Trigger Folders

Trigger Folders are currently only available on Windows.

With trigger folders, you can run a recipe on any file that is dropped in a specified folder.

For this to work, a small lightweight application called ‘FilestarAgent.exe’ needs to run on your computer. The agent monitors file changes in your trigger folders and initiate the conversions. When you create your first trigger folder, Filestar will make sure that this application is started when rebooting your computer. You can know that the agent is running if you can see the Filestar icon in your system tray.

After you have run a skill you will see a button called ‘Automate’, clicking on this exposes a menu where one of the options is to create a new trigger folder. This will open the window seen in the image above.

If you select ‘Run in Background’, Filestar will run the entire process in the background and only communicate through notifications.

Files that Filestar produces and saves in a trigger folder does not trigger a conversion.

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