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Compatible with macOS 10.12, Sierra
Click HERE to download the free FSE Product Profile in PDF format. This document includes screen shots of FSE, provides more technical details, and describes the differences between FSE and FSE-Lite.
Introducing FSE for Mac OS X
FSE is a file system events monitor for Macintosh
systems running Mac OS X. A file system events monitor is an
application that displays and optionally logs all file
modifications occurring on a Macintosh computer running Mac OS
X, even those being done in the background that the user is
unaware of. FSE output is displayed on a user interface
that identifies all file system activity using the full path
name of every file being modified as well as the processes and
applications making the modifications. Among other things, FSE
is suitable for identifying applications running in the
background, assisting in spyware removal, assisting in adware
removal, detecting what operations are occurring at a given
time, and identifying when specific events occur on a Macintosh
FSE has two modes of operation, Default Mode and Profile Mode. In Default Mode, FSE displays and optionally logs all events coming from the file system events daemon. In Profile Mode, FSE targets only specific events based on a user created profile. The use of profiles allows FSE to become event driven, rather than simply a device to identify all file activity with no regard to what it’s receiving.
When FSE is in Profile Mode it can target file system events based on the following:
FSE will report on the following types of file system events on a Macintosh system:
FSE is an outgrowth of FSE-Lite, which is included with the base version of Scannerz with FSE-Lite for Mac OS X. FSE-Lite is provided with Scannerz to help users identify problems that may be leading a user to believe that a hard drive problem exists, when in fact it’s being caused by excessive file system activity. When FSE is running in Default Mode, it’s operating almost exactly like FSE-Lite.
The Profile Mode used by FSE allows a user to monitor output from the file system events daemon for specific events. This is extremely useful. The following list of examples shows just a few of the things FSE can help identify:
FSE is not intended to be used by novice or casual users of Mac OS X. End users should be familiar with process IDs, command line path naming conventions, command line interfaces, operating system file modes, and the various user levels that exist in Mac OS X. Click HERE to obtain the FSE Product Profile which will provide you with a PDF document that further explains FSE, and describes the differences between FSE and FSE-Lite.
FSE supports MacOS® versions 10.6 (Snow Leopard), 10.7(Lion), 10.8 (Mountain Lion), 10.9 (Mavericks), 10.10 (Yosemite), 10.11 (El Capitan), and 10.12 (Sierra) on Intel platforms. FSE is intended to be used only with standard MacOS formatted volumes, which can include internal and external hard drives, Fusion Drives, and RAID units. It does not support any other platforms or drive formats.
Supported Intel based systems include all variants of the MacBook, MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, iMac, Mac Pro, and Mac Mini.
Purchasing FSE for Mac OS X
FSE may be purchased as a standalone application or in
one of the combined bundles shown below. Click on the Buy FSE
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$19.95 For FSE for Mac OS X
$39.95 For Scannerz with Phoenix, Performance Probe, and FSE-Lite for Mac OS X
$49.95 For a Scannerz with Phoenix, Performance Probe, and FSE for Mac OS X (save $9.95)
Scannerz, Scannerz Lite, FSE, FSE-Lite, Performance Probe 2,
Phoenix, SpotOff, and Spot-O-Meter are Mac OS X universal
binaries and support both Intel and PowerPC G4 and G5 based
systems using Mac OS X versions 10.5 (Leopard), 10.6 (Snow
Leopard), 10.7 (Lion), 10.8 (Mountain Lion), 10.9 (Mavericks),
10.10 (Yosemite), and 10.11 (El Capitan). PowerPC based systems
must use Mac OS X 10.5
Supported Intel based systems include all variants of the MacBook, MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, iMac, Mac Pro, and Mac Mini. Supported PowerPC based systems must be running MacOS 10.5 (Leopard) and include the iBook, Power Mac, eMac, iMac, Mac Mini, and PowerBook G4 Series.