Wait for file

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Wait for file


Pauses the task and waits until the selected file will be available. After the monitored file is been available, the task is resumed. If the specified file is not opened in another process at the moment when the action is due, the task is not paused.




Wait for file

You can either select the file name or type its name manually.


Waiting mode

There are two modes of waiting

Wait for Accessibility of the File

Wait for Appearance of the File


Waiting timeout

This parameter defines the timeout in seconds to wait until the process is finished. You can also specify an infinite timeout.

If the timeout is over, but the process is not finished, the action will generate the following error: Timeout is over.



Allows you to add a variable to the action or triggering event that you selected. You must place the cursor in a edit box in the settings dialog window of the action or event and then click the {V} button.


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