I need to monitor a folder for new files...

I have been searching for an inexpensive (FREE!) utility that can monitor a shared folder for new files.  When a new file is detected I need it to alert the user that a new file has arrived.

Any ideas guys?

Thanks
lrmcenterAsked:
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NoduzzCommented:
Ah i c.  I own a transcription company so I am very familiar with the needs of doctors/nurses, lot's o fun. :)  I used to use a program called WatchDirectory which is a great program and fairly inexpensive but not free and it depends on how many systems you will be running this on.  If you are only running on one machine that would be the way to go in my opinion.  It works great and the developer is really responsive to questions and requests.

That being said, you may want to try this as another free option:

http://www.deventerprise.net/Projects.aspx
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lrmcenterAuthor Commented:
Noduzz ... I like the name by the way!

I have tested Mondir2000 before and I remember it not giving notifications the way I needed.  I will take another look at it.

Thanks
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NoduzzCommented:
What type of notifications do you need?
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lrmcenterAuthor Commented:
We are implementing an Electronic fax server for inbound and outbound faxing.  We will be using DID numbers to route the incoming documents to either network folders or to a users email inbox.

Those that are routed to the network folders needs to have a popup and audible alarm that a fax has been received but needs to also notify them of which folder the fax was stored.
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lrmcenterAuthor Commented:
Monidir 2000 is also not real Windows 7 friendly (but then again what is?)
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NoduzzCommented:
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lrmcenterAuthor Commented:
Tried this one too.  It works well but you have to keep watching the monitor to see if anything changes.  It doesn't notify you it just logs the changes.  I also prefer to have it run as a service.

We are in the Healthcare industry and this will be used for our nurses.  They are wayyyyyyy too busy to be required to constantly watch the monitor.
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NoduzzCommented:
sorry watch directory is here: http://www.watchdirectory.net/
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lrmcenterAuthor Commented:
This one will work the way I need it to.  I am going to wrap some VB code around it in hopes of it passing some data to and from the users.

Thanks!
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