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Author Topic: Copy files to another folder when they appear  (Read 812 times)

highend01

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Copy files to another folder when they appear
« on: April 24, 2021, 11:22 PM »
Hi,

I've got a new notebook, a Huawei MateBook D14.

Not all drivers are available for download at Huawei's site :-/

To get and install all of them you can use their software "PC Manager" (which I seriously don't want to use, at least, not twice!).

The problem is: When the software downloads the drivers it doesn't keep them so you can copy them over manually.

So: Has anybody used a software that is able to watch a folder (including subfolders) for new files and once they exist (fully) copy them over to a target folder automatically?

C:\ProgramData\Comms\PCManager\DriverUpgrade\Update\Downloaded\
This folder is used for storing the downloaded drivers temporarily

I need to watch (only) this one (and all created subfolders) for new .exe files.

And once a new file is stored there it is e.g. copied to
D:\dst\<new file.<ext>>

It needs to do the copying immediately so no "scan a folder every 5 seconds"...

Any suggestions (something that you've used personally and worked fine for such a usecase)?

Freeware + portable preferred but I'm willing to install it (once) and would even pay something for it...
« Last Edit: April 25, 2021, 12:34 AM by highend01 »

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Re: Copy files to another folder when they appear
« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2021, 12:31 AM »
I've tested a few now and settled with "FolderChangesView"
It works absolutely fine and creates files like:
D:\dst\NobelB_BT_21.50.1.1.exe
which is the bluetooth driver...

https://www.nirsoft....er_changes_view.html

If anyone is wondering: This is the necessary setup:
1.pngCopy files to another folder when they appear

Notes:
FastCopy is not installed but portable
The destination (/to=<path>) doesn't need to exist, FolderChangesView will create it automatically

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Re: Copy files to another folder when they appear
« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2021, 11:16 PM »
I've historically used Pneumatic Tubes (which I'm still using) and Belvedere, but it seems like you've already found your solution!

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Re: Copy files to another folder when they appear
« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2021, 03:30 PM »
I've tested a few now and settled with "FolderChangesView"

I'm impressed you found that, because with that name, I'd have assumed it was a changes tracker, not a program for actually copying.

What other ones did you try?  I would have suggested NewFileGo by joejoesoft, but haven't actually tried it out.

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Re: Copy files to another folder when they appear
« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2021, 08:41 AM »
I've tested a few now and settled with "FolderChangesView"

I also use this and so far I've never had a reason t complain. Very recommendable! Good thing bringing this up.

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Re: Copy files to another folder when they appear
« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2021, 03:04 PM »
I do love and hate Nirsoft at once  :D
My full love for their very cool applications for many purposes!
My hate (what is also love) is that they often use Low Level methods instead of System Apis, many products will be magical deleted as soon as you got them, because antivirus software thinks it is bad.

So what I try to say, take care that you put them onto exclude list of scans  :Thmbsup:

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Re: Copy files to another folder when they appear
« Reply #6 on: May 11, 2021, 10:56 PM »
I've tested a few now and settled with "FolderChangesView"

I'm impressed you found that, because with that name, I'd have assumed it was a changes tracker, not a program for actually copying.

What other ones did you try?  I would have suggested NewFileGo by joejoesoft, but haven't actually tried it out.

It does track the changes. It has the ability to execute something when it detects a change, and he's executing another program for the copy.