freeware file monitor that is capable of detecting all kinds of changes in files or folders.
When assessing (evaluating) file monitor application, it is important to keep in mind that the file monitor features themselves are only a part of automated file processing solution. A versatile file monitor has to be ready for less than trivial response upon detecting changes in monitored files. That is where File / Folder Watcher really delivers. Being an integral part of Automation Workshop Free Edition, this file monitor is readily connectable to a wide and growing set of advanced automation tools.
While some of File / Folder Watcher features essentially depend on the file monitor itself, many others are derived from its inclusion in Automation Workshop Free Edition. Insofar the file monitor is complemented by other Automation Workshop units, it can respond to situation at hand by telling them to copy, move, rename, erase files or folders, send automated emails with or without attachments, print documents, play audio files, start applications, execute scripts and much more.
Freeware File / Folder Watcher is designed for intelligent detection of various changes in file system to initiate an associated Task for automatic response.
Detailed overview including the description of minute details is available on the website of commercial version of Automation Workshop. The online help applies fully also to free File / folder monitor.
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