Watch 4 Folder v2.5.1

lwc on 25 Mar 2023
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 5 Jul 2013
  • Suggested by joby_toss

Watch 4 Folder is a simple, lightweight tool for monitoring folder and file activities. The program can monitor 12 different types of events, execute a program or batch file, or show a pop-up message in case of an event. The program can also write to a text log file and allow the user to watch it's changes live.

The free version is limited to monitoring a single folder.

Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
Writes settings to: %TEMP%\W4F25
Stealth: ? No. Settings in \AppData\Local\Temp\W4F25
Unicode support: No
Path portability: Requires manual entry of relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch W4F25.exe.
What's new?
  • A major bug fix, when trying to execute a command using arguments on monitored folder with long names - fixed.

10 comments on Watch 4 Folder  The Portable Freeware Collection Latest Entries Feed

I am Baas 2013-09-06 14:27




Midas 2013-09-06 13:18

FYI, Watch 4 Folder freeware version now limited to monitoring just one folder -- for accuracy, it should be renamed to Watch 1 Folder...


Checker 2013-09-05 16:58

@ zvikai: Thanks ... and updated.


zvikai 2013-09-05 15:35

Since this update there is a new update 2.5.1, this update includes a major bug fix when trying to use arguments with long file / folder names


Checker 2013-08-04 22:36

@ zvikai: Thanks ... and updated.


zvikai 2013-08-04 16:59

This is not the last version of Watch 4 Folder, the last version is 2.5, you can get it from LeeLu Soft blog.


djangofan 2011-02-11 23:12

the app crashes when it sends me a desktop alert. windows xp sp3.

Lyx 2010-08-27 02:26

Would be a great application if it would be readable on my OS-Colorscheme (yes, i cannot read most of its GUI). It as so many applications changes background colors without changing foreground colors. In this case, backgrounds are changed to bright blue. The result in my case is light grey FG on bright blue BG. Note to software devs: If there isn't a good reason to mess with custom colors, just don't do it. In the case of this app, there is no reason for the custom bg-colors.

grannyGeek 2010-08-27 02:03

I forgot to add --- Watch 4 Folder now allows saving different sets of parameters into multiple INI files, so in effect you can create "profiles" for various tasks and environments. Kewl!

grannyGeek 2010-08-26 09:51

I've been trying this out, and works pretty nicely.
This tool may be unique, I did some googling and found no other *free*ware that lets you assign a program or batch file to run when triggered by the monitored events. (I think this feature should be EMPHASIZED in the description.)
RAM usage is high during configuration, climbing to approx 16 mb, but minimize to the taskbar to drop it down to 2.5 ~ 5.5 mb. It could be good to use to automatically sort and move files (such as DropIt), to move and compress files, or to keep folders sychronized. I'm wishing for the author to add support to accept assigned application's commandline parameters, but it is a very nice tool just as it is.

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