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Directory Monitor

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This package was approved as a trusted package on 6/7/2017.

You can use Directory Monitor for the surveillance of certain directories and/or network shares and will notify you of file changes/access, deletions, modifications, and new files in real-time.

To install Directory Monitor, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install directorymonitor

To upgrade Directory Monitor, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade directorymonitor


  • tools\chocolateyInstall.ps1 Show
    $packageArgs = @{
      packageName    = 'directorymonitor'
      fileType       = 'exe'
      url            = ''
      url64bit       = ''
      silentArgs     = '/sp- /silent /norestart'
      validExitCodes = @(0)
      softwareName   = 'Directory Monitor'
      checksum       = '72158d14c7df6ede419277bac67639f989b0b94c7fcba8decf314a2e49890f22'
      checksumType   = 'sha256'
      checksum64     = '72158d14c7df6ede419277bac67639f989b0b94c7fcba8decf314a2e49890f22'
      checksumType64 = 'sha256'
    Install-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs

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Software Author(s)

  • Werner van Deventer (DevEnterprise Software)


DevEnterprise Software


Release Notes

  • Detect typical saving pattern for Microsoft Office applications and create a synthetic modification event (Ticket #1244).
  • Increase the time to wait for lock in the Execute plugin from 30 seconds to 2 minutes (Ticket #1269).
  • Inclusion filters on rename events will match the old file name OR the new file name where previously only the new file name was included (Ticket #1272).
  • Improved local machine detection and avoid using credentials when connecting with WMI (Ticket #1284).
  • Fix wait timer being enabled even when only waiting for a single event (Ticket #1098).

Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
Directory Monitor 143 Thursday, March 30, 2017 approved
Directory Monitor 47 Monday, March 27, 2017 approved
Directory Monitor 30 Saturday, March 25, 2017 approved
Directory Monitor 105 Wednesday, February 22, 2017 approved
Directory Monitor 93 Thursday, February 9, 2017 approved
Directory Monitor 55 Saturday, February 4, 2017 approved
Directory Monitor 65 Wednesday, February 1, 2017 approved
Directory Monitor 95 Thursday, December 22, 2016 approved
Directory Monitor 139 Saturday, November 12, 2016 approved
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