Continuously watch folders for new files matching a wildcard, then trigger a custom action, such as running a second program with the new files. Files are processed only when completely written - perfect for huge files such as video, use with FTP
Version: 4.2File and Folder Watcher continuously watches a folder or group of folders for new files, and then triggers a custom action, such as running a second program with the new files.
License: Free To Try $49.95
Operating System: Windows
Files are processed only when completely written - perfect for huge files such as video. Incoming files can be grouped together or processed individually.
File and Folder Watcher can be used to:
- Pre-process photo shoots with Photoshop Droplets as images are taken
- Download data from FTP sites and folders
- Watching incoming folders for new files
- Automatically distil PDF files
- Data mine incoming files with TextPipe Pro, also from DataMystic
- Process email attachments when they are saved to disk (with DetachPipe)
- Load new files into a database
- Quickly and easily trigger business processes when files are created
- and much more.
File Watcher can process only those files that match a filespec (e.g. '*.txt;*.html') and ignore all other files that might arrive at the same time.
It can also watch multiple folders at the same time (subfolders are handled with a checkbox).
File Watcher can also prevent triggering new actions while an old action is still running.
It can also be run as a service to keep it running even after system restarts or possible server crashes
Version 4.2: Now can run as a Windows service without the need for supporting tools. Fixed bug with file ordering.
Version 4.1: Now can run as a Windows service without the need for supporting tools.
Version 3.9: Now the polling interval can be set (previously was pre-configured at 60 seconds)
Version 2.9.2: Fixed bug with polling routines not passing Unicode filenames correctly, hence they never matched the wildcards.
Version 2.8.1: Monitoring of FTP locations now supported.
Version 2.8: Now can poll remote locations if file events do not occur (this happens when the remote system does not implement the file event API correctly).
Version 2.7: Now handles log files that don't have a full path specified.
Version 2.6.2: New option to Minimize the action being run - to prevent it interfering with the desktop
Version 2.5.9: Now records the exit code of each process, process groups of files together and more
Version 2.5.7: Now adds a timestamp to each log line. Now handles directory names as well.