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File and Folder Watcher

Monitor Files and Folders to Launch Processes

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Platforms: Windows 98, XP, Server, Vista (32 and 64 bit), 7 (32 and 64 bit)
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Chances are you probably use a special folder on your hard drive to stash specific items of importance. Receipts for online purchases, photos, music, automatically generated reports and logs, stuff like that. But what do you do with those items once they hit that folder? If you're a Windows user who wants to do more than horde items in folders, then you really need to check out today's promotion -- File and Folder Watcher!

File and Folder Watcher monitors folders for new files, and when new items show up, performs an action that you specify! The possibilities are endless -- load new files into a database, distill PDF documents, trigger business processes, and so much more. File and Folder Watcher gives you the power and flexibility to process individual files, or groups of files, and only proceses files after they've been fully written to the folder. Use it for a single folder, or for an unlimited number of multiple folders, it's all your choice.

Are you a mobile photographer or photomarketer? If so, File and Folder Watcher is about to become your best friend! You can set File and Folder Watcher to watch for new arrival photos, generate a unique name for each file, move it to a processed folder, and even generate a small text file to be printed out for the customer!

You'll find extreme benefit to using File and Folder Watcher, no matter if you're a home user or a network administrator. Working equally well with local drive, network shares, and even FTP locations, File and Folder Watcher is the best way to keep a lookout for new files, changed files, deletions, or any combination!

This promotion includes the following:
File and Folder Watcher (+1 Yr Maintenance) ($24.95)
File and Folder Watcher Server (+1 Yr Maintenance) ($195)
Review Written by Derek Lee
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CJCotter Can this program be used to synchronize changes between a storage drive and it's backup drive?
Feb 18 2013 at 4:09am Copy Link
Retired Engineer You say, "Run specific processes for new and changed files and folders". What "specific processes" do you support (batch file, executable file, etc.)? Where can I find a non-trivial example of this?
Feb 18 2013 at 5:52am Copy Link
Simon Carter @Christopher - yes, you can setup a simple batch file to copy changed files to the backup drive. If you want to handle deletes as well, you'll need to setup a second watch to perform delete actions, or use a batch file that checks if the file exists on the storage drive and deletes it from the backup if it cannot be found.
DataMystic - Feb 18 2013 at 11:41am Copy Link
Simon Carter @Retired - yes, any process you specify, which is typically a batch file or executable or other script such as .js or .vbs. For samples please see the product help file, and
DataMystic - Feb 18 2013 at 11:43am Copy Link
Thomas Petto is it possible to move files with different extensions to different folders like move all rar to the rar folder and all docs in the docs folder ?
Feb 19 2013 at 1:43am Copy Link
Simon Carter @Thomas - sure, you can do custom actions. Sample vbscripts are included too.
DataMystic - Feb 19 2013 at 2:20am Copy Link
DroidLuvr I've read all the discussion here, and have seen questions similar to mine, but not quite, so pardon me if you think you've answered this before... Re: licensing. It says 1 home computer and 1 laptop, but cannot be used at the same time.

I am a home user, and I am the only user "profile" that needs this software. I would want the program to monitor several folders on my laptop (Win7 Ultimate edition); when a new file is created in a monitored folder, the program would copy the file(s) to one of multiple mapped network drives. However, ALL of the mappings go to one desktop PC that I use as a "file and backup server." It is definitely NOT a true server, just a desktop computer that has multiple drives: specifically, it is a 7-year old Dell desktop, running WinXP Pro SP3, and it has 2 internal and 3 external (USB) drives attached to it, where I store files and backups to access from my laptop (or Android device, or media device, etc.)

Would I need more than one license for this scenario? Technically, it means that the program would be used on both at the same time by copying files from my laptop to my desktop at the same time...

Thanks in advance...
Feb 19 2013 at 4:03pm Copy Link
Simon Carter @DroirLuvr: I have no problem with that scenario :-)
DataMystic - Feb 19 2013 at 4:50pm Copy Link
Phred E Just so that we understand DroirLuvr's question - doesn't just the laptop need to run F&FW? The receiver 'server' just seems to receive; why would more than one licence be necessary? Puzzled.

2. Simon, if we change components on our machine, or if DataMystic goes out of business, what assurance can we expect that we would be able to re-install F&FW? Is the licence self-contained? Since it doesn't phone home (your reference to activation), does it link to a hardware signature before purchase? I understand commercial imperatives, but buying has been buying for centuries, even if it's just of a licence.
Feb 19 2013 at 5:16pm Copy Link
Simon Carter @Phred:

1. I thought I was missing something too. I thought DroidLuvr must have had two laptops feeding to the backup computer. This kind of personal use is fine.

2. If you have the installation file, and the license key, then you are good to go. We have a trading history of 13 years.
DataMystic - Feb 19 2013 at 5:36pm Copy Link
Gerard Booth just missed this deal by a few minutes, hope it comes back soon
Feb 20 2013 at 12:22am Copy Link
David Fullerton I like the idea and concept of this, because I need it to for everyday things. Yet, I was a little baffled by the screenshot. Do you have one screen with a selection of different watching rules then the shown screenshot is the actual analysis of one of those rules? Would be nice to see more screenshots that help sell the product better. You've got an awesome idea, and I want to buy but just know ahead of time if it is right for me. Because I also only see one screen there so I can't tell what the others do.

Feb 20 2013 at 12:32am Copy Link
Simon Carter @Gerard: If you enter your email when you download from DataMystic, you might find a discount after several days!
DataMystic - Feb 20 2013 at 9:46pm Copy Link
Simon Carter @David: Did you try the trial? The screen is the first tab where you describe which folders to watch.
DataMystic - Feb 20 2013 at 10:06pm Copy Link

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