FileMon monitors named pipes and all file system activity

by Wayne Maples [Published on 20 April 2004 / Last Updated on 20 April 2004]

Mark Russinovich and Bryce Cogswell at has released freeware utility FileMon which is a device driver that can watch all file system activity. Useful to Windows NT admin.

It has advanced filtering and search capabilities that make it a powerful tool for exploring the way Windows works, seeing how applications use the files and DLLs, or tracking down problems in system or application configurations. Under Windows NT/2K Filemon can also be used to monitor named pipe activity.

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