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Directory Monitor Alternatives

Directory Monitor is described as 'can be used for the surveillance of certain directories and/or network shares and will notify you of file changes/access, deletions, modifications, and new files in real-time. Users and processes making the changes can also be detected' and is an app. There are six alternatives to Directory Monitor for Windows and Mac. The best alternative is FolderChangesView. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try File Watcher Utlities or Folder Monitor. Other great apps like Directory Monitor are FSMonitor, Free folder monitor and DiskPulse.

This page was last updated May 27, 2019
  • FreemiumProprietary
  • Windows

Directory Monitor can be used for the surveillance of certain directories and/or network shares and will notify you of file...

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  1. FolderChangesView

    • Free PersonalProprietary
    • Windows

    FolderChangesView is a simple tool that monitors the folder or disk drive that you choose and lists every filename that is being modified, created, or deleted while the folder is being monitored

  2. File Watcher Utlities

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    File system/directory monitoring utilities with loggin and task processing support (can execute files or make a WCF service call). Multiple configuration options. Source code libraries can be used to create a custom file system monitor.

  3. FSMonitor

    • Mac

    FSMonitor is a macOS app that monitors all changes in the file system, including file creation, deletion, change of content, renames, and change of attributes. It provides different display modes to to examine the list of changed files.

  4. Folder Monitor

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    FolderMonitor helps you monitor what happens in a folder.

  5. Free folder monitor

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    Keep track of all changes in files, folders & applications in your system for analysis and diagnosis


    The official website is malicious according to VirusTotal (2/67 detection rate):

  6. DiskPulse

    • Windows

    DiskPulse is a real-time disk change monitoring solution allowing one to monitor one or more disks or directories, save reports and disk change monitoring statistics.

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