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Author Topic: Program to Monitor Size of Specific Directories?  (Read 2824 times)
ragnar01
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« on: August 07, 2006, 08:29:11 PM »

I'm looking for a program/utility/widget that monitors the size of a (number of) directories and notifies the user when a preset size limit is reached. I can't believe noone has come up with something like this (ot more to the point, I can believe that I just haven't put in the right search terms so far).

Need/Concept is as follows:

I have a couple of unsophisticated users that have automatic or semi-automatic backup procedures enabled. The backup program writes zip files to a number of directories that I would like to have the users burn to CD or DVD when there is a reasonable amt of data to burn. What I would like to find is a program that runs in the background and monitors 1-5 directories and checks their size against a specified size. If the directory reaches (say) 75% of specified size a warning would show up on the desktop (say a yellow flashing light), if the size is larger than the limit a red warning flashes.

There was a Yahoo widget program of a similar concept but the directories were hard coded, and size limits weren't changeable - it would be nice to be able to set specific locations and custom sizes.

Any one have any suggestions or solutions in mind?

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« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2006, 02:38:40 AM »

is this what you want? CheckQuota

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CheckQuota is the professional monitor program for directories. It monitors directory size and sends alerts if a limit was exceeded.
But CheckQuota has much more features. So it can works like a real disk quota program. Real disk quota this means, it can lock directories the write access for specified user if a maximum usage limit was reached.



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« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2006, 10:18:51 AM »

Here's a quick and dirty AHK script... It was more of a challenge for me to see if I can do it (and learn some functions). smiley

No yellow/red desktop messages, but just messageboxes. Perhaps Skrommel or someone else will do something better. The idea sounds quite nice.


  • Download and extract the attachment
  • Download + install Autohotkey, then you can start the script
  • Edit the ini file. Edit the example entries and add as many folders you want. Restart the script if you changed the ini.
  • Edit the ahk file in Notepad to set the timer and change the text messages.


FWIW, here's the code for people who don't want to download the attachment:

* test.zip (0.96 KB - downloaded 121 times.)
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« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2006, 11:14:35 AM »

I'll check out both the program and the AHK script. The script sounds more like what I had in mind.

I will post comments when available.

Thanks

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