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DiskPulse is a free software that provides real-time disk change monitoring and reporting capabilities for Windows-based systems. It allows users to track modifications, additions, or deletions made to files and directories on their disks. DiskPulse is a robust disk change monitoring tool designed to offer real-time monitoring of disk activity across various drives and directories...

It provides users with insights into file modifications, helping to detect and respond to changes promptly. The software is available in both free and paid versions, with the free edition providing essential monitoring capabilities.

DiskPulse Features:

Real-Time Disk Change Monitor:

Continuously monitors disk activity in real-time, promptly detecting newly created, modified, deleted, or renamed files.

Analyze Detected File Changes:

Analyzes and provides insights into the detected file system changes, aiding in understanding disk activity and trends.

Filter Detected File Changes:

Allows users to apply filters to focus on specific file types or criteria, providing a tailored view of the file system changes.

Save Disk Monitoring Reports:

Enables saving detailed disk monitoring reports, facilitating record-keeping and analysis of historical file system changes.

SQL Database Integration:

Permits exporting detected changes to a centralized SQL database, enhancing data management and integration capabilities.

Monitor Specific File Types:

Provides the ability to monitor and track changes for specific file types, allowing for targeted monitoring based on file characteristics.

Send E-Mail Notifications:

Sends email notifications to specified recipients when unauthorized changes are detected in critical system files, ensuring timely alerts for immediate action.

Execute Custom Actions:

Allows users to define and execute custom actions or commands in response to detected file system changes, enhancing automation and proactive response capabilities.

Command Line Utility:

Provides a command line utility for advanced users, allowing integration with scripts and automation of monitoring processes.

DiskPulse Server:

Offers DiskPulse Server for centralized monitoring and management of disk changes across multiple systems, enhancing scalability and control.

Pros of using DiskPulse:

Rapid Response to Critical Changes:

DiskPulse excels in providing real-time monitoring, enabling rapid detection and immediate response to critical file system changes.

Extensive Customization and Flexibility:

The software offers various customization options, allowing users to tailor monitoring, alerts, and actions to their specific needs, enhancing flexibility and adaptability.

Integration Capabilities:

Integration with SQL databases and the ability to execute custom actions offer seamless integration into existing systems, enhancing the overall utility of the tool.

Comprehensive Reporting and Analysis:

DiskPulse allows for detailed reporting and analysis of detected changes, enabling users to gain valuable insights into disk activity patterns and trends.

Multi-Functional Alerts:

The ability to send email notifications and execute custom actions in response to unauthorized changes ensures a multi-functional alerting system, enhancing security and incident response readiness.

DiskPulse stands as a versatile and comprehensive disk change monitoring solution, offering real-time monitoring, customization, integration, and actionable insights into file system changes for enhanced system security and control.

DiskPulse - Changelog:

Adds the ability to display in any of the left side-bar tool panes a system status monitor showing the current CPU usage, memory usage and the amount of the free system memory. In addition, the new product version improves the main DiskPulse GUI application and fixes a number of bugs.

Here's a step-by-step guide on how to use DiskPulse to monitor a directory:

1. Start Monitoring:

  • Open DiskPulse.
  • In the main window, locate the field under the toolbar labeled "Directory" or similar (it might vary slightly depending on the version).
  • Enter the complete path of the directory you want to monitor.
  • Click the "Monitor" button (usually a green play button) on the top-left corner of the toolbar.

2. Pause, Reset, or Stop Monitoring:

  • Pause: While monitoring is in progress, you can use the "Pause" button (often a double vertical bar symbol) to temporarily stop monitoring. Click it again to resume.
  • Reset: The "Reset" button (often a circular arrow symbol) clears all the monitoring data collected so far for the current session.
  • Stop: Click the "Stop" button (usually a square symbol) to completely stop monitoring the directory.

3. View Monitoring Results:

The DiskPulse window will display the monitoring activity in real-time. You'll see details like:

  • Total Changes: The total number of changes detected since you started monitoring.
  • Changed Dirs/Files: Number of directories and files with detected changes.
  • Change Rate: The rate of changes detected per minute.

4. Advanced Options:

  • Disk Selection: You can use the "Computer" icon to choose a specific disk drive to monitor instead of a directory.
  • Reports: Click the "Reports" button to configure and view detailed reports on the monitored activity. You can save reports in various formats and set up email notifications for critical changes.
  • Filters: DiskPulse allows you to set filters to focus on specific file types or exclude unwanted directories from monitoring. Explore the options menu for filter settings.
  • Settings: The "Options" button opens the settings menu where you can configure various aspects of DiskPulse, such as update rate, layouts, and database integration (available in Pro and Server versions).

Additional Resources:

  • DiskPulse Manual: provides a comprehensive guide on using all features of DiskPulse.
  • DiskPulse Help Index: offers a searchable help index for specific functionalities.

Download DiskPulse:

For windows 32 bit:

Size: 8.08 MB - Download

For windows 64 bit:

Size: 9.97 MB - Download