Directory.Exists returns true for a directory observed by
FileSystemWatcher even if it was deleted.
I must call
EnableRaisingEvents = false before checking
Directory.Exists since it always returns true.
I am trying to check if folder was deleted or connection lost using error event. To add a delay i testedT it with a
Tread.Sleep() command before checking directory, but it still thinks it exists.
Best How To :
You simply see the Honest Truth, the directory is not actually deleted. The operating system actively prevents the directory from disappearing when a process has a handle opened on it. Like FSW does when you start watching. Or when the directory is the Environment.CurrentDirectory of a process.
This doesn't otherwise prevent you from deleting the directory. Very similar to the FileShare.Delete option in .NET for files. It will now exist in limbo, waiting for the last handle to be closed before it can actually be removed from the file system. Any program that tries to use the directory while it is this limbo state will be slapped to ensure that this is eventually going to happen.
You must call the FileSystemWatcher.Dispose() method.