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« on: June 13, 2010, 02:27:18 AM »

I use Goldmine 5.5 and Thunderbird.
I would an utility to run occasionally the size of a predefined list of files.

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Note : I have too many disks. Several terabytes, so I would like only seeks in the predefined list of files. and in the local area network.
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« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2010, 12:59:11 PM »

Hi Contro. I'm not sure about this "predefined list of files".

SpaceSniffer and OverDisk are two personal faves, but sounds like you may want lists rather than graphical representations.

Have you tried any of the space analysis tools such as TreeSize Free or GetFoldersize which provide lists?

Sorry if I'm on the wrong track here--you might want to go over to Coding Snacks and ask for help.
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« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2010, 10:55:58 PM »

To clarify, all you want is something like a simple listview that you can add files to and have it show their size?
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« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2010, 06:58:12 PM »

Hi Contro. I'm not sure about this "predefined list of files".

SpaceSniffer and OverDisk are two personal faves, but sounds like you may want lists rather than graphical representations.

Have you tried any of the space analysis tools such as TreeSize Free or GetFoldersize which provide lists?

Sorry if I'm on the wrong track here--you might want to go over to Coding Snacks and ask for help.

I'll take a good look to all links.
I have used in the past programs to inform the folders size and files size and obtain a Statistical general information. Take several minutes to report. Look interesting the first time to see the bigger files you have and the bigger folders, but I need to control the size of certain files that may affect to the system when they are very large.

a batch perhaps ?

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« Reply #4 on: June 20, 2010, 06:58:46 PM »

To clarify, all you want is something like a simple listview that you can add files to and have it show their size?

Yes. i think so.
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« Reply #5 on: June 20, 2010, 09:39:45 PM »

How do you want the size shown?  Bytes, KB, MB?  Separate columns for each?  Or just one based on size?
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« Reply #6 on: June 21, 2010, 02:37:57 AM »

How about something like this:


You can drag-n-drop or use the toolbar buttons to create any number of lists of files that can be saved.  The refresh button on the toolbar reads through the list and updates the file sizes.  Was this what you had in mind?
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« Reply #7 on: June 23, 2010, 10:51:28 PM »

Contro...does the above app look like what you had in mind?
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« Reply #8 on: June 24, 2010, 04:28:40 AM »

Looks coool..
what might be really sweet is if it could highlight and report recent changes in file size, but then again im not sure i have use for this so i'm just thinking out loud.
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« Reply #9 on: June 24, 2010, 04:36:42 AM »

what might be really sweet is if it could highlight and report recent changes in file size, but then again im not sure i have use for this so i'm just thinking out loud.

FWIW, it would be a piece of cake to highlight changed rows during a refresh.
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« Reply #10 on: June 24, 2010, 04:39:44 AM »

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The refresh button on the toolbar reads through the list and updates the file sizes.
an option to auto-refresh every couple of minutes would be nice (real-time instant reporting would be even better but might be overkill).
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« Reply #11 on: June 24, 2010, 04:59:07 AM »

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The refresh button on the toolbar reads through the list and updates the file sizes.
an option to auto-refresh every couple of minutes would be nice

Definitely doable.

(real-time instant reporting would be even better but might be overkill).

Should be doable.
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« Reply #12 on: June 24, 2010, 06:46:12 PM »

How about something like this:
 (see attachment in previous post)
You can drag-n-drop or use the toolbar buttons to create any number of lists of files that can be saved.  The refresh button on the toolbar reads through the list and updates the file sizes.  Was this what you had in mind?

Oh sorry. I am here i am here. I haver problems with the update to version 3 of thunderbird. I am missing important messages I try to revise in the webmail.

That screen is perfect for anyone. Drag and drop the file to control is perfect.

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« Reply #13 on: June 24, 2010, 06:48:31 PM »

The interesting point from monitoring the files is a top value to alarm.
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« Reply #14 on: June 28, 2010, 03:58:59 PM »

I have the basics of this ready to go.  What should we call this?  Filesize Viewer is rather mundane.  =]
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« Reply #15 on: June 28, 2010, 04:34:40 PM »

It's better ControlSize . Csize . SizeMan
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« Reply #16 on: June 28, 2010, 04:37:04 PM »

"Size Matters"  ?
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« Reply #17 on: June 28, 2010, 04:57:02 PM »

Ejem . KingSize ?¿?¿ - Just because I am an ex-smoker. But really we are controlling.
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« Reply #18 on: June 28, 2010, 04:57:56 PM »

SizeGuardian
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« Reply #19 on: June 28, 2010, 07:05:57 PM »

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v1.0.0 - 2010-06-28
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I still need to implement your "upper limit" request so, for now, the Limit column does nothing.
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« Reply #20 on: June 29, 2010, 02:27:11 AM »

Website | Download
v1.0.0 - 2010-06-28
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 (see attachment in previous post)
I still need to implement your "upper limit" request so, for now, the Limit column does nothing.

Testing

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« Reply #21 on: June 29, 2010, 03:13:57 AM »

Files2Folder seems me a very interesting explorer addon for organizing.  Kiss tongue
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« Reply #22 on: June 29, 2010, 03:38:09 AM »

The program is perfect.
Perhaps may be useful control the folder size too.  undecided
And the pendind upper limit may be implemented with alarms.
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« Reply #23 on: June 29, 2010, 03:51:36 AM »

Hi
Monitor File Size
http://blogs.msdn.com/b/c...14/monitor-file-size.aspx

Test-FileSizeUntil monitors the size of a file and triggers an action when it reaches a certain value. Basically I wrote it for a colleague who needs to create an action when a log file reaches a specific size. It monitors the size periodically; by default every 30 seconds and this behaviour can be changed by setting -Interval to anything you want (-Interval value is in seconds)

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« Reply #24 on: June 29, 2010, 04:24:39 AM »

I Think may be better put the equivalent size columns KB, MB, GB at the end.
For me with column bytes is enough
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