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How to detect any file change ?

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Does windows have some sort of notification that i can use to get file that was recently changed ?

For example: when i save text file, does windows reflect the fact that files just got updated to what ever date/time anywhere in the registry ?

I doubt that update takes place only for file, Windows somehow somewhere has store information about recently changed files/folders etc

I need this to create automatic backup that would not backup all files, but only those that get changed instantly.

I run Xcopy with /D switch when computer starts, but it takes time. The more files updated the more time it takes to replace old once.

What i want to make is a loop that will detect any files that were recently changed, match them to user selected directory and then back them up wherever.

 

Any ideas ?

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tonycst,

Take a look at seangriffin's FileSystemMonitor UDF - I have used it successfully to monitor file changes. :)

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Any of my own code posted anywhere on the forum is available for use by others without any restriction of any kind._______My UDFs:

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ArrayMultiColSort ---- Sort arrays on multiple columns
ChooseFileFolder ---- Single and multiple selections from specified path treeview listing
Date_Time_Convert -- Easily convert date/time formats, including the language used
ExtMsgBox --------- A highly customisable replacement for MsgBox
GUIExtender -------- Extend and retract multiple sections within a GUI
GUIFrame ---------- Subdivide GUIs into many adjustable frames
GUIListViewEx ------- Insert, delete, move, drag, sort, edit and colour ListView items
GUITreeViewEx ------ Check/clear parent and child checkboxes in a TreeView
Marquee ----------- Scrolling tickertape GUIs
NoFocusLines ------- Remove the dotted focus lines from buttons, sliders, radios and checkboxes
Notify ------------- Small notifications on the edge of the display
Scrollbars ----------Automatically sized scrollbars with a single command
StringSize ---------- Automatically size controls to fit text
Toast -------------- Small GUIs which pop out of the notification area

 

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I think this is exactly what i need.

thanks !

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tonycst,

Glad I could help. Post in the UDF thread if you have problems - seangriffin is an infrequent visitor to the forum but I will try my best offer assitance if you run into problems. :)

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Any of my own code posted anywhere on the forum is available for use by others without any restriction of any kind._______My UDFs:

Spoiler

ArrayMultiColSort ---- Sort arrays on multiple columns
ChooseFileFolder ---- Single and multiple selections from specified path treeview listing
Date_Time_Convert -- Easily convert date/time formats, including the language used
ExtMsgBox --------- A highly customisable replacement for MsgBox
GUIExtender -------- Extend and retract multiple sections within a GUI
GUIFrame ---------- Subdivide GUIs into many adjustable frames
GUIListViewEx ------- Insert, delete, move, drag, sort, edit and colour ListView items
GUITreeViewEx ------ Check/clear parent and child checkboxes in a TreeView
Marquee ----------- Scrolling tickertape GUIs
NoFocusLines ------- Remove the dotted focus lines from buttons, sliders, radios and checkboxes
Notify ------------- Small notifications on the edge of the display
Scrollbars ----------Automatically sized scrollbars with a single command
StringSize ---------- Automatically size controls to fit text
Toast -------------- Small GUIs which pop out of the notification area

 

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