Computer file monitoring program

Overread

hmm I recognise this place! And some of you!
Staff member
Supporting Member
Joined
May 1, 2008
Messages
25,387
Reaction score
4,968
Location
UK - England
Website
www.deviantart.com
Can others edit my Photos
Photos OK to edit
Does anyone know of a program that will monitor and log changes to files on a computer with a select folder? I'm asking because I keep a manual backup of my work on external drives and sometimes I forget to make a note of which files I've updated/added to (eg processing an older shot) - so I was wondering if any program would auto log these changes for me

That way I just have to check the program to find out which files/folders are new/updated.
 

ghache

No longer a newbie, moving up!
Joined
Jan 25, 2010
Messages
3,570
Reaction score
295
Can others edit my Photos
Photos NOT OK to edit

myfotoguy

TPF Noob!
Joined
Feb 15, 2010
Messages
855
Reaction score
2
Location
Minneapolis, MN, USA
Website
www.my-fotoguy.com
Can others edit my Photos
Photos OK to edit
I use second copy, works great. It monitors files and copies them to my external drive automatically if a change was made. If it's a dirve not hooked up, when I do plut it in it asks me if I want to sync the drive with update.

I don't knkow if it creates a log of changed files or not, I have not checked since it's automatic back-up.

There are a few different settings so you can have copy - only, mirror (remove files you remvoed from your main drive, or only add to the external so no files deleted, etc.).

Automatic backup software - secure data with Second Copy

You might check CNET or some other software review site to see which one currently gets the best reviews. I tried a few when I got second copy, and found this one the best for my way of understaning. It was the most intuitiive and had the features I needed.
 

Most reactions

New Topics

Top