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Re: Completely Flummoxed. New User.

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FileWatcher's purpose is to look for changes to files and folders. So it makes sense that it is designed to pass the names of the changed objects.

However, you should be able to remove the %FILE% from the Action's command line, hence the filenames get ignored.
Or get the Action to ignore them. If that's not possible, use a batch file as an intermediary between FileWatcher and your Action so that you can ignore the %FILE% passed in files.

Does that make sense?
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Check the 'Use Polling' option on the main screen. It checks the files 'manually' without going through the Windows file event mechanism. It slower, and takes more resources, but it works
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In general, you have to run a batch file through cmd.exe - you can't get cmd.exe to run stuff from its command line, especially for loops.

Can you check who cmd.exe gets run as? Usually you get permissions/security problems.
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Usually you get permissions/security problems.
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The short answer is that you are not running in Admin mode. In the current version of File Watcher, you would need to run it in Admin mode for it to start a shell also in admin mode.
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