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Making a sysytem file monitor, how ?

  1. Sep 23, 2007 #1
    Helo everyone,
    i want to write a program that monitors the file operations occuring thoughout the windows.
    i mean what files are being opened and modified so that i can implement some security system which monitors specific folders or whole drive.
    but the problem is that i dont know how to start // any API that can help or does it require to write a device driver ?

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  3. Sep 23, 2007 #2


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    For NTFS there are user level events that monitor file system changes.
    Look at Hart's "win32 System Programming" or MS technical reference for ntfs
  4. Sep 23, 2007 #3
    If you want to do it your self, you can try with .Net, it has a cool filemonitor component.
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