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Directory Monitor

Privacy and security are pivotal nowadays, so it’s very important to understand who is making changes to your files and network. Sometimes random network and file changes can appear on the fly, and it can be very confusing to figure out where those appear. It can be someone that changes stuff by mistake, or it can easily be a hacker that knows exactly what he is doing. You really have to protect your data and your business, and with Directory Monitor you can easily do all of that.

How to Download Directory Monitor

You can download the installer or the portable version of the program by clicking the Download button at the end of the review. You can purchase the Pro version on the official website.

The Program Review

This app is designed to offer real-time monitoring for renames, deletions, file changes and so on. it even lets you know who is accessing a certain file on your network or computer if you want. This is extremely important if you are very focused on privacy. Plus, the fact that you can detect users who are accessing your content is very helpful. You can figure out exactly what they want to do, what files are they accessing and the good thing is that you can easily block them once you see what they are doing.

Directory Monitor also has a snapshot system. You can figure out what file system changes were made when there are power outages and network connection problems. Understanding that is extremely important and you really have to figure out how you can manage and handle everything correctly and at the highest level.

The snapshots are very accurate and their focus is to let you know exactly what’s happening and who is constantly accessing your stuff. Plus, you can also use the Windows background service monitor. Directory Monitor can be used as a Windows Service and you can have multiple user configurations.

You don’t have to be logged in as you can easily monitor other users. And since the footprint is very low, no one will really notice what’s happening and you can still obtain complete control over everything that happens here. It really is the best of both worlds and you will find results to work exactly the way you want.

They even integrated a system which allows you to keep monitoring logs automatically. That helps a lot and it brings in the best possible experience without major rush. It’s a great idea to use this because you can create macros, manage the log file as well as ensure that you are always receiving a lot and notification with the latest changes.

Directory Monitor can also be configured to send you emails with the file system changes, and it can even execute scripts or apps when changes are made. That helps a lot since you can easily program ways to stop unwanted access without even being there. And yes, events can be saved to a relational database too.

The Verdict

All in all, Directory Monitor is great if you want to avoid security breaches. It helps you monitor your computer and the entire network if you want. Since everything is fully automated, you don’t even have to be there, as you can enforce rules without a problem!

Directory Monitor
Directory Monitor is a tool that lets you check the changes on your hard drive in real time. Download it now.
9 Total Score
Directory Monitor Review Summary

User Rating: 3.5 (2 votes)
DevEnterprise Software
Publisher Website
Operating System
Windows XP
Windows Vista
Windows 7
Windows 8
Windows 10
Windows Server 2003
Windows Server 2008
Windows Server 2012
Windows Server 2016
File Size
6.6 MB

Alexandru Tanasse

Alexandru Tanasse

Alex enjoys playing games of all genres, with RPGs being my favorites. Aside from that, you will also find him dabbling with the latest board games, reading some Marvel/DC comics, or watching some TV shows. He is also a seasoned freelancer who has been creating game reviews for many years.