7.01.1 LabArchives Folder Monitor for Windows
Posted by Katrina Vuong on 04 May 2020 11:54 AM
Folder Monitor allows users to upload files from your computer or designated drop boxes of instruments in the lab to a notebook or folder within LabArchives.
Install Folder Monitor
2. Run the Folder Monitor Installer file
Once you open Folder Monitor, you will be prompted to
If you share a computer with another user, you will need to take turns logging into folder monitor. The Folders for the user that is logged in will be monitored.
If you log in using your institutional credentials, see the Single Sign-On instructions.
An upload rule allows you to identify the local folder that will be monitored, criteria for types of files to be uploaded, and a LabArchives destination for files.
To create a filter click the filter icon () to open the File Filter Selection. You can select one or more options from this list or add your own filter.
To create your own filter, select “Add Filter” to open the “File Filter Editor”. Provide a Filter Name, indicate the filename pattern, and click “OK” to add this filter.
Example: The filename pattern "*.sk2, *JDoe" would upload all .sk2 files and any files that
5. Specify your preference for handling Subfolders of the local source folder.
6. Specify your LabArchives Destination for the uploaded files. Click the select folder icon () to open the LabArchives Target Folder window. Click + to expand a folder or notebook and click the folder name to select it. To select a folder, you
Folder Monitor Folders Preview
To view the folder layout of your Source Folder in Folder Monitor as well as the status of your files, click the “Folders” tab.
The indicators at the bottom of the Folder Monitor Window will show the user who is currently logged into Folder Monitor. If you are uploading files, it will also state the current file’s name that is being uploaded, and a progress bar to show the progress of the file being uploaded.
Once Folder Monitor has finished uploading the contents of a rule, the status bar will state “Sync Completed”.
Duplicating or Disabling a Rule
Right-clicking any existing rule allows you to choose to Duplicate that Rule or Disable that rule. You may want to Duplicate a Rule if you need to make another rule that is very similar to the first one. If you Disable a Rule, the Rule will stop syncing files from that particular Source Directory until you choose to Enable it again (also by right clicking). You may want to disable a rule if you have many rules in your Folder Monitor and want to keep them all, but don’t want all of them to run at once.
These features are available in the Windows version of Folder Monitor only.
Launch Folder Monitor from the System tray
If you would like to open Folder Monitor while it is already running on your computer, right click on the Folder Monitor icon in the system tray and select "Open LabArchives Folder Monitor."
File path issues
The cumulative File path name must be less than 260 Characters in the local source folder and the LabArchives Destination. Try moving the files to a location with a shorter file path name.
File Size Issues
Folder Monitor is unable to upload files larger than 250 MB and it may not work properly if your source folder Is larger than 1GB.
We recommend that you use folder monitor with as few rules as possible. If the rules conflict they can prevent files from uploading to LabArchives. New files will be uploaded to one LabArchives destination. If a file meets the criteria for two rules, it will be uploaded according to the first rule.
External drives or USB Flash drives may not work properly with Folder Monitor. Folder Monitor does not support monitoring folders that are located on a Network drive.