DataMystic File Watcher v3.9 | 5.49 MB
File and Folder Watcher continuously monitors one or more folders for new files. When new files arrive, File and Folder Watcher then triggers a custom action, such as running a second program with the new files. This can be used to:
Pre-process photos as you take them, using Adobe Droplets
Process incoming FTP files
Automatically distil PDF files
Data mine incoming files with TextPipe Pro, also from DataMystic
Process email attachments when they are saved to disk
Load new files into a database
Quickly and easily trigger business processes when files are created
and much more! See screen shots
Files are only processed when they have finished being written to disk - so huge video files (100MB - 10GB or more) will not be processed prematurely.
Files that already exist when File Watcher starts can be processed- this is very handy to pickup files that might have arrived while FileWatcher was not active due to a system restart.
Incoming files can be processed individually, or grouped together.
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.
See the extensive help file for many more examples.
Monitor an unlimited number of folders, including subfolders
Run unlimited actions per folder watching event
Monitor folders on local disks, network drives, or FTP locations
Monitor changed, renamed, deleted and created events or any combination of these
Filter by file attributes, creation time, directory name, file name or type, size etc
Never lose a file or folder event regardless of the level of disk activity
Copy, move, email, print actions, and custom actions via VBScript/JScript integration
Fully recovers from network location downtime.