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File content sensor, String not found



Hi, I'm trying to use the file content sensor on a windows server. The file contains only the word Online. The settings in the sensor are: Search String: Online Search method: simple Always transfer the whole file But I get always a String 'Online' not found Why is that so?

Cheers Florian

file-sensor prtg windows

Created on Mar 20, 2018 1:01:58 PM

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Hi Florian,

Please send me screenshots from the sensor's "Overview" and "Settings" tabs and also the file in question to do some testing on my end:

Thank you & kind regards,


Created on Mar 22, 2018 11:09:20 AM by  Erhard Mikulik [Paessler Support]

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