You may know that when you uninstall an application, it doesn’t remove all those files and folders which were created during the execution of the application. The applications’ left over data has to be manually removed to save precious disk space, but what if you can’t find the locations where files and folders created by uninstalled applications are residing? File Extension Monitor is a small application that lets you monitor files that are being created by both system and user applications’ processes. The utility may come useful in situations where one needs to monitor activity of any application’s thread. It also helps you identify thread(s) of uninstalled application, which is surreptitiously creating files on the disk. By default, the application monitors all types of files, but you can specify the file formats which are to be monitored. The application silently monitors file creation activity from system tray. You can choose to disable the monitoring process from system tray menu.
The application silently monitors file creation activity from system tray. You can choose to disable the monitoring process from system tray menu. It saves file creation activities in a log file, letting you review the files created during the session later. Supporting command line parameters, it lets proficient users apply filters on file creation operation to view only required activities.
The application sits in system tray after being launched, allowing you to enable/disable monitoring process and open Settings dialog. The main window shows Date/Time, Process’ complete path, Filename created by process, and extension.
From Settings, you can change the default log file location and associate hotkey combination to enable the stealth mode to quickly hide the application window and tray icon.
It also allows you to monitor file creation for only specified formats. You can open Custom File Extensions dialog from Monitoring menu, and add the file extensions you want to monitor.
File Extension Monitor helps you easily identify the applications and processes, which are creating files at different locations of the disk. You can use this utility to check whether the installed applications remove their temporary files or not. It works on Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7. Both portable and installer versions are available for download.