FileMon Alternatives

    FileMon is described as 'An application that allows you monitor what files programs are accessing' and is an app in the OS & Utilities category. There are three alternatives to FileMon for Windows, Mac and The best alternative is Process Monitor, which is free. Other great apps like FileMon are fseventer (Free) and PrcView (Free).

    This page was last updated Mar 11, 2019

    1. Process Monitor is an advanced monitoring tool for Windows that shows real-time file system, Registry and process/thread activity.
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    2. Graphically observe filesystem changes using the same underlying API as Spotlight. One example of use could be to determine what files are changed via software installation, preferences, etc...


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      • 31 July 2015
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      PrcView is a process viewer utility that displays detailed information about processes running under Windows. For each process it displays memory, threads and module usage. For each DLL it shows full path and version information.


      The official website is no longer available. Last version,, released on 2006, can be still downloaded from Wayback Machine.

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