File Watcher

Custom Activity

Custom Activity

Updated: October 29th, 2020

Published: October 4th, 2018

Downloads: 739

Language compatibility: Visual Basic

File Watcher

Custom Activity


A custom activity that monitors a directory for specific file events like create, delete, exists, update and rename.

The activity will wait for one of the specified file events to occur and when that happens it will return the event type and file name that triggered the event. After the event is triggered the activity will try to wait for the changes to stabilize and the file to be released by the originating process.
This is a one time activity - meaning that the watcher will finish monitoring after the first event that matches the required criteria happens.



Allows you to wait for specific file events and trigger workflow processing based on them.


UiPath Studio 2018.2.3


No external libraries are used



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