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Windows Explorer Tracker 2.0 Giveaway
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Giveaway of the day — Windows Explorer Tracker 2.0

Trace/monitor and record the operations in Windows Explorer automatically.
$29.99 EXPIRED
User rating: 83 (75%) 28 (25%) 42 comments

Windows Explorer Tracker 2.0 was available as a giveaway on May 15, 2018!

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Windows Explorer Tracker is used to trace/monitor and record the operations in Windows Explorer automatically.

  • Supports file, folder, drive and media storage;
  • Supports "Delete", "Rename", "Create", "Insert", "Add" and "Remove" operations;
  • Quickly loads history logs;
  • Saves operations by date for the convenient management;
  • Supports remote host tracking via mapped network drives.

Please note: Single License (1 PC) (Lifetime License WITHOUT Upgrades) is included in this version. Click here to get a VERY BIG discount price for other licenses with Lifetime Upgrades on the promotion day!

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System Requirements:

Windows XP/ Vista/ 7/ 8/ 8.1/ 10 (x32/x64)

Publisher:

TriSun Software Limited

Homepage:

http://www.trisunsoft.com/windows-explorer-tracker/

File Size:

5.70 MB

Price:

$29.99

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#20

Thank you for this giveaway. Downloaded and install ok. This is a suggestion to the software company.

It would be good to have the software monitors only a specific folder instead of every folder.

Reply   |   Comment by azhar  –  7 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

azhar,

Our another product, WinExt can do this.
http://www.trisunsoft.com/we/

Reply   |   Comment by TriSun Software  –  7 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#19

QUESTiON to TriSun Developers: is there any way that this excellent program, could be modified to also track 3rd party file managers such as these PAiD FiLE MANAGERS:

Directory Opus, XYplorer, xplorer² by Zabkat, ZTreeWin, FileBoss 3 & 4 (by the UtilityFactory dot com) and the likes

& FREEWARE FiLE MANAGERs such as: Total Commander (?), etc

I think Total Commander is probably the most widely used Freeware file manager

I already own paid TriSun programs and find them excellent although I do have one other program suggestion that I email you about.

Reply   |   Comment by Peter C1  –  7 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Peter C1,

Yes, it will do this, for Windows, not only for Windows Explorer.

Reply   |   Comment by TriSun Software  –  7 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#18

The giveaways have been really bad in the last couple weeks! Hope that changes soon.

Reply   |   Comment by Karma Jay  –  7 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)

Karma Jay, what are you talking about? This is one of the best giveaways so far and the 75%+ rating proves it.

Reply   |   Comment by Dave  –  7 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-4)
#17

Saw this on their website
Download v2.0 for Windows®, 1.05 MB, Updated @ Nov 16, 2015

I wonder if 2015 was the last update, seems like a long time with no updates
So NO Lifetime Upgrades does not seem to be an issue

Trying out the software

Thanks to GOTD and TriSun Software Limited for the Windows Explorer Tracker 2.0

Reply   |   Comment by DasFox  –  7 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#16

How much resources does it consume (space & processing) ?
Dan

Reply   |   Comment by dan  –  7 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#15

Ok installed this a few ways... using setup.exe/gcd , their own installer from their website and simple file extraction from their installer. SImple extraction and execution did run but would not register or trace anything I did in windows explorer. Instalation using either their unwrapped installer or the wrapped installer went fine and registered offline without the need for internet access. The program DOES try to check for a new version on each startup AND complains if th4 attempt is blocked by a firewall and no obvious setting to disable automatic update checks which is bad considering this giveaway explicitly states updates are not allowed.

While it did log a file creation and file deletion using the windows explorer context menu copy and paste and shift+delete it did NOT log any activity by 3rd party windows explorer shell extensions context menu options like erase.. so is of limited utility to users that have bolt on enhancments to windows explorer It did log a deletion via the command prompt in a folder that was currently open in windows explorer... But did not track the same event if windows explorer was not open in that folder, also if two instances of windows explorer are open in the same folder and a file is created by one instance this program will record two simultaneous log eventa one from each windows explorer instance... seems too limited and faliable for me to keep or use forensically.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  7 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#14

When I first installed this program I could see the working log as it recorded each action. However, I somehow closed that log-recording screen and I cannot figure out a way to have it display again -- even after rebooting. How does one access the log record? How does one know if the log recorder is running in the background, or not? Is unins000.dat the file that will grow and that needs to be deleted every so often? What is the URL for instructions? Thanks.

