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Tutorial - How to Monitor Files & Folders?

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Free 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.
Select a Folder to Monitor

Step 1. Select a Folder to Monitor

Launch 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.
Set Filters

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.
Specify NotificationsThe "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 3. 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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