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    Watch 4 Folder Alternatives

    Watch 4 Folder is described as 'simple to use, small and portable tool to monitor folders and file activities' and is an app in the os & utilities category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Watch 4 Folder for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows Server 2003. The best alternative is Automation Workshop. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try DaemonFS or fseventer. Other great apps like Watch 4 Folder are WatchDirectory, Phrozen Windows File Monitor, HDD Profiler and iWatch.

    This page was last updated Mar 2, 2021
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    Watch 4 Folder is a simple to use, small and portable tool to monitor folders and file activities.
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    1. Automation Workshop is software for automation of complex and recurring processes that would otherwise take a lot of intensive and repetitive user work time. Create automated tasks easier than ever before. Automation Workshop requires no scripting, programming or coding skills.
    2. WatchDirectory monitors a file system directory and performs tasks when certain conditions are met.
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      DaemonFS is a real time file monitoring software.
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      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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    3. Phrozen Windows File Monitor is a standalone program designed to capture any kind of modification inside the file system of Microsoft Windows. It could be very useful to detect potential unwanted activity in your system.


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      HDD-Profiler is a powerful HDD (Hard-Disk-Drive) profiling utility that will inform you which files/folders were created, modified, accessed or removed in certain areas of your hard disk by creating system snapshots.
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      iWatch is a realtime filesystem monitoring program. Its purpose is to monitor any changes in a specific directory or file and send email notification immediately after the change.
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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 time was changed or not changed. For directories it handles such events as files change, addition or removal.

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      The program is no longer updated, but it still works. Last version, 1.4.2, released in July 2002, can be still downloaded from Freeware-Guide.com

      Log Monitor vs Watch 4 Folder opinions
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      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.
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

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      File Server Resource Manager is a suite of tools for Windows Server® 2008 that allows administrators to understand, control, and manage the quantity and type of data that is stored on their servers.
    4. Tweakeze (tweak-easy) is a software tool designed to watch(monitor) changes on Microsoft Windows file system and Registry database.
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