Still Has a Pulse
For those times, DiskPulse can come in very handy. There are three versions of the software: Free, Pro and Ultimate.
By default, you get a flood of file changes from all over the system when you start monitoring. It's very easy to narrow down on exactly what you're interested in, though. You can set it to log only certain events (file creation but not modification, for example) or monitor only specific folders and not the whole disk.