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I want to monitor I/O of a Windows 2003 server system. I'm specifically interested in the I/O activities of specific directories (where I have an unknown and ever changing number of files). I have a rough idea how to monitor a complete disk or partition, but not for "just" some directories. How would I do that?

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Try the SysInternals tool Process Monitor. It monitors quite a few different types of activity on your system (registry access, file access, network activity, etc.).

It has pretty flexible filtering. For your case you could do something like this:

  1. Select the menu item Filter -> Filter...
  2. Add a filter entry for the path, e.g. "[Path] [begins with] [C:\Your\Path] then [Include]".
  3. Add a filter entry for the operation, e.g. "[Operation] [is] [ReadFile] then [Include]".
  4. Press "OK" and you should now see specific entries pertaining to the path you wanted.
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cool thx. That was what I was looking for! –  stwissel Nov 28 '11 at 23:14

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