Give one or more folders to watch, and a listof file types. You can also watch FTP sites, you can process any files left over from a previous run, you can poll network locations, and wait for exclusive access.
File Monitor will only process files when they have been fully written to the disk. This means that files will not and cannot be processed prematurely. This is especially useful when larger files such as huge video files which are often several gigabytes in size are being copied to the disk. Files which exist when you first start File Monitor may also be processed. This is particularly useful for picking up and processing files which were created on the disk when File Monitor was inactive, such as is the case if you restart the system.
On the Action tab you decide what command should be run. You can also decide if File Monitor should group files together that arrive in a time window.
You can point to a .vbs or .bat file that performs different actions depending on which folder the files arrived in.
File Monitor has a lot of flexiilbity in how the filenames are passed to the Action. They can be processed individually or, if preferred, they can be grouped together.
As File Monitor detects new files, changed or deleted files, you ca watch what it does, including exit codes of triggered jobs, watch it waiting for files to be finished writing etc
The Log is Unicode-aware so non-English filenames are shown correctly.