About v1.3

                             FileRally is open Source Software.
(c) Dennis Damico,
BSD License

Installation Notes
FileRally requires the 64-bit Java Runtime Environment version 7 or later. You may obtain it from:

This version of FileRally is only for 64-bit Java systems running on 64-bit Windows and 64-bit Linux systems. If you have a 32-bit operating system or a 32-bit Java system please use v1.2. The command "java -version" will tell you if you have a 64-bit Java.

Be sure that .jar files are executable, i.e., double-clickable, on your system. If you are not sure how to do this see:

To install FileRally open the distribution file, move FileRally.jar to a location of your choice.

Execute the program by double-clicking FileRally.jar.


FileRally can only monitor your file activity while it is running. Therefore, it is recommended that you add FileRally to the list of programs that run when you log in. If startup already takes too long just be sure to run FileRally before you start working with files.

On Windows, add an entry to the Startup folder like this:
1. Press "Win+R".
2. Type "shell:startup" to open the Startup folder.
3. Open the location that contains FileRally.jar.
4. Right-click the jar file, and then click Create Shortcut. The new shortcut appears in the same location as the original item.
5. Drag the shortcut into the Startup folder.

Linux systems vary. Add an entry to something like "System Settings/Startup/Automatically Started Applicatons" like this:
Name: FileRally
Command: java -jar <path to>FileRally.jar
Comment: Monitor file usage.

To avoid losing data when you log off or shut down, you should first exit the FileRally application using the red X button.

This version of FileRally was tested with:
-Windows 10

-Java Runtime Environment, Version 8 Update 131
-Kubuntu 16.04
-Java version "1.8.0_121" OpenJDK Runtime Environment (build 1.8.0_121-8u121-b13-0ubuntu1.16.04.2-b13)

Limitations, warnings, and known problems:
-Avoid monitoring subfolders of monitored folders, e.g., if you monitor C:\dir do not also monitor C:\dir\subdir. Results are indeterminate if you remove one or the other from monitoring.
-On Windows when executing from the command line you may see: "WARNING: Could not open/create prefs root node Software\JavaSoft\Prefs ... error code 5." This is an ancient Java defect and is totally benign. You may be able to remove it by running FileRally once as Administrator.
-On Linux it can take a long time to add a folder having a large number of subfolders to the monitored folder list. Adding an entire, full disk can take a very, very long time. Monitor only the folders you actively use.
-On Linux there is a limit of 8192 folders and subfolders that can be monitored.
-On Linux FileRally displays generic file icons rather than application icons. Many file types are represented only by a non-specific file icon.

FileRally was built with these open source components:

JNotify, Version 0.94, 01-May-2014
Copyright Omry Yadan
GNU Lesser General Public License (LGPL) 

FileDrop, Version 1.0.1, 23-Oct-2008
Copyright Robert Harder
Public Domain

BrowserLauncher2, Version 1.3, 31-Aug-2007
Copyright Jeff Chapman
GNU Lesser General Public License (LGPL)

Tango Icon Library, Version 0.8.90
Public Domain

One-JAR, Version 0.97, 05-May-2011
Copyright P. Simon Tuffs
BSD License