Free File Monitor 3.8.7

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Software information
Platform:
Windows 7/Vista/XP/2000/Server
Publisher:
FreeFileMonitor, Inc.
Price:
Freeware
File size:
1.62 Mb
Date added:
May 21, 2014
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Description from the Publisher

Free File Monitor is a system utility that can persistently monitor all the folders including subfolders for newly added/deleted/changed files. It lets you easily monitor the software activities in your computer system. With most specific log information, you can easily get the timestamp & location of the incoming files and tell if they are processed separately or all together in a group. Now you will never miss what's going on with your system behind your watch.

You can choose the folder you want to monitor, and then Free File Monitor will display all the activities in real time in a list, marked in blue/green/red text. The filter allows you to customize the actions & notifications you want to see in the list. You can also skip the subfolder and monitor the root folder only. Files are processed only when all data is completely written, making it ideal for larger files like movies. If you need to view the properties of any listed items, just double-click it. Free File Monitor is the right choice to reliably monitor an unlimited number of folders.

Monitor Files

Free File Monitor is a small, yet reliable utility for users who want to constantly monitor the file access activity on their PC. The program will monitor which files have been changed, renamed, removed and created or a combination of one or more of these. This feature comes in handy when you monitor heavy data processing file/database servers and application's log files.

Monitor Folders

Similar to monitoring files of your computer, Free File Monitor also is designed to monitor an unlimited number of folders with subfolders and track changes at the folder level, be it file change, removal, modification or new files copied in the tracked directory. Meanwhile, you can keep track of the number of files and sub-folders in a path. This free folder monitor helps you keep an eye on a specific folder and get notified whenever a specific change occurs.

Monitor Program Execution

Want to know what kinds of changes happened on your program execution running on your computer? Our free file monitor, working as an execution file monitor, helps monitor any kind of execution of a program with access to full installation. It keeps the track of running applications and processes, as well as monitoring their particular activity.

File Filter

Free File Monitor provides you an accurate file filter to quickly find the wanted files for monitoring. Files can be specified to filter when they are added, renamed, removed, modified and so on. You will never need to worry about losing a folder or file no matter how much disk activity there is.

File Alert Notifications

Many user-specific notification preferences are provided to specify what kinds of notifications to display instantly when the change occurs. Users can manage what type of information the notification should contain by checking or unchecking one or all preferences among file name, directory name, attributes, size, last write, last access, creation and security.

Real-time Processing

Free File Monitor records the system changes in real-time, investigating exactly what files/folders have been altered, created or removed. It executes predefined actions right when they should be done without slowing down your computer and saves a lot of time on dealing with them. Even if you check your folders every 10 minutes, you may be slower.

Distinguish with Text Color

Free File Monitor displays the activity info of the monitored files & folders in a list, distinguished with blue/green/red text. Blue color represents "File"; green one is "Directory"; and red means "Removed entry". Thus it helps you have a quicker and clearer understanding of the text log rather than feeling confused.

View Detailed Entry Properties

The free file monitor software enables you to view properties of each entry listed in the main window. Thus, in the pop-up property window, it is easy to get detailed properties of the specified files, such as type, size, location, generation time and other info and indicate whether they are processed separately or together in a group.

Specific Log Information

Free File Monitor provides you specific log info of the tracked files or folders, including timestamp, action, name and other items. Meanwhile, it is equipped with "Clear log" function to sweep away all the old log info and generate newer info for your analysis or other uses.

How to Monitor Files & Folders?

Introduction

Free File Monitor is a system utility that can persistently monitor all the folders including subfolders for newly added/deleted/changed files. It lets you easily monitor the software activities in your computer system. With most specific log information, you can easily get the timestamp & location of the incoming files and tell if they are processed separately or all together in a group. Now you will never miss what's going on with your system behind your watch.

Step 1. Select a Folder to Monitor

Launch Free File Monitor and it will automatically monitors 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.

Step 2. 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.

The "Notifications" includes file name, directory name, attributes, size, security, etc. Once checked, the program will display this information in the main pane.

Step 3. Start Monitoring

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

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