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Skip this lackluster folder monitoring program.

This free program claims to monitor a selected folder and report any changes to that folder. Unfortunately, it offered nothing but an extremely utilitarian user interface, and an overall disappointing performance.

BeeWatcher's user interface is as plain as plain can be. The gray window houses options to browse for the folder you want to monitor, and to create a Save As file to send the monitor report. From there, check boxes let us select the events we wanted to report, such as folder changes, creations, deletions, and renaming. Below that are more specific options to select the changes we wanted to report, such as file attributes, access, and size. Once we made our selections, we clicked the Start button and purposely made changes to our specified folder and then clicked the Stop button to stop the monitoring process. Nothing happened. A report never appeared as our Save As file. We went through the same process over and over again to only get the same results each time.

The program doesn't have a Help file but it does provide a link to a Web site. Unfortunately, it doesn't offer any user guidance (or much else). That being said, with its lack of help and lack of monitor results we certainly can't give BeeWatcher our recommendation.

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