|13 Aug 2012||#1|
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Can I trigger a scheduled task when the contents of a folder change?
I want to use the windows task scheduler to run a task when something is copied to a folder on my server. When this happens several programs run and extract files, rename them and move them automatically.
Right now I have the window task scheduler running a task every 5 minutes on this folder so when something get's copied into it the files will be processed, however this is a really bad way of doing this. I saw under the task scheduler trigger I could begin the task on an event and that I could create a filter based on something.
The problem is I don't know if there is anything that can be used when a folder changes. I have attached a picture showing the trigger and filter screen so you can see what I am talking about. Is there something on the right (encircled with red) that I could use?
I know that there are a lot of ways of doing this (monitoring a folder) and a lot of other programs that will "just do it for you", but I would like to come up with a solution using windows task scheduler if possible.
Thank you in advance for your help.
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