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How can I create a sensor to monitor a specific windows directory for XML files and then read within each new file created for a string inside the files? I'm only seeing the option to monitor a specific file, this need I have is to check not just for presence of new files but look inside each one. How can I do this?


file-check prtg sensor

Created on Apr 19, 2019 7:04:28 PM

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Hi there,

Thank you very much for your contact.

There is no native sensor to achieve such scenario. Neither PRTG's Folder Sensor nor the File Sensor are able to monitor the content of a file. The File Content Sensor on the other hand can monitor the content of a file, but requires a defined file name which is not dynamic.

Best regards,

Created on Apr 22, 2019 7:21:16 AM by  Sebastian Kniege [Paessler Support]

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