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  1. Select the plugin to use
  2. Plugin Settings
  3. Directory to Watch
  4. Directories to Exclude
  5. Filter Events
  6. Monitoring Method
  7. Events
  8. Scheduler (Pro)
  9. Other
  10. Name and Description
  11. How to Run
  12. File Permissions



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Creating a new task

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With the watchDirectory Control Center open, press either the "New Document" icon ("New Task"), the CTRL+N key combination or use the "File -> New" menu.
When you want to change the settings of an existing task, you select the task in the WatchDirectory Control Center, and press CTRL+E.

Select the Plugin to use

When you create a new task, you first select which plugin has to handle the file system events. The screen below shows only some of the available plugins.

The top part of this dialog shows short information about the selected plugin. To receive further information about the selected plugin, press the "Task Help" button.
After you selected the plugin to use, press "Next".

Select the plugin to run


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Available Plugins


Below is a list of available plugins you can use with watchDirectory.

Automatically Copy Files
Automatically Sort Files
Monitor the size of your folders
Automatically Email when files are created/deleted
Automatically Rename Files
Automatically Delete Files
Automatically Upload (ftp) Files
Automatically Create thumbnails for your pictures
Monitor the size of your folders
Automatically Generate HTML (for your pictures, or maybe other files)
Automatically Generate auditing reports for changed/deleted files (Who Did It?)
Automatically Start any Program
Automatically Start .bat files Several sample .bat files are included:
  • Automatically convert Postscript files to PDF
  • Automatically print PDF
  • Automatically print Microsoft Word documents
  • Log file system activity
  • Automatically start your own .bat file
  • Automatically start Visual Basic scripts
  • Automatically uncompress RAR files
Automatically Compress files
Automatically Uncompress (unzip) files
Automatically play a sound when new files are created

We are looking for ideas for other plugins to create, Let Us Know if you have a good idea. All future plugins are free for our customers.