Configure NXPowerLite for File Servers to Watch Folders

The primary purpose of NXPowerLite for File Servers is to reclaim space on servers by replacing documents and images with smaller versions.

It can be configured to rescan folders every minute so that it picks up new files and compresses them as they arrive. It quickly skips files that it has seen in previous scan attempts which mean that usually within a minute or arrival in a configured folder a file will be compressed.

To configure NXPowerLite for File Servers in this way please follow these steps:

1. Set up NXPowerLite

Follow the Getting Started Guide to ensure the software is ready to go.

2. Select Run Mode

On the preferences dialog, set the Run Mode to Loop Automatically and then set Pause if no new files for: to 1 minute.

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Note: By default, NXPowerLite for File Servers will pause for 24 hours before rescanning configured folders if it does not find any new files to compress. By changing the setting you are instructing it to rescan every 1 minute.

3. [Optional] Exclude older files

Create a Files to Include profile so that NXPowerLite for File Servers only considers files that were modified in the last day. This will make the scanning and compression time quicker but may unexpectedly exclude some files. 

  • From the Profiles menu item click Files... to open the Add/Edit Files to Include dialog. 
  • Click Add... and then check the Limit files by date.
  • Ensure Only include files modified in the last is selected and set it to 1 day.
  • Name and save the profile appropriately

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4. Add folders to Watch

Add the folders that you want NXPowerLite to watch by using either the Add Folder... or Add Multiple Folders... buttons. When adding folders apply the Files to include profile you created in step 3 if necessary.

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5. Start Watching

Start watching folders by clicking the Start button.

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