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How to Monitor Files & Folders?

How to Monitor Files & Folders?

The professional PCBooster Free File Monitor manages to monitor all the changes occurred to any specific files, folders and applications to help figure out any subtle change in your system for easier analysis & diagnosis and system debugging like unexpected steep increase in disk utilization, proliferating files and folders in storage servers, etc.


How to Use PCBooster Free File Monitor to Monitor Files & Folders?

Step 1Select a Folder to Monitor

Launch PCBooster Free File Monitor and it will automatically monitor 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.


Tip: if you specifically know which folder to monitor, use "Set directory..." to find it to save some time.

Select a Folder to Monitor

Step 2Set 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 like file adding, deletion, modifying, renaming, etc. in the list. All items are checked, you can uncheck it according to your needs.


Tip: if you need the most detailed of file/folder changes, go with the default settings and everything will be included.

Set Filters


The "Notifications" includes file name, directory name, attributes, size, security, etc. Once checked, the program will display this information in the main pane.

Filter Notifications

Step 3Start 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.


Tip: why monitor files & folders? There might be something working secretly in background writing data to your harddrive and changing what's on it when you don't really expect or want it to. Monitoring these activities can help you find out which programs are doing and prevent them from doing again.

Monitor Files & Folders

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