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FolderChangesView v2.36 Updated

Andrew Lee on 5 Jul 2024
  • 139KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 27 Jun 2023
  • Suggested by lautrepay

FolderChangesView monitors the folder, disk drive, or even remote network share to see every file that is being modified, created, or deleted. Requires read permissions to the selected drive/folder.

Category:
Runs on:Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch FolderChangesView.exe.
What's new?
  • Added 'Save All Items' option (Shift+Ctrl+S).
Latest comments
rodger123 on 2012-09-23 01:17

Crashes and locks up My PC in every version I have tried.

Sinchu on 2016-12-03 02:34

Just another great program from Nirsoft..very handy.

Specular on 2019-08-27 09:52

Particularly useful since it keeps a log in the main window of files that get deleted immediately following creation, which allows one to see more of what is occurring than merely looking at files that have remained searchable on the disk.

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Directory Monitor v2.15.0.6

lwc on 25 Mar 2023
  • 39MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 27 Jan 2023
  • Suggested by I am Baas

Directory Monitor enables real-time monitoring for new files/folders or changes. The program can monitor unlimited directories and network shares, as well as filter results and execute a program/script at a given event. The program can log all changes and allows notifications via balloon messages or taskbar animation.

Supports relative folder locations. A pro version (see comparison) is available with additional features.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Win11
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0
Stealth: ? No
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Automatic relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: Liteware
How to extract: Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch DirectoryMonitor.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: FolderChangesView
What's new? https://directorymonitor.com/download/ChangeLog.txt

FilePro Build 350 Adware

Andrew Lee on 18 Feb 2023
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 14 Feb 2023
  • Suggested by I am Baas

FilePro is a powerful disk and file management utility. The program can generate disk treemaps for local or network volumes, search and locate files in treemaps by automatic zoom-in and positioning, and includes a directory analysis tools to compare files and/or directories and find duplicates. The program can save entire or partial volume snapshots, compares snapshots against current or past disk states, and examine changes by difference in size or percentage difference.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Free for personal use
How to extract:
  1. Download and run the installer
  2. When prompted, choose Manual Installation and drag FilePro.exe to a folder of your choice
  3. Launch FilePro.exe
Similar/alternative apps: SpaceSniffer
What's new?
  • update: internal updates (ad-related)
Latest comments
AndTheWolf on 2016-02-16 17:12

Program has been renamed from FilePro to TreeMapFs

subfire.hu on 2017-05-16 07:33

@AndTheWolf thanks!

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Moo0 File Monitor v1.11

lwc on 25 Mar 2023
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 18 Aug 2013
  • Suggested by Ennovy

Moo0 File Monitor monitors a host computer activity including processor history, disk activity, and a customizable view of file activities (create, write, rename, delete) on one or more drives. File activity is displayed live to demonstrate what applications are modifying the drive. The program can be used to track down programs that are slowing system performance by reading/writing too much from the hard drive or for config files and other changes.

HTML log file export available.

Note: Program exits by right-clicking system tray icon (thanks Jimmy).

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder: \savedata\SaveData.xml
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Free for personal use
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch FileMonitor.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Process Monitor
What's new?
  • Officially supported Windows 8.
  • Added Greek, Hungarian and Chinese (Simplified) languages support.
  • Supported 6 more languages in partial.
  • Its English name has changed from "Moo0 FileMonitor" to "Moo0 File Monitor".
Latest comments
LifeH2O on 2010-10-03 20:39

Very good software, a bit easier then file monitor by sysinternals. Easy to understand

smaragdus on 2016-06-23 23:34

I think that the instructions are outdated:
Moo0 File Monitor version 1.11 automatically saves "SaveData.xml" inside "savedata" folder on first run.

webfork on 2016-07-08 00:52

@smaragdus: confirmed. Updating entry ...

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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.

Category:
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.
Latest comments
Checker on 2013-09-05 16:58

@ zvikai: Thanks ... and updated.

Midas on 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...

I am Baas on 2013-09-06 14:27

@Midas

W1F LoL

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SilentNight Inspector v1.01

lwc on 25 Mar 2023
  • 718KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 18 Jan 2009
  • Suggested by Jim Herbert

SilentNight Inspector is a file/folder monitoring program that detects and reports the file/folder creation/deletion and changes to attributes, access date, filesize, last write, security etc.

NOTE: site offline, it's available as an archive while the download link points to an external file share host.

Category:
Runs on:Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP
Writes settings to: Windows registry. But given the nature of the application, I think it can be accepted as portable.
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and install to the default folder C:\Program Files\SilentNight\Inspector.
  2. Copy all files into a folder of your choice.
  3. Uninstall the program.
  4. Launch INSPECTOR.exe.
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Bombenhagel on 2010-07-02 05:15

I still use this program all the time. It crashes hard if you have "Auto-save the log after 1000 lines" enabled. I just went looking for an update. There are none. It seems to be a one off because I couldn't find anything recent from Kristen Tande, who made this and Microburner. Some developer profiles here and there; that's it. Site is long gone. Unique and useful and quite portable. Stores settings in [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\SILENTNIGHT] or copy/paste.

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\SILENTNIGHT]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\SILENTNIGHT\INSPECTOR]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\SILENTNIGHT\INSPECTOR\SETTINGS]
"BUILD"="01"
"COPYRIGHT"="20©04 Kristen Tande"
"TITLE"="SILENTNIGHT Inspector"
"VERSION"="1"
"REGNAME"="portablefreeware.com"
"REGCOMPANY"="SilentNight Inspector Users' Club"
"REGPRODUCTID"="iD"
"SUBTREE"="TRUE"
"FILENAME"="TRUE"
"DIRECTORY"="TRUE"
"ATTRIB"="FALSE"
"SIZE"="TRUE"
"WRITE"="FALSE"
"ACCESS"="FALSE"
"CREATION"="TRUE"
"SECURITY"="FALSE"
"TIME"="FALSE"
"SAVE"="FALSE"
"ALARM"="FALSE"
"AUDIO"="FALSE"
"DIR"="C:\\"
"LINES"="1000"

I had no idea five minutes ago that I'd be writing a review of this software LOL! Enjoy it!

bzl333 on 2013-02-20 08:22

looks like the website is dead.

Midas on 2014-11-26 14:40

Dev has a (sloppy coded) site at www.easy-data.no, but no mention of Inspector.

The source previously mentioned by gamuron (http://www.portablefreeware.com/?id=107#comment7164) is also unavailable.

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