Install Windows watcher and start automatically using Task Planner

in this Watcher install Windows manual. I’m going to explain to you how to install Wacther on a computer running Windows 10.

Python 3 download and install Windows

To use Watcher, we need Python 3. So we are going to install this.

Download Python 3 here.

https://www.python.org/downloads/

Start the setup.

python-3install

Click Install Now.

python-3 install

We’re going to have to wait. This may take a few minutes.

python3 setup-ready

Click Close.

Python 3 is now installed on your Windows PC.

Install Watcher Windows

Go to https://github.com/nosmokingbandit/watcher3

watcher download windows

Click here on Clone or download.

Select Download ZIP.

watcher-unpacking-windows watcher install windows

If you downloaded the zip betand.

Then place this on the c disc and unpack this file. If you’re using Winrar. Then Right mouse click on the file. And then Extract Here.

So you now have a folder “C:\Watcher3-master”.

Watcher launch Windows

watcher-start-windows

You can now start Watcher with the C:\Watcher3 masterwatcher.py file. You’ll get the above notification now. Click Allow Access.

You can now access Watcher via http://localhost:9090/ However, if you close the Python file now. Then you can’t approach Watcher anymore. So we’re going to fix this!

Windows hidden extensions

We need to turn off the hidden extensions option in Windows.

In Windows 10, you do it the next way.

If you’re in Windows Explorer. Click View.

Then click Options.

Click Change Folders and Search Options now.

hidden extensions windows

Turn off the extensions check mark for known file types here.

Watcher exensie

Now change the extension from watcher.py to watcher.pyw. If you start watcher.pyw now, you won’t have a nasty black ms-dos screen anymore. Which gets in the way.

Watcher automatically launch Windows

task planner windows10

Start Task Planner.

task-create windows

click Create Task.

watcher-windows task

Go to the Actionstablad.

Click New.

Choose Browse.

Look up watcher.pyw.

Click Ok.

task-trigger watcher windows

Go to the triggerstablad.

Click New.

Start this task when you sign in.

Check mark at Each user.

Click Ok. And again on Ok. You’re done now. Watcher now starts automatically when you log in to your computer.

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