Reply   |   Comment by RDA  –  7 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)

RDA,

The unins000.dat file is a common file name that many programs have in their Program Files folder. It is used when the program is "uninstalled." If you delete it, the program will not uninstall properly, unless you go through the steps of installing it again to get the file back.

Reply   |   Comment by Gary  –  7 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)
#13

Does this program also record which files on a shared drive (like OneDrive) have been opened?

Reply   |   Comment by rich  –  7 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#12

This utility looks like it may be useful for a business to be able to monitor workers' activity. I can't see the benefit for home users to know exactly which files or folders were opened and when. Can anyone shed light on this, please?

Reply   |   Comment by starvinmarvin  –  7 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)

starvinmarvin, I have several older friends that need help with their computer. What I finally ended up doing was doing a screen recording with a voice overlay that describes what is being done and why. This program may lend itself to this aspect of teaching someone how do accomplish simple tasks on their computer.

Reply   |   Comment by Dennis  –  7 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

Dennis,
Thanks. I can see how that might prove useful.

Reply   |   Comment by starvinmarvin  –  7 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#11

does it have to be opened to be recording or does it just do it persistently?

Reply   |   Comment by Michael Shayne  –  7 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)

Michael Shayne, it has to be running AND an instance of wiindows explorer open in the folder you are interested in monitoring file creations or deletions in. If you have a multi-user version of windows where two differnt users can login at the same time you won't see the other users changes unless you have windows explorer open on the the folders they are working in... just seems pointless to me!

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  7 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#10

If GODT apps make any changes in my computer, would this app tell me which ones are affected?

Reply   |   Comment by kachikoshi  –  7 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

kachikoshi, no, sorry.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  7 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#9

How does this differ to Process Explorer in the Sysinternals Suite By Mark Russinovich?
Does anyone know the pros and cons of each?
Looking forward to trying Windows Explorer Tracker 2.0 out

Reply   |   Comment by DasFox  –  7 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

DasFox, Process Monitor is more similar than process explorer as process explorer does not show you any events that happen it is more like an enhanced Task Manager... but even process monitor does not show discrete operations like renames and copies etc but process operations... and will flood you with data.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  7 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)

TK, or you don't know how to use, filter and/or read data from Process Monitor

Reply   |   Comment by PMonitor  –  7 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

PMonitor, Yes I do know how to use the filter in process monitor but if you are new to it you will not have a clue how to use it and as I said they will be flooded with data. I personally have never tried to drill down the filter to log ONLY filesystem changes in some inteligable manner have you? I use it for other speciifc purposes and despite using the filters there is still alot of information to search through and use of the Find Next feature is required to get the required entry for the particular task I normally use it for. I may be able to tie down the filters further but in doing so I risk missing other actions the particular program may perform that I may need to know. So I don't.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  6 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#8

Dl'd/installed/registered w/o issues.Nifty little program if one needs to track just where a foobar may have occurred. Two things I would seriously recommend though:
1) Block it from outgoing in your firewall! If you don't, there is all your data (passwords, etc) for anyone to find-easily! A hacker would have all their digging done for them!
2) Purge your history frequently, or your hard drive will fill pretty quickly with a massive history file!
Other than these two things, it is definitely a keeper. Tanx gotd. Good one for a change.

Reply   |   Comment by C O'D  –  7 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+10)
#7

"Please note: Single License (1 PC) (Lifetime License WITHOUT Upgrades) is included in this version"

THANK YOU, TriSun for including that specific information! I have asked GOTD to make that information mandatory to avoid people having to ask every time it is not stated.

That said, I had to make this post just to acknowledge the above but I won't be downloading this as I don't really see a need for it on my personal laptop. However, thanks for the offer to both TriSun and the GOTD team.

Reply   |   Comment by jboy  –  7 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+21)

jboy, We all want GAOTD to give us this information every time, and many have asked. Better if they put it with System Requirements, Publisher, Price, etc. under a heading `Licence' (or if you must go American, License).

Reply   |   Comment by Laxative  –  7 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

"Better if they put it with System Requirements, Publisher, Price, etc...."

That is exactly where I have suggested they put it quite a few times, as a standard required field in the 'blue box'.

