Windows 10: File Timestamp Monitor

Discus and support File Timestamp Monitor in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; I want to monitor a text file and when its timestamp changes play a sound. I first though of doing this with Task Scheduler, but I don't see a way to... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by Atom1, Nov 5, 2020.

  1. Atom1 Win User

    File Timestamp Monitor

    I want to monitor a text file and when its timestamp changes play a sound. I first though of doing this with Task Scheduler, but I don't see a way to directly monitor a file timestamp with Task Scheduler. I do see that this can be done with PowerShell, although I am uncertain if I can just start a PowerShell script and have it run all time time or if it's something that needs to be managed with Task Scheduler. The other option I'm looking at is Autohotkey, which would be helpful since I might want to actually look in the file to see what the event was that case the timestamp to change.

    Just asking for general feedback on the best way to do this, or if there might be something else.

    Win 10 Home (17763)

    Atom1, Nov 5, 2020

  2. Two Timestamp issues/questions

    I'm reconfiguring my wife's laptop. File History automatically adds a timestamp to every folder that is unzipped, and adds a Timestamp code to every file.

    1. How do I turn off/disable Windows from automatically adding a timestamp? Yes..I've searched for an answer and have had zero success in finding a succinct answer.
    2. Is there a Command Prompt script to remove the Timestamp code from all files and folders? Yes....I've searched for this also and have not found a specific answer.

    For the admins monitoring this, please allow someone to provide an answer and do not delete it.
    Charles Putnam, Nov 5, 2020
  3. Windows 10 timestamps


    Thank you for posting your query in Microsoft Community.

    I can understand, how frustrating it can be, when things don’t work as expected.

    I'd be glad to help you.

    Please answer the queries, mentioned below:

    • Were you able to install Windows 10 successfully?

    • Did you check, if it is present in Windows.old folder?

    • Where exactly are you trying to check, if the TimeStamps are present?
    I would suggest you to follow these steps below to retrieve files manually from Windows.old folder and check, if it helps.

    • Enter This PC in the search box, and then click on
      This PC in the search results.
    • Double-tap or double-click the drive that Windows is installed on (typically, the C: drive).
    • Double-tap or double-click the Windows.old folder.
    • Double-tap or double-click the Users folder.
    • Double-tap or double-click your user
    • Open the Windows.old folder that contain the files you want to retrieve.
    • Copy and paste the files that you want from
      folder to a folder in Windows 10.
    • Repeat steps 5-7 for each user account on your PC.

    Please feel free to contact us if you face any issues with Windows.

    Thank you.
    AntonyJose, Nov 5, 2020
  4. Sasqui Win User

    File Timestamp Monitor

    Overclocking / Undervolting guide for Vega 56 or 64?

    Here's a quick laundry list:

    List of software to use for overclocking and testing
    Wattman (and how to find and use it, like an overview, including profiles)
    Unigine Valley or Heaven (use this for quick testing while changing settings in Wattman and checking for stability / artifacts) ...just suggesting this
    How to monitor cores / mem speeds and temps during testing (I've seen screen overlays, and others using GPUz)

    Step-by step overclocking in Wattman
    Fan speeds
    Power limit
    Temp limit
    Core speeds
    Memory speeds
    Sasqui, Nov 5, 2020

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