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Whats is the best method to know if a specific folder has changed his files.
In my case I want to check if pictures in my folder have been changed or not.
(If someone is interest in future plans I want to count afterwards the files in that folder, but that is not important now)
Can anyone help me out, I though of something like getting the current modification date and comparing it somehow with the future one but I do not know if something like that is even possible.

SO basically again I "Just" want to check if a specific folder ( files in that folder) have been changed.

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BrewManNH

You could try this UDF.


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