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    Log Monitor is a files and directories monitoring tool. The program periodically checks selected file's modification time and executes external program if file's...

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    • Discontinued The program is no longer updated, but it still works. Last version, 1.4.2, released in July 2002, can be still downloaded from
    • This is old software (2002) but it is (thus) very small-scale, highly effective and wildly customizable. You can monitor as many folders as you like, locally and on the intranet. It doesn't support monitoring subfolders, which is a minus, but rules can be copied and adjusted swiftly. Runs perfectly on my Win10 64-bit. I have it run a synctoy routine whenever folders on my disk or my server disk change. Instant sync like nothing I've seen before. Guest • Feb 2018 Disagree   Agree
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  • fseventer

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