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Author Topic: IDEA: Watch for specific drives, at intervals, after a certain hour  (Read 2857 times)

cranioscopical

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I have a couple of external drives which might be on or off, depending what I'm doing.

I really don't want them running all the time, especially overnight, but I can easily forget about them.

At the moment I have a few lines of AHK to tell me if they're on during shutdown.

What I'd like, for the (majority of) times when I don't shut down, is this:

Something that can run after a time I choose (let's say 22:00) and look periodically (let's say every 30 minutes) to see if specific drive letters are in use (let's say Q: and X:).

If one or both of the drives are on, I'd like to be reminded about it/them.  Then, when I wander off for the night, I won't leave them running.                                                                               

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Re: IDEA: Watch for specific drives, at intervals, after a certain hour
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2007, 11:28:07 PM »
What about calling that same script via window's own task scheduler (first set up a daily task, then go back and edit it to go into "Advanced" and enable repeat task every ... 30 minutes).

You can also use System Scheduler (free and pro versions) (www.splinterware.com)  if window's own task scheduler is flaky running on your system.

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Re: IDEA: Watch for specific drives, at intervals, after a certain hour
« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2007, 07:37:27 AM »
What about calling that same script via window's own task scheduler (first set up a daily task, then go back and edit it to go into "Advanced" and enable repeat task every ... 30 minutes).

You can also use System Scheduler (free and pro versions) (www.splinterware.com)  if window's own task scheduler is flaky running on your system.

patrick
Patrick, thanks for the reply. To use the built-in scheduler occurred to me, too, not long after posting (act first, think later). Having set up a task, I managed to remember to turn off the drives last night :Thmbsup:

I appreciate your response, and the link to System Scheduler.