ShareWatch: See who is accessing your Computer

Have you ever wondered why your hard drive or modem is active, but you aren't doing anything to cause it to be active?  It is possible a remote user is accessing your computer. Have you ever had a file locked but you don't know why? Have you ever wanted to shutdown a computer, but don't […]

Have you ever wondered why your hard drive or modem is active, but you aren't doing anything to cause it to be active?  It is possible a remote user is accessing your computer. Have you ever had a file locked but you don't know why? Have you ever wanted to shutdown a computer, but don't want to drop people using the computer.

ShareWatch comes to rescue and allows you to see who is connected to a computer and what files they are accessing, and can tell you if a network user is using the file and allows you to disconnect them so that you can edit/delete the file.  ShareWatch will show you all resources in use by remote users.

ShareWatch only watches folders that are shared out using the Windows folder sharing feature.  This is usually how people share files and printers with each other on a home or corporate network.  It can watch the shares of local and remote Windows computers, assuming you have the correct permissions to watch shares on a computer.  ShareWatch will show you the users connected and what files are in use by each user.  It will also let you close files, disconnect users, and remove shares.

ShareWatch comes is a single file downloaded in .zip format. Simply extract the file and copy it wherever desired. Create a link and you are ready to go. Once you have installed the program to your desired location, you have 3 methods to access this program on your WHS:

  • RDC to your WHS
  • Log-on directly to your WHS
  • Use Dan Forsyth’s Program Launcher from the Console

More info: ShareWatch

Source:→ WGS