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in reply to smart way of scanning hard drive for file & folder changes

Yes, many people. But most uses are seen for individual files or directories, not complete drives.
So the work-around would be to simple add a notification for every subdir on your drive.
Secondly, even on windows atime can be turned of ("a folder's last accessed property"), so you can't rely on that.

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