ShareMonitor is a tiny and straightforward software application that allows you to keep a log file on users who access your network shared files. It can be easily handled, even by less experienced individuals.
This is a portable app, so installing ShareMonitor is not necessary. It means that you can store the tool on a USB flash drive or any other removable device, save it to any computer and directly run its executable file.
Therefore, you can always carry ShareMonitor with you when you're on the move. What's more important is that the Windows Registry is not updated with new entries, and no leftover files can be found on the hard drive after program removal.
The app's interface consists of a standard window where you can enable or disable the monitoring of shared files over the network at any time. Before enabling this activity, it is possible to specify the time interval to perform the verification at (in milliseconds).
Once a shared file is accessed by another user, you can check out various details via the main application window, such as the time and date when the respective item was opened and closed, duration, user name, type, open mode, and location of the file or folder. ShareMonitor allows you to save the logging information to a CSV or XML file, as well as to clear the data.
The program requires a low-to-moderate quantity of CPU and system memory, has a good response time and worked smoothly during our tests; we have not come across any problems, such as Windows freezing, crashing or popping up error dialogs. All in all, ShareMonitor comes with simple but excellent tools for monitoring network shared files.