Tutorial - How to Monitor Files & Folders?
IntroductionFree Folder Monitor is a free file monitor to auto-monitor the file, folders (sub-folders) and applications to detect file creation, modification, attribute changes, delete operations, etc.
Step 1. Select a Folder to MonitorLaunch Free Folder 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 FiltersSwitch 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.