Reply   |   Comment by jboy  –  7 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)
#6

I was puzzled by what this actually DOES, so I checked on Softpedia (as suggested by #2) They say:
****
Windows Explorer Tracker is a utility designed to record the activity on all drives along with the dates and names of the completed actions.
It records everything neatly

Regardless of whether you create, rename, insert a new file or delete a certain folder accidentally, you can find all the information related to it within the program's history log. In addition to tracking the action, the app also records the date and time it was finished.

Consequentially, there would not be any shadow of a doubt regarding who made modifications and what operations were carried out. This applies to your local drives, LAN and other remote storage devices mapped.

A noteworthy feature is that the utility allows you to specify a certain time frame for recording.

****

Hope that makes it clearer for anyone else who couldn't understand the purpose of this.

Reply   |   Comment by WelshHarp  –  7 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+21)

WelshHarp, For those who use Explorer for files/directories, this could be a handy program. For other users, who work mostly from the command-line, this program is of no use.

Reply   |   Comment by Snurre Sprett  –  7 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#5

Are actions completed without Explorer also recorded? An example would be completing an action using the command prompt.

Reply   |   Comment by Hope  –  8 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

Hope, I have only recently discovered what Explorer is and how to use it, but rarely do. I use FAR, a windows variant of the Norton Commander used in DOS. I think 7-zip works similarly but have not been able (have not had the patience to persist) to get 7-zip to work anyway. FAR is excellent. So your question is very relevant.

Reply   |   Comment by Laxative  –  7 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-5)
#4

It's claim to fame according to their website is "trace/monitor and record the operations for Windows automatically, such as 'Delete', 'Rename', 'Create', 'Insert', 'Add' and 'Remove' actions of files, folders, drives and storage media". If it goes that far, can it reverse the operation? Aslo this would be an invaluable tool if it could also monitor/record software installations. The information recorded could then be used to do a complete uninstall....Just saying.

Reply   |   Comment by Tester  –  8 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-5)

Tester, no it can't IF you want to be able to reverse an operation on an NTFS volume, under windows Vista or above, enable system restore protection on the drives and use shadow explorer to browse volume shadowcopy restore points and if you are lucky you may be able to reverse a file change similar to how previous versions function in Business and ultimate editions of windows does. Obviously you will not be able to restore any more recent changes than the most recent restore point. It is no substitute for continuous automatic backups of important files.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  7 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#3

Well, I wasn't really sure what this is all about until reading the third party Softpedia review on their home page. Looks like a potentially useful little utility.

Easy download and register. Straightforward app. And....lifetime license!

Thanks GOTD

Reply   |   Comment by givmeabrake  –  8 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)

givmeabrake, it does sound like a useful program for many people, but would it be useful for a single person non-network computer?

Reply   |   Comment by Velvet  –  8 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Velvet, there is a time when your little mouse betray you when you try to drag some folder/files and then it accidentally release on somewhere you don`t know

Reply   |   Comment by Ant_G  –  7 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)

Velvet, It *might* reveal underhanded file operations by potential malware... or badly written software that wrecks some settings... I have not used it and am still deciding if I could ever need to try this out or not.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  7 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Ant_G, this is what happened to me a few times. All you need to do is click on Edit in the menu and click "undo move/copy". No extra software needed. Hope it is worth 2 cents to others that may have experienced the same.

Reply   |   Comment by McGuyver  –  7 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#2

Isn't this part of what GAOTDs Themida wrapper is supposed to stop working? Along with programs that monitor registry changes. Does this mean that this program stops working when you install anything from GAOTD?

Reply   |   Comment by Paul R.  –  8 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-8)

Paul R., this program will stop if you don't have the setup file.
Which Giveaway has prohibited from users to re-use the file if it comes with a wrapper. If not, then u could use it.
Anyways, i love this program, TriSun Software again delivered it.
Last one was Recent Access, which sadly had to go, because i re-format my drive. Todays program is somewhat equally or more good then its other softwares. It shows every thing.
Nothing hides, this is great. Exactly what was missing from my kit.
Every software testers should have it. Its better then Recent Access.

Maybe i'll buy a license in near future,if i loose this again due to virus and reformat.
Thank you GAOTD.

Reply   |   Comment by Endomondo  –  8 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-9)
#1

I assume commercial use is allowed with today's giveaway as that is the ONLY situation that I can see that would make this program useful...

Reply   |   Comment by Trying 2 b Helpful  –  8 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
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