monitoring the filesystem for changes

Tim Golden mail at
Sun Jun 3 21:29:50 CEST 2007

rohit wrote:
> hello
> well in my implementation of readdirectorychangesw i am using
> threading that is multiple programs run simultaneously each program
> monitoring one drive for changes.
> is their a way around program for all drives?
> thanks

You could use the ReadDirectoryChangesW in overlapped
mode. I've never tried it, so I don't know how
robust it would be. Why is it a problem to have
"multiple programs" running? And is that simply
multiple threads, or multiple processes?


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