Monitoring file usage in a folder
Posted on 2004-08-31
I run a process which takes about 6 hours per week to run. This process generates 320 excel files, all placed in a certain folder each week. At the start of the following week this folder is cleared and the 320 new files are added.
As this is a tedious task, I sent an e-mail to determine who was using the files. 30 people have access to them but only 4 replied to say they use them. I suspect the number is higher, just that they couldn't be bothered to reply!
To avoid the embarrassment of sending another mail out, I would like to set up a counter that increases by 1 each time a file in that folder is opened. I could easily do this in each individual excel file and aggregate this figure - but there are 320 of them! So it wouldn't be worth my while. Also, I would like to see the user who accesses the files too as it could be the same one each time.
Thanks for your time