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WatchDirectory for Windows

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Key Details of WatchDirectory

  • Automatically execute commands when a particular directory's contents change.
  • Last updated on July 15, 2015
  • There have been 9 updates
  • Virus scan status:

    Clean (it's extremely likely that this software program is clean)

Editors' Review

Download.com staff

WatchDirectory is a digital housekeeper that keeps watch over a specific folder and reacts automatically to changes. It can automatically unzip, upload, or delete files as they are downloaded, or create reports that identify who has changed or deleted files. The software includes some basic scripts designed to delete, move, copy, zip, print, or convert file formats, but you'll need some familiarity with batch (BAT) files or CMD scripts to extend its functionality.

Monitoring options can be set using a graphical interface or command line. In our tests, monitoring did not significantly strain system memory. Overall, WatchDirectory is a reliable program likely to please system administrators, but we wouldn't recommend it for most general computer users.

What's new in version 4.2.3

Version 4.2.3 is a bug fixing release.

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Full Specifications

September 4, 2007
Latest update
July 15, 2015
Operating System
Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 10, Windows 2000
Additional Requirements
Windows 2000/XP/2003 Server/Vista
Total Downloads
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Developer's Description

Automatically execute commands when a particular directory's contents change.

WatchDirectory automatically starts tasks when the directory contents that this program is monitoring changes (a file or directory is added, deleted or changed). You can choose from the following predefined tasks: automatically copy files; automatically sort files based on rules; automatically email when files are created/deleted; automatically delete files; automatically upload (FTP) files (supports proxies, passive mode and secure FTP); automatically create thumbnails for your pictures; automatically generate HTML; automatically generate auditing reports for changed/deleted files (who did it?); automatically compress (ZIP) files; automatically uncompress (unZIP) files; automatically start BAT files (several sample BAT files are included).

Version 4.2.3 is a bug fixing release.