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"Init for monitor fails" error--WD Pro task (Read 1493 times)
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"Init for monitor fails" error--WD Pro task
Nov 17th, 2015 at 10:04pm
I am wondering what is causing Watch Directory Pro to throw a "Init for monitor fails" error message when starting a newly created task.  After a few minutes, the task shuts down.

We use Watch Directory to monitor several server shared directories for file changes, and to send an email notification.  I have had other tasks setup for quite awhile, also monitoring directories on the same server, and they have been working fine.
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Re: "Init for monitor fails" error--WD Pro task
Reply #1 - Nov 18th, 2015 at 7:29am
This startup message is because WD can not access the monitored directory. This typically happens when you run the task as a Windows Service and monitor a network directory.
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