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How to capture FileSystemWatcher events  for the watch directory itself using C#

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How can I capture FileSystem events for the watch directory( not the subdirectory) if I delete/rename  the watch folder named "C:\FileWatcher".

 ie, my watch directory is FileWatcher, if user delete FileWatcher, I need to get the delete events for the directory FileWatcher, similarly rename also. Is there any way to do this in C#?

Please help.
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here is an extension to it, that even tells you if the folder being watched is deleted:-

http://www.codeproject.com/Articles/15656/Advanced-FileSystemWatcher

Here is another interesting extension (not related to your question, but still interesting, i am sure you would like it):_
http://www.codeproject.com/Articles/102493/Enhanced-FileSystemWatcher
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by:HPFE455
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Thanks  BuggyCoder, I think your solution is apt to my requirement, I am trying to implement the timer in my code

System.Timers.Timer myTimer = new System.Timers.Timer();
myTimer.Elapsed += new ElapsedEventHandler(OnElapsedTimer);
myTimer.Interval = 5000;
myTimer.Enabled = true;

private static void OnDeleted(object source, RenamedEventArgs e)   
{
Console.WriteLine("File: {0} renamed to {1}", e.OldFullPath, e.FullPath);

}

 private static void OnElapsedTimer(object source, ElapsedEventArgs e)
    {
         path = "C:\MyMusic"
         if (!Directory.Exists(path))         
       {
        // Here I need invoke OnDeleted File Watcher method if the directory does not exist

       }
}

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How can I invoke OnDeleted  method, if watch directory does not exist?
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by:HPFE455
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Thanks for providing me the solution
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